Showing posts from June, 2010

“Into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary.”

Hi, I'm Emma, and I'm late with my blog, again. Pleased to meet you. Well most, if not all of you, already know me, so this should come as no surprise to you, so apologies again. Also if I have promised to email or call you, I probably won't do that in a timely fashion either. But if you are a future employer, I am very punctual with my work. Right.
I was just having a little clean of my room, which means that in fact I had a sandal in one hand and was trying to kill the monster ants that have nested in my wardrobe. While I was killing these ants I was struck with the thought that, well firstly, this feels a little like a massacre, with little ant bodies lying all over my floor, do you think that ants can recognize death of a species member, and then I wondered if they did, would they have a sense of self protection and panic, and I felt quite bad. And then I didn't. It's me or them, I am not sharing my room. So that was the end of that. In any case the reason tha…

“Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish!”

Hello all!!!!
Here we are, another week past in a flash, I really can't even believe that we are in June already, which means there is only a couple of weeks left until the camps, until the new step teams, until Mark comes to visit! Lot's of things to look forward too, a lot of preparation to do, a lot of procrastination to resist. Although, it's not so hard to resist procrastination, when really there isn't even much time for that. Our Project World Cup starts next week, with Brazil's first game - Brazil, I am sure shall come to a stand still, at least that is what I am hoping for!
This past week has been pretty football orientated, and we have been working a lot with the younger boys, the girls have been settling into a comfortable routine of actually turning up, and only fighting a little bit. The boys not so much. On Saturday we took 26 of the young boys (under 15s) to play the Santa Cruz under 15's. What a day! It took us a good three hours to get there, du…

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.”

Hello One and All!
The weather here is not giving up at all, it's meant to be the start of the winter months, and it's still hotter than...well some place really hot. Apparently this is freak weather, but luckily for us it means that, because the rains are slow in coming, the builders at the project are able to maybe even finish building the security wall around the premises, which toppled down because of a mudslide last rainy season.
The past week and a bit have been worked dominated, but have been really good. I haven't managed to leave Tejipio much (just last monday to go into Beach Territory to "play" some volley ball). So I have mainly just been based around the project with my little animal friends, lots of cockroaches going about just now...
One of the new projects that we have set up is another football project (apparently I should just get used to it, football is life and soul of Brazil, I have even been invited to join a women team-there are three of us on…