FRAN IN ZANZIBAR. xxxxooooooxxxx

Socialising and finding the Xmas spirit in Dar....before and after AVC. 2010

 Level 8 @ The Kilamanjaro Motel. 5star luxury and views.... 
We decided to treat ourselves to the delight of both!
 The Cocktails Girls!
Our celebratory treat....We really were on holidays!

 Xams tree #1.
 Xmas Carols @ Two Trees Hilton resort.

 My 'SJP' look!
 The piano man and his groupies!
Fredrique, me, Bruce, Liesbeth, Wendy.
 Xmas Tree #2.
 Xmas Tree #3....
Hoping to get served pizza @ Slipway....unfortunately the kitchen had shut.....and so had all the other restaurants! Oh well....just as well the Christmas carols were sensational!

 Camilla, Elena and the badaji trying to get to the beach!

 me, Camilla, Sadie, Fredrique, Liesbeth, Tracey, Belle, Elena.
@ Cine Club....just chilling out.
 'My Girls'
Camilla, Sadie, Belle, Elena.
Firstly, Camilla's Mum's flight was cancelled....but she mamaged to get on the same flight as Elena's, having had fun in Dar all day, we headed to the airport....
luckily the flat tyre caused only a short delay!
We waited nearly an hour after the flight was supposed to have landed....still not sure if the families were really on the plane....when finally Elena's family walked through the gates. Camilla's mum arrived later but minus her luggage! Such relief that they actually got out of snow tortured America

Annual VSO Conference. DAR Wed 15 - Fri.17 Dec

 The Setting: Beachcomber Hotel/Resort

Renee enjoying chukula mchana.
 I decided to have a beer with the 3 boys!
 .......but ...then there were 4.....
 .......and then there were 5! It was the start of a big night of dancing to a live African band. They said they were playing their last number after nearly 2 hours of non stop music.....1 1/2 hours after they said this....they stopped playing!
Great value.....a beautiful setting....and heaps of  fun social people to share an unforgetable night  with. And.....this is only the first day

 Clare, Renee, Tracey, Belle

 Cheeky Mae and the band!
 Dancing the night away!
 Some of the Party Girls.
 The Beachcomber.

 Just before my early morning swim.
 Hazel, Me, Zoe.
 Renee and I sporting Sadie's screen printed T-shirts. Saidie printed them to raise money for the Cancer patients at the hospital in which Bruce is doing music therapy.

Our adopted VSO!
 The comedy team @ Douglas' Desk!
Adrian, André and Mike.
Eating an amazing meal.....again!
Fran, Fe, Susan, Tracey.

 Alison's presentation
Susannah and John...a lovely Irish couple working near Moshi.

Mikadi Beach to chill out

 Mae and I celebrating holidays
 Luxury for one night in a banda....night 2 was in a sweat box...the tent we moved to didn't have any ventilation so we had to choose whether to sweat the night out or spend it with the mosquitoes and open the tent door....Just as well the repellent worked!!!!!

 Night entertanment around the pool
Preparing my power point presentation for the Annual conference...Inspiration plus!