Those of you who have been keeping an eye on the news wire at the bottom of this page will be aware of the unrest brewing across Rwanda's border in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
After a month of travelling through Uganda and Kenya these intrepid travellers have at last arrived home to find Scotland's climate a little more bracing than expected.
Each term at our children's project it has been a pleasure to report on the encouraging progress being made by some of the youngsters.
It is that time of year again in Rwanda and school fees have been paid for our Kigali children's project.
Like most schools around the world, Sure House takes a break in the morning and again in the afternoon as well as an hour for lunch.
Well, we are approaching the end of March and time to move on to the next phase of the Mission Rwanda project.
One of the joys of living on the equator is that at night there is often perfect darkness.
It has to be said that alongside the picture-perfect images of desert, savannah and jungle is an Africa that is altogether dirtier and smellier.
There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth in East Africa this last few weeks, most of it coming from a particular corner of Kiwangala.