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So We Are Back From Lesotho…

October 11th, 2011 · 26 Comments


We went to share and we learnt so much… I will have to write about it in little steps through out the week… I just wanted to let you know that we are all home safely and it is taking a little while to get back into our world!!!

I can say that our kids slotted straight into life in a village in Lesotho… a testimony to our gracious hosts!!! We all felt right at home and have made life long friends… letters I am sure will be flitting to and fro, and I have a strong feeling that this is one of those places that clings to your heart and one visit will just not be enough.


Sports are the great equalizer…

Friends reconnecting after months apart…

Best friends for life – that vanished off into the village from dawn to dusk…

Why walk when you can run, so many new and exciting things to share…

It is always handy to take a chef when you head off into the wild blue yonder!!!

And some of my kids are just so good at making friends, throngs of friends, language is just not a barrier for little ones!!!


This little one connected with our host instantly – this brilliant young man had no problem having a family of ten to stay in his home… We all loved him to bits and hope he isn’t too lonely now that all is quiet again!!!

And carrying messages here and there just added to the fun.

This young man kept our journals going, when the rest of us were far too busy visiting!!!

Not to mention keeping everything neat and tidy!!!

That’s us…

I plan to feed you more news from Lesotho throughout the week…

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Tags: Family Travel · Home Truths · Saturday Spot

26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 April O. // Oct 11, 2011 at 4:19 am


    We looked a bit at your twitter page, and eagerly awaited your blog return for news of Lesotho.

    Enjoy the familiarity of home, and the gorgeous memories you all have!


  • 2 auntymuffin // Oct 11, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Glad you re back safely, and thrilled that your family had such a life-changing experience!

  • 3 Melanie Grant // Oct 11, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I have missed you and so glad to see you are back! You look like you had an amazing time and looking forward to seeing more!
    Melanie Grant´s last blog post ..Peachy Read Aloud that has us in hysterics

  • 4 3GoatMom // Oct 11, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Your trip looks like it was a wonderful success. The blessings of making new friends last a lifetime.
    Happy that you made it there and back safely – loved reading the tweets during the trip.

  • 5 Jo // Oct 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Glad you had a wonderful time, the photos are lovely! It reminds me of when I went to Lesotho on mission 14 years ago. Cant wait to read more about what you saw and did!

  • 6 Cheryl // Oct 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    So glad you had a great time. What a fantastic experience for you all. Can’t wait to hear more. SO many smiles, as always, in all of the photos. I bet they are missing you all!

  • 7 se7en // Oct 11, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Hi there April O., After a day or two we lost our ability to tweet as well, we really were in the back of beyond… We had a wonderful time, we learnt so many life lessons you wouldn’t believe and it has been quite an adjustment coming home… Thanks for your loyal following!!! I have heaps of photos I will pop up as this week passes!!!

  • 8 se7en // Oct 11, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Hay Aunty Muffin, You are such a star – Thanks for all the support and encouragement!!!

  • 9 se7en // Oct 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Hi Mel, I missed all my blog friends too, very weird to be away from my daily dose of friendship, but good to know that we had folks thinking of us back home!!!

  • 10 se7en // Oct 11, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Hay 3GoatMom, I never expected our kids to slot in so easily – and friends of a lifetime – it is heartstopping stuff!!! My kids are already planning away for next year!!! Hope you are having a fabulous week!!!

  • 11 se7en // Oct 11, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Hay Jo, I hope I bring you lots of happy memories when I show more photos throughout the week!!! Hope you are having a fabulous week!!!

  • 12 se7en // Oct 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Cheryl… I think the shoe is on the other foot… We are missing them so much and just messing around in the dust and waiting to see what they day brings and scampering off on another little adventure… we loved it and so glad we did it!!! Lots of love…

  • 13 Kim Allen // Oct 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Wonderful photos! Looks like you all had a fantastic time!

  • 14 Love and Lollipops // Oct 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Welcome back!!! These few pictures seem to be overflowing with friendship and happiness! Can’t wait to see more.
    Love and Lollipops´s last blog post ..Let’s Play "Doctor Doctor" cont.

  • 15 Linda B // Oct 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    So glad you are back! I can’t wait to see more photos and read more stories. I’m glad you had such a meaningful time.

  • 16 se7en // Oct 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Hi Kim, Oh lovely to hear from you… it is so good to be back and have all our readers stopping by!!! Look forward to sharing more with you!!!

  • 17 Sam // Oct 11, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Great to have you back. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to Lesotho. Only ever done day trips there. Would love to go there for longer someday. Your news helps me feel connected to Africa although I’m so far away these days. Keep the pics and news coming!

  • 18 se7en // Oct 12, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Hi Love and Lollipops, Thanks for stopping by, I am so thrilled that folks want to know more about our trip!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  • 19 se7en // Oct 12, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Hi Linda B, Good to hear from you!!! I am busy sifting my way through about a bazillion photographs!!! Very fun!!! Thanks for stopping by and have a greta day!!!

  • 20 se7en // Oct 12, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Hi Sam, I am so happy to keep you connected!!! Immersing ourselves, only for a week was a wonderful way to get to know the people there and to share with them!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

  • 21 KM // Oct 12, 2011 at 3:43 am

    I am absolutely THRILLED that you had a beautiful trip. I can’t wait for all of your photographs, memories and reflections. I know you touched many many lives!!!!! AND it doesn’t surprise me a bit that your kiddos were able to make friends and fit in so easily… no surprise at ALL!!! They have such compassionate and caring hearts… 🙂
    KM´s last blog post ..Monsterous Treats

  • 22 se7en // Oct 12, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Thanks KM, You always say such wonderful things!!! I have so much to write about Lesotho – I have a feeling you are all going to beg me to stop!!! I have a trans South Africa road trip coming out today… and a week of what kids in Lesotho get up to… gonna be fun!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!!

  • 23 lilla a // Oct 12, 2011 at 9:48 am

    What a wonderful trip you had, thank you for sharing it and the great pictures with us!
    lilla a´s last blog post ..Barnmöbel

  • 24 se7en // Oct 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Lilla A You stopped by to read our blog and made my day!!! We had such a fabulous time inLesotho and I can’t wait to write some more about it!!! And yes we will be joining your party next week and on Friday we plan to get to work on our project for the next exhibition – we wouldn’t miss it for the world!!! Have a great day!!!

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