Flowers and Butterflies

Trip Start May 21, 2007
Trip End Aug 08, 2015

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Monday, September 6, 2010

As previously mentioned, we went to Galle for the weekend. Galle is a 4 hour bus ride along the west coast – midway between Hambantota and Colombo. It was the centre of Colonial rule in Sri Lanka. We had a pleasant time wondering around the fort, nipping in and our of the various craft shops. It was refreshing at night to have a slight breeze and a temperature below 30 for a change! On the way home on Sunday we stopped at Unawatuna for lunch. It is a beautiful bay of beaches. The only downside of the weekend was the bus ride to Galle – sadly men do not give up their seats here for sweaty travellers so we spent of the journey clinging for dear life before 2 seats became available. It was like a very cheap rollercoaster!

Today it was back to school, with more rehearsals for the Preschoolers, including a revised version of the "Peanut Song". It seems the lyrics and verses change every time it is sung! As well as Preschool, the Parents had a meeting in the morning. We have no idea what it was about but found them all in our living room being spoken to be Milani!

At lunchtime we were asked to take an English lesson. We had planned to continue our theme of naming parts of the body, however 5 minutes in, Milani approached us and asked if we wanted to practice dancing with the class for the October concert. We couldn't turn this down, so gladly accepted her offer, which we’re sure she regretted! The first dance went well, with Anna and Caroline perfecting the hip swinging, but the second dance was a very different story. At one point, we had no idea what was going on, only to learn that in pairs, 1 person was to be a flower and the other to be a butterfly flapping around their partner. For some reason this tickled us so much so that we had tears down our faces and couldn’t contain ourselves! We did however continue “dancing” in between fits of giggles and bemused Sri Lankan looks. Needless to say we will never be asked to perform this song again!

We finished the evening off with delicious watalapan, a traditional Sri Lanka dessert with is basically eggs, sugar and butter but tastes absolutely amazing!
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FH on

I was getting really disappointed until the end where you finally mentioned food!

Hey Anna I want you to perform the peanut song for me when you back =)

Roz on

And I wanna see those hippy butterflies and flowers performing!!

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