Saturday, 7 April 2018

Day 5: Peanut bananas

Today we woke up again at 6.30 - and didn’t mind the early start as it is nice to have time to relax and play games. 

After a delicious breakfast including warm peanut covered bananas we got ready to start our day. With two other girls I went to help Sophie cook, who’s grandmother had sadly passed away so it was nice to help where we could. 

The rest of the girls went to help construction; renovating two houses and building a toilet - plastering the walls and starting on a veranda. 

Lunch tasted fantastic, even better knowing the hard work we put into peeling the potatoes. 

After lunch we had a girls for girls session and played games to strengthen our trust and reflected on special memories from the project so far. In the evening, we shared another delicious meal and shared stories around some candles. Written by Kika!

Ps- Dear Parents, Families and Friends - the girls are all asking for some comments on the blog! Please post your comments below and we will send them to the team in Uganda :) 


  1. Thank you for the lovely updates on a daily basis!
    Hope it is an interesting,learning experience.
    Very proud of them all!!
    Samia & Waseem Adil

  2. I look forward so much to seeing this daily blog which really makes me smile. Great photos today of some impressive bricklaying and the dancing looks huge fun. What incredible energy you all have!
    Looking forward to the next update...

  3. Checking the blog has become a morning ritual! It looks like there is great balance between working hard and having some fun! The best thing is always seen the girls with a big smile on their face. Very proud of you all.
    A special kiss to Asia.
    franchi luca josh

  4. Dear Kajuli and company.

    Come do the Paris Roubaix with dad and uncle Brian! We miss you! The Frituur is calling your name.

    By the way, your grandparents and uncles and aunts all over the world are following the blog everyday - so keep it coming.
    Love πŸ’• mum

  5. Love you Martha! Saying this from everyone because mum can’t work out the tech! Nick says that you can help with the kitchen now because your a builder!πŸ˜‚ we all miss you loads but it looks like your having loads of fun!😘😘
    Love from the family (but mainly Judas!πŸ˜‚)

  6. Hi Ella, and team JAGS Uganda, looks like you have had another full day and more life enrichment. Ella, we are with you every day in spirit and thought. I'm visiting my Mum's momorial today and telling her of your pioneering trip. Ive feed the fish and Otto is well. I ate half your left Easter egg!! But promise to buy you awhile one in penanceπŸ˜‚. Send you a warm Cwtch and one of the team. Much love, dad and family. Xx

  7. PS: E and Co, breakfast: bannanas covered in peanuts πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹, dat sounds yumπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜ L xxxx

  8. Dear Kajuli,
    This is grandma Gayatri from Bangalore.
    We are following up on your various activities, fun and bonding in Uganda. You have indeed seen a lot of the world already but Uganda must be unique in its own way. Knowing you, you must have read up on the history of this young nation. History is all about view points and perspectives. Do enjoy your time with friends. Lots of love from grandma and thatha

  9. Hi everyone, the blog had become an evening ritual and word goes out through friends and family when the update comes in - the of course we play “spot Liv” in all the pictures! The updates are brilliant - really helps us feel in Blighty that we are able to observe this incredible journey the girls are experiencing. The smiles on everyone’s faces is truly heartwarming to see, genuine happiness, squeeze as much as u can from the rest of ur time in Bwaise and safe travels around Uganda, Paula

  10. We are absolutely loving reading the blog & seeing all the photos. Enjoy every minute - take it all in & we can’t wait to hear all about it when you’re home. Miss and love you lots Liv, Joe and Natalie xxxxxxx

  11. Hi Nissi we are loving reading the blog. We miss you. Love from Gran Canaria: aunty Shilpa uncle Jonny isha and Sonny

  12. We are loving reading the blogs each day. Look forward to the 11pm update. So pleased you are having an enjoyable time.
    Sorry for not posting earlier. All messages failed to publish.....
    Big hugs and kisses from us all joe shubbi
    Leela Shilpa Jonny isha Sonny xxxx

  13. Dear Ella, and all good blog. My D of E was ok. Hope your having a good time in U. Devon was ok, nice chips in the Sea trout hotel. Back home now. All is well. See you soon. Milo. X

  14. Liv, miss you so so much. Looks and sounds fantastic, rewarding and massive fun. Carry on enjoying. Love you, Daddy x

  15. Dear Kajuli and friends a big “shoutout” from San Francisco we love what you’re doing in Uganda. We are inspired and can’t wait to hear all about it. Did you know Auntie Alex was born in Kigali by candlelight? Opa and Oma are reminiscing of their time in both Rwanda as well as Uganda.
    Spread your kindness, it is contagious
    Love Auntie Patricia

  16. Greetings to you all and thanks for your lively reports. Glad to think of you learning so much - and to see the building work you are doing. Keep it coming! Jane Mace

  17. Dear Kaj, please could you come visit so you can make your little cousins some peanut-covered bananas too? OK and maybe us adults as well:) Lumpie