I was born and brought up in Uganda (Mbarara) from 1944 to 1954 as my parents were teaching at Mbarara High School. Roger and I went to live and work in Kabale for four years from 1969, travelling out with our first baby, Peter. Tessa was born in Kampala seven months after our arrival. We had to leave in a hurry at the end of 1972 when the British Government withdrew all its employees because of the dangerous situation caused by Idi Amin.
Since 1989, I have been deeply involved in Teso (a region in north eastern Uganda) in a variety of ways and now have many close friends there, as well as several ‘homes’ with families who have given me a strong sense of belonging. So although my earlier part of life was spent in south western Uganda, Teso is where I actually feel home is in Uganda.
My first home, and first family, are all in the UK, in the East Midlands.
I visit Teso at least once every year, usually taking other people with me. I always write a diary whilst in Teso for those back home who are interested. However, the first set of DIARIES to appear on this Blog (albeit in the wrong order!) are the ones for our visit in April 2017. I hope more will appear in time!
I will add photos of Uganda as and when I have time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND UPDATES ABOUT UGANDA, see UGANDA: general updates and information.
For an account of my visit to Uganda in April-May 2017, click HERE.