Tessa’s Dad Pete and his partner Ali are leaving tomorrow after a really great month with us. We thought they were just here to visit, but instead they put a huge effort into funking up our home (yes that’s a good thing :p). The place is now humming with new life and innovations, thanks to their handyman skills, hard work and ingenuity.
The crowning glory, an outdoor wood-fired oven built from local bricks and mud. Complete with rustic bellows! We’ve already cooked pizza in it three times, plus made some of the best bread and cookies that we’ve tasted yet in Uganda!
And they couldn’t resist collecting water off the oven roof, so now we’ve got convenient water outside our front door!
They fixed our couch, and Ali made gorgeous sofa covers and wee cushions from scratch. Which Sir Edmond enjoys.
A measuring gauge for the water tank, and a protective cage made from an old bike basket. Last time we went away kids took off the tap and drained the tank!
Ali planted out both decorative and veg gardens – the rocket’s already coming
Nails for hangin’ tools in the shed
Faux Deer-antler toilet roll holder, carved from a mahogany branch (live action shot).
And Tessa’s early birthday present, a nifty device to protect food from flies and Edmond!
Thanks heaps guys, we’ll miss you!