Awake early on my first day back in Africa and no water in the hotel room. Joyous.
Luckily I’d got a few bottles of water in the night before, so could brush my tooth. I threw more bottled water into the kettle, heated it up and poured it into a mop bucket to chuck over me as I stood in the bath.
Only one more small water bottle, made no real difference. Went downstairs and had breakfast, then back up for a shower.
Ok its good. Chucked some over me, soap up, shampoo head, rinse off with the rest. All is good.
Try to climb out of the bath holding the mop bucket, slip. Fall face first into the shampoo and shower gel bottles at the end of the bath and end up on the floor, with a cut to my inner thigh from the side of the bath and a golf ball sized lump on the top of my cheek.
I truly hope this isn’t a portent for the upcoming five weeks.