I've been back in Nepal almost 7 weeks now and if there is one word that the describes that time, it is most definitely frustrating.
My focus is on getting the Learning Resource Centre set up but despite lots of talk we still don't have a site. We met with the mayor again at the end of last week to submit a formal request for a particular site and although he took the request positively, we still have to wait for it to be submitted at another meeting, which will mean we won't have a decision until, at best, just days before the main Nepal festival season starts, meaning we won't be able to start any serious work until November.
I was gearing up for a busy week visiting schools this week, but these plans were struck down at the weekend when I got a bad fever. I've spent most of the past week in bed, not a good cure for frustration! Hopefully we'll have better luck next week but many schools are now doing exams and will then be stopping for the festival season.
Even my running training has been hit by my fever although that at least I'll be able to start again properly next week, unaffected by exams or festivals! At times running seems to be the only thing keeping me sane here!
We'll keep plugging away an hope for better progress after the holidays but October promises to be a very slow month.