Alpha Romeo Fiver have taken San Marquena by storm!! We have made great progress so far with Don Diego and the cooperative being very impressed with our work ethic and lightning speed!
|Don Diego and Raleigh venturers side by side.|
|Richard, his trusty 'gators' and Ben on their way into village with the water pipes. Makes a change for Ben who is normally more accustomed to blocking the pipes!|
We've also started cementing the dam and done some serious rock collecting! Our families have been incredibly welcoming making us feel so accepted here. During the evenings there has been singing and dancing with even a special Nicaraguan birthday song for Adam on Friday (Happy Birthday Adam!) The day also included large doses of 'ordenado' cake made from maize, butter and sugar.
Everyone has made huge efforts to learn Spanish to speak with their families and in turn English lessons put on by us in the local school have been very popular and fun!
|Alpha Romeo 5 enjoying a rare break - PMs Chris (second left) and Asia (far right)|
We treated ourselves to go and watch a couple of cheeky games of baseball on our day off in support of our local Achuapa team (top of the national league!) But now back to the hard work come Monday!
Love Alpha Romeo Fiver.
(Words - Gemma Hall and Jo Blackwood)