Red Nose Day(s)

I think it was Robin Williams who expressed it best. ‘Welcome to Vietnam. It’s hot.’ I arrived in Accra last week and boy, is it hot. As those of you who follow The Writer’s Room already know, when it’s this hot, there’s only one place to go . . . Ada. We duly tripped off yesterday morning before the sun was fully up and spend the entire day wallowing in tepid water . . . and wouldn’t you know it, I fried. So it’s a Red Nose Day here in Ghana and there’s nothing even remotely funny about it. I alternate between lying in the pool and rubbing aloe vera (from the plant outside the front door) over said Red Nose.

Thinking longingly of cool weather in Blighty . . .

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