Saturday, 14 February 2015

AfriDACA team blog 1 - Saturday, by Tom, Vicky and Carly

Hi, we are all here safe and sound. The weather is amazing – 30 degrees and more! It was a long day yesterday with 14 hours of flying and being awake for a whole 24 hours! The aeroplane was ridiculously hot. We even had an incident of another passenger passing out next to us, luckily he is all fine.

We would like to say a big hello and thank you to all the family and friends. This is our first blog by Tom, Vicky and Carly; throughout the duration of the trip each team member will be given the chance to update the blog about our daily adventures.

Today’s adventures included a trip to the local shopping mall to exchange our money; the local children waved and the views of the scenery were beautiful. Nothing like we all expected!

We then emptied all the luggage full of resources and clothes, and separated them into what we are going to use during the week to teach our lessons and organized our lesson plans. This afternoon is a chilled night, the food is excellent, no complaints!
We are all bunked in our room’s nice and cosy but according to tom Jaden is the worst snorer ever! (Like a fog horn). We hope you are all enjoying your 3 degree weatherJ


we look forward to updating you about tomorrow and hearing your comments about this blog, keep reading and commenting!! Love afriDACA xx 












33 comments:

Christian Muldowney said...

Glad you all got there ok.
Tom happy your enjoying the food.
Nice to see your dirty already.
Just in the pub enjoying a pint. After the afternoon in Manchester shopping.
Dad has got a Jack Wills hoodie, for himself not you!!
Rovers hammered Stoke 4-1.
Love Mum & Dad xx

Patrick Frain said...

Glad you have all arrived after your long journey.x

Bev Hammond said...

Glad you all got there safe, bet you are all shattered.
Sorry about jaden's snoring Tom-I should have warned you & advised some ear plugs.
Looking forward to more updates & there is a bet on as to how many selfies Jaden will take!!
Enjoy guys x

Millie Sambrook said...

Hi Joe

Glad you all arrived safely...can`t wait for all the photo`s and updates!!!

Lots of love xxx

Geoff Ormerod said...

Glad you all got there safely - bet you're all very tired. The photos are brilliant - looking forward to seeing more.
Jack, Rovers beat Stoke with our reserve team, 90 minutes from Wembley! Mum's already been in your room tidying up!.
Love
Mum, Dad, Lewis and Rocky Rabbit xxxx

Victoria Cowley said...

Hi drew glad you arrived safe and settled in. Happy valentines.
Have fun
Love mum n vics xx

Tracey Seed said...

Hi Nathan,

Glad you all arrived safe & well. Just watching L'pool ( winning 2-1 ) so far.
Take plenty of photo's. The ones on the blog look brilliant.
Lincoln & Grandma send their Love. Lincoln says can you not stop for 2 weeks as its nice and quiet here without you.
Student Money been approved :) so your off to uni.
Have fun and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.
Love Mum & Andrew xox

Angela Hutchinson said...

hey gang - happy AFRIDACA !!- yyyeeaaaahhhh - your finally there safe & sound - looks amazing -your all so lucky - enjoy every minute - miss you loads already mols - sorry for embarrassing you - but its true ! haha - sending you big fat kisses on this day of luuurrrvvveee : ) mum & dad xxxxxxxxxxx

Sam Walsh said...

So pleased you arrived safely Tobster and all the gang keep safe look forward to tomorrow's blog love Dad Mum and Cal ps Cal has already moved into your room lol

Sam Walsh said...

And Toby happy valentines day x x

Angela Frain said...

Happy valentines day to you all x

Johnny said...

Hi Amy,
Glad you have all got there safe and sound. Hope you all enjoy this amazing experience! Have a great time. Looking forward to catching up with what you have been upto.
Missing you already, Dad, John and Michael x

Sofie Muldowney said...

Glad you all got there safely, hope you're all really enjoying yourselves!! Also hope your nose is feeling better Amy. And miss u Tom(promised I wouldn't be cringe) but hope you're enjoying :) love Courteney xx

Emma Earnshaw said...

Glad you are all ok.
Lovely to see photos of you Daddy.

Love you loads
Abi and Isaac x

Katie Wright said...

Hi Jaden,

Just going to really embarrass myself and let you know that I miss you so much. I miss you shouting at me to iron your shirt for work! Me & Jess made some cakes today, you seriously missed out. I will try and save you one! TRY. Can't wait until you come home! Sorry Tom for sending you a fog horn. Hope you're all having an amazing time. Just make sure Jaden stays safe and doesn't do anything stupid! Love you loads Jaden.

Love Katie xx

Julie Partington said...

Hi Lewis P, sat with G, auntie Vicky, Lillie -May and Ethan looking at the photos and blog, glad to see you all on the photos.
Hope you coping with the heat etc. and taking lots of footage. I've spotted you on the photos with your bright yellow T, have a great week!
Lots of love
Mum, Ethan, G, Aunt Vic & LM xxxxxxxxxxx

collette hayden said...
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collette hayden said...

Hi Daniel
Glad you arrived safe and sound.
Was nice to see you looking so interested on the first batch of photos

Stephen Westlund said...

Hi John mum and me are glad you arrived safely hope you and the group are enjoying it there it looks nice and warm don't think of us freezing here looking forward to seeing some nice pictures tomorrow love you loads mum and ste

Alison Sayle said...

Hi dad (Mr Sayle),

Good to see you on some of the photos

Hope you are having a good time and you aren't feeling too hungry!!!

Missing you lots , love from imi!

xxxxx

Alison Sayle said...

Hi Mr Sayle

Hope you are having an amazing experience out in Uganda - me and luce are really keen on doing something similar!!

Make the most of everything you do out there.

God bless you all xx

Gail Kay said...

Hi vic mum here glad your safe and well all good here gdad home...me full of cold no one to look after me lol let me know you get this message love you mum

Gail Kay said...

Not gettin much done you will be the death of me harry here helping me..ps you look as good as ever lol xxx

Gail Kay said...

Well i hope this is coming through to you...what am i like not because you were not in my thoughts....harry bored without you lol glad the food is better than mine lol...iTS GREAT TO SEE THE PHOTOS...WORK BUSY AS EVER...ALL OK HERE GOING FOR MY NICE MASSAGE TONIGHT...ENJOY LOADS OF LOVE MUM X

Gail Kay said...

Ps as you can tell im day off just been for a nice walk...weather dry and sunny but not quite 30 degrees...just enjoying a glass of wine and cream egg lol look forward to more photos love mum xxx ps very quiet here no tea to make ...

Antony Lockley (Governor) said...

Great commentary on what looks like an incredible trip. I am impressed with both what you're doing and the excellent written English on display in your lively descriptions! For the person that asked, Liverpool FC (my team too ;-)), is doing just fine - beat Palace 2-1 in the FA Cup and we've drawn Blackburn for the quarter final. We're going to Wembley basically! Enjoy the rest of your time out there - and as you go through the week, think about how your experience in Africa may change the way you think about life back home. Antony Lockley (DACA Governor).

nicola maher said...

Hi all hope your all doing well looking forward to your next blog xx

margaret maher said...

hi Jodie hope all ok pic's are great love & miss you loads nan & grandad xxxx

Gail Kay said...

Ps as you can tell im day off just been for a nice walk...weather dry and sunny but not quite 30 degrees...just enjoying a glass of wine and cream egg lol look forward to more photos love mum xxx ps very quiet here no tea to make ...have just arrived home been for a nice walk in lytham with lady b just going to read my kindle and have lovely bath tonight....your dad asks how you are...look forward to more pics back to work tomorrow...miss u love mum xxx

Gail Kay said...

Thanks to the cred team for letting me know you are now getting my messages...

Gail Kay said...

Hi daughter hope you are ok not long to go before you are home....ive bEen busy...have painted my bedroom today...just been for a swim...am now cooking my tea...will read my kindle and then watch a dvd...also off tomorrow so a run is planned and continue with bedroom...hope your ok and it has been an experience to remember love you lots mum xxx

Gail Kay said...

just read the blogs from the last couple of days...it sounds very sad...good work with the maths...great to see you on my tab lol cant wait to see you lol hugs and kisses mum xxx

Gail Kay said...

Well hope yOU ALL ALREADY TO COME HOME SORRY I CANT PICK YOU UP AT THE AIRPORT HAVE TO WORK THE LONG DAY...HARRY WILL BE HERE AND HE HAS GOT YOUR KEYS..CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU WHEN I GET HOME FROM WORK...LOVE YOU MISS YOU LOTS OF LOVE MUM XX