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Christmas Day, Baan San Fan

25 December 2010 2,276 views 4 Comments

The main event for Christmas here was the party yesterday. Actually, it was the only event! Today was completely normal, like a regular Saturday which I only found strange because Gai & Sam are all about the church. So, I opened my Christmas card from Mum & Dad, and my one Christmas present and that was that :)

Breakfast was rice and soup. Making two variations on Thai mushroom soup so distinct that it’s ok to serve them at the same time must surely rank as culinary genius..? There was a fair bit of hanging around today – the children were milling about & watching cartoons, I was getting itchy & twitchy. That said, I read some good bits of my book – “Guns, Germs and Steel”, Jared Diamond – I recommend.

I gave in and finally produced the Slinky from my bag of tricks… Jack, Rung and Piy were fascinated by it: pouring into their hands and swinging around. I built some steps (actually, I used a few bibles, oops!), and showed them the real Slinky magic – they spent some time playing around with that. Then it was back to just pinging between all of us which was a giggle. I turned my back and the Slinky was broken! Well, bent out of shape which means it’s still good for pinging but not pouring.

Lunch was egg noodles & chilli vegetables. I asked Gai & Sam what they’d been up to this morning – unusual for them to disappear. Without a shade of ‘this is slightly extraordinary’, they told me they’d taken the pig to slaughter. Now I hadn’t actually set eyes on the pig – nor will I now – but I’d heard about him and been dutifully filling his slops bucket when we washed up! “Merry Christmas pig” I said. They found this hilarious. I was kinda amused but mostly sad. Poor pig :(

It was completely sunny & hot so it was decided that we’d go to the river to collect stones for our pond. The river was pretty: fast running, clear water, heaps of jungle foliage. We turned Von Trapp family for half an hour – everyone lined up to pass stones to pile in to the trailer. Myself, Mai and June went back and forth with Sam to unload the stones at home. On the last trip we finally got to have a dunk with Gai and Mork. We were sweaty and filthy so it was glorious. Kloy picked us up in the three wheeler (motorbike with a side thing) and we all squealed our way home.

Shower, dinner, then the best bit of the day – talking to Mum and Dad.

We had the usual Saturday worship (coupla prayers, enough time to think through some plans for next week :)) and that was it. Reading, yoga, bed.



the great Slinky-off!

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Christmas preparations Baan San Fan
first 24 hours at Baan San Fan
toys, books and fun stuff to take to the orphanage
Volunteering at Baan San Fan Orphanage

4 Comments »

  • Marie said:

    Loved the big slinky off! made me laugh as dave and I use to have hours of fun sending a slinky down the stairs! Amazing what children love isn’t it? Toby’s favourite present this year was one of those plastic snakes- you squeeze the tail and it goes all rigid. Remember them?! Toby and the snake were apparently inseparable all day on christmas day…and that included bedtime! Love u lots Mxx

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