Today was a public holiday and I didn't have to wake Ami up to get ready for school. Instead, we made oatmeal-apple pancakes for breakfast YUM! and then we headed out and met some home schooling friends for tea at a new tea garden that recently opened. We happen to know the owner. She attends our church. We came home and had burritos with homemade tortillas and then the neighbourhood cronies joined in for some quiet lego play on the livingroom carpet. Just a delightful day. Kamuzu Banda was the president of Malawi a number of years ago. He held a long term of office, was a benevolent dictator and a well respected man.