This is the time of year when I send money to Mary the head teacher, in time to buy the children’s presents. For new godparents, there are no addresses there in Pachacutec, so it isn’t possible to post a personal present. If you have a particular preference (last year it was a nice toy/game + a tee shirt) please say so and I’ll pass it on. Thank you to those who have sent me something already – a maximum of £5 is more than enough. It isn’t compulsory either since I send an amount that we have raised already so that all the children have something. Anything left over goes towards their hot chocolate and panetón celebration just before they break up in December.

 Calendars and Tea towels..

Even as I write, our 2011 charity calendar proof is at the printers while adjustments are being made, but this year, Educateperu has produced a calendar of the 2 Saxlingham schools – in this village and in Pachacutec, Peru. There are 2 or more coloured photos per page (1 of each school) + the dates with space to write in each day at approx £4 each.

The tea towel will have 3 outline drawings – the 2 schools + our village church probably – the proof isn’t finished yet, but I’ll write with more details when I have them.

Meanwhile, December 4th is the Saxlingham Nethergate Christmas fair and Educateperu will have a stall selling these items + other things – there will hopefully be Head Massages on offer too since  Carlos at least  is still on 2 feet even if I’m not by then! Bye for now love jill xx