Day 357 – Maggie and maps

I woke up from the birds. Like a usual morning. It’s a little past 7. Slept an hour longer than usual. I am struggling to get out of bed. Turn around a couple times more in my squeaky sounding small bed. Appreciative of the little house I get to live in. Looking forward to a... Continue Reading →

Day 356 – Colour my world

Protests in downtown Kampala yesterday. Tear gas. Police. Demonstrations. Political unrest is not uncommon in this part of the world. Yet I don't really notice. It could just as well be on the other side of the world. This city is big and I don't really know about these political tensions. I don't have a... Continue Reading →

Day 353 – PJs and soup

One of my favourite moments of the day. Curling up on the couch with a bowl of soup made from fresh veggies and in my PJs. 'Huismus' is the word for it in Dutch. Yesterday I wrote about everyday days. Because not everything and not every day have to be spectacular. And you know, I... Continue Reading →

Day 352 – The every day days

It just kicked in. How is it 18 September already? Time flies. Sometimes it feels like days are flying by like frames of a movie scene. If I could choose, I would love to be in a drama, a bit of suspense, romance, some fascinating character and an exciting plot would definitely satisfy me. But the... Continue Reading →

Dag 351 – Dansen in de keuken

2,5 jaar was ze. Nog nooit in haar leven sneeuw gezien, denk ik. Haar naam betekent vrede. Vrijdag ochtend overleed ze, na twee weken in het ziekenhuis met ernstige brandwonden. Een longontsteking erboven op werd haar kleine lichaampje teveel. Ik kan me nog goed herinneren dat ik een gesprek voerde met een docent van de... Continue Reading →

Day 349 & 350 – White

Yesterday morning I woke up on the edge of Uganda's biggest national park. The sun rose with its orange, warm glow over the endless fields of green. For the first time in a long time, I woke up in a bed with white bed sheets in a small cottage that I shared with a dear... Continue Reading →

Day 346 – Role to play

It's been a long day at work. And while the sun is slowly setting, I am taking a quick shower to fresh up. Today I took notes during meetings, typed up plans and notes into protocol and hey, then I also got proposed to.  Again.  Cause one of the perks of being a white young... Continue Reading →

Dag 344 – Plan tussen de regels

Ergens helemaal in het begin schreef ik een blog over Esther. Over bloemen uit de tuin van mijn moeder en een prekenserie. Esther, het mooiste meisje van de klas. Schopt het tot koningin. Haar leven lijkt over rozen te gaan. Totdat ze voor de grootste uitdaging van haar leven komt te staan. Bang, moedig, dapper,... Continue Reading →

Day 341 – Steps

Step by step. Just do the next thing. Don't worry about tomorrow, just focus on what you need to get done today. It's all sorts of thoughts that go through my mind. The whole day.  Life is a bit insecure at the moment. Lots is changing and I am not sure if I am handling... Continue Reading →

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