4 days, 4 completely different emotions!
Trip Start Jul 30, 2007
65Trip End Oct 28, 2007
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Emotion 1- sadness. Friday afternoon we were confined to the house, as teh children were practising for a show they were doing for us to mark us leaving. Said show started at 4 on Friday afternoon. Went in and a child handed me a bunch of Marygolds. Tears were weliing up right there! then the kids proceeded through various singing and dancing items which were all brilliant (and would not have been done by any of our children at home!) Then the speeches began. Normally it would have been ok cause when Niami goes off on a speech, it is in singala and We don't have a clue what it was about! This time though, Ronali miss was here to tranlate and the speech was so nice, it had both of us in tears. Then the presents came out, and more tears. After this, they wanted us to say something. After glancing at caroline through my own tear filled eyes, and seeing she was in no way able to speak- I tried and failed!!!
Saturday- elation. Saturday, we went to my first ever cricket game. It was brilliant. The whole time, from 2 till 9, there was a Sri Lankan band playing and the trumpet player did not stop. It was a brilliant atmosphere and if ones in England are anything like them, then I shall be frequenting more of them at home. Even Caroline enjoyed it which is saying something. And it was one of the best bowling displays I have seen, resulting in the infamous England collapse which always brings a smile to my face. For those of you who understand what it means, Sri lanka won 211 all out against Englands pathetic 104 all out.
Sunday- boredom. Sunday was a depressing day. We went to a nice church in cinnamon gardens but the pastor spoke for 45 mins and it was more like a history lecture than an actual sermon so was bored for most of the morning. Then the van broke down before it got to the hotel. Eventually a replacement was found, but we left 2 hours late and got into Rush hour traffic. It took us 3 hours to get out of Columbo! Longest van ride ever. Makes me glad it was the last time i will ever make that journey.