Joli came home with this trophy yesterday. She had apparently made an excellent performance in her PE class. She got to keep it for one day, to show her parents, and then bring it back today.
Yesterday I drove Mum and her friend to the airport. I can't believe how fast these 10 days have gone but it feels like we managed to do quite a lot. The house felt a bit empty this morning though.
Teresa has been following the disaster in the Philippines. The area where she comes from, Cebu, was hit really bad by the typhoon and her family's houses were all ruined in the strong winds. The problem now is to find food. Luckily though, there were no casualties in her family but now the difficult part starts to re-build everything and start anew. The sugar canes are all destroyed so the little income they anticipated from the harvest is now gone. We are of course trying to help her and her family the best we can.
At work, my Filipino colleagues have been circulating an envelope for donations and again it amazes me how supportive the Filipino community is and how willing they are to help each other. That is fantastic.