Thursday, 11 March 2010

Welcome to Tione Andrews - the new addition to the Malawi family

A special post this week to introduce you to the newest addition to the Malawian family - Tione Isabella Andrews.

Born on 17 February 2010 in St. Thomas' hospital, London, directly opposite the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and weighing a very respectable 6lbs 11oz.
In spite of a forceps delivery, a touch of jaundice and a night in a plastic hospital cot, Nick and Ulele's daughter is doing very well and both her parents are very proud of her!

Her name, Tione, means "let's see what the future holds" and has the same meaning in Chewa and Tumbuka, both main tribal dialects in Malawi. She will shortly be getting her British passport, as currently Malawi do not allow dual nationality, and hopefully we will be able to visit Malawi before the year is out! We'll, of course, be visiting her grandparents, Janet and Douglas, in the Northern Region of Malawi, in Mzuzu, and hopefully be able to spend some time in the house we are building that overlooks Lake Malawi. We are currently developing it to become an inexpensive guesthouse lodge for travellers heading to Nkhata Bay and Chinteche (Sambani Lodge)...but more details of that closer to the time!

For those of you who haven't met the little wriggler - she is looking forward to meeting you!