Today I went off to see the new baby Zoe. Her whole family was at home and everyone wanted to pose for photos. When I got back to the isolation unit the staff there were rather hurt that I hadn’t taken photos of them (I had, but not enough), so we had a photo session. When they posed they were all very serious, so I prodded them and bared my teeth in a manic smile to get them to smile back at me. I got some really good photos with their faces split wide open in big grins.
Isabel, Barbara, Henry, Jan and I went off to see some other springs to be improved. We had a fabulous walk past ponds where they are rearing Tilapia fish.
The first spring was very well organised. They had made a dam of sticks lined with big leaves and then filled with sand. The water came through in hollow bamboo pipes. The sand was wonderfully white and clean and the water was completely clear. If they dig they might be able to find some clay, which would make the dam a bit more resilient and need less maintenance.
The next spring is not going to be so easy to improve. There is nowhere to put a dam with pipes so that jerry cans can be filled up. At the moment it is a kind of sandy pond.
We watched another movie night tonight: “28 Days Later”. It’s all about a virus that is unleashed in the UK and results in everyone killing each other.
Well, firstly we knew that it should have been called “21 Days Later” if it was Ebola (the incubation time) but we let that go and settled down to watch. There were about 10 of us around one laptop. It was a very silly film and of course we shouted instructions at the screen about how to deal with projectile vomiting and blood everywhere and why weren’t they wearing goggles? Perhaps this could be a new job for me: advising on horror movies.