When our first child was a few months old Barry was part of a team that went on expedition with John Blashford-Snell to Ethiopia for two months. They were the first men to traverse the whole of the Upper Reaches of the Blue Nile.
The team spent their time in wild country and the people they met had never seen white men before. Though there were armed bandits in the bush the villagers they met were extremely hospitable and the team medics were able to treat some of their ailments.
On his return, complete with some unwelcome intestinal bugs, Barry brought back this lady for my parents. She lived with them until their death and now occupies one of our walls. I think she is beautiful.
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