The car journey in the dark from the airport to home was uneventful. Mutty, understandably, dozed for most of the trip. She tried her best to be sociable but it was not easy for her.
AFS “handed” Mutty over in the evening and Host Mother and Younger Host Sister took Mutty away for refreshments and to start to get to know her. It is hard to know who was the more nervous. Whilst Mutty is certainly more brave to travel to the other side of the world into a completely different culture, Host Mother was also taking on a lot.
In September 2005 we took on the hosting of a Japanese girl (aged around 17) for an academic year. We did this through AFS. They provides intercultural learning and volunteer opportunities for students, young adults, teachers and families through international exchange.
We have been camping with lots of other families in Pembrookshire, had a holiday in Dominica where my wife was raised, had a long holiday weekend at a CenterParc (Cumbria) with another family. I have also been working all over the place.
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My 41st birthday was last Sunday (23rd May fans)so, we invited a couple of families to join us for a Sunday dinner cooked by yours truly. Given that one of the families has 5 children and the other 2 this meant we had 15 people to feed.
The kids returned from a week at CATE. After greeting us at the station just about the first thing they asked for was MEAT
The kids have been away all week at the Centre for Alternative Technology (http://www.cat.org.uk) in Wales with ATE (Active Training & Education, http://www.ate.org.uk, a not-for-profit organisation that takes kids on holiday).
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… and lots of very boring (but sometimes important) stuff – most of which is not linked to any of the pages accessed by the various navigation options offered here.