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... leave! The social worker which works there explained the other day why the boys were in the remand unit. To me, their crimes, were pointless. These poor boys are kept in this home until they are 18, against their will, due to the petty crimes they have committed. Saying goodbye was really difficult. I felt a little lump in my throat and felt my eyes welling up. I loved getting to know the boys, they were such characters and I will always remember them and their ...
... different ages and their names. He was such a smiley boy! You could tell he enjoyed having people visit the home, as no one ever does. In a way, the boys are just left to wait for their sentences. I'm really looking forward to going into the home again, playing volleyball with the boys and trying to teach them some basic conversational English. My lessons with 1G, 1B, 1E, 1A and 1D went really well. I was so happy with how enthusiastic and willing they were ...
I know that in the colonial history of Sri Lanka the
British came after the Dutch so why does the British coat of arms on the
exterior bear the date 1668 whilst that of the V.O.C. (Dutch East
Indies Company) on the interior wall bear a date a year later, if my
schoolboy Latin numbering system does not desert me. Answers on a
Well, it is no longer a mystery! ...
... The fort is also notable because it remains a living, working community. Sri Lankan residents have been living there for generations; our guesthouse owner's family has lived within the walls for eight generations. Courts and other government offices continue to operate within the fort, alongside the numerous shops, boutiques and museums that cater to the tourists. We could peek in at judicial proceedings while wandering along the wall.
That first ...
... monkeys A wild cat - apparently these are really rare Lots of peacocks, sadly none with open feathers Lots and lots of birds - so many I can't even remember, or even know the names of them - storks, hornbills, heron, pelicans, eagles (3 types). And many more. I was so busy looking at a peacock that I didn't notice the elephant sidle up along side us! A lone male. We saw several large, lone males. But the females were proving harder to find. Eventually we ...
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