Crying, cricket and cake!
Trip Start May 21, 2007
127Trip End Sep 19, 2010
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It all started on Friday when the afterschoolers put on a farewell concert for us. Even though we aren't leaving for 2 weeks, it was decided to have it then before the team came. We were under house arrest from lunchtime until 4pm and weren't allowed out until we were beckoned! When we were, we were taken to the front of the school where all the children were seated and we presented with a bunch of flowers each. Nayani then said a few words and let us know what was happening - the children where going to show us some of there talents. It was really good with lots of singing and dancing. I have the say the dancing fishermen were probably my favourite (check out the video!). After the concert, Nayani got up again, and with Ronali translating, said a little thank you speech and this is when the tears started (and yes we forgot to bring tissues!)
It was then into the van for the long drive to Colombo to watch England play Sri Lanka at cricket on Saturday. I knew nothing about cricket and thought I would be bored within the hour. However it was so good! We were there from 2pm until 10pm and the time went so quickly. I can now tell you the principles of cricket, what an over, a wicket, a 4 and a 6 are! Definitely glad I went, although the way England played, it was nothing to be proud of!
It was back down to Hambantota on Sunday afternoon, a little later than expected as the original van broke down so had to get another driver. We got back around 10pm and it was then time to start making 120 cornflake buns for the children for Mark's birthday
A good weekend all round I say!