Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Life at Kasana Children's Centre

 After we "shifted" to our new house in August, we have enjoyed having lots of close neighbours.  Our next-door neighbours, the Mwanjes are a great family who we have lots of fun with.  A few weeks ago, we had a big Ugandan meal with them after our sponsor child gave us a chicken.  We also wanted to have a sort of good-bye party for two of the Mwanjes as they were going back to school.  

Over the Christmas holidays, we had 10 to 20 neighbourhood kids in our house almost every day, making Rainbow Loom bracelets and playing games.  John got a Frisbee for Christmas and we also enjoyed playing with that.

John, as usual, has made friends with all the children who live near us, and it isn't uncommon to find him playing football or tag with the boys.  And all the little kids love John. The Ugandans don't have school in December or January and our 3-year-old neighbours did not understand why their big siblings were out of school but John wasn't. This meant they would come to our big window, peek in, and say, "John, jangu!" (John, come). They were always very excited when John came to play with them at break-time or in the afternoon.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Who Lives Upstairs?

We don't have a two-story house, but some think we do.  A few weeks ago we asked someone to come eradicate these unwelcome residents.  Yes, bats.  About 30 of them were killed and buried somewhere in the bush.  Unfortunately, a few weeks later we are again hearing bangs and crashes from "upstairs".