Well Bernadette did warn me that this trip would be a rollercoaster. After the sadness of yesterday we wakened this morning to celebrate and rejoice with Form 4 on their Graduation Day. The day began with Mass at 08.00, so we had a wee long lie. The boys were in high spirits and showed this through their dancing and singing. Celebrating mass in Malawi is certainly a different experience. After photos etc Bernadette went to write her speech and Fr Mark and I went to watch the boys play basketball however by the time we walked along the game had finished. The only thing we could do was walk along to the house for a wee refreshment, we didn’t think 11.15 was too early.
We had a celebration lunch after which the procession in to the hall which Bernadette and I had to be part of. We shimmied in as best we could but I think we will keep the day jobs. The boys entertained us with their singing, dancing, fashion show and rendition of ‘Flower of Scotland’. After a few beers we went to watch the football however lasted five minutes then came home for a well needed siesta. We have been fed and are now sitting down to the “last supper” with Fr Angels as the MC and all the priests and teachers as guests. I think it’s going to be a long night!