Anyone need their clothes washed?
Trip Start May 21, 2007
131Trip End Aug 09, 2013
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The team are now part of the furniture and it seems normal to have a full house. They have mainly been preparing the new classrooms (painting furniture, varnishing doors etc.). The 4 who are staying on have also been in helping with the children, who love the new faces and ask their usual round of questions (names, age, how are you?!).
Last night's entertainment was provided by Mr Andy
This morning was spent in the porch washing my clothes. The washing machine needs replaced so has been out of action for a week and a half. I did some last night as well, but made the mistake of doing it while staff were still about. As they stood around me, in a sinhala discussion with Ronali and gesturing at me, I know they weren't commending my handwashing skills - far from it! They all smell ok now which is the main thing! Hopefully I have enough clean clothes now to do me until the end! Late morning, we all packed into our lovely, air conditioned van and heading on elephant safari, so I've probably seen my last elephant. We had gone in August, but it was good to see it again. We saw the tiniest elephant I have ever seen plus a pregnant one-you could actually see the baby move. When we got home, it was time for some good old bacon butties prepared by Rachel, Sarah, Rodrick and I (yes it does take 2 english girls, an Northern Irish girl and a Sri Lankan to make this!)
Tomorrow we are all singing in church, complete with tambourines-what a treat everyone is in for! After that we are going to visit the area where most of the Smile kids live. We have meant to go with Nayani a few times, but different things cropped up. It'll be interesting to see the conditions in which they live.
Any talked of us leaving in a week has been banned! There is a money box that was bought to put spare change into, so we have said that if anyone mentions our departure, they have to put money in the box! Yes, a rip off of a swear jar!