We are so very sorry for the delay in updating the blogski, it really has been quite a busy internet free few days...Hope all is well at home and lots of love to you all.
So we shall begin at Friday! Whoah thats a long way back, but here it goes! We awoke to glorious sunshine and decided that today we would get bits and bobs sorted. A top lunch (provided by the school as the IB students were there) paneer curry...one of my favs as it it cheese like (Rose isn't quite so sure). Then we hit a little market stall along the road from us for some fruit! Satsumas's, banana's and apples...what a treat...we also purchased some moisturiser as our skin is seriously dry...looked for some exfoliater but we decided that a scourer would do the job.
A haircut for Rose was next on the cards...done by me...absolutely 100 percent not one of my talents, but we had a bar of chocolate and Roses nerves were settled and i was ready for the task ahead! It actually looks pretty good even if i do say so myself! Tidied the penthouse ready for our guests...(Suzanne and Colin for a film night) and hot snack...a welcome suprise Mo mo's....having not eaten these since the sick incident Rose was slightly wary but they went down a treat.
6pm...no guests...6.30pm guests arrive! I think everyone begins to follow Nepalese time of being fashionably late! Both slightly hysterically excited about our first guests in the Penthouse so we got straight on the wino. After practising ordering takeaway in Nepalese from Suzannes phrase book, Rose took the challenge and rung up the cafe...2 seconds later she put the phone down after realising that putting on a Nepalese accent but talking in english really doesn't get you that far! So we walked down the pretty busy, very dark road to order pork momo's and a chicken burger....mmm lovely jubbly! They delivered it to the school 30 minutes later...our first takeaway!
Off to Grade 4 classroom carrying chocolate, wine and takeaway PLUS the new Harry Potter! We were set! Projector on, lights off...perfect...until 9.30 pm struck...1 hour 19 minutes into the film Suzanne decided it was time for them to leave! Gutted we showed them the door...in bed after 10pm...'word' as the Americans would say!
Saturday...Lovely lie in...Rose has gone a bit super strange all of a sudden...her dreams are telling her that she is married to Justin Bieber (and as a result we are obliged to listen to his tune 'Pray' on a daily basis!) then for breakfast we cooked up a feast...after discovering yesterday that condensed milk in tea actually works, we tried it with banana, that definitely also works! So for breakfast...fruit salad with orange juice and cornflakes and condensed milk tea...beautiful! Saturday a washing day...got a nice few sights of half naked security guards...and then went out to buy some vegetables for a stir-fry supper...all in aid of getting some movement in Rose's bowels - challenge of the weekend! More chocolate purchased....and then an epic long skype sess with the Salmeister and another film in grade 4 classroom...yet another night in bed after 10pm!
Sunday...Awoke at 7.30am all ready for 'Rock Climbing' at 8am...just in time for breakfast...beautiful chocolate spread sandwich...1 hour bus ride listening to some banging beats in the girls bus all the way to Shiva Puri National Park...very exciting! Leg on the mend but not ready for climbing up a cliff, Rose on the other hand was very excited about wearing the oh so attractive wedgy harness that all climbers wear...fun times! Had the safety talk from the sherpa's who we later found have climbed Everest 7 times...they attempted it 9 times but failed twice as it was in the winter...they were such as inspiration and it was fascinating talking to them. All the children climbed, and then Rose had a go....a good effort all round with almost everyone reaching half way on the cliff, Rose included. I was happy just watching...but we have been invited next week too....Amazing lunch of crisps and satsuma and CHICKEN fried rice...all for free of course, and then back home!
Hit the veg shop for some more stir-fry as the challenge of the weekend had not yet been completed. Met some lovely locals who had a right good joke with us...we asked them what these weird looking vegetables were and how we should cook them...one we had had the day before...we just chopped it up and fried it...they then informed us that we should have peeled it...funny! Whilst the banter was flowing, they informed us that we should be buying chillies...to that Rose fell into some super duper acting role and performed herself dying due to eating a chilli all with her hand...this got the crowd going and they were in hysterics all the while slapping Rose on the arm! VERY amusing! After a bit of a language lesson we departed and hit the Penthouse...
With chocolate and veg in hand, we saw Mahesh on the stairs...who after a lot of hesitation asked us if we wanted to go out for a drink with him...of course we said yes...we have been waiting for him to follow up his invitations with us for weeks...he said that he would smuggle some 'Roxy' into the Penthouse! Off he went to good old Ram store, while we layered our stomachs with a chocolate bar and again got hysterically excited about hosting another guest! Whisky and water...lovely jubbly (Rose isn't so sure about the water combo...where is the diet coke when you need it!) Convo flowing...nice bit of passionate english chat, and then the whisky is gone, so off Mahesh went to purchase another bottle...a little tipsy we wolfed down another chocolate bar ( they are only small!) and then back to the convo...politics, holocaust...etc etc...he even said 'we were awesome'!!! Being 8pm and all...Mahesh decided to hit home....on his motorbike...standard! Definitely intoxicated...some more than others we hit the sack with a cup of tea and a snickers!
Monday...officially off chocolate until Galaxy day (christmas day) normal day with plans to go and watch Nayan in his slammin' poetry after work. But no...on my desk there was a Nepalese invitation to go to one of my pupils marriages with Rose. I shall explain! When a girl has her first period she has to be in isolation for 12 days (she can see women but NO men)...she then on the twelth day has a wedding to the sun...and it really is that! We got a lift with the parent's co-ordinator (Deepa) who is like our mummy here...which was so kind and were accompanied by my teachers also; Schweta and Songita. We sat for a long time as we were early discussing our different cultures and periods...standard, and then had a look around a shop...BUT then....we sat and out came beer after beer, whisky after whisky, wine after wine...AND so many starters it was unreal! I think that we looked like super english big fat pigs as we munched our way through a lot of starters...being free and all! After confessing to Songita that the english like their food, she replied 'i can see that'! Very funny!
At 6pm the girls left and the Principal, vice principal and the music teacher came...(all men) we chilled with them for the rest of the eve, drinking whisky and beer, and then more food. The music teacher (after 4 whisky's) drove us home. He was so lovely and has invited us one Friday/Saturday to go and travel somewhere with him and his whisky...of course we said yes! We have also...in our tipsy state agreed with the Principal to fast for seven days just before we leave here....we would be allowed to eat bread and 1/2 litre of water per day....i guess we said that we are up for anything...! Potentially the toughest 7 days ever!
Think that we are all up to date for now....sorry its so long!
Rosa roo raaa....