From: Catherine Playfair
To: Catherine/Lady Di/ Aussie
Hey Aussie, thanks for your message! Hope you had fun catching up with Robyn. I’ve been building toilets in a small tribal community in Tamil Nadu with an awesome Kiwi and 11 venturers. I think I must have been a brick-layer in a previous life – it’s so satisfying creating a whole toilet from bricks and cement and knowing the villagers can finally have a Barry in comfort. Would love to hear more about your talks, will email soon.
Love London x
From: Catherine Playfair
Dear Lovely Mona,
Thanks for your blog messages. I’m hoping to visit BD Munti at the end of expedition and make sure they’re using our toilets! I’ve been building a different type of toilets in a small tribal community in Tamil Nadu with Kate’s friend Sarah (an awesome Kiwi who is almost as crazy as you! J). It’s a much more shy and reserved community than BD Munti but we’ve had them playing cricket with us and bringing us PMs flowers every morning! Hope to catch up with you when I’m back in September.
Love Catherine x
To: Mum, Barry, Alex, Emily, Dad, Marlene and Joey
Back at fieldbase now – relaxing a little and playing around with henna! On the way to the environmental project tomorrow in Karnataka State, not expecting as much from this one but the rumour
Plans are looking good for after Raleigh – a few others are staying on and thinking of spending a couple of nights in Bangalore before heading to Hampi. Also have a few numbers to call about doing a placement with a charity.
Hope that mum and co are having a great time in Florida. Dad it was nice to speak to you the other day, hope you’re still well. Glad to hear Kiefer’s okay too!
Lots of love, Tabby
Ps – thanks for the amazing parcel. The photos are wicked. Bad news on the deposit Alex!
Hey! Thanks for the your letter. You said you were keeping up with the blog – so hopefully you will get this. Things are going really well. I’m super busy all the time and there are some amazing people here with so much energy. Really looking forward to travelling on after Raleigh and making my own way, but i will be sad to leave.
Your flatmate sounds like a blessing for now – and glad to hear you have a new funny friend. Can’t believe you are completely immersed in the working world. Make the most of it and enjoy yourself.
You have a letter on the way.
I miss you. How is it back home? Tell everyone at home I said HI! I miss you all! Especially our church family, gotta love them. Also can you save any money I for the trip in December? Thanks Mum! I love you so much (Nandri Ama!)