7 months without TV in bed was brutal, but thanks to Beth Petrie, Sophie and I have spent the last week watching films (and teaching of course). In one day we managed to watch Hook, Hancock, Wanted, In Bruges, 8 Mile and What Happens in Vegas. Paul and Danny have been watching them with us every night too which makes everything feel as though we are a small little family. It always feels good to be back in Mubende after we've been away for a weekend or so.
Woke up... Needed money. Went to Mubende and WAHHHHH my bank card worked!!!!! Got money, posted letters, got some washing powder, clothes soap and some foods and then came home. Went to school to collect parcels for Sophie, who was at home bored. After many minutes of deliberating, we decided to go to Kampala... again!
Friday night Hannah and Chloe brought a mzungu friend from their village who's working at their school. They then left for LEFT their new friend with me at backpackers. She had absolutely no clue where to go out and how to get there because she'd been in Uganda for less than two weeks. Me being... nice decided to take Mariam to Iguanas and show her a good time. It worked. She had a great time and I even got her membership.
On the Saturday everyone had decided to go for an Indian at Ron's. I was a weeeeeee bit late and everyone ditched me. So I missed out on a tasty curry :(. I was really upset and angry. What made it worse was that Sophie text me saying "I'm going to the doctors but everyones on their way back to backpackers and they're bringing some indian for you"... I was so excited. Then when they arrived it was one of them "LOL, jokes" moments and there was no curry in sight. Because I'm writing about this in the village I suppose it's making me more upset looking back on it because I could MURDER some good food right about now. Tonight I'll be getting some potatoes and beans, mm.
Sophie then arrived back at backpackers with the most disgusting eye infection. Her eye was pussing everywhere and she used napkins to wipe it up then left them lying around. Eurrrrrrghhhh.... Not pretty.
Had a busy week of teaching and emailing and washing and sleeping and eating and of course watching films with Danny and Paul. We've got a good system going but I'll be soon running out of movies which is a shame. Sophie and I have started having pamper days at home with long showers and face masks to get the dust and dirt from our pours. It's not exactly working but it's hard when it's dry season and theres dust everywhere. Teaching has been fun, I love P6 they are my new favourite class. There's one boy at the back who I forget the name of who has better English than me. There's quite a few evil genius' in P6 who ask me questions I don't know the answers to and therefore make me feel really quite thick. However, their questions are really bizarre and not topic related so I can dodge them quite nicely. I didn't realise until recently how obsessed about handwriting the teachers are in Primary..
In recent Kampala days, I've met a ridiculously religious American Emily. She was... interesting. The 16th March Sophie and I went to Open House for some cheese naans. Then Ron appeared and gave us some sizzling pork. My recent nights out have been strange and short. I keep getting bored all of a sudden and leaving the club. I'm not much fun. However I was an absolute hoot on a night out in Bubbles. I spent the whole night talking to all the men over 40 about their children... not a clue why. Then Iguanas followed and Sophie had 3 arguments/fights and I've just realised I lent her 5000 for a drink and she still owes me.
Had a stressful Sunday when returning back to Mubende and my laptop had gone missing. Well not really, Freddie had it and refused to bring it back. Absolute nightmare... Had to travel home in the dark.
At some point in recent times I've also had my very first mugging! Lost my bag with my purse in it containing my bank card and about 60 pounds worth of cash. I was mostly gutted because I'd JUST got my bank card working again and now I'm back to using Sophies. It wasn't too dramatic though and I won't be carrying a bag anymore because I'm scared it'll be taken again!!