|Joel, Gadson, Onesmo and Marko|
Daines, who works 8 - 3 every day for us, is invaluable, doing the shopping and cooking while we are at work (including of course plucking and preparing the chicken). She is a wonderful person and, quite literally, a 'God-send'.
Other major domestic news this week has been the terminal demise of our Tanganyika boiler - our main stay of water storage and heating. The oil drum which acts as the tank rusted away. Alastair, who was otherwise in bed with a nasty flu-y illness this week, has been discussing and working hard to get it fixed. However it became apparent, after it was all plumbed and bricked in again, that the 'new' oil drum bought in town had previously held epoxy-resin!! The water smells terrible and has a high glue content, so we're worried about the consequences of having a shower. The saga goes on and we continue to boil kettles for washing.