|Would you mess with her? :-)|
After choosing our groups last night the cooking group got up this morning at 6:30. There were six people in the cooking group and they were Cassidy, Alison, Ellis, Jarrod, Ffion and cliff, the expedition leader (That’s me Ed. :-)). We all came down to their kitchen (outside) and assisted some of the female villagers to cook breakfast. On the menu this morning was some form of starchy rice with raw egg and (for those who eat it) meat (Ed. I tried this meal last year and thought it was a makeshift meal from what was left...I was so wrong...Can’t believe I had to put on a brave face for the Challengers and scoff a whole bowl of the lovely stuff Yak!). We had a discussion before breakfast about trying to show respect to our hosts by eating (trying) the food that is presented in front of us...for some this seems to be the biggest challenge faced so far on our trip. (Ed. Agreed!). After preparing and serving the food to the rest of the group we all tried to eat the meal. For some this was quite a challenge but we all tried our hardest to eat some part of it. Following this we ate some bananas to help with the taste :-).
|The 'A' team proud of their trench!|
|A cheeky little pose from one of the local kids with Miss Posner|
Some of us got in a circle and started to ask questions to each other such as what you would give up for a month (Ed. it would have been interesting to hear what everyone said!). Then some of the kids came out and wanted to play with us so some of us went to get the Frisbees and footballs to play. It’s starting to get dark and the cooking group are starting to get ready to help cook dinner, everyone is starting to wonder what we will be having for dinner we are hoping that it’s not what we had last night, but we will wait and see.
Allison and Cassidy