Friday, 18 July 2014

Day 7: Papaya and playgrounds

Hi everyone

Today has been very busy. We woke to the delightful scene of homemade porridge with papaya and banana. 

After our early rising we got ready for a day of hard toil. Lizzie Caitlin Freya Izzi Annie t, Preet and Megan went to mwandika feeding centre where there was a monthly drop in clinic. They spent the morning weighing the children and recording their weights in their baby books; selling medicated soap; and listening in to nurse Jean dealing with maladies ranging from fire smoke induced congestion to open wounds... 

Meanwhile Niamh Anastasia Hebe Lydia Anneka and Alice were flattening the playground area with paint pots full of cement and positioning tyres. They also went to the feeding centre and fed the children porridge whilst teaching them some basic maths and English.

Having returned for lunch we had a quieter afternoon playing with the local children as due to the late return of the group at the clinic, lunch was not finished till 4. 

We played duck duck goose a variation of French cricket and football.

We have just had an amazing singing performance by the girls from the lion king, a surprise hot chocolate and a lovely reflection time.

Over and out from Africa.
By Alice and Izzi.


9 comments:

  1. Hi Alice and the rest of team 2! We are loving reading your blog posts, it's brilliant to see what you are doing each day. It sounds like you are having a fantastic time and we are all so proud of your efforts. Really looking forward to hearing all about it when you get home. Milly and Evie say well done Alice, you're doing such a great job and we hope you are having fun. Lots of love Carrie, Pete, Milly and Evie xxx

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  2. Hi Hebe it's Mima, hope you're having an amazing time, looks like you are. Thinking about you and missing you loads, can't wait to hear about everything when you're home. Mum's tried to comment too but can't quite work it out. Love from us all xxx

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  3. Hi Cailin, Its been really hot here over the last couple of days and the gym has been like a sauna - everybody is really skinny now! You missed Louis Smith who came over on Thursday with Monica (remember she got in touch with Janice to ask if he could come down). Hope you're enjoying the bananas :) See you a week Monday love Andria, Janice and everybody at the gym xxx

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  4. Missi, I did write a comment 2 days ago but could not get it to post. Trying again. The blog is great and very impressed with all the endeavour; there will be time to put your feet up and watch the OC again when you get home. Am at Grandma's who says hi, as does Grampa who has seen the blog too. Hoping your trying the food and not surviving on nutrigrains - love you big time Missi. Daddy xo

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  5. Family Bunt are loving the blog - its gone viral! We are missing you Lydia but pleased to see you and hear what you have been doing. We have noticed you have not yet been accredited with any culinary delights as yet..,...must be eating them instead! Without you the fridge at home is strangely full even though its the end of the week ...say no more....Alice returned from Norfolk yesterday and has not stopped talking since. Phoebe broke up today, went to Wagammas for the second time this week and has had a pedicure. The cats are not enjoying our heatwave - wearing black fur coats is not ideal. I am fiercely protecting your wardrobe and your note "under no circumstances borrow by Top Shop green, pink or flowery tops!" I am afraid the pink one with flowers got used as part of a white rabbit costume....but don't panic...I got another one. Not even I could get the chocolate stain out. Love to all. Keep calm and keep laying bricks. Mim, Pic, Phoebs and Al and mons xxxxx

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  6. Hi Lydia, had to draft in specialist IT support via Rob to get these posts on the blog!! Hope you are well we are missing you. Its soooooooo hot here, hope the brick laying and labouring tasks are going well and that the mosquitoes are staying away! Love Mum and Dad

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  7. Hi Alice and the rest of team 2! We are loving reading your blog posts, it's brilliant to see what you are doing each day. It sounds like you are having a fantastic time and we are all so proud of your efforts. Really looking forward to hearing all about it when you get home. Milly and Evie say well done Alice, you're doing such a great job and we hope you are having fun. Lots of love Carrie, Pete, Milly and Evie xxx

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  8. From the Terry Family
    Hi to you all; this is just a test to see if we can manage to reply to your blog! Fantastic daily updates from you all. Great photos too. Please keep writing & thank you
    xxxx

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  9. Hiya Izzi....it's Nanny and AA here....we're very proud of you all doing such great work. Can't believe you've been gone a week already. Must admit that we don't go to bed until we've read the blog for the day....it's definitely a highlight of our day! Hope you all carry on enjoying your fabulous trip....take care xxx

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