Well i can't quite believe it, but i only have 5 days left here in Natal, yesterday I had been on Brazilian soil for exactly 2 months. In some respects it feels like i've been here forever, but in others for no time at all. I don't know quite how I'm going to feel leaving here, as this feels like where I belong right now, just my normal life! Looking back, I have done quite a lot over the past 8 weeks or so, from meeting all the english people in Sao Paulo, to Carnaval in Olinda and Recife, to Pipa, lots of parties, beaches, and doing all the voluntary work etc. etc. I have been working throughout my time here with the children at Guarapes (as seen in the pictures) who are all great (even if they are all little monsters at times) and i'm going to miss them lots and lots. Although some days were a drag, overall it has been a really great experience. I have also worked on lots of different projects with Casa D'Ã¡poia Crianca com Cancer-a charity which provides care for many many children and their families who are suffering with cancer. With this work I have counted coupons (receipts) for hours, which when counted are exchanged for money for the charity, gone on outings with the children to the shopping mall, museum etc., and also done 'psychological'stuff with the mums of the kids, very embrassing! and also i went to the hospital to play with the children and their mum's whilst they were waiting to go in and have their medicine. (some of the children spend a whole day on a drip-not pleasant.) The other project I worked on was called 'Ãnjos da Madrugada' -Angels of Dawn, where a load of volunteers from Natal all meet up, and then go around the city of Natal at night, to all the poor places handing out food, coffee and water to the homeless-Power to the Pao!! All the work we did was a great experience and showed me a different side to life which although you see on the telly in'little old Chipping Campden, you can't really imagine and understand until you're there. There have been loads of other brilliant moments too, but low points too ofcourse-as with anything. All of which I'll tell you all about on my return, but for now I must get myself prepared for the next little venture-Salavdor, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, (Paris) and then the UK.....