I have passed all my exams thus far - much to my surprise! These past exams were the one time I was certain I had failed so it was a big relief!
30 September 2015
27 April 2015
It's been a while, readers! As promised, I have the photos from the Christmas party we threw for the children of the organisation I volunteered for in Burkina Faso. Finally, a glimpse of the children your donations helped me to support! To read more about the Christmas party click here. I thought I would also write a little about what I gained from my experience and what the future holds for Hope and Ramble too, but it turned out I wrote quite a lot... so I don't blame you if you skip straight to the pictures!
11 April 2015
My final week in Burkina Faso was bittersweet. I was looking forward to coming home to fast food, high speed internet and my family. However, I had many hard goodbye's to say to my Burkinabe family, my colleagues and the sun! Here's my how my week went!
30 March 2015
Hello everyone! I'm home! I left sunny Burkina on 20th March and landed, dressed completely inappropriately and shivering, at London Heathrow on the 21st. I went through a terribly confusing time during this past week, which I've been told is called "reverse culture shock". Everything from the smoothness of the pavement in the UK to the availability of running water shocked me. Having given myself some time to settle back into my Western lifestyle, I'm ready to blog again! I feel a little bad for neglecting this blog, both in the past week and over the past 3 months. It was so difficult to blog out there... hello again, high-speed broadband (another thing I've had to re-adjust to)!
10 March 2015
I have finally been able to post the safari photos (much to Jammal's delight I am sure)! A couple of weekends a go I went on safari! It was nice to escape the hectic city and have a break from work. I went with 11 other volunteers based in Ouagadougou. We hired two jeeps and travelled down towards Ghana for around 6 hours to reach Reserve de Nazinga in Burkina Faso, one of the largest reserves of elephants in West Africa.
4 March 2015
2 March 2015
Quick blog post today on my health! Everyone keeps asking me for work-related pictures and my safari pictures but I am too busy upload them all. To give you an idea - this weekend I worked from 7am - 9pm on Saturday, didn't get home until the early hours of the morning and then left at 5am on Sunday morning to do an awareness raising in a village 3 hours outside the city. Barely enough time to sleep at the moment!