Thursday, 30 June 2011
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Lots of love and good wishes from the Happy House to our friends at Auckley School, near Doncaster, Yorkshire, where they are holding a special celebration with proceeds to our family.
While learning all about Africa last term they put the spotlight on our Happy House. Year 1 and 2 also made jewellery and Modrock animals which sold like hot cakes and in years 3 and 4 children made cookery books and cooked up some of the recipes to sell.
Years 5 and 6 made documentaries about their research.
The culmination is their celebration event today when parents and friends have been invited along.
Our good friend Lesley Pidcock, who sponsors Janet and Natasha and who does so much to help us, lives nearby and has taken time off to go along to set up an information stand.
So with a special smile from your little Natasha, showing her first tooth, everyone at the Happy House wishes you Lesley and everyone at Auckley a really fun day!
Meanwhile, on the Lancashire side of the Pennines, Elizabeth Gomm will be speaking to a a local organisation in Great Eccleston about Sue inspirational work and life at the Happy House.
If you represent a school or local group interested in having a talk about our work please email Elizabeth at elizabethgomm@childrenofwatamu/net
Monday, 27 June 2011
Sunday, 26 June 2011
Saturday, 25 June 2011
"When I volunteered to work at the Happy House, I didn't really know what to expect. I thought that I would be nursing babies all day, and whilst this in itself is such a pleasure, I am more comfortable working with older children. So it was a real privilege to be able help out in the Baby Class with Madame Rachael in the morning and then, in the afternoon, with head teacher Madame Rose in KG2 & 3. It was lovely to work one-to-one with some of the children and see their confidence and learning develop over the two weeks I was there. Like anywhere, there are some children who are keen to learn and others who take a little coaxing, but the teachers make learning such fun – I loved being back at school! Though perhaps this was due to cutting up boxes to make wheelbarrows and getting covered in Sellotape! The children also took turns in teaching me some Swahili - so I am now back home practising for when I go back next year. Yes,I gave up two weeks of my annual leave to work, but what a blessing I got in return - it was worth it!"
Friday, 24 June 2011
Thursday, 23 June 2011
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Saturday, 18 June 2011
Friday, 17 June 2011
Sue adds:" Dave went to see one in Malindi yesterday and he says they are brilliant. It was used for tomatoes and Dave said they were growing so well and huge! "
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Monday, 13 June 2011
Fun night reminder