Not According to Plan

Not According to Plan

I think it’s fair to say this week hasn’t gone according to plan.

We’re in the rainy season here in Uganda, and while it reduces the temperature beautifully and leaves us with luscious green grass and plants, it also leaves the roads in a constantly worsening state. Dave’s drive to Kajjansi airfield, the base of MAF here in Uganda, has grown increasingly bumpy over the last couple of weeks.

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Toyota RAV4 in Uganda

The Car Wash

Uganda is a beautiful country; rich and verdant, with delicious fresh fruit and vegetables, and loads of different plants supporting an incredible diversity of birds, insects and more. There are a couple of factors instrumental in producing this wonderful ecosystem.

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Unpacking

Emails were flying back between us and our shipping company daily, and still there was no sight of the container of goods we shipped from the UK back in November last year. Dave spent an entire day stuck in the worst traffic Kampala has seen for months to complete the required paperwork to release our possessions, and still, nothing.

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Kampala Taxi Park

Kampala City Centre

This morning I ventured into the city centre of Kampala with three other MAF women. We were on a hunt for some fabric, and knew the best place to buy it would be away from the comparatively sedate streets of the district of Makindye where we live, and into the hive of activity that is central Kampala.

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Our Trip to Jinja

It would be the first Christmas away from our families for some time, and with the MAF office shut for the festive period we thought we should make the most of a few days off. And so, we headed to the town of Jinja, a couple of hours away from Kampala, to stay in a hotel called the Source of the Smile for a couple of nights before the new year.

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