Half empty…half full

Half empty The house in the Shali where we are supposed to be living in Siwa needed major work doing to it before we could move in. After Christmas is was really difficult getting any workers to do… anything. The workers had no respect for me and did as they pleased… when they pleased. For weeks no one showed up and progress was painfully slow. · Penny has one gas ring on the floor of the ‘fitted kitchen’ in the house we are renting and the well dried up in January making her have to go to the stand pipe in town to collect water in a donkey cart to THEN do the laundry by hand. · Having no jeep due to it breaking down in the desert with my parents, we had to also carry thousands and thousands of bricks by hand in the back of donkey carts…oh yes… · Sasha had no friends and did not know what to do with her free time after school. · Claudia could not get a sewing kit… anywhere! · Angus fell over on to a ‘pine needle’ and had to have gas and air to have it taken out. · The jeep was finally fixed and on the way to Alexandra to triumphantly pick up much needed supplies… this goes and happens. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the desert · Due to a small bit of red tape, we had to stop building our house in Croatia last year and so I had to come back to Vis to finish it now in minus...