Today was a great interlude from our ‘normal’ day to day work as we went to church, walked around the village and visited homes of our friends from KCS.
We walked to the church after a favourite breakfast of chapatti, honey or sugar with bananas. We met madam Lydia and her child Raushanah at school and walked to the local church. Despite being 2 hours longer ( 3 hours) than planned for and mainly in a different language, it was an interesting insight in to the relaxed, but close knit community as we had a skit performed to us about the relationships of women in family, heard readings and sang hymns. Included in this Edie introduced us with a calm and collected manner that put us all at ease.
We then came back for a delicious lunch of pea sauce with rice and watermelon to go back out at 3 for a long wander that lasted till 6. Inbetween walking we split into two groups, one visited a KCS local girl called Hadija and her family. They were very hospitable and served us with a full plates of food and bottles of water! The other group visited three houses; one having rabbits in the garden and another had only 2 bedrooms for 7 people. The evening consisted of a yummy meal and a great game of describing and miming with prizes of eclairs.
Overall we have all realised the many differences in cultures, hospitality and length of religious ceremonies!
Sophie H- I love those comments they make me very happy. What are the Mortimers doing there when I am not? Excuse me? Rude. X
Will- I was dancing!! Maybe you didn’t see me?
Flo W- thanks send my love to all x.