Little Things

Little things can mean a lot here and when you lose them you realise how far you are from home.
this afternoon disaster struck as I went to make a cup of coffee I knocked the cafetière which smashed to smithereens. In Britain it would just be a trip to Tesco and a day’s wait but here in Mwanza, I have yet to see one here for sale in over 5 months and so now need to think of how we can get one across and in tact. We have loaned a different kind of coffee maker to friends and will now have to reclaim it, even so it’s not as convenient as my cafetière and I have not been able to get as strong a cup as I like from it. Instant coffee is rubbish here and filter coffee was a bit of a luxury – funny how you hold on to little things when living in a foreign land.

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2 responses to “Little Things

  1. Sorry to hear about that, bro. 😦 Hope something can be sourced soon.

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  2. Ah… we’re also human. And emotionally respond to the loss of something rather than appreciating it when we have it. Good luck in finding a replacement!

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