Today is Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday. Congrats, Madiba!
The special day was celebrated in many ways, surely, but the die-hard patrons of Kings Tavern (the bar across the street from our flat) celebrated by starting a fire and burning the grass surrounding the building. No need for alarm, in winter people burn dead grass on a regular basis. The man who was in the long-drop toilet right outside, however, had quite a shock when he had to burst through the flames to get out.