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Measles, scabies and more. Nasty old and new diseases.

Some days at St. Philip, it’s all colds, arthritis and high blood pressure. On those days I wonder why I bothered coming to Uganda, when I could have managed the same conditions in suburban Christchurch. Today was not one of … Continue reading

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The best hotel deal on the planet?

I arrived in Kampala at 9:00pm, ready to crash in some cheap dive. Little did I know that New Comrades horel was ready to surprise me with so much more. I hope you enjoy the hotel room tour! I forgot … Continue reading

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Banana prices go… bananas (sorry)

When we landed in Cambridge I looked forward to eating plenty of apples, that classic British fruit. Isaac Newton even figured out gravity in this hallowed town when one dropped on his head. I expected apples to be cheap as … Continue reading

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Ugandans respond to a hollow US statement

There’s a popular anti-government Facebook provocateur/s who aptly nicknamed themselves Tom ‘Voltaire’ Okwalinga (TVO) They comes up with all kinds of conspiracies and rumours many times a day and have over 150,000 followers. Most of these conspiracies turn out to … Continue reading

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7 hope-inducing faith-laced songs

On a self-fashioned holiday, I spent half of today listening to music, and thought there might be something useful there for someone else. These are some of my favourite ‘faith laced’ songs, that met both of these somewhat cheesy criteria. … Continue reading

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This is not us. And it is us. Let’s dig deeper.

As-salaam Alaikum  Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims of this horrendous terrorist attack. We are only a week on, and the soul searching will continue. I share these thoughts only to deepen a conversation, and perhaps help us … Continue reading

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Make a change for climate change!

I recently got off the plane from an epic long haul return flight to England. I had the most amazing time in New Zealand but……….. The carbon I released taking this one 24 hour flight is about 10 times what … Continue reading

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