THE PROMPS FOR THE MONTH
1 I BOUGHT THIS: beautiful African fabric locally
2 MORNING RITUAL: Morning assembly for the students by the students at Orkeeswa Secondary School
3 THIS IS REALLY GOOD: The Cultural Heritage Centre in Arusha –shaped like a drum, a spear and a shield and containing an awesome collection of African art, artefacts & photos.
4 IN MY CUP: The coffee plant growing and the final product both in cups at Musumbi’s Café Arusha
5 PAPER: The ingenious method we have of keeping the toilet paper dry and at hand in a squat toilet that leaks whenever the water is running (thankfully that is not often)
6 BROKEN: The plastic chair that broke when Ben was leaning backwards on it at dinnertime
7 SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH F: Friends having fun together
9 A SNACK: a snack pack I made for a friend about to leave Tanzania for Boston, via Kenya, South Africa and Ireland
10 STARS: There are 3 of these stars on the roof of the mosque in Monduli
11 A SMILE: even when doing the most mundane chores at study camp after school Eliapenda always has a smile to share.
12 MOTHER: some of the best mothers I have ever met I honour you all
13 SUNRISE/SUNSET: A beautiful sunset from a favourite beach in Australia (not taken today)
14 NEED: I need to go back to this place It is one of my favourite places from our 2 years in Bhutan (also not taken on the day)
15 7’OCLOCK: in the morning and we have been loading gas bottles into the Landy and out again. At least the students will get a hot lunch!
16 MAILBOX: in Monduli Post Office
17 SEASON: Right here right now it is netball season Orkeeswa girls did very well
18 WANT: I have wanted a haircut for the last month Finally did it today!
19 MY FAVOURITE VIEW: Mt Meru peeping through the clouds on a clear morning at school
20 LIGHT: No electricity but cooking dinner by candlelight
21 I CARE ABOUT THIS: The environmental, social, and ecological state of our world
22 CHANGE: the small change in my pocket at the end of the day
23 PJs: I can’t remember the last time I wore PJs but I don’t always sleep naked
24 GO: yesterday it was decided we would GO and today we are deciding where and when to go. Leaving Africa….
25 US: in happier times in Washington earlier this year
26 FAV THING TO DO ON SUNDAY: Cook up a storm and share a meal with friends especially if we can all eat outside.
27 CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: coffee- growing and ripening just outside our door
28 WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW: Standing outside the PO with the box we have been waiting expectantly for – treats galore and very happy to see it!
29 KISS: Still very much in love 29 years down the track!
30 TOOL: my preferred eating “tool” and the delicious stir-fry I got to eat with them. (using Japanese chopsticks to eat Chinese food in an African setting!)
31 FOUR THINGS: 4 of the most positive memories of Tz - views of Mt Meru, Orkeeswa students, Maasai & beers at Green View