We spent last weekend just exploring around Kang. Sunday we went to the Salt Pan which is really beautiful. Its the only watering hole for miles around so all the animals go to drink there and its such a nice place to relax and reflect on where we are. We also saw some chipmunks which we scared into their burrow. After getting lost in the desert on the way we finally found the way there and spent some time taking pictures and following a donkey with a snapped off broken leg as it limped around ....
The working week started early with an assembly at 7.20 am at one of the local primary schools! We have been in meetings all week with the schools and collage to organise a timetable of when and where we will be working. We have been in bed by about 9 every night as we have been leaving the house about 6 to walk the 5 miles into town! We made the mistake of eating out on monday lunch time and got mobbed by an old woman demanding food... its really hard to get used to people just walking up demanding money off of us.
We’ve had some progress on the TXY project, we have organised to get measurements for the fence and have decided upon what we will be building - brick wall with broken bottles on top. We turned up on wednesday to find the fence had been trampled (apparently by goats!) but it just made us realize how much effort we need to put into sorting out the fence issue asap. We have also begun to paint the ‘sick room’ at TXY, were going for a night sky with moons and stars - because non of us can draw! At the moment we’ve only done the base coat so I will put up some pictures of it when its finished. I have been covered head to toe in dark blue paint for the past two days!
We met the village chief this week! We expected him to be some old cute man but in reality he was fairly sleazy. I accidentally called a man ‘thick-shit’ when he was telling me his name (which was actually fiction) ... but that was what it sounded like with his accent!!! However I have promised to help him find a British BMW..... so if anyone knows where I can find one either in Botswana or one that can be transported over please let me know :)