Today was meant to be a day of relaxation, relatively speaking of course. There’s only so much relaxation to be garnered in a war zone.
I went for an afternoon dinner with Atticus. My poor driver was still recovering from our last encounter with the UFLL and needed some cheering up. He was terrified for me when I left him to meet Mbantuwe. I was gone a full five hours and he was convinced I’d been taken to the jungle and executed (something I feared myself).
So today we were going to his favourite café, a small hideaway in Port Selao called Mamma’s Mess. There aren’t many shops still open for dinner services so this was a treat for both of us. And true to his boastings, the food was excellent. We both had a plate of ugali, a popular cornmeal dish here. I’ve only had it once before but have to say that Mamma’s Mess makes the best ugali I’ve ever tasted.
And the look of joy on Atticus’ face was all I needed. He really did seem terrified for my life, God bless him.