Someone once told me I should observe and read the signs life puts in front of me. I’m glad I didn’t otherwise I wouldn’t have boarded the plane to Africa. Events seemed to be telling me “perhaps you shouldn’t go; why don’t you stay at home?”. Let me explain. Firstly, a damaged passport with only five days to get a new one issued; done! Secondly, my dear husband catching the worst case of man-flu ever immediately before the trip; antibiotics and although still complaining, he was almost as good as new. Finally, an airport transfer which didn’t show up and our subsequent mad dash to get to the airport. We boarded with minutes to spare, sweaty and out-of-breath!