A Christmas To Remember

It is again the end of year and everyone and most people are feasting and partying. Chinkonono village was not left behind again. Our PAF member Bruni from Germany made sure the PAF crew celebrated. So Bruni donated money for the event.

Just look at how happy our PAF kidsย Orsborn, Allan, Ryton, Cyford, Ruth and Told are!

It was supposed to be a PAF family get together, but when the village got wind of it they, too, invited themselves. I mean, who wouldn’t if there is food involved? ๐Ÿ˜‰
This was quite a challenge to adapt to: from planning for 40 people to 160 now. But as it is with PAF, no one was turned away and miraculasly everyone had his fill of food, drink, laughter, joy and music.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!

But as you all know, a party does not prepare itself or little elves come and do it. So of course our members had a lot of work to do before the feasting.

First of all we had to decide where the food should be served and we were lucky enough that we could use the building that our dear friendsย Repairer of the Breachย built near to PAF Center, the Brain Shapers Learning Center Zambia. Thank you so much, guys!!

Well…some decoration had to be organized. Funnily enough the men took care of that part. Lloyd, Patrick, Effeso and Phillip sat down and used what they had in their gardens to make the room look nicely. We are talking about banana leaves which were being cut into a “Merry Xmas” lettering by Lloyd. Just take some white paper and glue….tadaaaa ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now add someย of thosepoor man roses, the bagavarias. The deep purple reddish hues will lighten the Christmas mood. Doesn’t look too bad, does it?

Now the major thing everybody was looking forward to: FOOD ๐Ÿ˜‰
Our PAF ladies spent hours and hours cooking in our community kitchen at PAF Center. Rice had to be cooked, nsima had to be stirred and stirred and stirred. And if any of you ever tried cooking nsima, you will know what hard work that is. Also some goat stew and chicken were prepared, scones baked and drinks served.
Just imagine you would have to cook for 160 people, who initially were supposed to be only 40 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ladies, good job!! You guys rock! A big twalumba to Jane, Rosa, Venulli, Bina Bra, Bina Fortune and the rest of our PAF heroines ๐Ÿ™‚

Before food was being served Patrick showed us his geeky dance to pass some time while the ladies were cooking.

Meanwhile…preperations went on, heavy loads to carry ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Looks quite heavy…come on guys, it’s just some rice ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just enjoy our PAF ladies and some kids marching in to the sounds of “My African Dream” ๐Ÿ™‚

And then…then…the waiting had an end and finally food was served. Everyone was in such a good mood.

But even serving the food turned out to be hard work…just look at those plates! Incredible! Also make sure you check out our “Christmas Tree” Zambian style ๐Ÿ˜‰ Since we lack a real one, we put some Elephant Flower…you know: attitude is everything ๐Ÿ˜‰

And then the feasting began. Everyone enjoyed a day full of laughter and fun…and a full belly.

In summary what was meant to be a PAF get together ended up as a village party and left everyone happy and satisfied. It was so lively and colourful that it was a Christmas to remember.

Thank you, Bruni! Twalumba! โค

PAF is wishing everyone a Merry Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Go, 2018!

Thank you and Twalumba to all our members, donors, supporters, friends and crew! Without all you guys PAF would not be happening!

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A Christmas To Remember

Behind the Scenes at the Provincial Agriculture Show

So now that the Provincial Show is over and Grime, Andrew, Wesley and Lloyd made their way back home we got some time to show you guys a few “backstage” pictures. It was a great Show, we recieved so much positive Feedback on Planting A Future and breadfruits. We are very motivated and excited and am already trying to prepare for the National Show in Lusaka which requires high financial and logistical ressources. We are still trying to figure it out. But now enjoy! There was music:

Some entertainment
Some entertainment

There was dancing:

Tradiotional Zambian dancers
Tradiotional Zambian dancers
Traditional dancing
Traditional dancing

There was artistical performance:

Artists
Artists

There wasย food:

Well..who will be the cook tonight? Wesley? ;)
Well..who will be the cook tonight? Wesley maybe? ๐Ÿ˜‰
Obviously some did it ;) ...Nshima!!!
Breakfast at the Show

There was time to relax:

Grime and Lloyd chilling at the banks of the mighty Zambezi River
Grime and Lloyd chilling at the banks of the mighty Zambezi River
The crew :)
The crew ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh…and there was work ๐Ÿ˜‰

Andrew explaining
Andrew explaining
Behind the Scenes at the Provincial Agriculture Show