Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Roll-on confidence!

 In the soaring Kenyan temperatures, active teenagers can get just a bit whiffy.
So any roll-on deodorants brought by visitors, or donations of money to buy them, are gratefully received.
Ensuring our kids look smart and smell sweet, raises their self-esteem and their aspirations.
Little things really do mean a lot.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

KIds get crafty

 Our arty crafty kids had a chance to get creative on Saturday.
Louise Webster, who is visiting with husband, Garry, daughteers, Grace and Alice, and her own mum Ann, filled some of her luggage allowance with all kinds of goodies for a glue and glitter workshop.
She and her girls had lots of fun with the kids as they used their own imaginations to turn paper figures into fashionistas!
Mama Sue said all the items, paper dolls, gems, colours, feathers, googlie eyes, craft trimmings plus glue sticks,  collected over the run up to their holiday by Louise and her girls, were a huge hit with kids of all ages.
"Even the Form One kids enjoyed joining in. It was a lovely idea to bring all that was needed so if anybody else traveling would like to do the same we would be delighted."
There was a welcome for Hailey and Debbie Aspinall who have just arrived for a break in Watamu.
Hailey
Back in 2010, Hailey was one of our very first volunteers so she is thrilled to see first hand all the changes she has followed on the blog, and to meet up with the kids old and new.
Hailey, who with her mum Jackie are in Stevie and Charity's sponsor families, Debbie and our other guests were treated to a show by our talented acrobats and entertainers.
During the morning, the kids also had a session brushing up on their times tables, with Mama and Papa on hand to help and encourage.
Mama said it was a really enjoyable morning for everyone.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Santa's helpers at the ready

It maybe 125 sleeps away, but it's never too early to start getting ready for Christmas.
And that's just what we are doing at Happy House.
With Auntie Velma due to start maternity leave shortly, we are making a head start on getting Christmas bags ready for our children.
Christmas celebrations will include the children who have been reunited and are now living with blood relatives.
They will be coming back to visit their Happy House "brothers and sisters" and to enjoy  an early Christmas together.
Auntie Lydia, Auntie Rose and Auntie Velma have been busy in the storeroom ensuring there will be gifts packed and labelled ready for Santa to deliver.
If anyone is planning to visit Happy House in the run up to Christmas and would like to take out some items we need please email sue@childrenofwatamu.net to found out what's on the priority list at the time.
Mama has already put vertically hanging Christmas decorations on her wish list as they will  add some frills to our festive fun.

Santa's helpers at the ready

It maybe 125 sleeps away, but it's never too early to start getting ready for Christmas.
And that's just what we are doing at Happy House.
With Auntie Velma due to start maternity leave shortly, we are making a head start on getting Christmas bags ready for our children.
Christmas celebrations will include the children who have been reunited and are now living with blood relatives.
They will be coming back to visit their Happy House "brothers and sisters" and to enjoy  an early Christmas together.
Auntie Lydia, Auntie Rose and Auntie Velma have been busy in the storeroom ensuring there will be gifts packed and labelled ready for Santa to deliver.
If anyone is planning to visit Happy House in the run up to Christmas and would like to take out some items we need please email sue@childrenofwatamu.net to found out what's on the priority list at the time.
Mama has already put vertically hanging Christmas decorations on her wish list as they will  add some frills to our festive fun.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Sporting triumph, by Victoria

Saturday games are really popular with our kids. Today's junior blogger tells us about one game in particular.
Hi,  my name is Victoria and I am in class eight.
Every Saturday, we have different activities.
We start activities at 8.30a.m and we break for 10 minutes.
After that we group ourselves into groups ready for games
like rugby, netball, volley ball, rounders and football.
Last Saturday we played rugby. 
The first game was primary boys versus Form1 boys. The second one was primary girls against Form 1 girls.
I was in the primary girls team and we were the winners.
It was the best day and I played my very best.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

School making news

Exam results are dropping into the vitual mailboxes of the wonderful friends who sponsor Happy House home and scholarship kids.
And in today's video Mama is bringing you good news about our school.
We love keeping you up to date with how your children are doing and so with the results you should  find our latest Happy House School Newsletter with stories and pictures.
We have experienced some difficulties in sending the newsletter, so just in case you miss out and forall those those who follow and support our work you can read the two-part newsletter by following these links to our Children of Watamu website.
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Friday, 19 August 2016

Happy birthday Florence

It was Florence's turn to take a bow at Kidz Club this week.
She is celebrating her birthday and Grace Webster was asked to present her with her bag of gifts.
Grace is visiting from Yorkshire with her mum Louise, her dad Garry, little sister Alice and grandma,, Ann.
It's lovely for Mama, Papa and the kids to have friends from around the world to join our weekly family gathering.