2017 and enjoying new freedoms and challenges!
This is my personnel diary so excuse me if I only occasionally refer to my working life, mainly because it's confidential.
Rubbed down the filler
and cleaned up the mess.
Relaxed after a lunch of ham and cheese sandwiches. Walked up the hill and around Bomparace. Made a curry and watched a few videos before going to bed.
|30/5/17||Awoke at 7:30 and lazed in bed. Made breakfast then filled in the faults in the decoration. Made lunch then relaxed on the bed. Went for a walk around the hills and back via the post box. Cooked fish and chips the watched videos.|
|29/5/17||No water again. Shut off the pool water system. When will this end? Completed work on the computer. Free TV is very difficult to get. But youtube works OK.|
|28/5/17||No water this morning so turned on the pump for half an hour. Worked on restoring the vista computer and on the bike project. Made chicken pasta for my evening meal. No water when I cleaned my teeth so put the pump on again. It's a bit of a mystery. Turned off the toilets.|
|27/5/17||Awake early and drove to Faro to airport. Returned to Tavira to shop at the market, Lidl and Aldi. Returned home and worked on restoring the vista computer etc. Cooked a curry.|
|26/5/17||Made tea. Started work. Made breakfast. Made coffee. Worked until lunchtime then relaxed in the afternoon. Ate my evening meal then worked in the evening.|
|25/5/17||Made tea. Started work. Made breakfast. Made coffee. Wrote this. Worked until lunchtime then relaxed in the afternoon. Ate my evening meal then worked in the evening.|
|24/5/17||Made tea. Started work. Ate breakfast. Started filling the pool. Rewired the water level controller. At least the timer doesn't trip out! Attempted to repair computer. Troubling problems. Made lunch. Relaxed. Worked. Ate my evening meal. Retired to bed.|
|23/5/17||Woke up and made tea. Started work. No hot water. Went and replaced the pump! Spent time thinking about the wiring then returned to the office. Made lunch. Relaxed. Back to the office. Ate my evening meal. Went to bed.|
|22/5/17||After a great night's sleep woke up refreshed and started unpacking my life. Managed to get the water supply going again but level switch wiring is defeating me! Worked the rest of the day in the office.|
|21/5/17||Flight to Lisbon was 15 minutes late and the bags took an age to deliver but caught the Aerobus to the bus station straight away and was in plenty of time to buy my ticket and eat a cheap lunch. Coach was rather full but had an uneventful journey to Tavira and to the home.|
|20/5/17||Packed up my belongings, ate up a late breakfast then went to chat to Zam Zam in the print shop. Checked out and met my taxi driver who delivered me to the airport in quite an easy drive! Ate lunch and tea in the airport then an easy, comfortable flight to Brussels.|
|19/5/17||Last full day in Kampala. After my disappointing visit to the police yesterday went and lodged my plaint at the high court. With my experience gathered at the magistrates court this was a simpler procedure. Was moved on by the army for standing outside some non-descript building whilst trying to find my way to the British High Commission so I gave up. Went to the bank to get money for Shadrak and sent it via mobile money. Went for lunch at ate liver and chips with gravy. Very tasty. Returned to the bank and obtained more cash for Shadrak and sent it the same way. Bought a giant chappati for the evening and watched the TV|
|18/5/17||Awoke at 5:00 and dozed until 6:00. Did a little work then ate breakfast. After a visit to my secretarial shop and the bank went to CIID Bugolobi and then to Makindye Magistrate's Court for the final time. Returned to Kampala and worked until lunch. Ate local food. Met Dan in the afternoon to run through his business idea then went to Acacia Mall to meet Christine for a chat. Returned to the hotel at about 8:00.|
|17/6/17||After tea and buns, moved on to Badeka to collect Joy then drove on to Baduuca to meet James at the Health Centre and look at Joy and Esther's school. Met an English James and Joy's father. After lunch courtesy of Joy's mother moved on to Manafwa and made presentation s to the teams on the pig and motorcycle projects. Left at 16:00 and stopped in Badeka to drop off Joy, Iganga to eat chicken and rice and Mohol;o to drop off Shadrak. Arrived back at 10:15 to a quick shower and sleep|
|16/5/17||Left the hotel at 8:00 and travelled to Mukono for a meeting with EACO and the stove team. Moved on to Pallisa to meet PACODET. Shared their hospitality and stayed overnight.|
|15/5/17||Heavens opened and decided to book a taxi for the day. Drove to the high court then the civil division. Had my plaint assessed then went the Commissioner for Oaths to have my affadavit stamped. Then to CIID to meet Moses, the investigating officer. Drove to the Magistrate's Court then the bank then back to the Magtrate's Court. Went to look for Hero Motorcycles but was informed that they are no longer in Kampala.|
|Took a minibus to Mukono and spent the morning chatting to Shadrak. Walked down to Kitete and took lunch with his family. Walked up to Ivan's house and viewed the fish pond in its empty state. Travelled back to Kampala in the bus.|
Wet to Kabalagala Police
Station to meet Ojijo Pascal and Cleva. After an apology from Ojijo Pascal
withdrew my "Threatening Behaviour" complaint. Returened to the
Hunted Astarc Motors, ate pizza, rested.
|Had my suit submissions reviewed by coucil who said "Why do you need a solicitor". Tried to walk to "Unreasonable East Africa" but had to finish the trip by Bodaboda. Back to the hotel to revise the submissions and walk around town.|
Visit to CID cancelled so
went to Kabalagala Police Station to investigate my "Threatening
Went to the Law Society. Ate lunch. Returned to the Law Society for names of solicitors and noot much else. Returned to Kabalagala Police Station to make a statement.
|10/5/17||Awoke at 5:45 and worked until breakfast. Went to the Magistrate's Court for round 2 and lost. Talked to Senior Council about submissions. Decided to consult a lawyer. Met Rogers Musungu. Time for bed!|
Awoke at 6:30 and worked until 8:00. Ate breakfast and walked to the Law Council, walked to the Ministry of Justice, then the bank, then the Ministry of Justice then back to the Law Council to submit my complaint only to be told that Ojijo is not a lawyer. Went to the High Court to confirm the fact. And they did! Boodaboda to the Magistrate's Court to find out about submissions. Returned to prepare and print.
|8/5/17||Awoke at 6:45 and after ablutions ate breakfast. Jumped on a Bodaboda and travelled to CID at Kiswa. Discussed the situation with the assistand to the director and made arrangements to revisit on Thursday. Returned to Kampala and visited the Law Council. Returned to the hotel to prepare submissions.|
|7/5/17||Awoke at 7:00 and showered and shaved. Went for breakfast then worked until midday. Walked around the market and bought a memeory stick. Ate lunch then relaxed in the afternoon with a quick visit from a friend. Relaxed in the evening.|
|6/5/17||Awake at 6:20 after a great sleep. Went to get my sim but not open until 9:00. Walked back to the hotel for breakfast then tried again. Success. Bought air time and returned to the hotel to set it up. Walked around the Drift Valley Railway and met Michael Okiria.|
|5/5/17||Flight to Uganda via Nairobi was uneventful. Locked us out of the taxi in Entebee but the driver's friend broke in. Normal horrid traffic into Kampala. Checked in at the hotel then went a withdrew money and tried to get a sim guard. Found food and returned to the hotel for sleep.|
|4/5/17||Late rising this morning. Showered and shaved, made breakfast and left at 10:00 for Lamontville where I dropped off my partner. Drove back to the house and packed. Drove to the airport and returned the car before flying to Joberg. Checked in with Kenya Airways.|
|3/5/17||Awake early again and at the Magistrates Court in Durban for a 9:00am appointment. Visited the port canal and chatted with a ship broker. Checked out a couple of estate and letting agents about apartments on the canal. Returned to Umhlanga Rocks for a great Ocean Basket grilled hake with half and half before returning home and working.|
|2/5/17||Awake early this morning and after breakfast left the house at 8:00 for a 9:00 o'clock appoint ment in Lamontville. Drove to Amazimtoto to check out apartments and the beach. Thence a little shopping at Pick & Pay before heading back to the house. Called at spar for hot food on the way. Relaxed in the afternoon and evening. Satellite TV packed in. Prepared breakfast before sleepin|
|1/5/17||Repeated yesterday by sleeping late and drinking tea and reading in bed. Made breakfast of fruit and toast then worked on invoices for April. Had sandwiches for lunch then relaxed through the afternoon. Drove to Umhlanga rocks for a meal at Incredible India. Food very good. Returned to the house to prepare breakfast and sleep.|