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17/9/12: two major accomplishments!

Went to the Cathedral church yesterday morning.  They have three morning services, Swahili-English-Swahili, with the English service at 0830 - actually, when the first service was complete.  Very familiar form of worship in unfamiliar circumstances, and very well attended!  Thank you, Terry, for the suggestion to go, it was interesting to see that side of the Christian community.

Then on to the gym, some very familiar elements, but didn't realise I needed my own padlock for the locker!  And slightly taken aback to find that I had to pay for drinking water.  But nice to do something familiar.

Today went to sort out my driving licence.  Fortunately our driver, Hiyanyi, is an old hand at this.  First you go the driving licence office, then a 5 minute walk across the traffic police, then back to the office, followed by a visit to the bank to pay a fee.  Can then pick it up on Friday.  Have to say, feeling slightly apprehensive about the prospect of driving here, right of way a slightly different concept to the UK.  Thank you, Hiyanyi, for guiding me through this process, don't know how I would have coped otherwise.

And then - a 'phone conversation in Swahili!  Well, not quite.  A prepared statement, "Good morning, I'm Geoff Tennant from the Aga Khan University.  I am learning Swahili, may we speak in English please?"  Sweat pouring off, not just because of the heat!  Reason for the calls was to set up some school visits, which are now due for Wednesday.  So watch this space, will report on them soon.

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