Sunday, 22 February 2009

starting the weekend

So the weekend started with breakfast with our friends from the Gateway training we did last summer. Not wanting to wait until 9am to eat breakfast the boys enjoyed their second breakfast of muffins, crepes and other yummy things more than the first one of weetabix and rice crispies! While we see some of our friends from Gateway daily, others we only bump into more occasionally as the ship is now pretty busy. They did announce last week that anyone with spare beds in their rooms could expect them to be filled this week as we have lots of staff arriving as the hospital is opening Monday for surgery to start Tuesday. Sam is noticing they are cooking for more and more people, and there will be patients soon as well.

In the afternoon Tommy got to go exploring a little more on foot, while we stayed on board and moved with the ship along the dock slightly. In fact we were playing out on deck and were still waiting to move when we realised we must have already moved as the tent that had been outside our window was now to the aft of the ship! Joshua was very concerned that Tommy was not on the ship as he saw the gangway lifted. His concern grew further when Tommy got back and was waiting on the dock, as he kept yelling 'Daddy, get on ship' down from deck 7!!

Yesterday evening Tommy and I got to run together for the first time in 6 months and realised both how unfit we are and why you don't see Africans running in the heat! Daytime temperatures have been in the high 30's and into the 40's apparantly. Fun though.


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