Response: Cheers Sue! I'm missing it already
Response: I caught a very small Nile Perch (well the guide caught it on my rod so i'm claiming it!), apparently (according to my more knowledgable fishing friends) its a sought after game fish. Dan seems ok with his hand, shame the same cant be said for Ken's leg (see last journal entry). See you soon!!
Response: Thanks Mel, can't really put everything in words and pictures but i'm having a go! we went to the Menengai Crater this afternoon, i didn't bother taking photos cos there wouldn't be any point as the thing that was so amazing was the size of the place neither words nor pictures would do it justice!
Response: I know, I tried to fix it with some duck tape that one of the volunteers brought. It didn't work but its good for fixing boots! Anyway the Goalkeeper has a broken hand so he wont have to worry about getting a nail in the head for 3 weeks. The lads are actually managing to play some pretty decent football on that pitch now though. And the few twisted ankles and bruised feet are small price to pay for the fact that before this team wasa started all the lads were on drugs. Now they train every night and all are clean. Nobody seems too bothered about the crossbar!!!
Response: As you say a win is a win and we are back on the right track. Thanks for the update and give the yourself and the lads a pat on the back from me!
Response: Thanks for the message, it does make you apprecciate what we have at home and puts things in to perspective a bit. The weekend was brill though!
Response: Thanks Carolyn, good to hear from you. Had a fab weekend and we are all ready for the final week!
Response: Thanks maggie. It is an awsome experience, feeling pretty bad about today but overall this has been one of the best exeriences i could have wished for.
Response: Thanks Sue, it has been a hard day as you will see from the journal but we are indeed making a great difference to the lives of the people here, time has flown. The kids are amazing. Keep in touch.
Response: I've been measuring them up for boots this week so hopefully by the time they get them they will be banging them in left right and center! However, after coaching these lads, you would be glad of a game where the art of defending prevailed!! I'd bring you a spear back but i think the airport might have something to say about it!
Response: Its funny, with a combination of arduous days and the fact that we are two hours ahead here, comments such as "blimey corry finished half an hour ago, its past bedtime" have been heard on a nightly basis! Really good to hear from you hope everyone is well.
Response: Cheers Murph, If the lads could see how enthusiastic the guys i am coaching in the evenings here are, they would never miss a game. These kids would kill to play football on proper pitches, wearing proper boots. Some of them have been asking what they would have to do to be able to play in England. I havn't the heart to tell them that they've 1 in a million chance.
Yeah, i get my new pad the day i get back so there should be plenty of house warming parties to go round. Managed to watch the Liverpool game, what a goal by Agger! It really is amazing here keep in touch and keep well.
Response: You really should try it here, everything is simple. Everything that needs to happen kind of just does without fuss. I've been building all this week, getting in some practice for the new house! Dunno what mum would make of it here. Its not quite as simple as 'dont drink the water n you'll be fine' You would never get her on to a matatu! I don't know if thats how its spelled but singing it with 30 screaming kids in the baking hot sun first thing in the morning with something of a fuzzy head was of more concern than the spelling!! What a goal by Agger!!!
Response: Cheers for the update, we really should not be losing games. If the guys saw how the football is played here, and the enthusiasm despite the lack of pitches, and boots maybe they would have greater commitment. Still, I dont want to get preachy! I've measured all their feet with a ruler this week and there are plans to get them boots if they win their next game. You should have seen how excited they were! Makes you realise just how lucky our team are, if only they realised it too.
Response: hey Nas, I've not quite filled the memory card yet but when i do i'll save them on to disk. Amy has got hers all on USB as well. Thanks for gettin in touch. The contact e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Response: Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying the web page, i will try and make the journals as interesting as poss but it is really hard to explain this place! Thanks for the message. Keep well.
Response: Nah, but at least my attempt was better than dad's. We had a match today but we lost 5-1 so i guess most of them would meet the required standard for the mighty wirral!
Response: Yes i'm enjoying myself a lot thankyou Hamaad, The children are very hard working and enjoy school so it is enjoyable to work with them. It is very rewarding to help people Atif. There are always people who you can help. Raza, Man Utd are rubbish, I think you need some new glasses!
Masood, i didn't get to see the game but we are through and thats what counts!
Response: After the way you spelled risse she should be havin a go at you not me! I'm off to watch the match tonight. It starts at 9:35 Kenya time so its gonna be something of a late one! A few Tuskers will be sunk!
Response: Yeah, should be able to but there aren't many kenyans who are as fat as you so it might not be that easy! (well you did rip the hair!)
Response: They wouldn't let me take the animals on the plane incase i used them to detinate a bomb :-(
Of course the children understand me, i'm the only one out of us all who pronounces words properly!!!
Response: Yeah tell them i'd really like to hear from them. I'll be happy to answer any questions they have about the kids or anything else. You're right, it does put things in to perspective.
Response: Glad you had a good time, I could think of worse nicknames you could've got! Yeah one argument is pretty good going, i take it you lost as you are usually the one in the wrong!
Its amazing here, its not easy but you just adapt really quickly.
We get brilliant sunshine all day then thunderstorms in the evening. Check the journal and pics for the road back from Masai Mara! just looking back at the picture gives me a lump in the back of my shorts! x (try not to swear as i can't figure out how to edit your e-mails! Wash your mouth out with soap and water)
Response: baboon successfully uploaded! Going on safari tomorrow until sunday will be like taking a stroll down Sandy Lane! I'm gonna try and teach the kids cricket next week as i've imparted all my football skills in two days! Also gonna teach them You'll Never Walk Alone! Later
Response: Excellent. I'm gonna teach the Kids to sing YNWA next week when i get back from safari! All the Matatus (little buses) have either Man U or Arsenal on them so i've got to redress the balance!