Sunday 11/02/18: Eeekk! There are only nine more sleeps until we leave our rural community and head back to Kathmandu for two weeks' debriefing; report writing; R and R; and the thing I'm looking forward to most, a hot shower. All of a sudden, my position has changed from, "We've still got xx days" to … Continue reading The home stretch
Monday 22/01/18: Today's adulting fail: Managed to accidentally tie-dye two of my t-shirts because I'm an unfortunate mix of lazy (soaking my clothes overnight in a bucket), stupid (too much detergent along with an inky black top), and pig-headed (I point-blank ignored the advice of Ama and her 30+ years' worth of experience in hand-washing … Continue reading We’re Disappointing Saraswati
Monday 18/12/17: The North Face-bedecked doctor pulls up his baggy jeans with one hand while wiping his sniffly nose with the heel of his other and asks me what's wrong. There's half a dozen or so nurses all watching and smiling and whispering while Dr North Face carries out his "examination". I explain that I've … Continue reading All hail the NHS!
Saturday 09/12/12: Chocolate lava flecks land on my face as I scrape the little pot out with a spoon and I finally come up for air. I’ve got two frozen éclair things wrapped in foil under my arm for the umpteenth time this week as we walk back from the local bakery to our guesthouse … Continue reading Training, Acclimatisation and Éclairs
Saturday 25/11/17: To mark my first full week in Nepal, I take a spectacular dive on the earthquake-damaged pavements. I hit the ground so hard that I wind myself and crash land on my hip, pinky finger, ankle, knee and most devastatingly, my phone. It hurts and I'm pretty sure I've dented the pavement, not … Continue reading Crash landing in Kathmandu