After traveling for a long time the Young Lions took a well deserved break at the beach – in sunny
At first it looked like we weren’t going to have any guests for the party so I ventured out with a couple of other volunteers to the tiny soi where most of the children live with their families. Eventually they arrived home from school – all on the back of the same motorbike - and were eager to come and join us!
We welcomed them the Hawaiian way with a garland of flowers (made for us by the parents) and a cheery “aloha”. Before long there was music in the air and plenty of balloons too!
We thought it would be fun to play some games and had a great “pass the beads” race (using only plastic spoons) before offering them a choice of activities. Some chose colouring, others painting but most headed straight for the beading table. Everyone was quickly engrossed and I was put to shame in my efforts by some very beautiful and skillfully made jewellery.
I had also brought along my ukulele to add to the Hawaiian atmosphere and it proved to be very popular. I played a little, but it was much more enjoyable to see the kids having a go and having so much fun with it. Boy was particularly keen and I was able to show him a few notes. A very chilled out holiday :)