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How Not to Drive Abroad

I wish I could say that driving abroad is the explanation for the various mishaps I’ve had. Whenever anyone hears of my tales the conversation usually goes like this… Person (murmuring sympathetically) Yes, it is hard driving on the left here. Me: (laps up the sympathy for a few seconds before a pang of honesty […]

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The road block, the banana tree and the sugar cane

My time in Uganda is over and I’m back in Cape Town serving with All Nations! More about that soon. Of all the experiences I’ve had over the last 5 months, the most unique… and entertaining day was when we baptised people we had been journeying with in the community. What a privilege! Yes, it […]

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Chicken Wars – Part Two 

We’re now into Week 4. We’re immersed into life here in Uganda, met some lovely people, – read the All Nations blog entries here – and.. the feud continues with the neighbour’s chicken. I’d spent time forgiving the chicken for stealing our precious tomatoes. Peace reigned, until the next morning… After spending several hours painstakingly hand-washing my […]

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Week 1: Chicken Wars 

We have been in Uganda for just over a week, although it feels like a lot longer! There’s lots I could write about, and for an insight into our first week in Uganda, check out what I wrote for the All Nations blog here. For now, I’ve just picked two encounters from this week that made […]

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Pockets of Home

This month has been packed with teaching, team bonding, preparation for our cross border outreach to Lesotho, and finished off with a bang camping for the weekend before our more intensive church planting training starts. There’s been many new experiences, but I’ve also been reminded of home in my daily life here in South Africa… […]

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First impressions…

My first week in Noordhoek, Capetown has flown by and I thought I’d share with you some of my first impressions and a glimpse into life here at the All Nations base… The Team My team consists of eight people. We live together, learn together, and reach out together. We are a very international team […]

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Cheese Soufflés and Carol Singing

It’s under two months before I head to Cape Town! It feels like time is racing by and I’m trying to make the most of seeing friends, family and finishing up life in Edinburgh. I’ve been trying to prepare as best I can for what will be a complete change in February. What I hadn’t expected was […]

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Countdown to Christmas…

So I have become one of those people. Who read a certain special edition of Ideal Home Magazine (Nadia Cardwell) or use a certain festive scented spray (Alan Scobie) at the first inkling that there’s a change in the air and declare…mid October… that the countdown to Christmas has begun. My next fundraiser is all […]

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Travel Light

The time has come when I need to start getting rid of stuff. It also means that it’s the perfect time to have a car boot sale to try and raise a bit of cash! My friends that know me well will know that books are definitely my downfall. This week I started sorting out […]

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Five months to go…

It’s now September and February feels like it’s right around the corner! With my first fundraiser set to go on Saturday and spending the last few weeks letting friends and family know what I’m up to, it’s all feeling very real. That is, if my visa application is successful as it seems most definitely designed […]

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