The following post is from a series of emails I wrote to my girlfriend at the time, whilst on a trip to Africa. She is now my wife, so I did something right.

Apparently South Africa doesn’t want people to spend money in their country. I took out £35 the other day, and now I am not allowed to take out any more!

This had its problems. I was planning to buy your other present today, but that was not exactly possible, thanks to banks in general.

To go with it, Mohau left the office at 10:30, and when I phoned at 11:45, promised to be back by 12:15. At 2:30, when he returned, I was hungry and grumpy. The grumpiness was not relieved by learning that one of the reasons he was late was that he had stopped off for lunch on the way!

And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”
Mark 6:35-36

I went home, instead of the countryside, but its pretty similar. I had peanut butter and golden syrup sandwiches, just like I suspect Jesus did.

My friend Joyce also had problems today – her brother was arrested for driving her car without a licence. He was actually in jail, and had to pay a bail to get out. I’ve never really encountered anyone who that has happened to before.

Needless to say, Joyce was quite upset, so me and Mohau took her out for dinner at Spur. I love taking people out for meals, because, for example, I took out three people and stuffed them with food, and it cost me £12.

Spur was nice, although I ordered too much food. Who would have thought that a double rib burger would be huge? I did trade the fried onions for lettuce tho, so I’m still very healthy!

Love ya!


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