You may have wondered what I have been doing for the last 5 weeks. Well I was lucky enough to be part of a team that supplied a newly built supermarket with all the product to open the doors.
In the Congo is a supermarket, built and equipped with all the aisles, shelves and fridges but no stock.
In comes a modern day version of Indiana Jones who promises to fill the shelves with all the stock they need. He builds team around him, one from Johannesburg, one from the UK and secures a warehouse to house the 96 odd tonnes of product to be shipped to the DRC. The ship sails on the 13th with 98% of the stock. Mission accomplished and what a journey. We despatched 5 containers.
You might say why only 98%? 100% would have been on the ship but for a few very narrow minded suppliers and some extremely accommodating directors. The lovely Volente tried, Indiana threatened, some can not be moved. Well done guys, it was worth every sleepless night.
Yesterday was my birthday, what a day, presents a plenty, a new chair, a music centre, cheese, glorious cheese, fruit cake, wine glasses of such a posh nature, wine, Oh what good wine, the kind you share with those very close friends. Lucky for me I have only one and she does not drink much. Michael gave me a griddle pan, not sure if it was a hint but welcome none the less. Robert a gift voucher for ITunes, how long it will take for him to lend that, only time will tell.
Heard Lily speak for the first time via Skype and was given a grand tour of her house.
To all, thank you. It was worth the wait.
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