Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Post You Have All Been Waiting For!

Hello Internet!

Yes its finally here, you no longer have to log on to this blog and be disappointed.

I don't even know how to begin to explain how amazing Africa is. It is by far the best thing i have done with my life, and as I'm sure you all know i am a pretty great person so my life is quite amazing! But this definitely beats everything, yes, even the time I found a euro on the bus believe it or not! One leader joins each pair in doing their activities each day, so i thought it would be fun to evaluate each of them and the funny thing is they all got really in to it!

It is unbelievably hot here. Probably, and even though this will hurt my ego to the max, it is probably even hotter then me! There is actually not a lot of mosquitoes here. The kids are brilliant. They are so happy and really enjoy the games and activities we play with them.

Now I'm sort of running out of things to say so ill write a passage from the "Good Book"...... No not the Bible my log book of course!

DAY 4 TUESDAY 04/08/09

Today Was our final day of doing Wide Games. We had Andrew Torsney for our leader for this, who's unbelievable amount of charisma and confidence matches his grossly inappropriate size! And even with this knowledge i was still a bit sceptical, would he match up to Gwen's none to shabbiness from the day before?

So we started the activity as normal with the Obstacle Course until Andy Unorthedoxly suggested that we should lengthen the Obstacle Course by having kids put the hula hoops we were using over their heads and going through them instead of just jumping through them. I personally thought this was the folly of the unwise. But like Eoghan thinking that his original schedule (which fell to pieces) would work, I was proven wrong! It worked Brilliantly!

After the Obstacle Course We played a game in which the kids had to hula and while they were doing this walk to us. This proved very difficult for us when we were explaining it but the kids were naturals. Then through what can only be described as a mad power trip, Andrew had some weird desire for the kids to chant "HULA HULA HULA" as they played this game and also answer him with a big "YES" when he shouted "ARE YOU READY?". Once again i thought Andy was pushing it, especially after the most dramatic "crash and burn" since 9/11 with the oldest kids, but once again i was proven wrong. It caught on like wildfire(hidden pun!there has been a lot of fires here because the grass is so dry!). That was the last nail in the coffin of Andy's evaluation. Right then I knew Gwen was "None to Shabby" But Andrew was...


I hope you enjoyed that!

Finally a wise man once said "To be or not to be, that is the question". But that has nothing to do with what I'm about to say. As much as i love it here, I do miss some people.....
My friends, Mary and Michael Browne, NOT my dog, All of the vents and leaders who are not present, and someone else.........Oh yeah my Family! And Mum before you ring me from France to tell me I'm grounded, that was clearly a joke........ I do miss bonnie a bit!!!

See Y'All Later


  1. you made me laugh on dreary wet irish morning. Sounds like brilliant fun. Well done.

  2. Sounds like you're having a lot of fun Shane.

    Hey Dillon if you're reading this, I went on Oblivion...and loved it!

  3. Glad its all working out so well. Shane you must be the hot person we met in Michaels house once.Vincent saw Sam,(so cute) Francis and Fergus yesterday. Nanny was searching for this under blogs pot, not bad for a 76 year old, but wasn't getting very far. Enjoy the rest of the adventure, keep up the good work and see you at the barbecue

  4. really enjoyed your post shane bernie