Oh my god Mark has used a computer!!! Really good to hear from you m8, message was cool, cheers dude. Am fine an with quite a few other volunteers now (they do building work for people living on the slum, people with no trades an tools etc), so there looking after me lol. Keep in touch dude an stay safe yourself, Liverpool can be tough lol x
Ok dad I just started crying when I read your message, maybe it was Celine Dion playing in the background in this internet cafe, I don;'t know lol. Made up to hear from you. I will try and call you and mum tonight. I have been on Safari all weekend so not been able too, it was amazing though you would have loved it. We got so close to the animals: lions, elephants, giraffes, crocs, hippos loads. Keep in touch lots of love always, Johnathan X
Yeh keep me posted. Ale is good, its called Tuska, Grandad drank it while he was in the army in Kenya. Take care X
We saw a lion eating a giraffe on Safari, I stayed well away lol
Hi Mum, I got your first message and I'm sure I replied. If your having problems navigating around this site ask Michael to help. I'm eating mostly at the house I am staying the food is nice. If we do eat out its very chep, I ate a steak for 1 pound 80p the other day. There are 36 children in my class, 190odd in the whole school. I have become very close to most of the children already even a lot that are not in my class. Keep the questions coming! Thank Louise for me. Keep me posted on donations please. Love you lots XXX
Jambo, good to hear from you, thanks for dropping me a message. Keep reading my blogs. I'm coming back next year, you should come and persuade Sian to come too lol X
Good to finally hear from you bro. Keep up the good work with your studies, hopefully my messages have made you realise your lucky to have a good school, don't throw it away. Keep in touch bro X
Think we are almost sorted with the accomodation, Sapporo is a go go but on diiferent dates and in an expensive hostel. Mount Fuji had to be dropped though, no accodation at all. Might squeeze somewere else in on way back to Tokyo but we will have seen a lot. It was very stressful though, we did not expect this at all. At least it is all pretty much sorted now and we can enjoy the rest of our trip. Japan is amazing, so much to do and see. Highly recoomend it, probably best as a trip on its own though lol.
Me and Sian were talking about sing star the other night after my debut haha. I didnt like that incase you didnt know lol. Maybe if you got a beatles collection on sing star that would be different? Lots of love Johnathan x
Cant ring me unfortunatlym even though our sim cards were meant to work in Japan we have no signal? We are trying to figer out the pay phones here so we will call soon. When does dad finish work of the weekends now? Also you havnt give me nans number! Stay awat from the chock bannahs if you want to keep the weight off!!! Sushi on the other hand is very healthy! Went to a kabuki (traditional japanese theatre) show last night, it was amazing, you would have really liked it I think. Speak soon x x x
Doing Safari blog now, got lots of time to update blog. Wait til you see the pic of me in my strip lol
Nans number is....??? I think you forgot to put the number in mum either that or it is a very short number? At least I know what time dad finishes, will call soon as I can, nans number please.
Arrived in Kyoto not long ago.　Ｉts was prety tuff going with our backpacks, in agony really. Ｋyoto looks lovely though. The Gion Festival started properly today so there are night stalls etc open tonight so going to check them out and their is a big street parade on the 17th so that should be amazing. Having lots of fun and love Japan. Love to everyone, miss you all X X X
Hi Mum, yes was nice to speak to you last night too. I had a terrible hangover today bus as soon as I got to school I forgot about it. I thought I had an amazing day yesterday but today topped that, was brill. The bar was massive and parts of it were oudoors, it was pretty quite but there was a lot of us volunteers so we had a good time. The weather has been really hot durning the day but it is starting to rain earlier each day, Monday it rained at 7pm and today at 3pm. I dont mind the rain, its not on for very long anyway. Will talk about my room, classroom and safari in blog. Love you lots X
Hi love, nice to hear from you. You don't message me much stink. Flights and bank Monday. What did you mum say about rounders? We played afain on Friday when the building volunteers visited the school. I had Pete and Sunney (who I share a room with) in my class and we played rounders and all the other volunteers joined in. We had a great time. The kids love it. Love you lots X
WOW so ur GCSE's are all over now? Well done and all the best. Hope you have done well, I'm sure you have. Keep in touch mate X
Am having a ball. Sorry about the pics its just I have had so much to write about by the time I have finished the women from the net cafe chases me out. I will try tomorrow I promise, want to put them on too. Motorbikes are fun whoooooo. Tell all the kiddies I miss them and I am thinking of them. Maybe the piccies will help them understand. Tell Matthew to come visit me next time he visits aAfrica after his tea haha. Liam can say hi himself, lazy lol. X
Alright Mikey Moo, made up dad and everything is fine. Got just over a week left and I'm sad but meeting Sian so everything will be fine. If I had to come back to the UK I would miss my flight on purposem, no offence lol. I'm having problems with the pics. I forgot to bring my charger for my cam corder. Sian said its not in her house so I think I left it in yours when I first bought it and charged it. Can you luck for me. Its a 7.4 V charge Samsung and should have a thin female socket. Please search high and low for me. Ask mum because she was looking for adapters for the talking globe. Don't worry though I have plenty of pics and videos and still have a little bit of charge left in it. Been sharing a mates camera too who is volunteering for this building project in the slum were the kids from the school live. I will put pics on this week i promise. I'l try for tomorrow. Miss you all X
Thanks for that riveting message Roger, surely you can do better than that haha
As if didn't expect you to have a heart attack when you read about the motorbike, I enjoyed teasing you over it. Just so you know me and Sonney are getting one back from town! My mum told me about Louise, I have got about 100pund as a donation now (will use some to buy stuff with and give rest to project were it will be well spent). Spoke to you about Japan now so its bulk stay in Tok before we leave an about 2 days back in Tok before we fly to New Zealand yeh. Flight is sorted to South Africa too. It is exciting to think about meeting up but I am so sad about leaving the school. I have a really funny story to tell about to day but will have to wait until I can blog tomorrow. Love you and speak to you soon. O and yeh get speakers X
The tea bags are unopened in the bag still! Glad you and Jackie are please, the kids are thrilled X
My international number is +37259991140 (I'm not using my UK number sorry should have said). I love James and Clinton there great, James is such a funny character and Clinton is quite the gentleman. Great news about Tesco! I will speak to Alex I know you said to ask someone for the business plan but couldn't remember who? I you need me to ask anything else or if your curious about anything since you have left, just ask.
Cinderella is definatly one of my highlights from the school. I am reading a kids version of Hamlet tomorrow. The teacher wants me to try and read all the books before I go. So instead of it been just story telling on a Friday she has added Wednesday too X
Hi dude. I know I'm an idiot. I have managed to take lots of pics and got some great videos (kids singing, dancing, playing and rounders etc oh yeh even fighting lol). I fly from Niarobi to Jo'berg onto Cape Town on the 28th. Staying in the airport hotel and meeting Sian at the airport on the 29th. I saved 100pound booking the flight here (Lee if youir reading this we were right to wing it, who listens to girls anyway!) Ask mum if she has ordered my charger yet, she never phoned me back! Cheers m8. Bye for now x
Hi Jo glad you have been able to get the link. I wanted to text everybody my link and contact details before I left but everything got ontop if me packing until early hours and having early flight etc. I will pass on your messages. As I was bringing gifts into school last week (including sanitary towls) Gladice asked how did I kn ow what to bring and I mentioned you and Mark and your blogs helping me. She nearly fell off her seat lol. I thought she knew I knew you both. She never and was amaxed haha. She said to pass on her regards. She said to me that you both did so much and did really well. Carolyn messaged me the other day also asking to say hi to James and Clinton. I went into school the next day and asked Gladice to pass on the message. When she did Clinton had a gleaming smile and James did his cheeky laugh and looked around the class for recognition of his specialness (the way he does). Please pass this message on to Carolyn for me. I put some pics on the other day and hope to put more on now so hope you like them. Thanks for the advice. I can't beieve I leave on Wednesday. Its gone so quick. I know people say that a lot but seriously were has the time gone? X
Hi Mark good to hear from you. Your and Jo's blogs help me loads to prepare for this trip. I will say hi to everyone for you. Meeting back up with Ken in a min and yes I'm staying at Alex's. Elijah has moved out (less than a week ago) he wanted his own place and I think he was a bit fed up with not been able to do anything under Alex's watchful eye. I bumped into him yesterday though so if I do again I will pass on your best. The dust hasn't been that bad for me. Its not been windy and I always wear trainers in school (thanks for the tip Carolyn). Just have black snot thats all! I have been to quite a few net cafes (Highway Towers-slow and always crashes so don't go here anymore), one with a green door by the market that sell animals etc (12 photoes take less than 20 mins to upload here so come here a lot).
I'm curious about the dinning hall, I read about it in your blogs. Which building was it meant to be. If you walk into the Walk you have the 5 classrooms to your right. Opposite them (when you walk in you look at them) the kitchen, an unknown room and then the office. Next to these you have another building (which i think is meant to be the canteen). However at the moment there still waiting on building work (the floor and a partition). Gladice has said the building will be made in to two new class rooms (classes 3 and 4 for the kids next year). Does this make sense to you. Was this meant to be the canteen? At the moment meals come from the kitchen and the children eat them in their classrooms at their desks. Thanks for the kind message, let me know about this canteen and I'll look into it. P.S isnt it strange the way the boys just crack the girls one and vice versa. There all crazy but yes amazing the way they are happy most of the time! Keep in touch dude.