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Punctures, ditches and laughter (Part 4)

Sad to leave, we were glad to be heading back to the hotel as it was late and the clouds were gathering. Arthur's fear was that if the rains came, the bus would not make it through the mud. Having already had the drama of the flat tyre, some of us were a little apprehensive about the journey back. This was to prove justifiable.

Having dozed off, Diane awoke suddenly to the sensation of sitting sideways, the bus listing precariously to starboard and lots of concerned voices. 

We were well and truly stuck. 

In the middle of nowhere.

It began to rain.

Punctures, ditches and laughter (Part 1)

At St James Primary School, Friday’s in Tim’s class is known as “Funday Friday”. Who’d have thought this name would have followed us to Tanzania!


A very early start ready for a long days travel to Ragata Primary School and a visit to Nyamisisi on the way. The group all said that today would be an adventure. How right we were!


On arrival at Nyamisisi children stared on and ran out of their classrooms to greet us. It was difficult to absorb as the older children were herding them back into the classroom with some force.

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