I wonder what the new year will hold. It is again a beautiful day here. I actually got the washing dry on the balcony. Last year. it was hanging up for three days inside because the weather was so bleak. I had a wonderful day with the girls today. We emphasised ONLY 10 girls and in true Nepalese style 12 turned up. Now that I am a bit more used to how things work around here I had cut out 12 anticipating this would happen. They just loved the morning. It was of course quite chaotic, especially with the language barrier, but finally we got all the body parts assembled in the right order. The new sewing machines were there. Not the ones we ordered, surprise, surprise. Binu, a young 13 year old who we brought back from the village in September was in the class. Her english is so good. She was helping translate while the other translator was busy with others. She is quite tall and is going to be a real leader. Even though she is new at the hostel, she is already taking charge. Yesterday, I was so thrilled to see two other girls from the hostel doing the training. Raju chooses those who will be the leaders of tomorrow and takes every opportunity to train them in all sorts of things. Grahame had a look at the new prospective guest house, and it would be ideal, but we have to work out how to pay the rent. As we have 4 school teams coming this year and one will be here at the same time as we are in September, we need much larger accommodation. Power is about to go so must finish off.