|John and Cat at the Hacienda|
|The boys with their home made cameras|
John and Cat arrived on time and it was so exciting to see them at the airport. and the bags came two days later!! But it all turned out fine.
On one of the walks around Gitarama when Cat was taking photos these boys made their own cameras out of mud from the ground - fantastic!
|Shelling peas with the family|
|Playing with the children|
We went on an Azizzi Life Village Day. We dug over the banana plantation and planted some casava. When it started to rain we took the drying pea plants into the house and shelled the peas with the children. Then we were treated to lunch prepared by the women. Some of us cut grass for the cows, then we all tried our hand at weaving with sisal.
The children taught John and Cat to play with the hoop and stick. that was after Cat taught them 'Heads shoulders, knees and toes'
|The beautiful Golden Monkeys|
And Christmas at Lake Kivu was wonderful. A swim before breakfast and back to our room to open presents, another swim after breakfast and a christmas picnic on the beach. In the evening we played card games under the mosquito net - a really fantastic time.
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