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'Damage the white man'

Sorry it's been a while, we have been relatively busy with various everyday things here, but not many of them seem news or blogworthy.
Since our last blog... we have renewed our visas, witnessed several hairy road incidents- (I saw a school bus hurtling down a hill with screaming school girls tumbling out of the door onto the road- apparantly the hand brake had been removed and the driver wasn't in the bus..) I have helped with several more school resource making workshops,

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...and David has been sweating and slogging away at the new REAP land.

David has been involved in a local football team which has been a mixed experience. He played an away game with them the other weekend and had to be taken off as the opposite team were saying to each other 'damage the white man and the Asian'. Nice.

With a week to go before the baby's due date, we find ourselves in a weird limbo time of waiting, slightly anxiously, on tenterhooks, unable to make serious plans or commitments, but also keen to keep busy. The hospital system here has been an eye opener, to say the least, and 2 phrases which spring to mind are 'trying to get blood out of a stone' and 'wild goose chase'... when information from staff seems hard to obtain and systems and procedures seem unclear and confusing. We are feeling a bit nervous about delivery here, especially knowing the baby has the cord around its neck, but are feeling really thankful and appreciative of a lovely South African midwife who has said she will come with us, and another lovely lady, Dianne, who is happy to assist.

We had a visit from one of the REAP trustees, Veronica,
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last week, which was good, especially chatting to her and seeing her enthusiasm for some of the places she saw and people she met...

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The REAP boss, Dr Roger also visited and has taken a new interest in shopkeeping... DSC_2198

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Meanwhile, the other Dr Roger is expecting kittens! It's going to be a busy house... and we can't wait for our own little one to be here safe and sound...

Posted by africraigs 06:13

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