The first group was Mary (my one house lady) Salome and Pendo, cleaners at the Guest House. Mary, as spokesperson, made a beautiful speech, thanking me for securing her and Pendo's jobs, and also having Salome to work for me when Regina (my other regular house-lady) was on leave. And they all three brought me kitengas/traditional cloths.
Salome presents me with the kitenga of her choice
Pendo presented me with a blue cloth
Mary drapes her gift around my shoulders
The next morning, Chefs Paul, Michael and Isaac arrived at my house. Paul made a speech about how we all worked together over the past three years, and then told me they had had a traditional skirt for me and a matching shirt for Grant. Unfortunately I left the camera on manual setting and Michael unknowingly took a fuzzy photo!
Chefs Isaac, Michael and Paul presented me with traditional garb for me and Grant
Babu and askari Michael pose for a last photo
Bibi and askari Michael pose for one last time!
The day before the cats left, Michael sat with them to say goodbye
Everybody made a special fuss of Ambrose
Later Regina took her sad leave of the cats
As I said, everybody made an extra special fuss of Ambrose!
We're safely back in South Africa; I'll post again soon. I'll soon be back to blog visiting again!
Happy Friday to you all!