Well the last couple of days have been getting better and better. We’ve just had lunch at the Golf Hotel where we also had a swim. We took Lucy and her children (extended included) for a swim followed by lunch.
Their eldest, Phyllis, told me that it was only the second time that they had been there for a swim.
The last two days has been a mixture of activities mainly centred around RUSH Academy (this is likely to change from tomorrow with the church and then the widows and tailor projects – although I am sure that we will be back for some more painting and teaching etc).
Yesterday most of the team were at the Academy (with the exceptions of Ben, Paul and myself). Paul was working on jobs around the compound and especially the Bus. His pal, Ken is training to be a mechanic and they have the bus back up and running. Still a few things that would fail its MOT in the UK but better than average around here!
We were expecting the doctor to check up on Ben (we were told he would be there early on). However, time marched on (allowing me to post all those blog updates on Friday!) and eventually the doctor’s sidekick turned up with some extra medication from the doctor. Ben had a goodish day yesterday and spent some time at the school. Feeling a bit worse today but still well enough to come to lunch at the Golf Hotel.
The painting is still going on apace, although not fast enough to Ben’s eye – he’s a hard taskmaster! The heat gets quite high (its about 33 today and due to be 31-32 all next week – look on all ye cold Londoners and weep!!!!) and its a bit hot by lunchtime to be working. So today we went in earlier to start painting to try and miss some of the heat.
Most of us are a bit wary of the ladder that is available to use – had another spill on it today – so we’re wondering whether to leave the painting high up to those more adventurous than ourselves – cowardly I know!
Maggie, Caryl and Rosie all did some more teaching today. They all seemed to enjoy as did the pupils. It was actually fun to listen to the teaching going on in the classrooms. Outside one I heard a teacher asking how many seasons in the year. Thinking there were four I was suprised to hear (although obvious in retrospect) that there were only two – rainy and dry!
We also saw the brickmen making their bricks – some 750 a day. As you can see rather messy work! They are, as I have said previously, making them to save money for making new buildings.
We also had the opportunity of bringing in the uniforms that had so generously been donated by schools and individuals. A special thanks to Sutton Grammar and Wallington Girls. The children really loved the uniforms donated and were so grateful for them – any more around would always be very gratefully received!!
So tomorrow its off to church and my one hour preach!!