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Sunday, 25 July 2004

The Day of the Long Hunger

We get up late and laze around. I eat a bag of fruit chews for breakfast. Two of the mechanics left at 10am to collect the Land Rover. We figure it couldn’t take more than 3 hours, totally max. So we think we will wait for them to return and make some brunch with the groceries that have spent the night in the back of the LR. Oh, how wrong we were…

By 5pm I am almost faint from hunger, but am steadfastly refusing to eat yet more rice and beans. Finally the vehicles show up. I launch myself on the bags thinking that I will at least scarf some chocolate to keep me going while I cook. The chocolate is in a liquid state. It has been a very long day.