My dad and my sister are on their way to Zinder right now and will be arriving here sometime tonight.

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Zinder 1988

It’s been a few years now since Miriam was here (since my mom was evacuated in 2006) and since I don’t spend much time in Sweden anymore, you can imagine my delight in seeing her again!

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When I’m in Sweden, I always stay at her place, and so this will be the first time she stays at mine (seeing we’re meeting in Niger instead of Sweden!).

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The standards of course won’t be the same,

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…but I have taken time lately to upgrade the veranda. The pool is looking fabulously inviting nowadays after the last coating of white pool paint! And it’s the only place where I can actually sunbathe during the Nigerien warm season without risking a heat stroke!

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The plants on the veranda are thriving (perhaps because I water them three times a day…?) and the garden is starting to look very fab!

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Sahara has finally got over the worst of her limp and is now being taken out for walks in the bush, which is exactly what my sister would love.

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I hear she’s a bit worried about making friends with our vicious guard dog, but Dennis is coming around so I’m pretty sure we’ll be just fine. Looking forward to seeing her tonight!