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  • Leaving London – bye bye old life

    Feb 7, 09 • 2172 views 3 comments

    Last week at work in London and lots of goodbyes. All v exciting getting so much attention – am going to miss all these hugs and easy contact … it’s just so easy to pick up the phone and talk to friends and family whenever I want to, am...

  • Three weeks to go!

    Jan 30, 09 • 1333 views No Comments

    The last four days training have been fantastic, so involving. We’ve all learned so much. Have met some interesting and useful contacts, that include: Alex who worked in Kenya with Kenyan Wildlife Service. His partner Lucy who works in Natural...

  • Advice from Nursie…

    Jan 30, 09 • 1582 views 1 comment

    First day on training course, focusing on health and security, and not sure whether it was nerves or excitement but when I was asked to introduce myself to the group, my mind went blank! I couldn’t remember where I’m going!! A few...

  • Read the Independent on Sunday!

    Jan 29, 09 • 4485 views 6 comments

    *STOP PRESS*Have just been interviewed by the Indie.They’ve been running a series on what people do if they get made redundant and VSO came up. This has generated another article on people’s reasons for doing VSO … they wanted to...

  • Training week in Birmingham

    Jan 29, 09 • 1669 views 2 comments

    In grey and drizzly Birmingham this week for VSO training. With girls and boys heading off to: the Philippines (to project manage ISO type accreditation of a hospital on one of 18,000 islands and run an audit – Clare there’s a job for...

  • The Missionary position

    Jan 25, 09 • 2980 views 1 comment

    Hey! Last week I received my passport back from VSO, complete with 3 month Uganda visa. (This gets swapped for an extended one once I’m there). Also received CRB form so all the legal papers are in place. The CRB check is a standard request...

  • Five weeks to go

    Jan 22, 09 • 1910 views 3 comments

    Had 8th and 9th injections (Hep B + 2nd rabies). Dr B. seems quite interested in what I’m doing for VSO (because I’m paying her cash for the injections?) Ooh so cynical (but she would only accept cash so it does make me wonder …) I can...

  • My new pad in Namuwongo

    Jan 22, 09 • 2056 views 3 comments

    My new house has a garden! Really excited about this tho whether it’s what we’d call a garden or concrete yard or bare earth or dog’s toilet or what I have no idea but will take my gardening gloves and a few packets of seeds just...

  • Impressions of Uganda

    Jan 22, 09 • 1702 views 1 comment

    Settled down to dinner in front of TV last Sunday to watch a nature programme called Swarms. On came Lake Victoria (5km from where I’ll be living in Kampala). Black flies congregate there to mate once a year – upto a trillion of them! They...

  • Thanks Staples

    Jan 16, 09 • 1142 views No Comments

    Would you believe it …? Start of the year and I’m carrying THREE diaries round with me … last year’s one and two 2009 ones… wrote all the entries in for January, only to turn page and end up slap bang in the middle of May! Of...

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