Through an article in the Portadown paper I received a few leads on two different parts of my family tree. I am delighted that Gwyn’s half sister has been in touch and will be able to fill her in on. Their family life and her dad that she never met. I am hopeful in time they will get to meet each other as well as Scotland isn’t too far from Wales.
Today I had friends round for a PowerPoint presentation of my trip to Uganda. This was the only way to try and give any idea as to what I did there and the experiences I gained. Just going through the presentation made me wish I was back there. Thanks to Barbara for projector it really brought the images to life.
It’s been a week now since I got back from Uganda and it has taken all this time to get used to the food, weather and the pace back home. many things have changed in my short break away. We will all miss Rebecca as she moves on to new employment, I think we are still in denial that she has moved on.
Being back to work wasn’t quite the culture shock I thought it would be but I still can’t stop thinking about how things are in Africa. We have moved on so much from how things are there but to be honest despite some outcomes being restricted because of resources, their lack of documentation, protocols and policies does not have the negative impact I would expect. We are becoming to common place with the increase administrative work we carry out even though we do moan about it. I wonder if we could go back 27years ago and start again could we do things better.
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J was on holiday after I got back so lots of time to get out and about and get used to life back here. Smudge of course enjoyed the walks too especially havin the weather to get to the beach. It took me a while to get used to the food and even cooking again as a bit spoilt in Africa having it done for me.
I need to spend some time preparing some items for the sale at Kircubbin integrated where I will have a table of craft items to raise funds for Kiwoko so if you are free come along