Thursday 22 October 2015

Bulgaria Thursday, by Amy and Keely

We woke up earlier than usual to celebrate Taylor’s birthday in which we woke her up and gave her a bottle of Prosecco that Mollie kindly decorated for her. We put a banner, balloons and stars on her door before she woke up and we all sang happy birthday to her in her room, when Carly’s vocals were on point.

We went to breakfast at 8 o’clock like usual and then got our resources ready for the day. We left the hotel at 8:30 to go to the kindergarten which was quite far from the hotel but we managed the resource bags by sharing handles which was hard work.

The classes we taught were quite awkward at first because they didn’t understand any English but it got easier as the lesson went on. We stayed there until 11:30, it was really upsetting leaving the children because we really enjoyed teaching them so it was hard knowing that we will probably never get to see them again.

We went straight to the Social Centre to have lunch and waited for the children to arrive while Taylor blew out her candles on her birthday cake. The lesson with the children was extremely fun as we were writing and decorating our t-shirts and then we had a talent show. It was nice to see the Bulgarian children’s’ talents and also bribing some of our team members to sing and dance. Dian one of the translators taught Carly breakdancing which was very good may I add. Definitely one of Carly’s many hidden talents. We got recorded which was going to be put on a Bulgarian TV channel whilst Amy was singing. The workers at the centre gave us presents which we really appreciated. When it was time to leave and say goodbye it was really emotional and upsetting because we had a great time with them.
We went to a shopping mall on the way back to the hotel which had an arcade and shops in. We stayed there for a bit then went back to the hotel for dinner and debrief.

We’re so upset to be leaving Bulgaria as we’ve had an amazing time and met some amazing children and people and this experience will stay with us for a life time.

From Amy and Keely x x x x


mandy said...

Hi everybody.
You all look like you've had a fantastic day, and children seem like they are enjoying their self, which is lovely to see. I can't amagine how you are all feeling saying good bye, but just remembered you all have done a brilliant job.

Asia I've missed you so much, but have not wanted you home because what you are doing is amazing and I'm so proud of you especially being so young yourself. The experience and memories you you have built will be you forever.

Roll on Saturday because it's been a long week love you lots xx

Megan Carey said...

Hello Asia, it sounds like it's been a very emotional day for you! I hope you remembered what I said though! I can't wait to hear all about the amazing time you had although I really don't want this to end for you! I hope you enjoy your last moments on the trip. I can't wait to see you! Love Megan xxxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Taylor
Happy 18th Birthday really missing you not being here for your birthday
hope you've had a great day and enjoying your time there
Love seeing all the photo's and the children enjoying themselves with you all
Everyone is proud of what you are doing and we look forward to seeing you Saturday
Love from Mum ,Dad ,siblings and Bailey

mandy said...

Happy birthday taylor xx

Unknown said...

Wow, helping all those wonderful children and being on Bulgarian TV not many people can say that! Looks like everyone is having fun still and I think you are all amazing. Amy we miss you lots, the place is not the same without you and I have to do all of the washing myself. Lol. We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday and hearing you tell us all about your amazing time. I am really pleased you had this opportunity to experience. Lots of love Mum, Dad and Josh xxx

Ps Happy 18th birthday Taylor

Unknown said...

A Massive well done everyone :-) Looks like you have done a great job. It looks amazing and you should all be very proud of yourselves, just like we are.

Keely I hope you have enjoyed your last day and now have memories that will last for ever. You make us so proud and cannot wait to see you tomorrow. We have all missed you loads but so glad that you have had this opportunity.

Love you lots
see you very soon :-)

Love Mum, Dad Ellie and Lilly. xxxxx

Paige Van-der-zee said...

Glad to see your amazing dancing moves are being put to good use Katherine maw, I will be disappointed if they dont end up on tv.
paige xxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

Hi Amy,ive just seen simon cowell on tv and he's said you should be on britains got talent for the next series,im going to try a marathon next year to compete.
We are all happy and so proud of you for what you have done,you will have made new friends for life which is magic.See you soon and have a safe journey home tomorrow.Ring you aswell tomo eve as we are moving.
Lots of love Dad and jenny.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx