The 17th Floor Family moves on…

Today my friend, Chantelle, on the 17th floor of the “liftless” building opposite us, left a message on my phone to call her. I was expecting to be needed to help move her from her tiny room (on the 17th floor) sometime this week …*pant, pant!*… so imagine my delight when she told me she had been able to...

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Volunteering @HMS…

So today’s volunteering at the Hillbrow Music School (across the road) started with a surprise 2 recorder pupils whose teacher (on clarinet, sax and recorder) was busy with another student. I was handed a third recorder out the cupboard (they have many instruments for kids to use!!) and taught them both for about 45 mins....

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Music Lessons!

Went with my 2 oldest girls to their first music lessons at the Hillbrow Music School across the road today: Hannah to the guitar teacher and Rachel to the piano teacher! Learned some new things about the guitar myself! Tomorrow Hannah will also attend the drum ensemble…They both thoroughly enjoyed today’s lessons which...

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Dinner Invite

Last night we had our first invitation to supper by one of the residents, and new friends, in our block of flats, a Zimbabwean man called John. His friend, Tafadzwa, cooked us a feast of rice, pap, potatoes, chicken, sausage and the most delicious tasting mackerel, served together with 3 salads, 2 avocados, an assortment of soft...

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Madiba Magic!

Our family spent their time today helping out at the Hillbrow Clinic for the day… our friends at the Rehab Unit had put on a real treat for the community. The theme was TOUCH 1000 LIVES. We handed out blankets, beanies and food and then had a super delicious lunch together… and there was super fun entertainment! It was...

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Delight Ndlovu

Our story from today…(as seen through the eyes of Nigel) As we were arriving home from church, about a block away from our home, there was a large crowd gathering. I got Trish to drop me off and went to see what was happening. I noticed that a man was standing on the 8th floor ledge of a building. The windows behind him to...

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