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“The ant is knowing and wise, but he doesn't know enough to take a vacation”

This week I would like to introduce you to several of my new groups of friends:

1. The largest and by far more involved in my life are my little ant friends. In fact, I am misleading you a little bit because in fact this group has many subgroups, all whom play a large role in my life; There are the little ones, the ones that you would normally not have the capacity to even see with normal human eyes if it wasn´t for the fact that they move in swarms of thousands, over anything and everything that they may misconstrue as sustanance. If you make the mistake of vacuum sealing a bag with bread in it, and there is a nanometer of space that even air can not pass through, you can bet your bottom dollar that the ants can make their way into the bag, and the next time that you go to lift a piece of bread out, your hand comes out crawling with ants, at least at that point you are not so upset about the bread, because you have definately lost your appetite for the rest of the week. These little g…

Hey, kid. You need help, and ol' Baloo's gonna learn ya to fight like a bear.

Hello All!!! I have been without the internet for a good week now! So yet again I find myself apologising for the lateness of this blog. I mean the best, but sometimes it's just not enough. The past week has flown by, and as usual by Sunday I can't even remember if there was a Monday to this week, and if there was I haven't a clue what we got up too. As the days go by, we are trying to get more and more prepared for these summer camps, that seems to be number 1 on the priorities list, but also we are looking at changing around some of courses here at the project. I'm feeling a little thinly spread with the capoeira, since I have not been able to find a group of my own around the area yet. Recife has a lot of capoeira regional, and by the looks of things it's a very violent type of regional. There is a group further away in Rio Dolce with Mestre Sapo that does Angola, and hopefully one of these days I will find time and resources to get myself up there. I am currently…

Teach me some melodious sonnet, Sung by flaming tongues above...

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Hello All!
I am currently aiming for being on time with this blog, we shall see how long I survive tonight, and see if I can get it finished. Many things happened this week, some good, some great, some not wonderful, and some truly upsetting so trying to think of a mood for this blog is complicated, so I thought that I might just tell it as it happened.
Monday was our first day without Becky, as you all will know, since I wrote my blog late last week (some of this might be a little bit of a repetition, I apologise) and also we had our monthly latin link prayer meeting. And although, I ran out of gas while baking the cake for it, so that it half stuck in the tin, and that the first of the 'summer' rains started and came through our church roof right into the middle of proceedings, it was still really good to hear where other people are in their projects. It was also really good to see Jen and Nate after a year and a half, and they even let me hold Micah, even though he's onl…

Through a city that's falling apart, On a night that rises and clears....

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I'm sorry about the lateness of this blog, but the activities of the mayday weekend really threw my game I must admit! This week was busy busy busy, and I loved it. What I did not love was the fact that Becky has now left, well semi-left, I have spent my first night alone in my bed (as it was only when Becky arrived that I was promoted from a place on the floor to my very own room, and double bed!). In anycase, we must bid goodriddence to Rebekah Long, and I think that some of the children have taken it even worse than me. Sad days, As Hannah said in our Monday morning prayer meeting, Becky has worked hard the whole time she has been here, and I don't think I've heard her complain about the work once. She's a machine that one, and she will be missed (although I will see her tomorrow and Thursday, so I should probably leave the homage until next week).
Not surprisingly I cannot for the life of me remember what happened last week up until Friday. I think it involved scrub…