i've never ever spent so much money in my life. all donato and i do is shop. every weekend. we leave the house at 11 and return home at 4 (if we're lucky) with bags full of things we may or may not be able to buy in malawi. i heard from the teachers already there that it's impossible to buy most things, and anything you can buy is 4 times the price. and i don't mean the price is quadrupled for foreigners. i mean 4 times the price you can get it for in england.
so now we have just about everything we need for the next 2 years. enough washing powder, cleaning fluids, sunblock, tampons so that all we'll have to buy is food.
the only thing left to do now is to pack it!