and so the blogging continues...

N39-11-6 Posted by Ekisa Team on Fri, 14 Aug 2009 | 20 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

so this is the process, i get some of the team to write the blog and then come over to the hospital to post it, adding anything that needs to be… so tonites author was laura t on her own as matty wasn’t feeling the best… however, their ‘joint’ blog, laura says was an exaggeration of the truth as mr girvan didnt listen to her suggestions… so over to you laura…

Another day another blog, we are doing well at this… so what happened today!!

Today started well with no one having fallen ill. It began with morning prayers: the ugandan singing continues to impress us all especially with their accents.

The day went well, we visited another rural school. Chants of muzungu (white people) still echo in our ears. It went well plenty of singing and dancing in main deck. Natalie even made a friend. The activity groups went well but matthew began to feel unwell again and later ‘whiteyd‘ (was sick) down a long drop.

We headed back to kiwoko for some pumpkin and potatoes, and later a game of mafia, sam johnston is a hero… all hail M.O.F. (Ministry of Fun: Sam, Jess and Adam)

God Bless

Laura T

ps laura t would like to know of any Big Brother news, Andy Beech would like to know any ashes news…
pps: matty is feeling a wee bit better today, however we are keeping a close eye on him, although he is up and about today he is taking it easy!

*Thanks laura for that comical insight please note my translation in parts!! I am writing this after a third day of kids club but im sure you would rather hear from someone else about it, so i’ll leave it to them… tomorrow (sat) we are running the same program for one day to the kids of the staff in the hospital!! Also maybe going for a wee drive with rory to take some photos of some of his friends who live out deep in the bush, should be good!! more to follow. Matty is feeling lots better and laura fosters bag turned up!! happy days!!

ps the photos are from our first day of kids club and Natalie’s friend. The internet is so much faster cos im over here later at night with less people on the network*


SarahHutch said Sat, 15 Aug 2009 07:09PM
Great to here from you guys - brill work on the blogs and pictures! Praying for you - for health, for safety, and for such blessing and encouragement in every moment you are there!
tracy t said Sat, 15 Aug 2009 08:01PM
How spooky - I have just posted how much I was looking forward to seeing the next blog, and five minutes later it appears!!! Does this mean Laura t is actually doing something her mummy asks???????????????????????? As I'm on a roll - is Laura t wearing her crocodile kickers??? Freddy is out of BB (had to google it for you!) In Hollyoakes Ste thinks he has lost his baby for good after handing Lucas over to Abi and Daniel who do a runner (Laure t's dad got the Sun tv magazine out of the blue bin for me to tell you that !!! ) Hope the washing line and pegs came in handy - and you found a use for the string!!!! Lots of love Tracy t
Libby said Sat, 15 Aug 2009 08:21PM
Great to read the next update and see the images - I think about you all everyday and can only begin to imagine the experiences you are having! I hope Matthew gets better to fully enjoy his mission. Cricket never far from your mind Andrew!! Nothing yet to report, although I do think I heard that Ramprakash might be considered to help out the ailing side - will try to keep you updated but don't worry, I'll not forget to tape the highlights! I hope both you and Suzanne are well and having the time of your lives, I didn't think I'd say this, but it's very quiet around here without you - even Lulu is hiding under the bed from me!! My thoughts and prayers go to all in the team and those supporting you.
Tori & Paul =) said Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:51AM
Hey Shortie, It's great to read about all the fantastic things you guys are doing out there! We're all very proud of you here at home. Paul & I went to visit the Tall Ships yesterday (in the sunshine, unlike Mum & Dad) It was really good but WAY too many people and Paul got grumpy! We then went to Mum & Dad's for a bit and between Dad being grumpy cos the golf course was closed and Paul huffing around the place cos he couldn't play football, a pleasant day was had by all! Loving all your pictures, Paul especially loves the one's of you in the green t-shirts, he didn't realise that you were also working in Asda, Uganda in your spare time!! Keep up the good work and we'll "blog" again soon. Hugs to Emma & Jess Miss you lots, Tori & Paul xoxo
Laurz said Sun, 16 Aug 2009 02:18PM
Hey guys! Great to read what you's have been up to! Hope everyone's well and lovin life in Uganda =) Bangor is dull (as usual).. you's wont want to come back lol..but please do =) kat, jess and emma - miss you guys so much!!! results night will be pants without ya's! Take care everyone and good luck if your gettin results on thursday! mucho love, Lauren x x x x x
Craigers said Sun, 16 Aug 2009 05:16PM
alrit there guys!!! i cudda sworn i left use a messgae it neva showed up afta i sent it :S ekisa must not hav approved of it or sumfin? haha did use get it? if not dnt worry i was jus talkin rubbish anyway! so its good 2 hear frm u guys again...its soundin SUCH gd bant and id literally kill to be able 2 go and do things in rural schools and all! fair ply 2 natz for makin a wee proud of ya! haha 2 b fair if any1 was 2 make a friend it wud deffo b natz i jus wanna take this time 2 inform the liverpool fans out there that use lost 2-1 to spurs haha unreal match!!! rit ill stop talkin enjoy the rest of ure time out there every1!!! and good luck 2 any1 who is gettin results. if there not the 1s u wanted dnt worry every1 has a plan for them!!! ttyl craigers xxx ps i hope use hav continued 2 listen 2 'man in the mirror' at team meetings cos as i write this im listenin 2 it and its stil as gd as eva! lol
Harriet and Gillian said Sun, 16 Aug 2009 09:37PM
Seen as though I can't be there and your all missing my ever so beautiful singing so much here as promised are the lyrics to my national anthem. ;" soaring flying there's not a star in heaven that we can't reach if were trying then we're breaking free ...". .me and Gillian are missing you all loads and were sure you're all having fun but me and Gillian went to Alton towers today... Haha but seriously no new updates coz we hate big bruv and cricket but if you all haven't already heard michael Jackson has sadly passed away....but other than that there's nothing outstandingly new to be said. Have a great time and Gillian will c u all soon.... Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx p.s- the fact that out of all of you laura was the one who lost her bag made my year... Oj foster I really did feel quite bad for ya... Xxx
Tracy c said Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:21PM
for anybody who is interested in golf................. Rory mcilroy is joint 3rd in PGA golf.............absolutely amazing. (sorry jo, just had to pass it on)xoxo
Morri said Sun, 16 Aug 2009 11:04PM
Yo holmies! Just thought id leave a wee post for u guys. Glad to hear your having a good time the banter is mighty as ever! And for beechy, England squad for the 5th Test: A Strauss (capt), A Cook, I Bell, J Trott, P Collingwood, M Prior (wk), A Flintoff, S Broad, G Swann, J Anderson, S Harmison, G Onions, M Panesar, R Sidebottom. (i.e. no Bopara) And for those who might care, Usain Bolt ran the 100m in 9.58sec at the world champs. Keep up the good work. I'll be praying for ya's Morri
AJ said Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:17AM
Hey guys, hope everyones keeping well!! hope girvs feeling better soon. oh btw, i met the most uncanny lookalike of girv the world has ever known, he even acts like you but is older so its like an older bro but not....:S Anyhu, trotters i thought id force myself to give you a BB update so here you go: Halfwit went out on friday, so marcus stayed in, Nominations had been made out loud, then housemates could discuss them after -- cue some quarreling. shopping task was 4 parts - 1) when a song is played some of the housemates had to run to the garden, put on snorkel and goggles and flippers and swim through a bog 2) a housemate had to learn the bagpipes 3)3 housemates had to become jockeys and make bets on a horse race 4) rodrigo and 2 others had to learn english ettiquete i dont watch it so thts sum random stuff from if anyone else wants some news ask for it haha Good luck on thursday for those getting results, im sure ull all do great!!! Good luck for those getting results next tues as well. Keep Blogging Love yas p.s.can you's get blackcurrent fanta?
Harry & Helen said Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:19PM
Hi Guys, enjoyed reading the latest blog!!! Hopefully Matthew is now back to full health and able to enjoy the rest of his mission. Seems like you all had a lot of fun on Sunday playing the footie match!! Best of luck with the challenges ahead of you all this coming week. Take care. Love & Warmest Thoughts. Harry & Helenx
Karlow said Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:40PM
Hey guys! Hope all is going well. Just wanting to say good luck with results this week. What ever happens is meant to be... I think I know that considering I couldn't do what I wanted to do yet am so happy that I'm doing what I'm doing now. I miss you niners. Can't wait ta hear all your stories. Lots of love :) Katie xxxxx
Wendy Somers said Mon, 17 Aug 2009 05:29PM
Hi jess lovely to speak to you,glad your enjoying your time keep up the M O F! Dont worry about your exams. Keep the faith he has plans for you. Love u loads MumX Hi Em & Kat Thinking of you all WendyX
Linda, Laura and Gran said Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:18PM
Hi Emma, it's mum here! We are just back from France, had a great time, weather really good and swimming was excellent. Laura loved her new goggles and would like you to know that we were swimming on Sunday night at midnight (not skinny dipping!). Its sounds as if you are having a great time. We are thinking about you and really looking forward to hearing all about your fantastic time. Take care Mum.
Neill, Linda, Laura and Matthew hamilton said Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:28PM
Help Emma, need you to come home and show us where to find the photos of your trip!!! If anybody can give us a clue, much appreciated! Tks Hammy
Libby said Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:31PM
Beechy if you want me to get you a ticket for the 1 day international - contact me time is running out! Good luck to everyone for Thursday. Libby
Matty emo said Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:53PM
Yo, dudes! I hope you're all having a sound time. I'm missing you all greatly, Becca and Rosie got back safely even though the bombs were "Trying to keep them there". haha! I want YF to get back I miss it! but not as much as Dave and Girv ;) oh and the rest of you! Hope you have fun with the Africans! I know I do (: Toodles! Emo.
Jade said Mon, 17 Aug 2009 10:38PM
Hi:) I hope everyones having a good time David told me if i wanted to keep in touch to write on this so i miss you very much, can't wait to see you :) enjoy yourselves!
George, Susan & Jill said Tue, 18 Aug 2009 04:14PM
Hi guys, It's great to hear that everything is going so well over there. Thank you for the regular updates on the blog, it helps us to feel part of things. It's great to be able to keep in touch, especially as Davids phone is on the blink! Keep up the good work and love to Dave from all the Family. Dad, Mum, Mark and Jill:) x x x x x x x<3
Harry & Helen Girvan said Mon, 24 Aug 2009 04:12PM
Hi Everyone, hope you have by now all returned safely from the safari, sounded awesome!!! Just want to wish you all a very safe journey home on Tuesday/Wednesday. You have been a credit to yourselves and to your families and are to be commended for the fantastic work you have done at Kiwoko over the last two weeks. Matthew we are very proud of you and can't wait to see you again!!!! Special and sincere thanks to Dave and his leaders for all their efforts in organising all the group activities and for your care, dedication and indeed motivation, you are all stars!!! Take care and safe home, Love & Best Wishes Harry & Helenxxxx