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... lie in the bath all day (or would it??) Went for a drive around the Alphen area. It's situated round behind Table Mounting in the southern suburbs of the city. It's very exclusive and although you can see gates and drives as you go past very few of the houses are visible from the road. Checked out if there were any for sale - only one four bedroom house (with separate Guest Villa and staff accommodation) going for R13m. At today's rate this is only £733,000. A ...
... needed with all the food we have been eating here! The fact Mikey has also given up the smokes since leaving on this trip (and is doing very well I must add) helped him up those big hills without getting too puffed out, but we definitely both need to keep up the exercise. We had a lovely afternoon picnicking on the grass and eating easter eggs, before exploring the expanse of the park with the kids. A perfect way to spend Easter Sunday.
Holiday Monday, Mikey and I headed ...
It really gave me a sense of what living during Apartheid was like.....BRUTAL !!!
On my return to the mainland in the afternoon, I looked around the Victoria and Albert Waterfront which is a really cool place.
Tonight was the welcome meeting at the hotel to meet my fellow travellers.
We all went out together to a local restaurant for dinner.
My 6 week tour starts tomorrow.
I'm so excited ...
... and we all started jamming out to some African and American songs. We had no problem yelling the words out even if some of us may have not known the right words or even that our voices weren't the best. We were all just comfortable and happy to be together - as a family. As we were singing, Cecil kept looking over and saying again that this was a bad hour and that he could really use a drink. I don't think he liked us leaving. We all developed ...
... skill and intuition. I have known him for three weeks, but I never would have guessed from my interactions with him that he is homeless, at age 13. Both of Kuhle's parents are alcoholics and have left him on the streets because of an inability to take care of him. Kuhle bounces around from house to house, living with friends who have equally challenging circumstances with alcoholic parents and extreme violence. Without organizations like Hoops 4 Hope, the rates of ...
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