What is our solution I hear you asking? Well, in part I must admit, that it has been to buy more 'stuff' here in the UK. In defence we have invested in some decent, discreet, warm clothing, solar powered lighting, small second hand camcorder, a couple of Gerber multi tool knives, water filter (donated by Bfit, Beaminster), and some First Aid supplies, to name some examples. We have ignored others who said we must take enough sterile wipes to clean hands after handling money!! Sorry Diane. The prospect of filling our bags with cleaning equipment and toilet rolls is less than appealing.
Joking apart, we are taking those essentials to make life liveable without presenting a huge barrier to integrating with our community. We want to be able to record some aspects of our changed lives and the work we will be doing, be able to make interesting posts on our blog, and maybe use video clips for training. Again following advice from previous volunteers, thanks Alison, we are going to leave our large suitcases behind and pack much of our kit into two recycled plastic containers that will double up as rodent proof storage when we reach our final destination.
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