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July 18, 2009: Putting a lock on it

It is less than a week now before I depart for my time in Kenya. The packing is almost complete, although items are going in and out all the time as I try and decide what I need and then what I will actually make use of. I think I should just put the lock on and call that it. Since my last blog I have had an interview and a picture taken by the local newspaper in Runcorn which was published last week. I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of people who have seen it and come and mentioned it to me. Everyone has wished me luck on the trip and asked details about the work we will be doing and about the area where we are staying. The reporter is also keen to do a follow up story on my return, which I have promised to do. Hopefully I will have some good photographs to show the site and explain the work being done by the team. My next entry will be from the expedition site, so stay tuned.

Hi Ray, Hope you got there safely.
Let us know how the plantings going, we may need your newly aquired skills back in the UK if our glorious summer weather continues!
All the best.

Dave Taylor | Posted Mon 27 Jul 2009 10:40AM

Hello Ray - hope you are OK. Enjoy the sunshine it is like autumn here! Let us all know what you have been doing. Julie x

Julie Richardson | Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 8:16AM

Hope you got there ok. Now you have had a couple of days to settle in and unpack bet you forgot to take something.

John Stopforth | Posted Wed 29 Jul 2009 10:49AM

Hi Ray, did all the relentless packing/unpacking pay off?
How is it going over there? Are you enjoying the experience? I have been reading Larner's blog, who's in your group; she mentions about hoping the weather improves over there and has added photos. I think I can see you on them. Do you have your red jacket on and a hat..?
What are the temperatures like at the moment?
It has done nothing but rain back home, and it's more like March than July. The met office have now decided that this balmy weather is going to continue well into August, so no more barbecues for a while yet.
How are you getting on with your fellow Alcoans and the Maasi? What is Gazi village like? Are you enjoying the food?
Enjoy yourself and take care.
Paula x

Paula Cooper | Posted Thu 30 Jul 2009 7:51AM

Hi Ray - Hope you are settled in and enjoying your time in Kenya. Let us know how you are getting on and what you are doing! Take Care.

Jane Ashley | Posted Fri 31 Jul 2009 10:28AM

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