No matter where I have worked I am always humbled by the hospitality and generosity of the people who live in the communities where I have worked. For the last two weeks I have had two locals, Edna and Terry, volunteering in my trench. Each morning they leave home at 6.00 am and drive for an hour to excavate with us. Its hot, hard physical work but there is always a smile on their faces and lots of good humour accompanies the team’s work. We are not the only archaeological team excavating on Cyprus for whom they volunteer – they just love the opportunity to participate in uncovering the islands past in a very hands on way.
Edna and Terry often arrive at site with delicious cheesecake or lemon drizzle cake that certainly hits the spot at our morning tea break. Their culinary delights also include a tasty ‘donkey pie’ – named for the kick the chilli provides not the meat used! Today they arrived with a big dish of chilli chicken for our dinner! Still an hour to go until dinner tonight! Can’t wait!
PS Dinner was delicious tonight! Thank you Edna and Terry.