Monthly Archives: December 2010

Christmas in Mekele

Gareth and I spent a long Christmas weekend in Mekele, the nearest city to us yet a three and a half hour bus ride away from Abi Adi. We arrived on Thursday and settled in at Martin’s house (Martin being … Continue reading

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100 Days in Ethiopia

Today is Day 100 for us in Ethiopia! We have had some amazing experiences so far, some challenges and one or two successes! Everyday we are learning so much about this fascinating country. This year we will be having two … Continue reading

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Hopscotch

On Friday I taught two little girls how to play hopscotch! The two children are often found in the staff lounge and I think they are the children of some of the staff here. When I go the lounge they … Continue reading

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Beer and Inflation

Prices fluctuate quite easily here. Last week a meal out (injera and tibs – goat meat) was 12 birr (48 pence). This week it has rocketed to 16 birr (64 pence)! The general trend is upwards but at the market … Continue reading

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Government Housing Scheme

On the western edge of Abi Adi there is quite a large development of colourful apartment blocks. In a town where most houses are single-storey, fairly traditional brick homes these new buildings really stand out. We went along to have … Continue reading

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Threshing and Winnowing Tef

Once the tef has been harvested the next stage is to separate the grain from the rest of the plant. We can see this happening all around the countryside in recent weeks. It is very interesting to be able to … Continue reading

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Special Needs Training

This weekend, Kibreab and I worked together on two days of Special Needs training for about 60 school teachers from the surrounding schools. The weekend went well and we were very impressed by the high level of participation in all … Continue reading

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