Monthly Archives: November 2012

Day Nine: Upon a Hill

After the Bible study in the village I took the girls up on a hill. We had a perfect view over the river mouth of the Mekuburi, boats, people walking, a canoe ferry. The big tree is a Baobab tree. … Continue reading

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Progress

We started with the roof construction. The calculation and cutting with the angle grinder over the last weeks was done by me. For the welding we had Mauricio for the first time with us. A decent fellow. And today we … Continue reading

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Last month of the Dry Season

Our dwell gives us 40 to 60 litres a day. This water do we use for all purposes (except drinking): washing dishes, laundry, showering, bath room, etc. It is just enough when we make deliberate and frugal use of our … Continue reading

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Day Four: School

We continued with homeschooling today. I explained “time” to the girls, beginning with “seconds” and ending with “years”. “Washing hands lasts seconds or months?”. Giggling… and then the right answer came (the girls are only five and three now, btw). … Continue reading

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The Girls´ Highlight Today…

… was our trip with the bike through Memba. We ate peanuts at Joaquim´s house, went on to Paulino´s and met Joana on the way as well. At times we lost our way and ended up in someones backyard. : … Continue reading

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Day Three: Tree house Tune-up

I nailed a trunk unto the tree house. The girls loved to slide the trunk down. Even my little one had the guts to do it.

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Djebunte

Mhm. I confess the Maccaroni were under my expectation as well. Sorry girls! I promise to try even harder next time. And then came Damião to our gate. He sold us a 1.8kg “Djebunte”!! In Portuguese this tropical fish is … Continue reading

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