A while ago our crazy editor Andrea Vermaak and photographer Laura Donaldson joined Reach for a Dream volunteers Christel Kotze and Annerie Bosman on an origami outing to Springvale Primary School in Centurion. Cheryl Gibbs, a teacher at the school, coordinated the event. She showed the children from Reach for Dream how to fold their own different origami forms, such as tumblers, a boat and a fox that could be used as a finger puppet. Each child also was given a booklet that includes other origami forms for them to try and fold. Andy and Laura even participated -though they refused to present their designs to us... Reach for a Dream is close to all our hearts here at BK Publishing and we encourage all to get involved in any capacity that you can in helping to inspire hope, and enable children with life threatening diseases to have some fun!
Today however, we decided to have five minutes of fun. It's recommended. The ladies in the office bought some lunch (and we found out that Andy likes to dip fries in ice cream... that tends to happen when you've lost your marbles) and then we felt inspired to play a trick on our gentle leader upon his return to the office. Needless to say, we were ready; Andy was in position, and Julia and I managed to stop sniggering. But, while buzzing open the gate, I hit my foot and yelped out in pain which awakened laughter in Andy and our leader missed the trick completely. An epic fail. Julia was the only one who remained composed.