Hello blog, Maya here!
Today has been an amazing final day including a finished hall that has been painted exceptionally well if I do say so myself, and a lovely presentation ceremony where we were able to say our final goodbyes to the girls.
We finished off all our painting with beautiful murals having been completed by Eve, Alex and Phoebe and we attended two sessions of baby massage - with the babies actually relaxing this time. An impressive feat for me considering my previous attempts at it.
After returning for a ‘surprising’ lunch of rice and curry (despite all our joking we actually do love it), we immediately journeyed back to ruhunu to say goodbye to the kids - although it became much harder as we arrived during nap time.
At the presentation ceremony in Senehasa, we performed a series of songs, speeches and even a dance (the Macarena in case you were wondering) to the girls, Lynn and the matron. The girls performed their own beautiful dances with traditional Sri Lankan moves to classic songs like ‘despacito’ and Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’.
It was an emotional goodbye to the girls but we soon left after the ceremony and before returning to the hotel we stopped at a food market to marvel at the exotic vegetables that none of us had ever seen before. We then arrived home to get ready for a dinner party that was great with all the people who have helped make this trip spectacular including Dakshima our translator, Lynn and Helen from TFT, our driver Palitha, Mr Percy and Stephanie and Rick. After another sound of music sing-a-long with Helen we headed up to bed for a good night’s rest before the magical mystery tour tomorrow.
Hope you enjoyed this last blog post and we are excited to see you all at the airport on Sunday 😀✈️
P.s to my parents thank you very much for commenting today
Also to the parents of Celia, Alex, Rosie and Phoebe kudos to you for being the most avid commenters (although it’s not a competition ;) )