Thursday, July 13, 2006

A photo essay on the occasion of my birthday

Yesterday was my birthday. It also happened to be the birthday of one of the only other expats with whom I work. In light of this, the President decided to visit Nyala and declared it a holiday. We were flattered, of course, no one has ever declared a holiday for us but then was a bit put out when he didn’t even have the courtesy to drop by. When he declared it a national holiday he added the caveat that if NGO’s determined to continue working then they would be considered in direct defiance to his orders. (That seemed a little odd to me considering that humanitarian organizations are feeding people, providing medical care, education, protection, etc. but now is not the time to quibble). So,finding myself with a day off I decided to chronicle all of the lovely events that made up the day and you’ll find those below:

A card from Fernandez...


I received a lovely Sudanese purse from Ashley...


Also a box made out of WFP food tins so my books don't get dusty...


My new laptop arrived from Khartoum...


Along with some cards from Khartoum and Ed Daein...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally! The world has come to recognize the true importance of July 12th. Love ya', Mom

dawn said...

Happy belated Birthday, Kelsey!! I am celebrating you in spirit. Take care of yourself - blessings upon you -- Love, Dawn