Something very strange happened last night, so strange that for a brief moment I thought I had somehow transported back home. I was cold, not just a little bit chilly but properly cold. We had gone out to meet some other VSOs for a drink and were sat in an outside bar called ‘Circle Gardens’ in Maitama. There we were enjoying our drinks (shockingly in my case a sprite) and it was like being at home in the summer when you’re in a beer garden on an evening and the sun has long since disappeared and you really should go inside the pub because everyone is shivering but damn it your British and this is summer so you suffer on. It’s the first time since leaving home that I’ve been properly cold even with air con in the office.
There is an explanation for the cold which is that currently we are experiencing the Harmattan a wind from the Sahara that means it’s hot in the day but cools down quite a bit at night. I should point out however that it was probably still in the mid-twenties temperature wise so not exactly freezing . I’m going to FREEZE in January and I can’t wait!