Monday, July 22, 2013

Weekend 21 July 2013

When South Africans [men] get together to watch a rugby match between their favorite team and an overseas team, they do so in style. As the match on Sunday was between the Brumbies (Oz) and the Free State Cheetahs (South African) it took place at 8.30am, East African time. No problem to the guys: they asked me to organize sausage, bacon, eggs and bread rolls. The meat would be braaid/BBQ'd at Andre and Amanda's house while the match was on the go.  

Wessel grilled the meat and eggs

 While the rest watched the game

Grant leans across to see the next exciting move! 

As you know, Ambrose let the cat out of the bag, (pun intended!) in yesterday's post, about the project we ladies have under way for the School for the Blind in Shinyanga. Apart from hundreds of toys and various other items we're handing out to them on Wednesday, we're also giving them a small party with cupcakes, butter cookies, sweets, sodas and popcorn. 

While the men watched the game, Amanda and I continued to fill the bags with bangles and small toys, and Rina and Louise were next door baking up a storm of 260 cupcakes. (Louise had already baked the 260 butter cookies during the week)

 Louise , front, fills the cupcake forms while Rina mixes the batter for the next batch

WIP. Above is one of the many of bangles I made (Last week Nsia, Amanda and I made the lion's share - this one was one of the last eight we needed) 

Here's wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.



  1. Sounds like a fun and exciting weekend for everyone -- including the school for the blind! What a wonderful event, Jo!! Hope you have a great week!

  2. Looks like fun... But--I'd be watching the game with the men. I love sports and am not a craft person or one who enjoys baking or cooking much... Guess I should have been a male!!!! ha ha

    Breakfast looked delicious... Looks like a great time was had by all.

  3. I'm glad you ladies had something so exciting and wonderful to do while the men enjoyed their game. I do wish I was there to help you make (distribute)) all the goodies ;-) Hugs.xx

  4. Love what you're doing for the students.

  5. Men are the same all over the world, whatever kind of football it is (and there are several kinds).
    I'm sure impressed by the ladies baking up a storm. I'd call it a hurricane.
    I'm sure you'll come back from the school having discovered you had more fun there than the children! It sounds like a wonderful party.
    Luv, K

  6. Jo, you have had a busy weekend! I am sure the school children will be very happy. Have a great week!

  7. How nice of you ! The children will be happy !
    I bet the men all ate like horses !

  8. I love seeing the TV outside! Our son Tim and his wife Jolene have a TV outside on their patio. They have a cover for it for inclement weather. They got used to seeing TVs outside on a rug which was on the dirt outside when they lived in Niger. It sounds like a fun gathering for the guys in the morning -breakfast and soccer viewing.


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