Soooo much has happened this month but let’s start by getting emotional. I have been flipped on my head since I’ve have been here.I thiught I was mature before I left but that was really tested when I had to do the teaching and pluck up the courage to talk to my host about not liking it. Since I’ve got here all of my opinions have changed. Even my thoughts on male friendships have changed because in the UK you can take it for granted but it is very easy here to give off the wrong impression. Looking after children who have been through traumatic things has also given me a new appreciation for what I have had in my life.
I also haven’t really told you about my typical day so here goes:
7-7:30 wake up
7:30- 8:30 bath and look after babies
8:30- 12.45 work at creche/prepare and do playgroups
12.45-14.00 lunch and baby time
14.00-15.00 playgroup with older ones
15.00-16.30/17.00 homework with underberg primary school girls
17.00 onwards- make tea/have tea/ wash up/ baby time/ bath/reading
Now this month I have turned 18, been to Durban, recieved s parcel, had our bed bug cottage fumigated, clouds had run out of internet and Anna and I lived at the half way house for s week. All of these things apart from the internet has been very positive so it has been a great month. I have spent way too much money and worry about paying for the rest of the year but we will face that when it comes to it. Today I bought the families Christmas’s presents even though I don’t fully believe that it is nearly Christmas! 4 weeks and a day till Anna and I leave to spend Christmas in cape town. During the children’s school holidays Anna and I have planned to do s Christmas play with them. Its gonna be so exciting! After we get back we have just over a week to do trips with them etc till they go back to school.
Apparently George Clooney is filming at Richenau next week so I might go and meet him.
Let’s talk about my first birthday away from home. It was very tough mainly because I was by myself most of the day so I cried with self pity and watched titanic but once Anna and the twins got back things were so much better! It was the weekend after that I counted as my proper birthday though. I was well introduced into adulthood by amazing friends and met even more amazing people. I met one guy called Victor from brazil who was meant to be getting a flight from Jo’burg to Hong Kong on Sunday at 2pm and didn’t try to leave Durban till 4am Sunday morning. I wish i knew if he made it or not.
I know this us a very short update and it doesn’t give my amazing month justice but typing on my tablet is tedious and everything seems so normal it would be strange talking about it. Thanks muchly for reading. Speak to you in Cape Town!