The Toumaranke Recording Project Diaries – Day 13, Almost the End of Everything!

Martin and Hadja left yesterday so I am now without cook, other female or English companion. Everything feels very strange as Moussa and I are still at the lodge, no-one else is here apart from Maty and staff, and we’ve got nowhere else to go as we don’t have a house at the moment.  We’ve not managed to get anything since last year when we had to leave yet annother suitable place. Finding somewhere which is musician tolerant as well as having basic facilities, like a well or a tap inside or geographically close, that isn’t too expensive is a hard task; … Continue reading The Toumaranke Recording Project Diaries – Day 13, Almost the End of Everything!

The Toumaranke Recording Project Diaries. Day 9.

Tuesday 18th Nov 2014. Serious shopping this morning.  We ordered Cherno and his taxi and went into town to buy mayo, sugar, eggs and various other things, eggs being particularly tricky on the bikes. I can do short distances with a tray of eggs on the back but the potholes make it very challenging.  I always feel a bit uncomfortable shopping this way as I feel being seen in a taxi in town gives people the wrong idea of our finances, and most people already have the wrong idea about our finances. We dropped the washing off to Kaddy on the way, who conveniently … Continue reading The Toumaranke Recording Project Diaries. Day 9.