I’ve moved!

You could say I’ve moved both literally and figuratively. For those of you who don’t know I packed a backpack with a one way flight to Uganda. But I also have also started a new blog Hanna Sophie’s World!

Please show your support to my new blog as I write about my journey in Uganda and all the adventures in my life. It has been a hard decision to start writing again. For the longest time whenever I would start to write the words would escape me and I’d be staring back at blankness.

Now I slowly want to get back into the habit of blogging on my new site so please find me on there and give me a follow!


2015 in review

Wow what a year 2015 has been!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 22,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Final Chapter of Nepalilovestory

I never thought my relationship with M would end. But it did. It did, nearly six months ago, whilst I was in Uganda. I have never been able to find the words to vocalise anything to myself let alone to anyone else. It is only now, all these months later, that I lie awake at night and this chapter is writing itself. Every story comes to an end eventually. And this is it for nepali love story. Continue reading “The Final Chapter of Nepalilovestory”

How Football Helped a Ugandan Prison

In Uganda, I worked in the male prison teaching the prisoners once a week on a range of issues from rights and responsibilities to home farming techniques. These all amounted to Restless Development’s 3 key goals in Uganda: civic participation, livelihood & employment and sexual & reproductive health. One of my best experiences was helping some of these prisoners to find out their HIV status and make sure they were getting the right support. Continue reading “How Football Helped a Ugandan Prison”

Celebrating My 21st by Celebrating Myself

Just last week I turned 21. It was a very quiet and low key affair. I ended up travelling to my parents for the week as my mum was unwell and my dad was away. So that took priority.

Yet, no matter how quiet it was, it really was refreshing to be living it at the present moment. Previously on festivals and holidays I have always wished for M to be there to share the experience. Continue reading “Celebrating My 21st by Celebrating Myself”

Learning Nepali… Take Two!

So, I’ve been trying to learn Nepali… I took classes for a couple of months whilst I was in Nepal last year. Yet I never really ‘got’ Nepali as I never practiced speaking. My classes were one on one with the teacher for an hour or so. But it felt like I never really spoke Nepali after my classes. Besides, there would only be so many times you could practice introducing yourself to the family you live with. Continue reading “Learning Nepali… Take Two!”

A Typical Ugandan Meal

I had high hopes from Ugandan food. Looking back, I’m not too sure why. I titled this post ‘a typical Ugandan meal’ but it really should have been called ‘how many carbs can you fit on a plate’. Continue reading “A Typical Ugandan Meal”