So from now, I will only be updating you once every two weeks. I hope that you will deal with this pain the way I have been dealing with this heat. By sleeping, sweating and complaining a lot. Lovely.
Post-Ethiopia-back-to-Sudan life started with a BANG. That is a lie. It started off with both The Tedious Englishman and I suffering colds (a really weird feeling in a boiling hot country), our air-con thing not working and our water cooler breaking. WHAT IDEAL TIMING. As such, we spent much of the rest of the week lying around the house and not going to things (apologies to those who put on things that we did not attend).
Things perked up slightly at the weekend when The Tedious Englishman somehow found the strength to venture out into the outside world and purchase some eggs for The World's Best Easter Egg Hunt. I say that because I was the only participant and the prize was both chocolate and strawberry milk, which is excellent.
This was the sight I was met with at Jackson Bus Station when I was making way into downtown Khartoum the other day. It may look like fog, but trust me, it was awful delicious sand.
We also attended Lovely DFID Lady's birthday rooftop party in Amarat which was excellent; all night time views of the city and planes taking off and things. And of course it was good to see everyone and realise that we are all in this "OH SWEET LORD, THE HEAT" sort of mood together. How can it still be swealtering at the top of a block of flats at night? SUDAN. You're just too much.
Since we're staying in to avoid the heat so much at the moment, there has been plenty of time to play with Jefferson Rabbit. Mostly, this has been excellent. We just leave the door open to his outside area, and he'll come in if he can be bothered to socialise. Sometimes, he will even deign to indulge in a frozen strawberry snack with us. But then other times, he'll try and bite my feet when I go anywhere near him so I have to feed him from a GREAT HEIGHT, like a chair. It's been eventful. I should say at this point that he will be needing a new home in 2 months, so if anyone knows someone in the Khartoum area who would like a small but slightly aggressive rabbit, give me a shout. Note: He comes with a "Emily will return to Sudan and destroy anyone that eats me" tag.
This picture is from a very exciting part of the evening when we checked out a supermarket near to their apartment. Look. IT'S AN ACTUAL CHEESE COUNTER! I have seen nothing like this in Sudan, not even in the fancy supermarket in El Waha. It quite literally took my breath away.
Please accept my sweat soaked apologies and have a lovely two weeks.