PFJ – The Results

The results are in. Plastic Free July has come and gone, but how did it go? Well, unsurprisingly there is the good, the bad and the ugly. Firstly the good, that seems like a nice place to start. My goal … Continued

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Plastic Free July?

You might think that because we live in Uganda, we live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. Sadly you’d be wrong. Despite the fact that we now live in a country that from a global perspective has relatively low carbon emissions, … Continued

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Will you be my teacher?

We have just celebrated our second birthday at Gulu Globetrotters, but as we grow we REALLY need teachers, educational leaders and administrators to come and join the adventure. Need a little persuading? Check out this amazing video made by the … Continued

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World Down Syndrome Day – Our Story

Today was World Down Syndrome Day so we decided to celebrate! There is a lot of stigma and negative attitudes towards children with Down Syndrome, not just here in Uganda but across the world. A lot of this prejudice comes … Continued

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UCC turns 5

In February University Community Church turned 5! We had a wonderful celebration, remembering all that God has done over the past 5 years; from meeting in the back room of Jimmy and Phiona’s house to now a community already outgrowing … Continued

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Eleanor Ada Joy

At 16:47 on Tuesday 18 September we welcomed into the world our most beautiful and wonderful Eleanor Ada Joy. Weighing a healthy 3.76kg (8lb 4oz), both she and Lois are doing very well. Naturally we’re plunged back into figuring out … Continued

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Therapist, Teacher, Trainer?

One of the highlights of these past few months has been the opportunity to do some training with teachers and soon to be teachers about communication disability and what they can do to make a difference. The first of these … Continued

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Happy Birthday Gulu Globetrotters

So a whole year has passed and our little school has grown from 7 children, from 4 families, representing 4 nations, to 19 children representing a whopping 9 nations! We have two wonderful teachers, and the parents take it in … Continued

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The Father’s Heart

Yesterday was Father’s Day. A day to celebrate the gift of Fathers. Mother’s Day is a big deal here, but I didn’t hear a single Ugandan mention Father’s Day. When I started to think about my Ugandan friends, I realised, … Continued

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In sickness and in health

This post is super late after the events but here is a little insight into the events and my thoughts around the health scare I had in April.. So on Wednesday 18th April (my birthday, thanks for all the birthday love … Continued

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Home is where your heart is

  Snow! We’ve been back in the warmth of Gulu for over a month now, so apologies for the lack of communication, it’s been a busy transition back. Having had our first British winter in 6 years, we realised just … Continued

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Merry Christmas from Yorkshire

Decorating with Grandma This is our first Christmas in the UK for 6 years, our first since starting our African adventures. Christmas is one of the times of the year when we most miss ‘home’ and so being back feels … Continued

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