To start with the fun stuff, I was over at the Care Centre today. As always I was saddened by the number of orangutans we have in captivity but I was still amused by some of their antics. Of course, I popped over to see Montana who I thought was looking particularly like King Kong.
A few of the hundreds of orangutans at the Orangutan Care Centre & Quarantine
Unfortunately, my general mood was less than cheery. I don’t wish to burden you with my whinging but I am really fed up. For the whole of this year the electricity supply here in Pangkalan Bun has been abysmal but this month has been extraordinary. Every second day we suffer a four to five hour black out. Today, we had no electricity from 9 am to 4 pm, hence my trip to the Care Centre. Throw into the mix a truly awful internet connection and you have a recipe for frustration. Last night I had to do emails on a 14kbs dial-up connection.
I promised the UK Office I would be better at writing my blog more regularly. I hope you can understand now why it is not always so easy….
No doubt things will get better so thank you for allowing me to get that off my chest!
- Mara, thank you very much for your $50 donation.