I am so happy to be back at the Mowana Resort in Kasane. To be greeted by familiar faces and this time, I have the luxury of a king size bed with mosquito netting all around it. However, as become our mantra around the office, you have to choose air conditioning or internet because you can’t have both unless you are lucky Lawrence. Neither Oscar nor I can access internet from our rooms. My room is located at the very end of the resort complex (it takes me about 6 minutes to walk from the centre complex to it). The view is even more spectacular then from my room during my previous stay. Because I am at the far end, I am almost on the Chobe river and surrounded by trees. Last night I slept so soundly it was great! So peaceful and quiet as there is no people or car traffic anywhere near my room. So for that I will give up access to the internet.
So as I am having difficulty connecting for email and posting I want to use this time to say a very Happy Birthday to my best friend Noelle. Her birthday is tomorrow, Nov 10. I wish everyone could know her and how wonderful she is. We have been friends for more than 30 years. How we have done it I will never know. She is incredibly beautiful, intelligent, athletic, strong, loyal, reserved and even a little anal (even more obsessive compulsive then me). Whereas I am the quintessential free-spirit. Yet somehow our friendship has thrived and grown stronger through the years. She fostered my shopping addiction for Shoppers Drug Mart (it is so much more than a drug store) during the time she was in final year of law school at York and let me sleep on her residence floor (I had an air mattress) while I sought work at Queens Park Legislature and then saved to afford my own apartment. She worked at Shoppers to help pay her way through law school and let me come shopping there to buy what ever I needed on her discount. To this day, when ever we shop together I love it even though I am not a shopper by nature. There is so much more that I could say about her but I simply want to say Happy Birthday! And I am sorry that I am not in Toronto so I can bake you a homemade carrot cake for your birthday cake!