All Christmas activities tend to happen in late November here since school is out and everyone travels as of the beginning of December. The day after we had our Thanksgiving meal, our church had its Christmas program featuring the children and youth. We've been watching Christmas movies in our free time such as: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, White Christmas, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (so far). =) Next week, Christmas cookies are on the menu.
The learners had their final exams earlier this week, so they are now gone for holidays. Teachers will still come for the next week, finishing up marking and making reports. It's very quiet without the kids here!
We're having our first good hard rain as I write - it's been pouring since about 7am (it's now 11am) and shows no sign of stopping. This is the real rainy season! I'm anticipating rivers running down our street when I get home.
We're looking forward to meeting up with some old friends this weekend and going to Etosha (hopefully the animals come out in the rain?). These friends happen to be Americans, who we know from England, who are now living in Gabon. It's one of those crazy coincidences that we now get to visit with them in Tsumeb, Namibia!