Well yesterday when this happened fortunately I was tucked up inside nice and warm in my house marking exam papers. I tried to capture the effects of the rain on my camera. I have also displayed some pictures I took just before as rainstorm in Kigali a few days ago to give you a sense of what its like. And the worst thing about the rainy season is a lot more people become sick. Up to now I have been remarkably healthy out here in Rwanda. But today I feel ghastly. I have fallen victim to what has to be the worst cold I’ve had in a long time. It’s one where your head feels all stuffy, joints ache, throat hurts etc. I had to supervise an exam during the hot period today and I nearly expired. Having a slight fever in hot weather is truly horrible. I have spent all evening sitting in a darkened room drinking cup-a-soups. And I feel really annoyed because I have so much to do! But hopefully I’ll wake up tomorrow feeling better as I really don’t want to get on a motorbike feeling like this...
Kigali in the calm before the storm...
My garden in the rain. I love watching the rain fall in my garden for some reason.
My front door. It has a gap about 6 inches big from the floor so flooding is inevitable.
My bedroom window, Bearing in mind that its only about 2pm in the afternoon.
My neighbour's yard. This shows you a bit what the mud can get like in the rainy season.
My neighbour's roof. I saw lots of twisted metal sheets that had come of rooves the next morning.