Well I have arrived in Sierra Leone. My flight took off as booked 23rd April. I am in Freetown until next week when I will be going 'up country' to Makeni.
What an exciting time to be in Sierra Leone - it is Independance Day tomorrow 27th April and already the party has started - I can hear all sorts of music, shouts and cars from the balcony where I am staying for the first week.
What is even better is that from tomorrow - all pregnant and lactating women and children up to the age of 5 will receive free healthcare. How amazing to be part of such a momentus change in history - I will just be a small part of these changes.
It is hot and humid as we await the rainy season which is just about to start. I have swum in the altantic sea at number 2 beach - I understand that the bounty or was it flake advert was filmed there - because it is so beautiful.
Life is hard here but the people are happy, friendly and cheerful. Freetown is a very colourful town.
Internet is slow and prone to problems - dont expect too many pictures!!