We begin as ever with this week’s round up of our day off activity. We travelled down to Zoo Lake again to do some well deserved relaxing and sunbathing. Before our bronzing in the park we ate lunch at my favourite restaurant Moyo. I just love the chilled atmosphere here and there’s no better way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon.
We opted for the lunch buffet, which meant we could savour all the delicious meats, fish, salads, cheeses and puddings! Yum!
Today we took all the older kids (13 of them) to the cinema. Even though they were older than the Tigers we took out last time, they all wanted to watch the Disney film Tangled. So we watched it again but this time it was far more enjoyable as we didn’t need to take kids out to the toilet every 5 mins!
On Monday evening Pippa invited us to go and watch the oldest of the children, Joshua, play rugby. We headed to the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg town centre. The stadium was packed with an atmosphere that I imagine a USA college sports game to have.
Unfortunately Josh wasn’t actually playing since he’d already played. Instead we watched the senior university team play against another uni team from the East Cape. It was actually a great match and really good fun to be part of. The MC was really funny and kept the crowd cheering for the ‘Wits’!
This week we have been preparing our handover of home school work. TLC have hired a teacher called Nicholas who will be taking over from us. In preparation, we have slowly been passing our lessons with Ellen, Kieran and Benji over to Nick.
We also realised this week that they have exams next week so Heidi and Nick have been busy preparing them and trying to finish off the work that hasn’t been done yet.
Today, big geezer George Wagg from Norfolk came to work in the main house. George arrived just after us and has settled really easily at TLC. He’s a great guy to be around, always cheerie and enthusiastic, and he gets on with the older age kids really well. He’s going to make a great main house worker.
One notable thing that happened, which I found quite scary, was when Heidi went to pick up Taylor from her school Aloe Ridge. She drove in Thea’s car but on the way Benji who came along for the ride heard a funny noise with the wheel. When they pulled over at the school Benji noticed a big fat nail sticking in the tyre.
Luckily they were at the school so they managed to call TLC and ask Uncle Les, who’s great with cars, to come and inspect the car. In the end, it was just a case of changing the tyre and they made it back safely.
Thank goodness for Benji being there. He absolutely loves anything to do with cars and and his awareness made Heidi stop and inspect the noise.
We also got some lovely comments this week from Thea who wrote a post in her blog about the volunteers currently at TLC.
This week there was no Mighty and Similo but we do have a video of the Tigers doing some crazy dancing!
As a bonus video, here are some of the kids playing musical chairs, aahhh bless Ruthi n Mbali, so cute!
Here is a picture of Mbali with funny glasses: