Saturday, 6 February 2016

Malawi day 1, by Beca and Mollie

Hey everybody…

We’re all here in one piece, after 25 hours travelling; we are all safe and sound! And my goodness the heat is something that you wouldn’t believe!! 2 coach journeys, 2 planes, 6 hours waiting in an airport, nowhere near as much sleep as we should have had and 25 sweaty, smelly-breathed and repulsive looking people … we are finally at Mabuya Lodge in Lilongwe!

We’ve also been reunited with Helen, who travelled to Africa a few days before us, and met us at the airport. So now we are the team of 26, happy but tired

First things first and we’re all off for a swim in the pool for a hearty game of volleyball (to keep the boys in shape) just before everyone began heading off to the showers. Freshening up for dinner and ensuring we’re all clean and ready for another 6 hours of travel… on a coach… in 30C heat… Bring on Nkhata Bay and Butterfly Space.


Lots of love Beca and Moley.tll here in one piece








60 comments:

tanya newton said...

Great to here that you are all there safely. Hope the heat isn't too unbearable. The weather is awful here.

Ellie we cant wait to hear about how the journey was and weather the good old travel sickness kicked in !!! Enjoy your stay and hope you sleep well tonight. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to tomorrow.

Remember we all love you lots and are so proud of you.

Lots of love
Mum,Dad, Keely and lilly. xx

Michelle said...

Good to see the first blog and that you have all arrived safely after your long journey. Great you all got to freshen up, have a swim and chill before dinner, bet your all shattered. Great pictures and look forward to seeing many more. Hope you all sleep well and the journey tomorrow to Butterfly Space goes well.
Love to all, but especially Jemma, missing you loads love Mum, Nanny, Grandad and Bailey

Sara said...

I'm so pleased you've all arrived safely & hopefully will be well rested for tomorrow's journey !
Abby we are missing you loads & we can't wait to read each day what your getting up to . Gus & Toffee are fine , I'm looking after them for you . We are so proud of you & we love you Billions love Mum , Dad , Amy & Alfie Xx
p.s Nannie & Grandad Luff send their love too Xx

Darren Toms Coaching said...

Great to see the photos and that you're all there safely, albeit tired. You're all missing a heatwave here in Bournemouth today. So hot and no sign of any rain at all!!! Enjoy and look forward to reading more updates

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Helen Robbins said...

So pleased to see your all safe and well. Keep us posted Abby on your daily adventures. Love you loads love Auntie Helen x

Fi said...

Glad to see you've all arrived safely
I hope you girls made it into the pool before the boys!!!
Have a great time

Sally White said...

Hi sasha and everyone, glad to hear you arrived safe and well. Bet it was nice to get in that pool and then freshen up after all that traveling. Enjoy your first night but get plenty if rest if you csn with the heat. Miss you loads already xnd loking forward to the next instalmdnt of your trip love mum xxx

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Rob Batson said...

Hi all. Robert Batson here.

Glad your all OK! You all look like you're having a lovely time! The weather out there is hot, hot, hot! It's suppose to get as high as 31 on Wednesday! You will all have an amazing 10 days and can't wait to hear about the while trip! At last a photo of bailey with flat hair. Lol! Mrs Cummings you OK? You're having a laughing fit there. Lol!

Lots of love Rob!

P.S Bet Mrs Cummings is all excited like she was in Bulgaria. Lol!
P.s.s Miss all of you stage and screen people. School wasn't the same without you yesterday and won't be next week.
P.s.s.s Remember to take pictures and have fun

Love and miss you all xxx

mandy said...

Hi Megan
Glad to see you have all arrived safe and well. Sound like you have all had a very tiring time but hopefully your all sleep well tonight, ready for the rest of you journey tomorrow. Can't believe it so hot there and so miserable here. Can't wait to hear from you tomorrow to see what you have been up to. Love you lots mum,dad,danielle, Asia and nan.

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mandy said...

Hi Bek's
Hope megan hasn't been to prickly with you, as we know what she is like when she doesn't get enough sleep. Jacquelyn has probably talked you to death in the last 25 hours. I personally think you need a medal to be with a load of teenagers for 10 days. See you soon, love the Carey family x

Karen Bessant said...

Hey livvy glad to see you've all arrived safely. I've shown dad butterfly space and he's well jel of the pics he's seen. Everyone's missing you already even tho they didn't think they would. ....
Love you loads and we want to see you in more of the photos this time. Have fun and enjoy love from us all xxxxx

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nikki norris said...

Glad to hear you safe Sasha . Hope you all get a good nights rest to prepare for your amazing experience . Lots of love from Nikki xx

Alison Toms said...

Hi Sammy
Glad you got the chance to cool off and relax after that long journey! Hope you get a good rest tonight. Looking forward to seeing more photos over the coming days. Love you. Mum, Nigel and Nomes xx

Unknown said...

Hi Oli, Wow, from the photos you look as though you are having a good time already. Hope your next journey is OK and we are looking forward to seeing more photos. x God Bless you Oli xxxx Love you. Love Mum, Dad, Kieran, Martha, Aiden, Maddie, Mitch and Eva. x PS. Love you too Bailey xxxxx

mandy said...

Can you write a comment on Megan's blog thing saying-

Hello, Megan

Glad you arrived safely, hope you haven't been too moody with the lack of sleep as I know what your like.

Enjoy every minute of your experience. Missing you like crazy, can't wait to hear your voice again. Don't forget I'm so proud of you. Love you always.

Danielle and Shane xxxx

Scottlouie said...

Jacquelyn - Your looking well, promise you won't stop enjoying yourself :) Looking at the pictures with envy - the weather here in Bournemouth is terrible and it's not so good in Poole either :(

Guess you have already worked out that Scottlouie is in fact NOT your brother but yet another of your papa's many pseudonym's

I will however be passing this link to him and your mama as soon as

Take care - <3 <3 <3

shayne nation said...

Hi Amber and team, it's great to see you've arrived safely. We're envious of the temperature difference but don't envy the 6 hour bus journey tomorrow in that heat, remember plenty of fluids!! Look forward to seeing the next blog when you will of finally reached your destination, the place where you and the team are going to give so much pleasure to many people.
Take care all our love Mum, Dad, Courtney and Roxie xxxxxxxxxxx

Sally White said...

Can someone tell sasha to put her mosquito band on if she hasnt already please x

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Lisahopton said...

Hey, Bailey,
Glad you have arrived safely. Hope you managed some sleep. Have an amazing time and enjoy every moment. Phil and Harrison are practicing on their guitars in the hope they will get better than you in 10 days!! Lol, wishful thinking.
Miss you and love you more than����

Andre Santos said...

Hi Rebecca,

Glad to hear you all made it safe and sound, I hope you and everyone enjoy the time over there!
The weather must be something!😂 Back in uk rain and wind all day..
You go and enjoy every bit of it! Make us proud girl!

lots of love everyone xxx

Callum Scoulding said...

Hey livvy,

Glad to see you all made it safe and sound and i hope you all have a great time out there

Miss you already livvy

Lots of love
Callum xx

Courtney said...

hey ambs (sorry it's late Daisy's house has no wifi so I'm using my 3G) haha. I hope the journey was good and you're having a good time so far,looking forward to reading your other blogs love you lots x

Keely Newton said...

Hey everyone, happy to hear that you all got there safely. Proud of you Ellie I know your going to love it and have the best time ever. I actually can't believe that I miss you already haha! Also, Mollie I hope you have an amazing time but you better not be doing any bed time French plaits for anyone else haha hope you all have an amazing time, see you all when your back love you all, love Keely xxx

Rowena Corbin said...

Hi chick, just got everyone settled and reset up Google account so thought I'd send my love before another call bell goes off.
Was feeling sorry for you having to live in a tent but this has evaporated somewhat when I saw the lovely pool you were all frolicking in!!
Make sure everyone is well covered in DEET and sun screen and all taking antimalarials, especially you pidge.
Sounds like a mare of a journey you had.
Dobbie sends meows.
Love you bubs, Mumma xxxx ��������

alison payne said...

Hi, glad to see you have arrived safe and sound. Good to see you have had chance to rest after your flights. Safe journey on your next section hope heat not to bad. Love you Chloe. Xxx

Tinytriny said...

Hi Beca pleased your having a great time . Love you lots mum xxx

Gary Cook said...

Hi Maddie,
Glad you all got there safely. We are all missing you, especially Alan. Wishing you well for the adventure ahead and don't forget to visit the hydration station frequently.
Love you lots, Dad, Josh, Ellie and Alan
P.s. No camels

Enjoy xx

mumma page said...

Hey Lamara, glad that you all have arrived safely.
So pleased that the weather is lovely for you, remember to put on sun cream!;)
The pictures on the blog look like your having lots of fun, cant wait to see more :)
Enjoy every minuet of this beautiful adventure. Love you lots Mum dad & boys xxx

Kirstie Kerley said...

Great to see you all got there safely, looks amazing already, looking forward to more blogs, miss you loads Raegan, lots of love mum des Harry and Danni xxxxxxx

jonathan glenister said...

Hey iona glad your safe, miss you and hope you have a great time!

Love Jon xxx

Eleanor Kehoe said...

HI AMBER ITS ELEANOR 💜💜💜 I'm so proud of you and I'm so glad you made it there safely, I'm behind you all the at an I hope you really enjoy the experience, love you lots xxxxxx

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Penny Senior said...

Hi Penny , glad you have all arrived safely . Have a fab time. Love you. Mum & Rob. Xx

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Scottlouie said...

♥ ♥ ♥ JACQUELYN ♥ ♥ ♥ - Thought about letting you all know what the weather in Bournemouth is doing right now http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/uk/bournemouth :(

Then I decided to let everyone HERE know what the weather in Malawi is doing http://www.timeanddate.com/weather/malawi/lilongwe :)

You SHOULD be able to just click on the link

If not left click and highlight then right click and open tab

DChomefree said...

Hi David Lem.
Fantastic that you have all arrived safely and are having a bit of down time.
Keep the team working hard together and I know you'll enjoy every minute. Hopefully you'll also be making a huge difference.
I'm very proud of you.
Dad xx

heidi nye said...

Hi Mollie, Beca and the rest of the team
Glad to hear you all arrived safe and well
Missing you already Mollie, very quiet without you(unlucky bex)
Rebecca said hope you and Beca have a great time and she misses you both and sends her love xxxxxxxxx

Sally White said...

Hi sasha glad uve arrived safely at butterfly, now to do what you went out there to do, embrace every moment and take lots of pictures i want to know all about it. Love mum xxx

Lauren Baker said...

Hi Abby,

Glad you arrived safely. You missed the pancakes here at Guides, we all say hello. Hope all our donations got there in one piece. Sending a pancake in the post :) Kerry is squashed. Have a great time. See you soon. Love the 33rd Bournemouth Guides xx

Lauren Baker said...

Hey Abby.

Made it to and from horse riding in one piece without you this week :( missed having someone to talk to. Hux was in his usual grumpy mood. Prince and Dilly are fine. Have a fantastic time out there. See you again soon. Hi Amber :)

Love Lauren ( your 18 year old friend ) xxx

Harley Dady said...

Hi all, glad to hear you've arrived safe and enjoyed your first day. Have an amazing rest of your trip and stay safe! Lots of love, especially to Jacqs, Raeg, Mollie, Penny, Megan, Lamara, Dan, Chloe and of course to Bex! Remember what you're doing is amazing and you'll have so many memories and stories to bring back and I can't wait to hear them all! Lots of Love, Harley xxx

Luna Ashburton-Dunning said...

Heyyyyy Lewis!
Hope you are having the best time ever! I'm sooooo sorry this comment is late but your brother decided that if you were going on a trip then he was too so we have spent the last two days in hospital with him while he had surgery to remove his appendix! Don't worry though, he is absolutely fine and coming home tomorrow slightly lighter :) Glad to hear that you've finally made it to Butterfly Space after your epic journey. Remember to take tons of pics. We're so proud of you and miss you like crazy. Oodles of squishes and loads of love, Mum,Dad and Max xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Sara said...

Hi Abz it's your Mum Again !!!!
So pleased to receive the text saying you've finally got to Butterfly space , Enjoy every minute , your all going to be making such a difference.Take care in the heat & we Love you heaps & don't worry I recorded War & Peace ..... lots of love
Mum , Dad , Amy & Alfie Xxxxx

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Elena Toms said...

Hi Sammy!
So great to see that you're there and all ok. Looking forward to more pics and updates. Have lots of fun! Missing you xx Love Elena, Dad, Julia, Lewis and Nessa xxx

Sean cummings said...

Hi, glad you got there in one piece, your mum is home now, goin to do some shopping for her later if she needs it, hope your having fun miss you love sean

mandy said...

Hi megan
Glad you made it to butterfly space in one piece. You can now start enjoying your time with them lovely children. Time will go so fast for you(not for me thou), but the memories you will gain will be amazing and never leave you. Can't wait to see more photo's of you all and read about what you have been up to. It's very quiet at home without you. Miss you lots love mum,dad,danielle and Asia xxx

mandy said...

Hi megan
Glad you made it to butterfly space in one piece. You can now start enjoying your time with them lovely children. Time will go so fast for you(not for me thou), but the memories you will gain will be amazing and never leave you. Can't wait to see more photo's of you all and read about what you have been up to. It's very quiet at home without you. Miss you lots love mum,dad,danielle and Asia xxx

Pez Gaskin said...

Hi Rebecca n Mole, glad u arrived safely, hope u have a fantastic time n I look forward 2 cing u on ur return ��. Love Dad ( AKA Daddy Doug) xxx

Maria Theodoris said...

Hi Penny ,hope your enjoying yourself after your very long journey . Love you xxxxxx💞

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