The enfuzi community campsite is beautiful as you can see from me jumping into the lake. Becky has been enjoying teaching but we are currently in Kampala as she has got a cyst but it also coincided with us updating our Visa’s.
I had a nice birthday very relaxing.
In the last week ive been to Rwanda, gone to a wedding, gone through 3birthdays, meet someone with the same birthday as me and watched countless films
Looking forward to the Rugby2moro
I am currently in Bubbles O’learys where i will be2moro also to watch the rugby
Hope all is well at home and also if you wish check out Roddy’s blog
Well me and becky have found something to do, its pretty much perfect, its working in a campsite beside a cratar lake which is beautiful and great for swimming, the basic idea is that the campsite unds the orphanage attached to the campsite which has 157 kids, we try and keep the campsite running well and try to advertise it as well as posible, i have no time to blog as i get into fortportal once a week so instead i shall give u a small section of roddys life, he’s scotttish which is funny enough but he lives in a 5bedroom house in a village with just a pig, mouse and dog for company
“last night I decided to have a drink at datus on my way home, this obviously led to another, then another I ended up drinking Stoney(ginger beer) & Waragi. Then Datu told me that Martin, one of the guys in the village (he’s a little bit ‘gansta’) was trying to set up a “disco”. I didnt belevie anybody would try to have a disco in kisiizi but sure enough we soon heard some tunes(awful tunes) pumping out along the road. We decided to go along and check it out.
Possibly the funniest, lamest attempt at a club ive ever seen. I think i nearly wet myself.
First of all you have to jump across a ditch with a pig tied up in it, then you notice that only slightly quieter than the music is the generator powering the music. going BRRRRRRR. Then there is about 30 guys(no girls) standing around outside Martins house which is really just a hut. Anyway went inside and there he is, he had hired LOADS of massive speakers and a mixing deck. There were no lights, just a parafin lamp hanging up. And up to his decks he’s got the crappest looking CD player ever and was basicly just skipping through the tracks after about 30 seconds into them. Also he changed the CD every so often which meant there was silence(except for the sound of the generator). I offered to take over because im pretty sure i could of made a better job just playing my MP3 player but he insisted he wanted to play African hip hop(which IS as bad as it sounds, possibly worse). After an hour there i decided i couldnt take any more and went home to find that the pig had escaped AGAIN! so i spent another half hour trying to tie him up but he kept running away. Anyway i eventually did that and got to bed
Thankfully, Katie(who works in the internet cafe) has got over her Abba addiction after weeks of my complaining, however, even worse, somehow she has now managed to get hold of a Keane CD and is now playing that full volume on repeat. I just cant win.
Love and all that! x
p.s. That mouse is still evading me.”
Love to all
also UB40 are playing their last gig in kampala 2day was gona go c them then realised i dnt like em so no point….anyho
Keep in touch
Well becky is out here and were in Kampala
Spent last week in Kisiizi with Roddy which was rather boring but restfull and gave becky a chance to see rural Uganda.
We are trying to sort out some work and it looks like an orphanage in FortPortal area looks like the best option where we will be staying in pretty much the rain forest with crator lakes
Hope all is well at home
It all starts here i guess…im not gona fill you in with every detail as that would take ages and it makes for a great story but on Monday 7th when Jeremy phoned me and asked me to meet him at the FIDA HQ, we went there and decided we would head off to Lira and work for them for a week then we had a week off then i would come back to kampala and they would go back to lira for another week of work. As with all gewd stories and travels this one starts with a picture of me outside the GOSS, we know some people who know some people so decided it would be fun to head to Sudan….the journey begins
Great music supplied by owino market
We stayed in soroti for one night, this is the FIDA HQ there.
A funny sign and something about frogs and mouse….ooooh
This is a school where about 8000 kids attended,FIDA has built a kitchen to feed them. Unicef turned up here during the floods and left a tent then went away wooo thats there name in the news for looking after everyone
These are mass graves at the camp from the LRA and Karamajong
Roddy and i in a mud hut classroom with some FIDA representatives
The motorway and kids
Bringing style to LIRA
Lira’s penetostal church with a white preacher from leeds….what are the chances
Trucks go faster on there sides they insisted
West side of Lira
Gulu dawn start
And here endith my journey…you should try and see Sudan brilliant place and super safe i hear
Love to all and to all gewd day
Roddy,spongebob and i at Kisiizi house
The new Kisiizi kid rossevelt
Christmas Service, because are white we were brought to they very very front as in sitting with the priests
Roddy took up Sleep-ear-smoking…a very sad habit
We climbed a hill and found kids with goats on the top of it
Found water fall in valley behind hill and had a cold dip and then climbed up found some mud and went caveman
We then walked down the river finding various beautiful waterfalls
This is the hidden Kisiizi water fall,the boys got there matches wet so couldnt smoke and this kid climbed down the waterfall to give them his matches only to get his matches wet too
Far right is Jeff’s brother chris who came out to see him, this is us in spurs in kampala with random africans behind
just you know hanging out at the Kampala Subway