Wednesday, 24 July 2013

monkeys for Nanny and Grandad

Happy Anniversary Nanny and Grandad from your little monkeys!! 

Here are some monkey pictures from outside where we were staying...

 Nanny and Lily having a cuddle

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Wenchi Crater Lake

While we were away for our short break we visited Wenchi Crater Lake. We trekked down the mountain (the guide said we went from 3300 feet down to 2700 feet) on horses.
 Lily's first horse-ride: 5 1/2 months, Tommys first horse-ride - a little bit older than that ;-)

Monday, 22 July 2013

some pics from our house church

 House church is a bunch of families, couples and singles getting together to do 'church'. We meet in people's homes and take it in turns to lead different things. This picture was taken the week the African Union was in session here in Addis and we brainstormed different things (on the pieces of paper around the floor) things we knew about each African country and spend some time praying for each one. Being a widely travelled group, and having lived in a few of the countries ourselves this was quite a fun task to reflect on the issues around Africa.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Tom's first spelling bee

Tom told us one day that he was representing his grade in the spelling bee - 'the what?' you may ask, or at least I had to ask!! So to make sure you are as enlightened as me, a spelling bee is where the kids are in a knock out spelling competition. They are given words in turn which they repeat to show they have heard and then spell out loud.

Tom (in the yellow, the last one left in his grade) did great, although looked like he was not enjoying the whole experience!!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Thank you!

Our boys were blessed with wonderful teachers this year. Here are photos of them with their teachers on their last day together:

 Miss Cawood we miss you! Enjoy your new school in America!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Negash Lodge by Tom

Negash Lodge was quite fun, the stuff is below.

                                                                1. Negash Lodge!
Negash was so fun, a pool, Monkeys, lovely and some games like pool with a restaurant. Lily woke Mum up a lot. We lived in a hut for about 3-days! We went on 2 Monkey hunts! We also went to the crater.


Thursday, 18 July 2013

metre pizza

Thinking of our ship friends as they are in the Canary Islands for the maintenance period. One of our memories from being in Tenerife with the ship was going to the 'Metre Bar' - a cafe where you would order a metre of pizza or a metre of sausages.

Well, we have found somewhere in Addis where you can get pizza by the metre or half metre too!! Sadly not the sausage option here though, although we did eat the packet of sausages that my Mum had brought frozen from the UK this week - mmmm.

We only managed a half metre, but are more than happy to return and try a metre pizza if anyone fancies joining us???

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

5 months on...

 Lily at 5 months - still as chubby as ever...
 ...learning to sit...
...and eats everything in sight.