I went to the seamstress yesterday and finally have both a skirt and top in Ghanaian Batik. She has been working on these for almost 2 months. Mind you I paid a princely £2 for her work! In answer to the various queries and concerns, for which I am grateful...........my 6 kilos seem to have fallen off evenly across me, although you probably can't tell from the picture. Also, the bits that show are tanned but you don't expose more than necessary here for a range of reasons. I'm braving a salon in Accra at the weekend as my hair needs a cut and is very dry. The colour will have grown out by Christmas and you won't recognise me.
Sadly, Laura left Nadowli yesterday to begin her journey home to Ireland. She had a bit of a send off from the District Office and was presented with a typical Ghanaian dress. It is lovely, but I've never seen anyone wearing one. She models it here with Patricia who remains here a while longer, thankfully.
Lastly, but by no means least, you can't have failed to notice the new design of this Blog! I can only take credit for some of the ideas and the photo. I have Patricia to thank for everything else. I love it! There is a small prize for the first person to find a translation for the Ghanaian words. Bit of a clue......the symbol is Adinkra.
I shall be in Accra from Friday to Wednesday as I have a few jobs to do there. It will be my first sojourn south since I arrived. Quite an adventure. The Blog may take a holiday, whilst I discover new things with which to furnish it!