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July 25th 2013
Published: July 25th 2013
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Well the end of a very emotional day on our latest adventure. As we sit down to write this we have just said goodbye to new friends who all just happened to come back to our lodge to help us enjoy our final evening with a Braai, bringing with them the world’s longest Boerwors sausage. We supplied the liquid refreshment and bread, in fact we think it just broke the record for the largest drink order at the local shop as the lady serving seemed so surprised that we were buying so much that she mixed up red wine with brandy! Never mind, somehow as we sit here afterwards it has all gone.

The second thing to note is the hospitality we have received here: it has been a long while since we have been offered so much food and by those who really have so little. Today we visited the local junior school that our Prep school is linked with. We were again treated to tours, food, drink and another talent show of fantastic singing and poetry with such resonance that you cannot believe that the future of this nation is anything but bright.

When we returned to Sandi we were presented with another plate piled high with beef, rice and vegetables, followed by another plate of chicken for a dessert. We sit here this evening very thankful that there are no scales.

On our tour of the junior school it seems impossible for us to comprehend that you can have such an age gap in pupils in the same class, in some cases there was 10 years between the youngest and the oldest in the class, but we must view this as a positive thing, not negative. That education is open to all no matter your starting point can only be good for the future.

We have had the best three days anyone could hope to experience, and certainly some of the best in our lives. As our guests left after swapping email addresses and Facebook accounts this evening we found ourselves promising to visit again next year.

Tomorrow we have a long day as we drive up to Kwa Zulu Natal (KZN) as we continue our trip but it will be very hard to drive past Sandi tomorrow and not feel regret that we will not be seeing all our friends again. We still have the echoes of ‘we love you’ in our minds...


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