Almost back to normal!
I’ve taken my final antimalarial tablet, eaten the last of the green oranges the children of Brain Trust PS gave me as a farewell gift (I helped eat the cock that I was supposed to bring back to ‘Father Norman’, the night before I left Nawanyago!) and shared out with family and friends many of the g-nuts given to me, though every time I pass the box in the kitchen I somehow navigate towards it for the last few!
The colours and gentle warmth of the UK Spring are still putting a smile on my face after the sight of limp water-starved crops suffering in the excruciating heat of the continued drought in Uganda.
I’m not quite used to driving a ‘proper ‘ car yet, even today I found myself forgetting my seatbelt and had difficulty getting our car into gear after the heavy wrenching manoeuvres needed for the Land cruiser and pickup truck I drove in Uganda!
I’ve not quite finished sending out posts and photos from my wonderful (mostly!) four weeks in Uganda but already started my 2020 list for my next visit!
The very good news is that Innocent is now in contact once again thanks to my lovely friend Marie and my wonderful hubby who clubbed together and bought him a phone, a replacement for the one that was stolen when he was viciously mugged a week before I returned home. Innocent has now recovered from that terrible experience and from the two seizures that followed and is busy looking after his farm and family, and eager to help with my projects whenever I ask.
I hope you’ll continue your interest and support for the help we offer people in Uganda and look forward to hearing from you along the way. X Be back soon!
The youngest English footy supporter in Uganda! Meet six month old Norman Reginald, son of Innocent and Betty, grandson of Judith. Norman was a constant companion while in Uganda. He is named after my wonderful hubby Norman who I will hopefully be seeing in a couple of hours.
The last sponsored nets were collected by head teacher Charles on Tuesday night. Now every child at Brain Trust will be protected from being bitten by the Malarian mosquito!
Another power cut provided me with my last supper in Nawanyago cooked, served and eaten by candlelight! Then yesterday morning I was up and out as dawn was breaking, something I had only seen previously through my mosquito net and the window bars! It was time to say goodbye to my wonderful family in Nawanyago who have been caring for me so well. I will miss them!
Well that’s it folks, I’m at Banana Village about 30 minutes from Entebbe airport. I’ve made the most of having time to spare by visiting friends and pretending to be a tourist! Innocent has kept me company today which has been good, giving him a break. My flight is one minute to midnight. See you soon! X
Very early Thursday morning! Arrived in Brussels just waiting for connecting flight home. Thank you Patrick Manday Sseruwagi for my farewell lunch. Good luck with your amazing project for those who were not able to receive an education when they younger. Also my enormous gratitude to Innocent for seeing me all the way to Entebbe airport then having to travel overnight many hours back to the village. I hope you are now home once again with your family in Nawanyago. I’ve had a good flight but still coughing with the results of the Uganda dust! See you next year.
Amazing tailoring being taught so these women can acquire skill to help them become independent
Amazing Grace and Shalom