Sunday, July 24, 2011

Small Boy Blogger 7

It is the last week of summer program and we are doing lots of fun things. Today we are eating waffles and playing lots of cool games. I am excited because we go to a different family’s house for a holiday and my mummy’s coming back tomorrow. We have welcome back things for her and she is bringing some stuff for us.

Friday, July 22, 2011

small Boy Blogger 6

last week we went to the team house. It was great!! When we got there, we swam in the pool. Then we played lots of tennis games. We did those things for a while and then we had lunch. It was delicious! We had kebabs, baked beans, rice krispie treats and Pringles. Then we did lots more fun games and then left. On the way back the road was blocked so we had to take a different route and we got stuck in a very deep ditch and all the Africans were trying to push it out. When they got it out, we got stuck in some terrible traffic all the way back. When we got back to the ship, we were so glad that we went straight to our cabins to rest.

small Boy Blogger 5

Two weeks ago we went to the chimp sanctuary and Charlotte Falls. The Chimp sanctuary was pretty boring to me because all it was, was a man talking about chimps and occasionally we would go see some chimps getting fed or even throwing rocks at us. I liked the hike a lot more because we had to climb and jump over rocks and when we got there, we each got 4 biscuits and were allowed to play in the water. Then we came back home to the ship.

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The weekends here are great! Sometimes we go to the beach and occasionally to restaurants or cafes if it is a special treat. A few weeks ago our chef organised a huge BBQ at Bhura beach. We had hotdogs and hamburgers. They were delicious!! We also swam in the sea, and my friends and I did some football. Then next weekend we went to the Aberdeen womens centre and stayed there for a few days because one of the people running the place went on holiday and offered to let us stay there. The Aberdeen womens centre is a place for women to come and have their babies delivered safely. Jude and Katie are the people who run the place. Jude is from Scotland and Katie is from South Africa. I like living on a ship but sometimes it is nice to stay on land as well.

Next week we are living in a different family’s house. It is a really big and one of the kids living there has a wii and lots of Lego. The weekends are great and really fun.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

small Boy Blogger 3

Sometimes in summer program or even when I have some spare time I will go to the ward and play with the patients. We do something called shareable parables. It is where someone reads a story and everyone acts out, even the patients.

Sometimes we make bracelets or necklaces. We also play with balloons and board games. Playing with the patients is a good thing to do so the patients can have fun and we do to.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Small Boy Blogger 2

We have been doing lots of fun games in summer program. We are learning to make friends and be a good friend to others. A little bit ago we were at the hope centre and we played with the kids there. We played football with some of the boys and we played with bubbles and chalk as well. We also went to the beach the day before that. It was lots of fun, there was a thick layer of seaweed all across the beach by the water. Some days we just stay inside and do crafts and indoor games. We even go down to the ward and play with the patients. I think that summer program is great and lots of fun for all the kids.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Small boy" blogger

A few weeks ago school ended and summer program started. Summer program is a place for kids to go and play games and go to beaches and orphanages. Lots of the parents volunteer to help and so do others.

Very recently, lots of people have left the ship including some of our very good friends, which were long termers. A little bit before that the president came to the ship. The whole crew had to dress up nicely and then go to the international lounge and watch him speak. Thank you for reading our blog and being interested in Mercy Ships.

By Nathaniel, aged 8 years