Sorry that we've been out of touch. My computer has been playing tricks on me; every time that I try to log on the connection drops so I've borrowed a friend's machine to try to update things!
The spare bed is now piled high with things to take to The Gambia next week. Thank goodness that Thomas Cook have been so generous with extra baggage allowance! Michelle, the TC advisor who has been helping us has also given us goodies to take, and our neighbours have been donating everything from pencils to children's clothing - hope it all fits in! We've also done quite well with books this time, and because of the extra weight allowance we'll be able to take them, ranging from medical dictionaries to Tracy Beaker stories.
So, it's pack and go time!
Thanks to one and thanks to all!