An affective state of consciousness in which (in this case) joy is experienced
Tetley's Tea is available in Angola.
Speaking of tea, has anyone else noticed that drinking Coca-Cola doesn't actually slake thirst, it increases it? I never noticed before, probably because I never drank coke unless it was added to cane spirit. Now that I am out riding the bike every day I do get a bit parched and when I get home, I can't be arsed to wait for the kettle to boil so I can make tea, so I have a coke instead. But I still feel thirsty so end up making a cup of tea anyway. Now that could be because I was really thirsty so today when I got back, I decided to see if I would still feel thirsty after just a cup of tea. I didn't. Then much later this eveningm when I definitely wasn't thirsty, I decided to try a coke and I was suddenly thirsty again so had to make a cup of tea. I am aware that tobacco companies laced their cigarettes with extra nicotine to make them more addictive so what conclusion can I draw from my research? Well, tea is clearly better than Coca Cola so in order to speed the process of making it, I should invest in an electric kettle.
Alex's tutor is back. She had to make an unexpected trip home leaving me to carry on with Alex by myself. His number recognition is very good. He gets that from his mother. She can distinguish a higher denomination bank note from an inferior at 200 paces. So I thought I would concentrate on enlarging the boy's vocabulary, especially idioms, which enrich our language and confuse natives. I was particularly pleased today then, when his tutor asked me after the boy had finished his lessons whether I had been instructing him in her absence (she is native of South Africa). Apparently she had confessed to being curious about what he had been doing while she was away, to which he had replied, 'Curiosity killed the cat.'
I know you shouldn't let children play with knives but Alex is half African so there are some traditional skills I don't mind him learning because they may come in useful, In this case he is sharpening Pangas, which will be very handy if any of the missionaries the new church is attracting call to convert us. Then I can illustrate 'cutting someone down to size.'
I needed an edge on the blades so I could chop these up, more fruits of the sea from our local fish counter, the Atlantic Ocean.