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Dawn, Street Art and Beaded Tree

Lovely peachy clouds as we drew the curtains this morning.

Our walk today, allowed, was into town to collect the bread. It’s the last we’ll do in town for a few months. I spotted a new  street art mask today on a tree outside the clock tower.

We have taken down our Christmas tree but we are leaving up all the twinkly lights, the greenery wreath on the front door and a small white tree filled with South African beaded decorations. They were made by the women, the gogos, the Grandmothers,  in Mapoch where we did our volunteering in 2007. We helped build a new classroom and worked with the children and the teacher.

You can read about some of our experiences here. 


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The Gogos of Mapoch, Sun Trap and The Joy of Singing

1  The Gogos (Grannies) of Mapoch in South Africa do the most amazing beading which we discovered when voluntouring in the village. Today I have posted off 236 balls from roll-on deodorants collected from friends (Thank you all!) and 86 small plastic tubes to be made into beautiful beaded objects. Thanks again to P&H for the postage. See post of 9th January for photos.

2  The sun-trap patch at the end of the garden is now paved and looks lovely. Now comes the fun part, choosing what to plant in the wall…….

Paved sun-trap

3  Tonight’s singing session with Claire Ingleheart was a fabulous joyful affair!

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