On Friday evening we went to watch the latest performance of You’ve Got Talent. This is the Cambodian equivalent Britain’s Got Talent and is held on the last Friday of each month at one of the big Churches here in Phnom Penh. It is organised by our good friend and next door neighbour Timothee Paton who has been a missionary out here for about thirteen years ,helping children in the slums and changing lives. A minibus was hired this time to take about fifteen of our neighbours as well as another minibus and one or two Tuk Tuks to bring other families from a nearby slum area..what a wonderful evening it was. A young girl from The Philippines won and will go through to the Grand Final next year.
On Saturday we went to visit Tamao Wildlife Sanctuary which is about one hours drive from Phnom Penh.It is a bit like Longleat but without the Health and Safety aspect. We saw crocodiles,monkeys,bears,tigers and elephants to name a few. It was quite scary how close we could get to them, especially the crocodiles..One of the baboons got a bit too close to Lenna and grabbed her hair-I think it was a good wake up call for her. We spent the morning there and I would recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity to go.
In the evening we were invited to a barbecue at Tims and we enjoyed meeting other missionaries and listening to their stories of life on a wing and a prayer. After Church on Sunday I played five-a-side football to work up an appetite for lunch and then we did the weekly food shopping in the afternoon. Later on in the day some of the children who had come to You’ve Got Talent were waiting for Tim to come home. While they were waiting they asked if they could cut some of the sugar cane that was growing in our front garden(they love to chew on this stuff). They had some the other day so it was no problem for them to have a bit more-it saves me cutting it and trying to keep the garden tidy.