Archive for June 2013

Thursday 07/06/90 – visiting friends

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This is what I wrote in the diary 23 years ago…..Helping parents with deaf children through our experience…

We went visiting in the afternoon. I took Hughan’s trolley with us and he had a great time pushing it about.

Tuesday 05/06/90 – Noisy Toys

This is what I wrote in the diary 23 years ago…..Helping parents with deaf children through our experience…

Vil is back at school. Hughan and I had a great time in the play room, playing with all the toys he had been away from while we had been in Cape Town.

We played with the noise making toys and I pointed to my ear to indicate the sound they were making.

Returning to Gaborone 04/06/90

This is what I wrote in the diary 23 years ago…..Helping parents with deaf children through our experience…

Dear Vanessa

Thanks for all your help and guidance you gave me on my visit to Cape Town. I must say it was a wonderful feeling being back again. Also thanks for working with me with Hughan, I learned a lot from it.

Vil (Jamie) sat watched the video three times and then insisted we made your sticky biscuits! I think he also learnt by watching it.

Willem and I sat and watched the video together and Willem was pointing out my mistakes which I felt was great and now he is also more aware of the way he talks to Hughan.

Before I left Cape Town I went shopping with Hughan, which he loves. He started saying mum-mum-mum at everything, which is the first time he has said this.

The last night in Cape Town I stayed with Willem’s Uncle and Aunt. Hughan was vocalising well there as they have dimmer switches on the light and he was always asking to be picked up to alter the lights and to switch them on and off.

Hughan was very good on the flight home and it was also nice to be back in Gaborone. Willem and Vil were still in Zimbabwe when we arrived in Gaborone.

Hughan and I went and met them at the airport the next day and Hughan stood in absolute shock when he saw Willem and Vil come through the doors. In the car on our way home Vil and Hughan laughed and played nicely.