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May 10th 2007
Published: May 10th 2007
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Since moving into the new house we've realised how much we've missed the internet!! So sorry for not keeping up to date with all the events and your lovely comments.

We moved in to the new house on Monday 07th. The volunteer house is gorgeous and our new roommate, Lara is fab!!! (She's special too!!) Up until Wednesday night, there were 6 of us in the house. Lizzie Hannah and Lara, and three volunteers who were staying in Muizenberg. We're very excited about the move, as our new accommodation is a huge improvement on the last...however, our new housemates are a little less enthusiastic and have been causing a few difficulties for Kat and Ali from i-to-i! We'll soon get everything sorted though!!! Kat & Ali had arranged a bonding evening for us that night, and Mike and his drums came along which was fun! (For the Four of us that attended!!!)

On Tuesday, we went to school in the morning and then went out for lunch at Mugg & Bean, which was great. We were joined by our new roommate Lara and our old roommates Catherine and Danny (from Chill & Surf) so had a nice grown-up
Us with Danny, Pierre and MerveUs with Danny, Pierre and MerveUs with Danny, Pierre and Merve

You can just about make the last two hiding in the background!!!
lunch. Then came the excitement of visiting a South African laundry for the first time! (We miss Mervin from Chill & Surf and his clothes washing!!! Long live Merve the Mighty!!) After that we got bits of shopping and tried to get to know our new housemates. Hannah spent hours cutting out passport photos for a collage that has been covered in glass and is now the top to our coffee table! It looks great! But imagine our surprise when half way through arranging the pictures, Hannah came across a photo of Simon that we both used to work with at home!!! Its definately a small old world!!!

Wednesday's school visit was interesting as we have collected another two students to read with. So now we stay an extra half an hour, but have reached our full quota of students! They all continue to make good progress and we are both very proud of them!!

After a few chores...including collecting our laundry (Hannah's lost 2 pairs of if anyone finds them...?!), we met up with Lara and took her on a coastal tour of some of our favourite places that we have found. I'm afraid this had
Our new roomie...Our new roomie...Our new roomie...

Lara with a giant green bug!!!
to include No 16 in Camps Bay! Coffee and brownies!!! mmmmmm! We sat on the beach in Llandudno for sunset, but it wasn't as spectacular as normal due to heavy cloud cover, unfortunately, so will have to return another day!

That evening was interesting...We had been invited by Mike the drumming guru to an open mike night at Fogeys in Muizenberg and decided to see how Djemba drumming ought to be done!! After our meal there the entertainment began and we all agreed that Mike's drumming was amazing, however, the original lyrics of his band's repetoire were eye-opening and we have a long way to go to reach his standard!!!

So that just about wraps it up for today. We have been to school already today but the afternoon awaits and we have plans...Danny and Catherine are coming round to try out the trampoline in our new abode. Tomorrow night we are meeting Cliff and Lisa from Help2Read for a catch up, and over the weekend we are off on an adventure with Kat from i-to-i along the Garden Route, so watch this space for more fabulous photos and exciting stories!!

We hope everything is well at
Our new 8-legged housemate...Our new 8-legged housemate...Our new 8-legged housemate...

...Aka the bodyguard protecting us from more unsavoury housemates!!!
home and that it is raining...lots!

Love and hugs to all...that's all of you (even those who still haven't written to know who you are!!!)xxx

When we got back

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Hannah's MasterpieceHannah's Masterpiece
Hannah's Masterpiece

Look Mum...see I told you I was crafty!!!
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Bird's Eye View

With Mike on drums!!!

14th May 2007

Gosports gonna be very boring!!!
Lovely to hear from you with more details of your latest adventures!!! Were keeping grandparents updated with print outs, apart from nannan the silver surfer-who insists on blogging herself!!! Make the most of the last few days out there! our lovely weather is more seasonal (drip drip drop little april showers)!!! HUGE hugs and lots of love!! Were looking forwards to next week even if youre not!!! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
15th May 2007

Liz, It is nice to hear you are having a wonderful time and getting to see Africa. Dad even likes to hear what you have been up to. Can't wait to see what the next one brings. Oh and if your Mum and Dad read the comments along with everyone else...Hi!!!! stay safe and have fun!!!! :)
17th May 2007

Hello Liz from a damp and chilly Gosport...
Hope you bring some sunshine home with you (not too hot, and NO mozzies)! You sound as if you are making the most of your visit-hope it continues to be good-lots of interest in your adventures- i shall book an evening of explanation- off to Bournemouth friday-no comment-see you soon- lots of love Titwillow (Nannan) XXX
17th May 2007

Weve all had a busy couple of days! Firstly, Emily has passed her drivng test!!! Woohoo! Also, I am now officially the owner of my car (and more disturbingly a bike?!?!). Our costumes are starting to come along, although we look like giant angels, or sumo wrestlers!!! Hey ho, im sure theyll work out in the end!! Hello to Faye!! And have a fab last day at school!! Lots of love and hugs to u both! XXXX

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