Here we are at Cape Town airport and we finally have a few minutes to write the last few words for the blog.
Firstly, from all the parents, your boys have been great. As far as we can tell, there has been no home sickness, there has been great manners and fabulous behavior from all.
The last few days have been as busy as they all have been.
Saturday, Henry's birthday, they trained at Bishops pool for three hours and then in the stinking heat we visited a cheetah park. Most took the opportunity to pat the cheetah so hopefully some good photos there. Saturday night dinner in a fine dining restaurant ( which meant the servings were a bit on the small side) cake and candles for Henry.
Sunday. The game against Reddam - enough said ...
So what did they want to do for their last afternoon in SA? Shop !
We have discovered that these boys have an ENDLESS ability to shop. Always what they wanted and they have done it lots. We took them to a massive mall ,400 shops,on Sunday afternoon and it nearly met their needs. So when we get home expect loads of new clothes and toys and a few other random things. John Lennon glasses, silver gloves, many vuvuzelas and possibly a few things we may not get through customs in NZ.
The plan when we arrive in NZ is to send them through as quickly as we can. One parent will come through first, and one parent last, and we ask that if you do leave the airport with your son can you let the parent who is through know, the plan being that we all leave together if possible. However will be late and we recognize that for some, you may need to get home.
Jane and Rob