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June 20, 2007


I worked at daycare yesterday. I think I've already said that this is by far the best part of my week. There are few summer jobs that allow you to dress up and do cartwheels (although I did nearly take out a telephone cable!). This is such an amazing service that is offered to the children. All of the children who attend live in Kampala and have been coming for a reasonable length of time. Its just so nice to see them so happy, and they obviously enjoy the time that they spend here, but what is not to enjoy ? There are games, toys, instuments, food and an amazingly kind funny British volunteer (err..?!). I also got to enjoy what I believe to be both my first and last margarine sandwich. I think I might break the bank next week and brng the kids some jam!!

The work here is advancing slowly. We need to get approval from the Ethics Committee if there is any hope of the findings being published in the future. I have finished (until something else comes up) all the information and consent forms for the study. I hope that these gain ethical approval as it would be such a shame if it was something silly that stopped it being used for publication.

I am starting to feel the burn of a proper job, even though its not a 'proper job' as I have time to send e-mails and update this blog. I do come in before 9 though so I think its ok! I watched the 'Last King of Scotland' last night. Not a happy film but an extremely good one. It was so good to see places that I recognised and they had the mannerisms of the Ugandan's spot on. There is a lot of 'welcome' here, even if you just walk in to someone's office, you are always 'most welcome'. Honestly its the nicest feeling when everyone you meet greets you with a smile, and its not cos I'm a muzungu (well at least I don't think it is) as everyone is equally friendly to each other. Just on a final note about the last king of scotland, the roads in the movie are much better than they are now! They are laced with pot holes and its rare to have a journey when your head doesnt hit the roof of the car!!

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