|Cutting the Cake!|
Two weeks ago we joined Joel (the eldest son of the family that lives with us here on the property) for his graduation from secondary school. The presentation of awards and certificates was outside ... and yes, it was pretty hot! But (thankfully) we arrived Tanzanian late and so we were in time to see Joel get his certificate, but too late to see the hundreds of other students! We felt very honoured to be included with the family at their celebration meal afterwards. We had driven a full vehicle of food (as well as family members) to the school and all was unloaded. Families settled in clusters on the school grounds to share their meals together. So in amongst all the chains of silk flowers, paparazzi and posers, there were bundled woven mats and hot pots (of food) in transit all over the place!
|The graduation and awards ceremony outside|
|Joel receives his certificate, adorned with the festive flowers.|
|Rushing, snatching, grabbing|
Anyway, back to the cakes ... I was amazed and incredibly thankful for that day of electricity! With Lucy learning how, we rushed to make the cakes before the power cut off (we have had enough unfinished bread loaves and banana cakes still doughy in the middle to give good incentive here!). So they were baked and iced in time for the party which was good because, as I said, what's a party without cake?!