Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Door-to-Door Saleslady of Songea

This morning a lady with a bag full of stuff approached me when I was sat outside the Hoja Project Office, teaching a bit of English to some enthusiastic looking children, and tried to sell some kind of aloe vera tonic to me. And a cheese grater.

I declined.

In other news, I shall before too long require some more reading material, and also some songs and games that are good for teaching English. I'm sure I must be able to think of more, but Bingo! and Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes has seemed to be my limit so far. (Bingo is very popular.)

Today we have two new volunteers arriving. Hurrah! And I'm not feeling quite so it. Although much snottier. At least brown snot is an improvement on London black snot.

I'm sure there must be more but I can't be bothered.


  1. Phil - is there time for us to send you stuff to read? And if so, what sort of things? Also, I'll try and see Ellie's teracher at school tomorrow when I take her in and see if there's anything he can suggest other than Bingo! and HSKAT. Much love and thinking of you. Sam xxxx

  2. Yes, there is time. I have another 9 weeks here. It shouldn't take that long to arrive. If it is delayed for any reason, then some other volunteer will enjoy it at a later date.

    You can send anything you like. You know my sense of the ridiculous though. :-)


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