Friday, January 30, 2009

We are off!

Just got the go ahead from VSO, that we will travel tomorrow, starting at 10 AM from Halifax. Excellent news, as hanging around waiting to leave is a bit stressfull.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The weather in Namibia

Seems to vary from 15 at night to 30 during the day.
I'm trying to put this site on the web page so people can see what the weather is like, but am struggling with the technology.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hello! We've been delayed one more day...So that we can arrive in Namibia around the same time as other volunteers.

In the mean time, last weekend was the day we celebrated Daniel's birthday (38... Only 2 more years till 40!) and I'm just uploading a picture of the cake Mummy and I made for him (and Desiree was there too...)
Cheers, Alice

Friday, January 16, 2009

a headlamp.

New Departure Date

So, a new departure date has been set: the 30th of January, arriving on the 1st of February, via Frankfurt. I somehow don't believe it's going to happen: arriving on a Sunday doesn't sound right.

For the moment, I'm in North Hatley, where it is -23, with no windchill at all, and trying to figure out how to pack for 2 weeks (+/-) in Halifax and 2 years in Namibia.

I read the log of a Peace Corps girl in Khorixas, the town we're going to. She lost all her luggage for about 2 weeks at the beginning, and maintains that all you need are a pair of sandals, a multitool, a water bottle, pictures from home and ... I forget the last one. Everything else can be bought.

However, we are bringing an awefull lot of IT stuff, that we hope will work... Because they are lighter than medical textbooks. And we are bringing Post Exposure Prophylaxis. And downloading the WHO's and MSFs texts on obstetrics for remote doctors. And hoping our computers, PDAs and phones work...

If not, my kind mother has agreed to ship us some textbooks I've got piled in the corner.