Sunday, December 31, 2006
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! what are you going to be doing and where? please some exciting stories of where you celebrated and how would be cool! don't quite know what we will be doing yet? have been looking after one of the babies this week and that has meant being up in the night!! wonder if i will make midnight?? Anya's cast is off end of this week, hopefully!! she has done very well and been cheerful throughout.
wonder what 2007 will bring.... who knows, a chelsea team who can defend? more car punctures? we will try and keep you infromed,.... have a good one....
Friday, December 22, 2006
Happy Christmas, from Uganda!! here it is either hot or wet!! but as you can see from the picture, we are staying true to a few english traditions! Anya has now got her 3rd plaster on, as the other 2 either went soft or started to fall apart? thge doctor did say it wasn't our fault !! i'm choosing to believe him!!
the christmas tree is huge as you can see, any guesses on it's size?? hope you all have a great christmas and tremendous new year!!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Greetings one and all, a friend has just let me know, we have now had had 1000 hits on the blog!! WOW, i presume that it is good?? thanks for everyone who reads our wandering thoughts and make nice comments!!
Lots of rain at the mo and kampala is an absolute nightmare to get in and out of... so trying to avoid that of we can! no further punctures to report, HOORAY!! Pic is Joel and anya on the swing, thanks ED, the seesaw is no more, sorry to say, fun while it lasted.
at the moment, trying to build/construct a dolls house!!! yes i know, those who know me will now be in shock an d will wonder can it happen, pics to follow as proof, hopefully!!
Monday, December 04, 2006
i have returned from up north! had a great time. we were on the new land for new hope uganda, where a childrens centre
specifically for childrfen rescued from LRA will come and stay. we were involved in clearing land, slashing and digging and as you can see from the picture eatring meat!! take my word for it very nice. when i have other pics will put them on. it was an 8 hour drive on a variety of roads, but i have now found the best road in kampala!! 100 kms of perfect tarmac, not a pot hole in sight!! certainly makes driving easier when you don't have to avoid craters in the road!!
all say hi here......
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Hello, one and all!! couple of weeks ago i mentioned that we were having baby Silas over for the weekend, hence the picture, we had a great time and he only woke up 2 or 3 times in the night!! i forgot what that was like! Joel and anya really enjoyed ~silas being around. Silas is part of the baby house here, where at the moment they have 9 babies ranging from3 monts up to 3 years, these babies have either all been abandoned or their parents have died. the baby house is looking for upto 30 sponsers for the house to support the babies and everything they need and at this point they have 15!! sponsership is $30/month.
lot of rain the last few days, but still no sign of christmas decorations, tree or music....it's quite nice really...
Thursday, November 16, 2006
The other night we had a "camp fire" in our garden, where we roasted pork on sticks, very nice, some were a little over done!! but it was a barbie so black on the outside and pink in the middle is what you expect!! then for pudding we demonstrated the culinary delight of toasted marshmallows!! a mixed response would be safe to say!! great fire though.
puncture no.7!! yesterday, so new tyres for us i think!
lots of rain today so we've had great fun making mud pies, great fun and i trhink anya is an expert!!
Friday, November 10, 2006
well the other day, there we are driving along one of our fine roads here with a car full, when suddenly there's a huge BANG, what's that i thought, we've just been shot!! but no..... the back side window had just exploded inwards!! all over one of our friends, it was all very exciting and now our car has a black plastic bag for a window!! very attractive looking!!
hope you like the picture, yet another chameleon pet but this one was very big and if i'm honest a little scary!! he has wandered off now...
this weekend we have one of the little babies (Silas) who is 3 months coming over, so that should be fun, to be reminded of sleepless nights and nappies etc...
bye for now....
Friday, November 03, 2006
hi one and all, thought would send you at least one of our "playground" courtesy of Ed, what a clver chap he is!! he's just returned from sudan, had a good time.
the swing is cool (oops the font has gone smaller and now bold!!) ah still bold oh never mind! picture of seesaw next time, as this is taking an age to load.
favourite film ever? what would it be?
bye for now
Thursday, October 26, 2006
greetings one and all, thought a picture of the car (or motorised caravan as someone put it!!) was due. actually looks quite clean, but very rarely like that! we have a special gift of punctures as we have now had 4 in as many weeks! well at least that is something i can do on a car!
joel yesterday saw an eagle flying over the house with a rabbit, very cool, but why don't you ever have a camera when you need one! now that woulsd have looked impressive on the blog, never mind!
bye for now......
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
hi there, sorry for no news, no power the last few days, so food going off and no ability to charge anything!! at least we ate well!! but hooray it came back yesterday (monday!)
had suprise friends drop in on friday (john and shelia wastie!!) very exciting, so good to see them and we spent a good few hours together, Ed is here and has built a swing and is now in the middle of constructing a see saw! we have also discussed black holes! well he is a physicist(is that a right spelling?
keep on blogging!!
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
bye for now
bye for now
Friday, September 08, 2006
well here we are again, life is sweet, we had a few email problems but we are bac on line1 hooray, thanks for all the help from mark and jon in the uk!! joel has found a new chameleon, which is very exciting and is now our new pet, well it's alittle different from a fish or cat? here they are cooking cassava chips, very nice, well at least they are better cooked than raw!
time to go off and play footy, bye for now.....
ugandan wedding tomorrow (9th) which should be good fun, and the girls in the family group are all very excited as they are bridesmaids so can have their hair done etc... relaxed african hair is amasing( thought for the day)
Monday, August 28, 2006
Well hello there, today i have found out that my dell computer is one of those which is at risk of the battery exploding or at least catching fire!! i always thought it got a bit hot!! so hopefully no explosions until the new battery arrives!! the day draws nearer for arrival of the car, another week or so, hopefully, i have another tough question, no-one by the way answered the one about flies!! does a male kangaroo have a pouch?? if so what for?? prizes may be awarded.
thanks for all the positive blog thougts we will keep on trying to keep
updated. bye for now
Friday, August 11, 2006
we are just about to enter another weekend which means being off line for a couple of days, so why not blog.... lots of rain at the moment as the rains seem to have come a month early which is making everyone work really hard, ploughing, clearing and planting all at the same time!! my lettuce are doing well but did plant the whole packet of seeds so an abundance of lettuce we now have!! we have started buying a car!! we've put some money down but now the paper work takes over so may still be a few weeks, a picture will appear when it does!!
this weekend we are celebrating with calvary family and eating goat? anyone had it.... is very nice but can be a bit chewy!! depending what bit you have on your plate!!
so what is the film "cars" like.. reviews would be good, thanks.. and other movies i need to know about..
bye for now
Monday, July 31, 2006
over the last few weeks have been weeks full of new experiences from harvesting maise and groun d nuts, hard work and blisters as well. the young people here couldn't believe i have never done these things before. also as as a family we have helped collect fire wood and water!! the young people collect water every day! life for us is easy,
joel and anya say hi and they are enjoying themselves especially now as they are on holiday as our guests are here. 7.30am assemblies, anyone beat that? i was surprised i could string any words together at that time of day...maybe i didn't!
will write soon, hopefully
tried to add a photo but no joy...technology!!
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
hi all, thanks for the comments, nice to know people are reading the blog, at the mo looks like could be updating 0nce maybe twice a week. joel had agreat birthday at weekend and got to play footy pretty much all day, then we watched the england game on a big screen, in the african bush, still same result!! why do we bother even going thro the penalty shoot out!! our freight arrives today?? was meant to be friday but got diverted, who knows where??
life here is becoming normal and certainly getting used to eating beans everday, with pots, chapatis and rice! thankfully the kids love beans.
progress report on our planting for those interested, lettuce and garlic have appeared, COME ON, we are very excited.
the picture is joel sharing his birthday cake with the family group nearest to us.
Question for discussion asked by Joel, "why did God create flies?? answers would be much appreciated, thanks
Monday, June 26, 2006
hi everyone, we are here, finally. after touring the uk and coming via mombasa!! we have been here 4 days are starting to settle, it is very different but life will become normal i think. but it's afine place when you can pick up 6 mangoes for 30p, can't be bad, the kids had their first day at home school and seemed to enjoy kathryn did as well!! the kids seem very at home and settling well.
went on my first motorbike taxi today which was fun just a bit dusty when vehicles come the nother way, then negotiated my first shopping trip which seemed to go ok?? think the prices were ok!
we're not on email all the time so these posts won't be daily, lets say!! no snakes spotted yet!!
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
month to go and hopefully over the next few weeks we will get better at this blogging!!
i will finish on this note, CHELSEA CHAMPIONS!!!
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Emmanuel nursery did a sponsored water carry for 'Anyas family'. Involved a lot of adults getting very wet - but really encouraging for us.
We hope that the 29th is in your diary for the fundraiser - the raffle prizes are worth coming for : half a days labour by a friendly builder, free MOT, £50 M&S hamper, nail manicure worth £25 - wow - can it get better?!
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
At the moment we are just working on building up our support team - people who will want to partner with us by giving, praying and encouraging..... so ..... thank you to those of you who have responded to us about this - we are just in the process of putting together a little booklet so that we can show you a bit more detail about the project at Kasana and then you'll know what you are getting involved in!
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
will keep you up to speed
Sunday, January 22, 2006
Now that we have a computer and means to communicate we feel we are more ready to leave the country. We will need the next 5 months to learn what we are doing with regard to blogs.
It will be great to get your comments
Steve and Kathryn.