I’ve been working on a project, when I have the time, with great excitement!
But first a little background. July 18th or 67 Minutes for Madiba is a national Community Service Day in South Africa. Nelson Mandela served 67 years of his life for the world, and its our way of extending that in his honour.
This year we celebrated with cakes and cooldrinks at 3 parties. The Farm Primary School with 50 children; our 34 Farm Workers; and 20 older folk, caretakers and tots in our farm village. As part of the celebration the children got new winter school uniforms and shoes, and the littlies got tracksuits.
One of the mums came with me to buy everything. Betty is great. We talked about the young women in the village, I have wanted to teach them to sew, knit and crochet for their children particularly, but also as a means to earn money. Betty is thrilled and says she’d be happy to be translator and co-teacher. We also talked about a preschool for the littlies in the village. She will teach if I help.
I’ve invested in a Home School Program, and stocked up on supplies. Some things will be made by the villagers. We need a playground, a veggie patch, a hen house, and certain supplies like bean bags, dolls and soft toys, blankets, curtains, aprons, etc will be made by moms as part of the Adult Learning Program. There is also a need for Adult Literacy lessons.
We have a large Hall used for Church, Gatherings, etc which will be used for both projects.
We were supposed to start this week, but I’m confined to bed!
Drat! I’m excited!
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- Nelson Mandela turns 94, South Africa celebrates – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- LEARN: 67 Minutes (bethechangekenya.wordpress.com)
- Public service marks Mandela’s birthday – CNN (edition.cnn.com)
- Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday celebrated in South Africa – video (guardian.co.uk)
- Nelson Mandela International Day (datadiary2012.wordpress.com)
- Six Inspiring Nelson Mandela Quotes. (elephantjournal.com)
- Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s legendary leader, is 94 today (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela: South Africa celebrates former president’s 94th (standard.co.uk)
My 3 boys and I spent a week together, just hanging out.
It was just 8 months after my accident, and it was very special.
The Ocean is my “happy place”,
Going there refreshes, rejuvenates, renews, repletes, re-energises, recreates me.
I miss not living there any more really badly.
These photos are really my simplest, greatest treasures:
my sons, the ocean and a sunset.
I love you guys so very much
Thank you for this time we had together
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- One World…One Ocean (jbaynews.com)
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nominated me for this award
and I am so humbled and excited to accept
I’ve only been blogging for a little over a month now,
Francine was one of my first visitors.
I love her photos and stories.
What a lovely way to spend your retirement.
She’s always there with nice things to say, and now this!
I’m so happy you have followed me Francine
Seven things about myself:
- I am 53. I am very, very accident prone, so this is amazing!
- I am writing 2 books. One is about the animals I have encountered and experienced along my way. It is about 2/3 done.
The other is a book my father started, but died before it was finished. I want to finish it before I die. It is a sort of memoir.
- My mother died before my 10th birthday. She was murdered.
- My father died just weeks after his 39th birthday. A rare organ-eating bacteria killed him within 3 days.
- I have a sister and brother. A half-brother. A step-brother and step-sister. 2 Step-mothers.
- I am a Christian. I was Jewish.
- I love the internet!
I would love to nominate:
- Colline a fellow South African! She was another of my first contacts!! Bless you
- George Weaver a lovely lady. Bless you!
- Michelle A sweet, tender soul that is dear to me. Bless you!
- Jenn makes me snort coffee back through my nose soooo often! Bless you!
- Ailsa who challenged us all, and is fantastic. Bless you!
- Sonel ANOTHER South African whose blog is wonderful. Bless you!
- Lisa you wont believe it, South African too! Loving your blog! Bless you!This has been great!
Inspired by Summer
Big G and Little K cooling it down
This week’s challenge had me for a bit,
but then I knew exactly which photo to post.
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