After delicious tea and eats, Marita gave us an update on what had been decided on at the previous tea party/meeting. The play park which is being built for the local children is well under way and by end of April all ladies will be called upon to help with painting and manufacturing toys and other [educational] objects for the little ones.
At the previous tea party, the interest was great to start Zumba Dance Classes . As it says on the site, "Ditch the Workout - Join the Party!" Marita confirmed that one of the sheds on the client camp (situated behind our pottery studio) and classes will commence during May this year. Should be fun!
While waiting for all the ladies to arrive (Africa time kicks in at times like this and it's not unusual for people to arrive anything up to an hour late for an event), I wandered around taking photos of the ladies already seated in Marita's garden.
My pottery mentors, Amanda and Tilla, flank our school teacher expat, Louise
Ce moi with Amanda on my right and Tilla on my left (Louise took this photo!)
30% of the guests which had arrived on time
The Mzungus and the Minority. From left, Tilla, Marita, Jo, Amanda and Louise
Now as promised, in protest with my blogger friend, Lori, from Western New York, here is my bloom. With this protest, we're hoping to hurry the spring along in their state! Ironically, the flower which I photographed on my birding trip through the bush yesterday (when we spotted several sunbird flying into the clump) is called "Wild Dagga" and actually heralds the beginning of autumn/fall in Africa.
"Dagga" is the South African name for cannabis. However, this plant, Wild Dagga is known as Leonotus Leonaris . It's a native shrub common in Southern and East Africa and not an illegal substance at all.
When I downloaded this particular photo, I noticed a fluttering of sunbird on the left!
Leonotis Leonaris with sunbird flash on the left
I wish you all a wonderful week ahead!