We weren't aware that we'd begun selling our stuff in Africa, so we were pretty surprised to receive this picture from one of our drinkers, Eva Hunt. "I went to Tanzania over the Christmas holidays and saw this Innocent Shop in Moshi at the foothills of Kilimanjaro," she wrote, "check it our for yourselves".
It's a shop, and it's got innocent written on it. So it's an innocent shop. But it probably doesn't sell our stuff. So it's not really an innocent shop. But it is. Because the sign definitely says innocent shop. I don't know. It's beyond me. I haven't been this confused since I last watched Donnie Darko.
We might be able to get some answers soon though, because our JT just so happens to be heading out to Kenya on Monday to help out with the work done by Excellent Development, an NGO supported by the innocent foundation.
JT is a bit of an IT whizz (think pasty British legs, a thick brummie accent and a complete inability to ice skate) so he's going to be spending two weeks providing IT assistance to the project and seeing how things are going. He'll be keeping us posted with a few blogs of his own whilst he's out there, so keep your eyes peeled for those.
He's going to be in Kenya for most of the trip but the brave soul, like many IT workers before him, has decided to trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro on his way back. We did tell him he could probably find a way round the mountain, but they make 'em pretty stubborn in Codsall.
Armed with his innocent T-shirt, JT's going to see if he can't buy a drink from the innocent shop in Moshi (perhaps even a smoothies?) before he begins his ascent. We'll be sure to stick it up on our blog if he manages it.
Thanks again for sending us that picture Eva. Should any of you happen to see any more these mysterious innocent shops out there on your travels, do send us snap, we'd love to see them.