Saturday 12 March 2016

My Day

This was my day today:

  • Hand washed my clothes in cold water……it seems someone has borrowed my washboard, so that job was harder than it needed to be
  • Reminded my security to pump water from the well into the tanks that feed the house so there will be water in the taps for my guests arriving this weekend
  • Walked to work escorted by one of my kids – this young man had a hernia operation a couple of weeks ago so we are spending the days together so I can keep an eye on him
  • Made and shared the usual lunch of bread and luncheon meat for 20
  • Put together most of the remaining information needed for the upcoming Transform Salone website
  • Received a visit from the Granny of one of the sponsored students along with a gift of bananas and a cucumber. She looks upon me as her daughter and always, always brings me a little gift. She reminded me that her monthly bag of rice provided by her grandson’s sponsor is due soon
  • Chatted with around 15 of the sponsored students, collecting information for the reports for their sponsors
  • Gratefully accepted a lift home from my neighbour
  • Ate porridge for tea
  • Cheered along with the rest of the neighbourhood when the electricity came on, then rushed around like a loony putting everything on charge
  • Sent my daily postcard to my husband (using the app STANNP – if you spend a lot of time away from home try it, it’s great!)

All that is left is to make a cup of camomile tea then head off to bed.

No sickness, death or drama – all in all not a bad day!

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Reading Group - First Session

I and a group of six students held the first session of the new reading group today!

We are reading a book called Jack Pepper by the author Sarah Lean, it’s one of the books donated by my dear friend Nancy.

We covered the first two chapters today. The students took turns reading a page or two, then we’d discuss any new words, then reread the passages again before moving onto the next section.

This group is made up of students whose will be taking exams in the next year or two - they can read quite well, but just need practice reading aloud and some help with pronunciation and the meanings of more obscure words.

I really enjoyed the session and I think the students did too. They paid attention, asked lots of questions and took it seriously, I was very impressed by how interested they were and how they all helped each other when someone struggled over a word or pronunciation. I’m looking forward to the next session in a few days time.