09.09.2008 - 11.09.2008 26 °C
So I arrived safe and sound into Entebbe airport on tuesday night, and to my surprise had a 5/6 hour car journey with Elisa and Louise back to our wee house. The road was bumpy to say the least, but it was amazing to see the markets at the side of the road and all hustle and bustle of the streets as we drove along. We arrived at the 'Yesu Ahuirie' Catholic Community just passed Mbarara. Got the mosquito net up and went to sleep as we were all shattered from the drive.
I woke up to amazing scenery and lovely weather. Cows, goats, chickens, dragonflys, mosquitoes, birds, lizards all around us - I instantly loved it. The girls were very happy with all the food and crisps (and wine) I brought them, so we had bread and Nutella for breakfast with a cup of coffee. The lunch was more interesting. Matokee which is mashed up and cooked banana before it turns ripe, aswell as rice and a kidney bean and gravy soup thingy! It was.. nicer than it sounds haha. For dinner we had spaghetti and veg, and it was gorgeous! That's the food! During the day we've read books and chatted, been to mass (6pm daily) and went on walks around the community.
The way the Ugandans celebrate mass is brilliant. They have their african drums and rain shakers and it's such a happy and joyous feeling everyone getting into it. Even the orphans - young and old - are dancing and clapping! It's great!
Last night we opened up the rose wine and had a wee cup, it was very nice!
So I'm absolutely loving it here; it's so peaceful and tranquil and relaxing (before school starts) and I feel very close to God even though there's not alot to do. Water is limited and electricity usually only comes on at night. You would think it takes alot to adapt to this, but I'm settling in very well. It's great hanging out with the girls and having the time to just talk about life instead of sitting infront of a computer wasting time.
The people here are so lovely too. I initially thought they would be quite hostile to white people, but it's the complete opposite!
I think that's enough of an update for one day. I'm not sure when I'll get to post again as the internet/electricity is limited, but I'll try and add some photos for next time.
Hope everyone at home is safe and sound, you don't need to be worrying about me cause I'm having a braw time!!
Tomorrow Fr. John Bashobora arrives - he's the main gaffer so we'll have a little bit more structure when he gets here, hopefully get a drive into Mbarara to buy some supplies. All is good!! God is good!
Lots of love,
God Bless xx