Well, the building is finished!! The final layers of bricks were added to the walls and we were finished by about 1.30! It’s looking really good so far, they are putting the roof on soon, hopefully before Thursday as that is the dedication day when we will take our plaque with us to the finished classroom. We came back straight after we had finished and had lunch, everyone is now having a bit of a rest and fighting over the shower queue.
The last few days have been… eventful, but it is hopefully going to be sorted out as there is a bit of tension flying around. I stayed with Ami in her bed for the last couple of nights and have been a little bit less tired since then. Although the first day that I was in that room I noticed a lizard right above where my head was going to be! I didn’t fancy waking up to a lizard right next to my face so Dad came and caught it in a Tupperware!
Kampala is still crazily different to home – for one I have never seen so many bananas in my life! On our way to Suubi each day we must pass about 6 banana markets and see over 1000 bananas! But I have to say the bananas are really nice here – much nicer than at home – and so is the pineapple! That continues to be a big hit with all the Earls! You get people walking in between the traffic trying to sell you things through the bus window, with no care about their own safety because these roads are DANGEROUS!! A couple of days ago we saw a man on the back of a bike carrying about 30 dead chickens – not wrapped up or anything! Every morning we stop for ice to fill the cool box and we see some of the same kids every day – they love to come up and say hello to you! I dropped my fan out of the bus door and they picked it up for me, but didn’t understand what it was and what it was used for. When I showed them they loved it! Its strange because we assume that everyone knows about really simple things, but they don’t! The kids in Suubi didn’t understand why we wore sunglasses and loved to try them on!
We had an African meal for dinner last night which was really weird but nice!! We had some kind of meat thing which was cooked in banana fibres, sweet potato, pumpkin, vegetables and this mashed banana dish (it tasted and looked like mashed potato but with a hint of banana – sounds a bit gross but it was really nice!) Not sure what’s going to be for dinner tonight – the variety at both breakfast and dinner are quite surprising!
Because we’ve been working so hard, we get a bit of a lie-in tomorrow which everyone is looking forward to!! 6am starts are not the nicest! Tomorrow is our last day before we set off for the safari on Saturday at 4am (eek!)
Will try to write another one soon, look after yourselves!
Lots of love,