Syria Crisis Appeal @Tearfund

As you'll have seen from #tfbloggers etc, I've been an interested supporter of Tearfund for many years, and the visit to Ogongora & other villages just strengthened that as we saw how effectively the money was put to use. There's much debate about whether we should "just give", but I find the idea of knowing "how" money makes a difference makes me feel like even my small contributions make a difference (is that the ego…

Thinking Toilets? #TFBloggers

Toilet tales on travels ... yes, still one of the things that even as a fairly seasoned traveller can cause a few tremors - as this pretty funny post gives some insights into! We have established that the hotel will have 'western toilets' although the community will have "long-drops"... For many, any form of toilet is amazing, and it's good to remember that! I'm currently saving up for a new bathroom, and my plan is…

Going to “See For Myself” with #TFBloggers

So here we are, my shoulders are full of needle-marks, my backpack is out of the attic and my well-worn passport has just come back with a Ugandan visa in it. Along with @davewalker and @lizclutterbuck I've been invited to come "See For Myself" by Tearfund. What're we going to see? We'll be landing in Kampala on 24th February, and heading to Soroti as a base for visits to a number of local villages (including Ogongora), flying…