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Sledging and Tax forms (& Farewell to Edinburgh)

and still wishing we were settled down in a comfy house and normal routine instead of traipsing round the world carrying all our wordly belongings

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Hi from a very snowy Reading! Since our last post we've left Edinburgh and are a few hundred miles nearer to Kisumu... We had a good, but very busy final week in Edinburgh, seeing people, sorting out forms, packing, re- packing, having dentist appointments, doctors appointments, getting malaria prescription etc etc. The family we were staying with whisked us away from our chores one day and took us sledging up near Pitlochry, (which as you can imagine was very dull compared to the wildly exciting tax forms to complete.) We had a lovely ceilidh send off on Saturday and a commissioning service at our church, Bellevue on Sunday night.

We have appreciated Edinburgh even more than normal in the past few weeks, looking at the beautiful snowy skyline and all the places we will miss, not to mention the people.

We managed to take all 9 suitcases and rucksacks on the train from Edinburgh yesterday with less stress than anticipated. At one point David's rucksack on his back and the one on his front made a kind of strait jacket, and he couldn't move, which was funnier now I remember it than at the time! I was thinking that it would be very helpful to be an octopus in these situations with plenty of arms to carry everything...

So now we are in Reading for a few weeks, and the main point of this time is to get to know Greyfriars church, who are also supporting us. The added benefits from being home are my Mum's cooking, seeing my little sister, and a bit longer to sort ourselves out and repack (again).


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