This is the start of Swaziland pics
Where we spent our first week of work in Swaziland. We made all of the bricks and many more, which are now being turned into a house just to the right of the picture.
Lobamba NCP (Neighbourhood Care point), which is a local charity run school where we worked for a week.
Assembly at the NCP. They do this every morning with the teachers, and they sing and dance for about half an hour before going into one of the two classrooms behind them
What I was doing on my 21st
Lidwala Lodge where we stayed for the month
My 21st birthday party at Malandela's restaurant
Enjoying my free 'Palm beach' cocktail which was gorgeous
The start of our quad-biking day. You go around various traditional home-steads and sights as you ride through the Royal valley in Swaziland
My sports day team...not looking too enthusiastic but they cheered up once we started
Malandela's in the day and 'House on Fire', a kind of club but much nicer than the ones at home
Casa Lisa lodge where we stayed 1 night on the way to Tofo, Mozambique
En route to Mozambique where cashew nuts are sold by the road
Ruth, Mike and Naomi enjoying a drink on our 1st night in Mozambique at the beach bar
Our mozambique beach hut
Our beach in Tofo, Mozambique
Emma and I in the Indian Ocean
Our Kayak trip. We kayaked over to a small island, had a tour of it , lunch and then sailed back on a very old wooden boat which took quite a while
Maputo, Mozambique's capital city I think. It has had a lot of trouble and is very run down.
Manzini Bus station...absolute chaos
'The Gables' - Local shopping centre
Relaxing by the pool at the 5-star Royal Swazi hotel
The Swazi flag
Hannah and I all dressed up for 'House on Fire' - Our last night out together on Saturday 30th August...an incredible night!!
Jonathan, Martin and Mike
Angela and me
Laura, Camilla and Ann (L-R)
Me and Sophie enjoying a 'Palm Beach' or two
Emma and I
Hannah, Me, Ruth (in the pink), Ann, Naomi (in the blue) all with Roland, the project organiser and basically the guy who looked after us for the month...lovely guy
Naomi and I acting scared of the whale sharks, neither of us went into the water with them
Inside 'House on fire' when the jazz band were playing. The tables were later moved and we danced until 3am to YMCA, all good fun
Me with a few of the women at the Reed Dance. The Reed Dance is an annual event where thousands of women from across Swaziland spend a week collecting reeds, and then present them to the King on a specific day and he may choose a wife at the event as well.
We think this may be one of King Mswati's daughters
Lidwala Lodge form various angles on a misty morning
The whole gang on the very last morning before most of us flew home, very sad