Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Hello from South Africa

This is my first chance to write even though we've been gone over a week now. My internet access is very spotty. We celebrated the New Years in a plane traveling from London to Joburg. We flew up to Kruger National Park which we explored with our friends Miriam and Cheo Martinez. We saw zebras, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, hippos, impalas, water buffaloes, monkeys and baboons. I spent my birthday there and then Leketi picked us up in the evening and drove us to Polowane.

We were very exited to see Nakedi and Ngokoana as they were to see us. We gave them regards from everyone and they've sent them all back to you. They were most surprised and delighted to hear that Leona is getting married!

We've now finished the second day of the First Limpopo Writing Project Summer Institute, the first of it's kind in South Africa. We have 11 teachers plus the Director and Co-Directors. The teachers are excited to be participating and also send their thanks to all of you who have made this possible.

I'll follow with more updates when I can. Please send comments and I'll share them with the group.


Leona Burtrum said...

Hey Roxanne,
I read your journal. Yes, it's really happening and I am still wondering if I get pinched if I will wake up from this bliss. The date is set for March during spring break. We are very excited. I am also gaining two stepsons, so in all we will have 5 sons between us! Say hello to all and God bless! Peace, Leona

Laurie said...

Congratulations, Leona!

Laurie L. Coleman


Lovely people with amazing writing skill. I hope you consider taking the wriitng project to my country too? I look forward to hearing from you.
Klapana M. Iyengar