The Blog

Easy shopping

Thu, 2010-04-22

I was out with Jean-Pierre into town the other day on CPR business. This usually means going to the bank and beforehand going to get cheques signed. The process seldom takes less than an afternoon. As a rule, we are driven by one of the CPR drivers who drops us where we need and picks us up again for the next stage of the mission.

Mwaru's big day

Tue, 2010-04-13

It isn't often that we let domestic life at Kigali Towers leak onto these pages but today couldn't pass without us reporting the excitement of the cat's inoculation. If it hasn't been mentioned before, we are looking after a feline who is claiming squatter's rights at our front door. At the request of her owner we organised for the vet to come with the annual rabies injection.

Scripture Union camp

Tue, 2010-04-13

On Saturday I was at Scripture Union's Rwandan Headquarters in Kigali to help run a one day bible camp. The theme was "The Importance of Families" with an emphasis on being a positive influence and encouraging one another. The camp was to run from nine o,clock until 4.00pm and as it had taken me an hour and a half to get there earlier in the week, I decided to make an early start.

Remembering a genocide

Tue, 2010-04-06
Tomorrow is a big day in the Rwandan calendar. Sixteen years ago, on April 7th, a premeditated massacre of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus commenced. The killings lasted a hundred days. This day each year, and for the next fortnight, Rwanda will remember it's dead.

A difficult week

Sat, 2010-04-03

You will have gathered by now that we have been having some trouble with our electricity this past week. At the risk of tempting fate, its looks like we are back in business. If we have learned anything here in Rwanda it is not to get too used to what we have.

The good news

Fri, 2010-04-02

The young guy from Electrogaz who arrived early yesterday morning with our meter, returned an hour or so later with his mate and our guard who had been told to go and collect the meter. After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing, as the mended meter didn't work the first time, we finally had power again around lunchtime.

Power down

Thu, 2010-04-01

This is a short post to say that we have been having some problems with our power supply in the house, and may not be able to put anything onto the blog for the next few days.