Waking up this morning has reminded me I am in Africa; the cockrels crowing, the sound of people sweeping leaves, the sound of tropical birds and the all enveloping African sun. Also, listening to people talk in their Chichewa rhythm and to their laughter reminds me of the vibrancy and passion of the people. Yesterday I thought some of the special feel of the first time in a place had worn off as I'd grown used to life here during my last visit. Today I am reminded that I am here and that nothing has changed.
This picture is of the garden in the lodge where I'm staying. It's incredibly peaceful and offers the perfect chance for a few days of productive work.