Saturday, July 5, 2014

A farewell party for us!

 After a day of bag packing (and repacking) this happened...

Big thank yous to Judi for coordinating and to Terry for hosting!!

Parts of Kwa Iddi and beyond - what we see most days

Scenes taken from the car window as we drove up our street this morning, and then a bit further on from our house.

 bodaboda drivers waiting for fares

 the lady who cooks vitumbu of a morning, washing up after close of business

 charcoal seller's establishment & street dog


rice shop

 the Mama P Hotel where we buy our sodas

 hardware store

 bit of everything shop

 metal fundi

 shop for all your mobile phone needs

 phone vouchers

 another bit of everything shop

 a family who we know - Oliver has been passing on his clothes the the kids when they are too small for him

Past our house now.

 hair salon/barber

 sewing fundi

 men hanging around and playing pool

a venue to watch the World Cup

Friday, July 4, 2014

Scenes from the school house - our last day

Oliver having an early morning chat with Midnight before everyone arrives at school.

Hanging out with friends at morning tea time.

Time to feed all the school pets.

The incredible plaque Stephanie had made and unveiled at our farewell speeches.

Lunch with the parents.

Oliver saying goodbye.

A final chat with Midnight and Chui once everyone had left for the day - they were less than interested.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday lunch - nyama choma & soccer (football)

Tanzanians LOVE soccer. Usually TVs and radios are tuned into the Premier League.
Now it is the World Cup creating a lot of interest.
I posted this cartoon from The Citizen on Facebook recently: 

At the start of the World Cup there was this article published about tips to surviving the World Cup. My favourite paragraph:
Try out the World Cup hair stylesAfter or during the World Cup, new hair styles usually come up and this time will be no different. If you go to Nyamirambo, Nyabugogo, Remera, you might find weird hair styles but don’t get spooked out, just remember this is what comes with the World Cup fever. Hair styles might include Christiano’s “swoop of destiny,” Michael Essien’s “patch of grass,” Mario Balotelli’s “happy trail” and Ghanian Vorsah Isaac’s “Sisqo.”
You can give them a try-no harm in that.
BTW - at the moment (June, 2014) Tanzania is 113th in FIFA's world ranking.

Today we ate nyama choma (roasted meat) and chips at the 2i Pub at Moshono. 
And of course a game (Chile vs Brazil) was showing.

 Susannah & Alex - returning to the UK on Wednesday

 watching a smallish screen

hand washing the Tanzanian way

 the 'bear' was an interesting addition to lunch

Matilda creating her own entertainment