Sunday, December 19, 2010

A "pool" ogies!

To all the faithful followers of this blog and all the friends who can't follow because they don't use gmail ... but who religiously check what's going on here ... I'm sorry I have neglected you!

This time of year is notorious for TLC, it is our busiest season. Every day is filled to the brim with friends, visitors and the interested public who find themselves with some extra time on their hands and are happy to come offer it in service to TLC. It's fantastic but boy does it keep us busy!

Today we went to the Aquadome at the Emerald City, it is an indoor water park. Thanks to 2 volunteers we were able to spend the day away from TLC and just have some fun. It was wonderful. The kids had a blast and everyone arrived home thoroughly pooped!

I will start writing on this blog more often as soon as the Christmas blog is done. We will be keeping that blog site live until early January, just in case anyone has some extra cash around after Christmas haha!

Life is carrying on, we are busily preparing to give the kids and volunteers another memorable Christmas and we send love and light to all our supporters in every corner of the globe.

FYI our blogs are visited from as far afield as Iceland, Russia, China and Argentina and everywhere else inbetween!

Thank you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

3000 hits! and the end of the school year

Hello my dears!

Yes it is true! We have had over 3000 hits on our Christmas blog so far! and another $3000 to transfer from paypal to the TLC account!
Thank you! Thank you!

Schools are closing all across the country now (It is our Summer holiday). We have a few kids at home already and another group finishing early next week. G-R-E-A-T everyone says - don't you?
Holidays ... F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S  - aren't they?

Can you hear the sarcasm and a tiny bit of terror in my voice?

Have YOU ever tried to entertain 30 kids, mostly boys for 5 weeks on a shoe-string budget?

Trust me it can turn the most patient of saints into a foaming-at-the-mouth crazy person!

We are so blessed to have a few Christmas parties lined up but it would be really nice if someone would consider helping us organise a couple of special outings for the school break.

Here are some ideas of fun things they like to do:

Gold Reef City
Ice Skating
Montecasino Bird Garden
Bass Lake

And finally for all my dear, dear personal friends who have been supporting me through this difficult year and who have been worrying about my own health and sanity as we go forward :-)

I am taking a weeks break over my birthday on the 28th at a lovely little place called Aan De Vliet just near the Kruger Park.

I will be taking my wonderful children along, Matthew, James, Mighty, Christian, Jerome, Similo and Ruth. We hope to get into the Park for one or two days and will have a chance just to be "the little family" for a change :-)

We love you all