‘Heaven’ as Forest record first win of the season!
September 14, 2010

Today was a full day Seminaire – Atelier pour Employeurs. The workshop largely covered issues surrounding the development of effective working partnerships between employers, volunteers and VSO.

A couple of colleagues have already moved on to their placements, this evening, but the majority of us ship out tomorrow morning. The Kirehe contingent, including myself, are scheduled to depart at 10.00am  for our 2-3 hour journey.

On this, our last, evening together a few of us decided to sample the delights of down town Kigali. Given it is Tuesday it was hardly buzzing and after 9.oopm everything started to shut down. However we were lucky enough to visit ‘Heaven’, a relatively up market terrace restaurant created from local materials by Rwandan craftsman but run by Americans.

We shared a tortilla and guacamole starter and then I had home-made, mushroom stuffed ravioli in tomato sauce accompanied by two large glasses of Mutzïg, ‘the taste of success’, available on draft!  My share of the bill came to 11,700 RWF (£11.70), expensive by Rwandan standards and in relation to VSO earnings, but great as a change from melanje or brochettes na ifiriti

On my return to the Hostel Amani logged on and found to my delight that Billy Davies was also in heaven tonight as the Tricky Trees chalked up their first win of the season, 2-1 at Preston, and their first away win since January. Lewis McGugan, making a rare start, scored both Forest goals and they are now unbeaten in five matches so hopefully this will be the beginning of a good run!