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Gerrianne Pennings

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Uganda

Day 361 – Midway point

I still remember the first week I was here in Uganda. Hosted by a wonderful family. Felt at home pretty quickly. Sat on the same couch as I am sitting on now to eat my first home-cooked meal. 6 months... Continue Reading →

Day 359 – When I was in primary school..

I hear thunder. Or at least that's what I think it is. There was lightening earlier in the night, so thunder is a logical explanation. But I am not in Kampala tonight. I am in Adjumani. Which is very close... Continue Reading →

Day 333 – About Domtuin reflections

Right before coming to Uganda, I lived in Utrecht again for a couple months. In a lovely house, with cats and plants and the 8-o'clock news. I had a really nice job in which I got to learn and experiment... Continue Reading →

Dag 323 – Eén stap tegelijk

Het is tijd voor een zondag update in mijn fijne moedertaal. Gisteren realiseerde ik me dat, hoe fijn het eigenlijk is om meer talen te kunnen spreken. Ik genoot volop van het Noord-Ierse accent van de nieuwe pastor familie terwijl... Continue Reading →

Day 322 – About feeling anxious and self care

Pff, I'm tired. I should be all energized from my leave and ready to get back into work. But maybe I am not. But just a couple texts from a friend already make such a difference. And while I am... Continue Reading →

Day 320 – About being free

I woke up this morning to the sound of the very loud and frankly quite annoying generator. No power. Again. It happens all the time. Perks of living in a Ugandan city I guess. But you get used to it.... Continue Reading →

Day 319 – Home

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." Confucius And we are back in Kampala. Laundry sorted, dinner is cooking and movie night is about to start. That's the sentence I typed on my phone to start this blog. By now... Continue Reading →

Dag 316 – Scheuren door de savanne en wiebelen op het water

Het is zondag! Ik heb al een aantal dagen niet geschreven. Vakantie is altijd ook even een beetje offline. Geen mail, maar af en toe even nieuws en vooral heel veel genieten. De afgelopen dagen waren heerlijk. De auto zit... Continue Reading →

Day 312 – Thoughts while driving

It feels like I've been away for days already. It's only been a bit over a day though. I've been driving kilometres and kilometres over very good and not so good roads. I am tired. But with a good meal... Continue Reading →

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