Today’s morning luck came as a refreshing rain shower.
Dark clouds coming in were the first signs of possible rain. Seeing them I instantly went to a nearby corner store to get myself a bread and some eggs. Not a minute too late! Preparing breakfast the wind started blowing in some Sahara-sand, making me run upstairs to shut doors and windows, running back to the kitchen (my eggs where on the stove) I was showered with the first drops of rain. And by the time my breakfast was ready it had turned into decent rain; refreshing and fertile rain! So welcome and so needed, since the land is dry and the heat has been ongoing. Even the papayas dried on the trees lately.
The little tour from the kitchen back to my upstairs living/office soaked my clothes, but it was well worth it! Looking out of the window I see the streets turning into streams, the soil is no more used to water, and definitely not in quantities like these.
Life has come to an instant standstill. People have hurried inside, to protect themselves against the rain and the lightning. And only when the rain stops, they will come out again, check their courtyard, gather the stuff that’s been blown away by the strong winds, check their stocks, hoping the rain hasn’t entered the storage room, do the necessary repair works and continue life as if nothing has happened.

Being stuck in my living/office for a bit, I’ve grabbed the chance to reorganize my desk, the administrative work is up to date, paperwork has been done and to-do-lists have been updated.
And a great day for Amadou to take it easy, after the (painful) removal of his back-teeth yesterday!

About MoInMali

Monique is the founder of Papillon Reizen, a Mali based travel agency specialized in inspiring journeys in Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin. Fair-trade and with a heart for people, environment and culture. Small-scale group journeys as well as family trips and journeys tailored to your wishes. We love to share West Africa's beauty with you and take you on a journey to experience rather than to see. Monique lives in Mali with her Malian partner and shares some of her daily life experiences with you through this blog. For information on Papillon Reizen: www.papillonreizen.com
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