Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Egg sandwiches

After another unexpected night of patchy showers the morning got off to a relatively chilly start. Luckily our lovely cook Helena impressed us furger with a slightly unusual but extremely welcome variation from the normal porridge served each morning. She had used the eggs bought in the market the previous day and made delicious egg sandwiches ( scrambled fried omelette sandwiches)- this simple yet delicious concoction reminded us of home. 

Project work started promptly again today with a warm up led by the capable doctor Luke who made everyone feel at home by offering breaks. 

The site foreman Sean deligated tasks- mainly either painting the girls toilets or mounting topi (the mud mixture used as cement) and cement spreading and bricklaying. Everyone especially enjoyed Helena's chapatis at break- most of us are hoping to recreate her delicacy at home! 

To help pass the time and fit in some brainteasing we ensured the time spent on building site was never dull with our riveting mesmerising  games resulting in obscure answers like quail and Liam neeson. 

Lots of progress has been made on project- Julian the founder of LTT was impressed by how our tough work has rapidly transformed a pile of bricks and some low foundations to an easily recognisable toilet shaped building, with the girls toilets being nearly finished with only final touches to go (tiling/ painting). Going well. 

Quote of the day "he's like an encyclopaedia"- Ms Charleston in reference to Mr Cox’s Swahili skillage: " sir, are you fluent?" "Pretty much"- Mr Cox









10 comments:

  1. Well done Isla and your much taller companions. This construction looks impressive and ahead of schedule. I'm hoping there's an early completion bonus. Sugar on your porridge?
    Love Dad.

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  2. Aimee, humbled by all the great work you and your friends are doing , good for you, missing u still, get Kate to give u a mum hug from me ! Xx

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  3. Aimee, humbled by all the great work you and your friends are doing , good for you, missing u still, get Kate to give u a mum hug from me ! Xx

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  4. Great progress guys - really impressive. Harri make sure you get some shots with dirty hands and nails as proof! Keep up the graft - Dad xx

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  5. Simon, really impressive progress on the building work - well done to everyone. Perhaps we can plan some building projects for you when you get home? Are you also preparing food or is Helena doing all that? We're glad that you enjoying some variety and are looking forward to home-made chapatis when you get back. Hope you're also taking photos? And hope the weather stays dry for you.

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  6. Wow, you are really making progress. Well done all of you.
    Sam, my heart bleeds over the lack of roast chicken. Will you even eat one of my roasts on your return? Rushy is missing you. Lots of love Mum xx

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  7. Hi Bea - progress looking very good - I seem to remember you are very good at painting walls from a house project! Hopefully all your bricks are in a straight line - are you using Flemish bond or stretcher bond patterns? Hope your hands are well protected by the gloves! Palace result last night in league cup a bit poor - lost 4 1 to Bristol City. The fans are restless! Anyway we plug on...love Dad!xx

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  8. Hi Ben! Really proud how hard you guys are working - those walls are looking great! We can imagine your delight on being served those egg sandwiches yesterday. Do you think you're more a bricklayer or painter? Sure we can use either skill on your return. We hope you didn't give Sean a tough time as site foreman. Only one week now until we can hear all about your amazing adventure. Love Mum and Dad xx

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  9. Impressive work ... especially for beginners!
    Cooler weather perhaps is even better when you have to work. One week to go and you’ Be back with , possibly, the most amazing experience of your life.
    Miss you Sean x

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  10. Hi Kate, hope you are all right, darling. We’re back home and off to Scotland on Friday where we will hunt you a haggis. Very proud of your toilet block - dig deep and finish it! Can’t wait to see you, big kiss, Mum x

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