How about this T-shirt:
... or maybe not.
Oh blimey I'm sittin 'ere readin all this and actually understandit. I do.
I think I've been thinking to long this week about Brits and Scots
But you are Canadian and no doubt addicted to the Coronation Street Omnibus on Sunday, so it's expected of you!
Definitely lights... Mr Frass and I have started a project about installing wind and solar - powered lighting in a few remote villages in Fiji. It absolutely changes their lives. The kids aren't doing homework over a carcinogenic-producing lamp, the mothers meet up in each other's huts to chat, it's brilliant.
Scope out a camping store for solar lights. Get a lot of those wind-up torches, and you can get 'shaker' torches for about $10 each now, no maintenance, no batteries, and if they treat them right they'll last a lifetime. Although... you might have trouble getting those past customs officials - you might have to pay a few uniforms off.
Other good light stuff is coloured pencils and world maps.
Oh and CONGRATS! Get all your shots, and take all the medication your doctor tells you to - esp the 'stomach problem' gear.
Food, water, and money.
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|Wednesday, 5 July, 2000, 17:50 GMT 18:50 UK
Kenya drought warning
Families face hunger across the horn of Africa More than three million Kenyans are threatened with starvation after a series of droughts, according to the World Food Programme.
The WFP has launched an urgent appeal for $88 million in food aid, and said a quick response was needed because existing emergency food stocks would run out by August.
Kenya is suffering one of its worst droughts in decades.
Seasonal long rains failed this year and in the northern and eastern regions of the country 80% of the livestock has already died.
The WFP's deputy country director for Kenya, David Fletcher, says people are selling their camels, cattle and goats for knock-down prices.
"In some parts some people are down to their last goat," he said.
Many of those affected are pastoralists who graze cattle and goats in the semi-desert scrub.
Kenya, according to WFP officials, is second only to Ethiopia in the number of people who need emergency food because of the drought.
Correspondents say the drought has been exacerbated by inter-clan fighting in the north of the country.
Hundreds of people have been killed in clashes between the Pokot, Borana and Turkana tribes.
A new food distribution has been put in place to ensure food reaches the needy.
"We need some pledges quickly because otherwise we are going to have this system which works but with nothing to put in it," Mr Fletcher said.
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You should definitely convert at least 1000 British pounds into Kenyan currency and tell him that he just "won" it for being the most hospitable host in Kenya!
Katie, this is so cool and please take pictures for us!!!
The last time I went to Mexico to visit the "friends" was about 10 years ago. I had enough of the male macho attitude from previousl visits so I took all of the sisters food processors so they wouldn't have to spend the whole day in the kitchen making food. Now I have a Cuisinart but I needed to buy a LOT so I bought the $50 one from K-Mart, Hamilton Beach. I showed them how to chop onions, jalapenos, tomatoes and other veggies faster than you can say "Chile Verde."
LOL! The girls loved it, the "brothers" thought I had a rebellious spirit. They had their arms crossed and were giving me the evil eye. It still makes me laugh.
The moral of this story, buy a labor saving device, but try to bring two so the lady and gent of the house can have one to give to someone else as a valued gift.
Hamilton Beach Class
I killed this thread, and it was so cool!
Nobody liked my 'silent protest' in Mexico, LOL.