Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Sunday, 15 May 2011

For those of a sensitive disposition, do not read this post...

This morning I accompanied a group of children from CfC to a gymnastics class organised by a local NGO.  It was encouraging to see children being given opportunities like this for exercise and the development of their skills.

On the way home, I went to the market with one of the older girls to buy food for today's lunch.  Walking down a street that was somewhat off the beaten track, I spotted something I had never seen before.  A man was standing with a meat cleaver behind a table butchering some meat.  On the table lay the carcass of Lassie (I'm not sure that it was the original!); it's head having just been removed from its trunk.  It was something of a shock for my Norn Irish eyes!  I wondered whether I should share this on the blog.  I feared, perhaps, that the animal lovers among the audience might find my account distasteful.  However, before I left, I assured family and friends that we would provide full and frank disclosure of all our activities.  All for now!

P.s.  We didn't buy any!