I am going from one adventure to the next.
For much of the last week we’ve been in Devon doing all manner of crafts and sport at the Ashbury Hotel near Okehampton. It was the second time we’ve been and I can thoroughly recommend it – see the Manor House / Ashbury website if you want to know more. Great if you have kids, but great without too.
Today has been about packing for my trip to Uganda. We leave tomorrow! (exclamation mark to note how little time I still have). There are still a few things to tick off on the list (excerpt from the master list above – written by CW in the car yesterday), but I’m getting there. I’m still trying to work out whether I can fit in a scanner – it is a lightweight one but still a hefty addition to hand luggage. But it will improve the quality of my blogging over the next week considerably. Today I have been out to buy shoe laces and a door wedge.
Tomorrow I’m off at an early hour get to Heathrow for 9.30. The flight takes about 8 hours, and we get in at about 11pm local time.
It has all been a bit of a rush, so there hasn’t been as much time to reflect as I’d have liked. I’m excited, apprehensive about a few things, and very aware that it is a huge privilege to have this opportunity.
To follow all of our adventures you can keep an eye on tearfund.org/dave, or #tfbloggers on Twitter, or this blog, where I hope, if all is well, to blog each day – probably afternoon or early evening UK time. While you’re waiting, here is a taste of what we might have in store (video – you might need to click ‘read the rest of this entry’).