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5 Years a Blogger

Feb 26 • 1022 views • 7 Comments Diary of a Muzungu, Uganda

Five years ago I first set foot in Uganda. (Is that all it’s been?) Thank you to everyone who’s been part of my journey.

I mean THANK YOU. It wouldn’t have been the same without you.

Diary of a Muzungu, Kampala

The Muzungu was first sighted in Namuwongo, Kampala. Posing here at my home-cum-office with Patrick, Enid, Simpson and Eva

“For better, for worse” and despite the occasional argument or misunderstanding, my rantings and frustrations, you have helped me pursue my passions for conservation, travel and writing. In different ways, you have helped me ‘live the dream’ and I am immensely grateful for that.

My life in Uganda has stretched me beyond compare, and sometimes I have failed – you or myself – but whoever said it was going to be easy?

NEVER-NEVER-NEVER-Give-Up.-Winston-Churchill

NEVER-NEVER-NEVER-Give-Up.-Winston-Churchill

Thank you for the support, thank you for the trust.

Thank you for the opportunities and thank you for the faith.

Thank you for the shoulder to cry on. Thank you for the advice, the criticism and the feedback…

Thank you for reading Diary of a Muzungu.

Thank you for subsidising my volunteer’s allowance.

Thank you for buying my Uganda Souvenir Maps.

Thank you for paying my electricity bill when I got cut off.

Thank you for killing the cockroaches so I don’t have to face my phobia.

My favourite Uganda dog moments

The best friend a girl could have: the Dog with the Waggiest Tail. Coming to Uganda gave me the chance to have my first dog, Baldrick, my parter in crime in many of my blog stories. Here are some of my favourite moments.

Thank you for Baldrick.

THANK YOU for the nights out!

The nights in!

The safaris!

The adventure!

The belly laughs.

Thanks for believing in me.

WEBALE NYO. Neyanziza.

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7 Responses to 5 Years a Blogger

  1. Les Lloyd says:

    Hi Charlotte
    Glad to see you back. I hope all is well. At least you sound chipper!
    With love
    Les.
    PS See you in June.

  2. Enid says:

    Now Nagawa can comfortably eat G/nuts & matoke without missing home food…….strong Woman! Never Give up indeed!!

  3. Rebecca says:

    Happy Anniversary! I love your blog!

  4. Liz says:

    I too love hearing about your life out there the amazing people you have around you, the nature and we’d all like to meet baldrick. Brave new life and you – you seem to really enjoy and embrace it and I like to hear about it all
    Hope to see you at christmas if not before

    Liz

    • the muzungu says:

      Hi Liz, always great to hear from you! I sure am a lucky girl to have this life but it does have its challenges though! (But then whose life doesn’t?) I shall be seeing you a lot sooner than you think … ! Cha x

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