Thanks WKK ! I'm glad you found it and are enjoying it - I hoped you might
Maybe you could translate the grace in the next episode for me - yo u seem to have the lingo off pat
Once the goggas had been documented and released we all headed back to the hall for breakfast where the rest of the kids were waiting (patiently ha ha ) .... the oats were ready ( two x 1kgs boxes of oats at a time!) and Mariska and I started on the scrambled eggs .... unfortunately we did such a good job of not burning them ( cough cough ..... wonder what happened in the previous years ???) that it became one of our jobs for the 2 weeks .....
Mariska stirring a pan with about 40 odd eggs in ( and she doesn’t even eat scrambled eggs)
And the other finished product ...
One of the (many) things I will never forget about this whole experience is the kids saying grace before each meal ... Each school seemed to have it’s own particular grace that was said and this first group – Philandersbron Grade 5’s ( with a few Grade 4’s sprinkled in to make up the numbers) was by far my favourite .... ( I have to admit that it took a few times of hearing it for me to figure it, out as it was chanted in a rather flat monotone with the delightful accent of Afrikaans children speaking English as only the Northern Cape can, and they made it sound like one looooong sentence without taking a breath but I got it eventually
“Some people have food but no appetite,
Some people have appetite but no food,
Thank you God for me,
I have both
Another thing that almost made me cry was the first evening when one little boy asked Henriette " if I shower tonight am I also allowed to shower tomorrow " Gee, that one nearly killed me .... what we take so for granted was a thrill for this little guy
Breakfast over and all the washing up done to Jannie Bok’s satisfaction and the fun began in earnest – the kids were allowed to divide themselves up into 4 groups and they had to choose themselves a name. There was the usual bickering about who was going to be the LIONS
and then we got started with the fun...
One group went to Henriette and learnt about “sand, sand, grains of sand”, and one group played an amazing Monopoly-style game that Henriette had invented about the different parks in the SANParks family with questions to be answered and some heavy fines dealt out if one landed on an ! .... who knew that the fine for getting drunk in the campsite and seriously annoying your neighbours with your excessive partying and loud noise could result in you having to go back 3 squares or that bringing your parrot into the park with you ( !?) was a more minor infringement and only resulted in you having to go back one square.... the kids absolutely loved it and learnt a lot about the different SANParks in the different Regions – well done Henriette !!