So this week has been "office" bound due to the Public Service strikes which are continuing without abate. The public schools are not running (no teachers), hospitals are working with skeleton staff, police are on "go slow".
So the crew have been working on various projects - Dom has been translating various articles into German for the website, George is trying to finalise the office before departing next week and I've (Jay) been working on some Bench-marks for the Peer Education Programme.
Yesterday we got the WhizzKids United brochures back from the printer and they look very impressive. They are colourful (Africaid colours-red, green, yellow), lots of photos of the kids and a interesting write up on the programme.
And our website is up and running which is very exciting. Make sure you go and have a look www.whizzkidsunited.org
Dom has the impressive task of trying to teach me how to work with SPSS (a statistics program) which should be amusing considering how much I prefer to forget my statistics learning. We're madly searching for funding so we can commence our research when I get back from Oz in August.
And lucky George has the joy of explaining the accounts to me - of which I have similar difficulties as I do with statistics. They involve numbers and not people. They are ordered and have purpose! I tend to be random, excitable to labile and curious and thus numbers and I don't speak the same language.
So if there are any accountant types out there looking for a gap month in sunny Africa you are most welcome.
It's birthday month presently - George last Friday and Dom this Saturday. On Friday, the house went out for dinner at a really fab restaurant called The STORE with the most AMAZING food. Seriously brilliant and SO delish. Would recommend it to everyone.
And this coming Friday we'll be heading for some Indian food for Dom's big day.
So it's not all work, no play.