I've got most things packed in my suitcase now!! I need to go out and get a couple of passport photos tomorrow, so that I can get my Visa when I get to Bole International Airport and I think that's about it!!! I can't believe how little there is in my suitcase, perhaps there are advantages to travelling without my teenage daughters lol. And quite a lot of the room is taken up with things I am taking to the orphanage, so there should be LOTS of room to fit souvenirs in on the way back :-) I am looking forward to bringing home genuine Ethiopian things to decorate the house with. I've been tempted by things I've seen on Ebay, but I want to buy the genuine articles from Ethiopia. I'd like to get Ethiopian music CDs too and have been trying to note down names of traditional style and modern style musicians.
Yesterday me and Little Prince made a countdown calender. I wrote the dates I will be away on each piece of paper, then Little Prince cut out a picture from a catalogue or magazine to remind him of what he would be doing that day and stuck it to the relevant day. I then stapled the pieces together to make a booklet. Little Prince is going to pull one page off each day, so that he knows how long it will be until Mummy comes home. And today we are going to make a paperchain to also countdown the days.