Thursday, 19 December 2013

Our little monkey

 I realised when finding some photos on my camera that I have quite a few of Lily, who seems to be able to empty out anything in a split second while your back is turned.
This is the 'I have just been caught look'

Monday, 16 December 2013

Christmas festivity

Living in Africa there are not the same signals that indicate Christmas is coming that we grew up with in the UK. Firstly it is warm, which I am not complaining about at all. I love it, but being the same temperature for most of the year doesn't help realise which month we are in and how close we actually are to Christmas. Secondly, you can not see Christmassy things around - anywhere. There are no crowds to battle through to find presents as there are few presents to be found here! There are no decorations to see through windows as you pass homes or stores driving down the street.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Christmas Gibsha

 The Christmas Gibsha (party) started the festive season for us at Bingham. It is a time when all the staff bring their families to Bingham for the day. There was chatting, games and plenty of injera to be eaten.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Roasting a pig (or two)

 Before writing about some of the Christmas festivities I realised that we missed sharing about our thanksgiving celebrations:

Friday, 13 December 2013

A Christmas Animation

One of these days I hope to catch up with blogging what has been going on lately. Until then I hope you will enjoy this animation by Toms class:

The Great Bingham Run

A couple of weeks ago saw the day of the Great Ethiopian Run. Due to some security issues in Addis and the fact that Tom was desperate to run and not old enough, we were excited that some people decided to organise the 'Great Bingham 10K Run' instead.