Friday, November 21, 2014

Big day for my big boy

I'm sitting here with a warming beer feeling grateful and thankful.

Chris is back tomorrow from a 4 day trip to Murchison so I've been flying solo at the house with India and Leo.  It's been a huge learning curve with two, but we've slipped into a rhythm and it's been magic to spend some family time with them on my own (though bath time/story time/feed time continues to be stress overload as I try to shove them under their mosquito nets and into bed by 7pm).

Also the reason today has been so memorable is that Leo finally did a 'poo on the loo'.  This massive achievement has been a long time coming.  Upon reflection his life has been flipped upside down in so many ways during the last 10 months (coupled with his fear of the plopping noise a poo would make) I'm surprised it's happened at all.

But earlier this afternoon after 55 long exhausting minutes of him wriggling about on the loo we locked eyes and he finally believed me when I told him it would be ok.  With much encouragement he released his bottom (to the sound of a plop) and the look of euphoria on his face, followed by him shouting, 'YES, YES, this is my most favourite day!!!' was a sight to behold.

Telling his sister all about it.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hotel babies

A whole sweaty week ago we arrived in Uganda.

This is us in a hotel room next to the airport.  It's the night before we flew out of Heathrow - my children and I doing our thing waiting for Chris to return from getting rid of the vehicle and our NINE 23kg bags.

Forget about the bags, never in a million years did I expect to be able to say, 'my children'.

On a social media note I've got an ipad - painfully I'm still learning how to drive it but have managed to sign myself up to the devil in pictures that is Instagram........

dancetothedrum is the name, come and find me.

See you here and there X

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Today we start packing up our things and begin to move out of the flat we've been renting for the past 7.5 months.

Cold in the flat looks like this.

We head to Uganda in six days, hopefully we wont have frozen to death by then.

India was not hurt in the taking of this photo.