We watched Comic Relief last night and it made me cry. Not through laughter but through sadness. Did you know 1 in 8 women in Africa die in childbirth, 1 in 8!!! The bit that upset me the most though was the report by Annie Lennox. She interviewed a 15 year old African boy who's grandparents were dead & both parents had died of aids. He had been left to look after himself & his 3 younger brothers, the youngest of which was only 3 years old. He hadn't enough food to stop them being hungry most of the time. I took one look at Elena (who will be 15 this year) & thought how incredibly lucky we are. I gave some more money.
Not a lot's happened today. Been at work this morning, then this afternoon Andrew & I went a walk to Shanklin & back. The sun was gorgeous & the birds were singing at the top of their voices. The sea was gently lapping up against the revetment wall & there was a strong smell of wild garlic from Winchester House right down past the Hideaway cafe. Lots of people were out walking their dogs & painting beach huts etc. & Andrew & I put the world to rights. Paradise.
Roast lamb dinner for tea & then we can watch the final of the Comic Relief dancing. I want Paddy & Kieth who are dancing to Dirty Dancing's 'I Had The Time Of My Life' to win & the Bill's 'Riverdance' to come second :O)