After frantically contacting everyone I could think of, I sat back and sighed, the impossibility of this year's data collection looming in my mind.
And that's when I heard from Sally, a second year Geography student at Cambridge, thanks to her Director of Studies, David Rose.
This is Sally:
You'll hear further details from her soon - he's promised to write a post for me (she says it'll be titled something like 'Burkina Faso: Impressions of a Yorkshire lass'), so watch this space. But for now, here's a few photos of Sally at work. She's leaving on Sunday and she'll be much missed!