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May 8th 2010
Published: May 8th 2010
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This is something for the record books - only a week between blogs!

I have just finished talking to Mum, Dad and David on Skype, which was amazing. It’s great to hear that everyone is well and that the UK whether sucks again! Sorry folks! I’m enjoying (well not all the time) nearly 40-degree heat at the moment but sadly have little tan to show for it (as pointed out by my parents on skype - thank you!).

So for the past week I have mostly working in the medical centre (I shall spare you the gory stories) and also teaching a few more lessons in the primary school. Thankfully at long last I have had my stitches out and so have been back in theatre operating with the other surgeons. Thursday was particularly exciting as I was given the opportunity to lead a surgical procedure - and don’t worry I was well supervised, guided and assisted by another (very qualified) surgeon.

Another exciting moment was on Wednesday when I went shopping for food. Prior to Wednesday I had been quite unfortunate and missed every trip into Tamale and so was quite low on food. In fact I was mostly living of egg-fried-rice! This may sound a little mundane but it was heavenly to have such a variety of foods - I even treated myself to a few apples and a large mango!

All is well here, though I am missing home. Unfortunately I’m going to have to keep this blog short as I only have an hour left and I need to update the photos I promised! Enjoy. Oh and Becka can explain the photos if you’re interested.

Love to all,



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11th May 2010

Ay up
Cragbert', loving the pics! Some great/funny ones that I'm sure will stand proud on your mantelpiece! Thinking about it isn't mantelpiece a funny word? I hope you're well and busy. Have you painted the shack yet?! Tan progressing?! All well here, still cold and miserable! England wants you back :) D.

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