Nearing the end of my time back in the UK. Not sure if I was lucky or unlucky to catch the first cold weather of this winter - I hate the cold, but a light coating of snow looked so pretty (and gave me the chance to try out my new digital camera!).
Being back has given me a chance to buy some of the things I have been struggling to find in Dakar. However I was surprised at how overwhelming I found the amount of choice available in the shops here. I've only been away from it for six weeks (although I was never a great fan of shopping), but already it seems slightly obscene that there is just so much here; in Dakar I couldn't find a single quilt to fit a king-size bed, here in the UK there seem to be millions. Maybe one day the world's resources will be spread rather more fairly and there will be limited choice in both locations.