Monday, October 26, 2015

Independence Day

Life has been busy and...a little complicated lately. I am so thankful that I had a weekend when I could be alone, get some sleep (sleep helps A LOT with perspective), and spend some time being quiet.

October 24th is Zambian Independence Day, and this year marks 51 years of freedom for Zambia. The future is a little clouded right now with the hard economic situation and the upcoming election, but we continue to pray for our country and to be thankful that the door of the gospel is still very much open. To celebrate this national holiday, we have a flag raising ceremony in the morning, then a swimming gala down at the pool, and finally a bonfire at night. I wasn't able to take any pictures of the swimming gala since I was busy getting excited children to their races on time, but here are a few pictures from the day and the bonfire which had to be held on Sunday night because of rain.

Parting Shot: Mango season is around the corner!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The First Half-term

Parting shot: Flamboyants are a very good reason to stick around Zambia through hot season...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

So, week 4, but it's part way into week 5...

This weekend on was a little...crazy. Last week was a bit crazy! Wednesday was Birthday Party; the theme was space. I went as the planet Uranus with a little extra sci-fi for anyone who cared to notice. Here I am sans my rings also known as a hula hoop

Since it's the end of dry season, the maintenance guys have been doing some work on the channel that feeds our pool and turbine. So, on Saturday the pool was empty, and the kids got to play in the river. I would have got some pictures, but I was busy getting splashed and making sure that the fun didn't get too out of hand.

This Friday and Saturday are half-term, so hopefully I'll be able to post a 'real' entry. Till then, I have math to mark! Thank goodness that we've left percents and are into geometry...

Parting shot: Look what came up in my garden!