Busy in Uganda

Wilsons_2013 Posted by Rory Wilson on Tue, 20 Nov 2012 | 3 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Hallo Everybody!

I thought that I would tell you all my latest news…

When we were in Bangor we went out in the car a lot, but since we came to Kiwoko we have not been in the car very much, except to go to ‘Uganda’ (which is what I call our allotment garden). It is just down the road from the hospital. No one can disturb us there and we have fun. At the garden I have my very own hoe, it is smaller than daddy’s one, but it is just right for me – a bit like the Goldilocks and the Three Bears Story. With all the sunshine here the ground is much harder than in Ireland, so a spade can’t work for digging and everyone uses a hoe. It is hard work but I love digging with daddy. We get muddy (especially our feet,) and mummy just shakes her head and smiles at us!

I have some friends at the garden – Anthony, Paul, Esther and Susan. Anthony is my best friend. We run around and splash about in the water hole. The water makes my white skin look the same colour as Anthony’s. It gets cold after the sun starts to go down and then we have to get dressed quickly. I don’t know if my Jajja (Ugandan for granny) would be happy with the water but we will find out in December when she comes to visit us. I can’t wait to see Jajja. I have so many things to show her.

Granda Billy, for my birthday, gave me a tractor that I can ride on and daddy brought it back to Kiwoko. The other children here had never seen anything like this before, some try to drive it but they can’t pedal or steer like me. I think it would take a lot of practice for them. I love my tractor and ride it most days around our house.

I am a big boy now and use the toilet myself. I wear big boy pants like daddy. My Mr Men pants are my favourite. I used to get a sticker every time I used the toilet but I don’t need that anymore so I give the stickers to my friends.

Daddy was away at the weekend to a place he called Amolatar. He went with 20 other people from the hospital to give medicine to sick people and tell them about Jesus. They went by car and then had to get a boat across the lake to reach the village. Daddy told me that they helped 1,500 people. I can only count up to ten but I think it sounds like a lot more than ten. I looked after mummy while daddy was away. I did a good job too and was very pleased to see daddy back.

Daddy came back to find the hospital busy as there is a disease called ‘Ebola’ in Luwero district, so everyone at the hospital has to take extra care with sick people as they might have to send them to a special Ebola hospital, at a place called Bombo.

It is good that daddy has some extra help – Dr Roy and Dr Alison from the South East Trust. Dr Roy will look after daddy’s sick people while he does more work with Ebola and in the office. I am happy about this because if I visit daddy in the office he gives me a sweetie!

Mummy has been busy with her students doing their final exams at the nursing school. She often has visitors for a cup of tea and a bun. We seem to have many visitors from all over the world these days. I am a bit quiet when they arrive, but some play football with me which is fun.

I like baking buns with mummy. So we are going to make some now. I hope you have a good day and get to eat some buns like me!


Jenny Christie said Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:42AM
Gideon - you are such a special wee star! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading your blogs - they are far better than any of the ones the boring old grown ups write! You are certainly a clever clogs and I am so happy that you are having fun with your tractor, your hoe and making buns with your mummy. Everyone in the CMSI office sends you big bear hugs and we really look forward to more of your stories! All our love - Jen and the gang xoxo
Dorothy Perry said Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:13PM
What a great blog! Gideon you have your work cut out for you looking after mummy and daddy but so far you are doing a fantastic job. Keep daddy busy at the allotment, Uganda, and enjoy lovely fresh vegetables. Splashing about in mud is much better fun than hoeing! Looking forward to reading more of your news. Love Dorothy and Ken, Coleraine xx
Paul Sayers said Thu, 22 Nov 2012 01:44PM
Gideon well written blog yet again. You are getting so good at this.Hope it is a John Deere tractor you have got. Keeping on baking the buns and the team will eat them and also get a sail on the tractor at Easter time. Take Care Paul

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