Daily Archives: September 8, 2014

Staff Room Visitor

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Following from my earlier post. I came across this chap as I entered the Staff Room during a free period this morning.

 

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He didn’t stay long though.

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I wonder what the monkey thought as he  sat there – what was it that drew him – was the the chance of a free meal of something or other or just inquisitiveness. He sat for a moment in the tree gazing back through the window and then with a great bound lept up into the tree and was gone.

Made In China

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“You can find almost anything in Mwanza if you look hard enough!” or so they say. We have been able to source additional cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, an iron, toaster and kettle along with a variety of baking trays, an airer, pegs and baskets etc etc etc.

However, one of the issues is build quality. Although there is a range of product – there is a lot which is mass produced import from China. It is true to say items are relatively cheap but they need to work. We had to return / replace the kettle, the bath mat for inside the bath is useless (not gripping but sliding around.

In my youth I remember the phrase “Made In China” as being a sign of cheap mass produced and low quality product – unfortunately the meaning remains the same today.