Friday 30 March 2012

Samuel AKA Fabrigas

Samuel - March 2012
Back in March 2010 I posted about Samuel, a boy who was malnourished (see here), then in November 2010 I posted an updated of him looking much better (see here).

On the right is a picture of him taken today (March 30th 2012), he's grown into a lovely little boy.....although he's usually much more cheerful than he looks in this photo!

No-one calls him Samuel these days....he's much better known as Fabrigas, after the footballer!

I seem to have grown on him too and he doesn't cry whenever he see's me anymore.

Saturday 24 March 2012

Here Comes Trouble!

This is Trouble - he's going to be my guard dog!

Long time.....No Post

How can it have been almost a year since I've updated this blog? Where on earth has all that time gone?

Quite a lot has happened since my last post.....I've been back and forth to Sierra Leone three more times, I've had malaria twice, we've had 4 short term teams come and go, I no longer have the cat, but have acquired a dog called Trouble. We continued work at the City of Rest and build a Palava Hut for the hospital in Waterloo. So much has happened, there's no way I can list it all!

I've just had a 5 week break in the UK and came back to Freetown a couple of days ago to prepare for the teams who will be coming out in April and May. Tomorrow I will be joined by Adele who will be working with me for the next couple of months, Adele has been to SL on 4 short term teams and has such a love for the country and it's people that I know she is going to be a great asset to the team.

Our first team arrives on 1st April, also joined by Steve who will be our constuction manager. The team will be spending some of their time painting at the Adventist Hospital in Waterloo and the rest of the time replacing the flooring at the Evangelical School in Kissy.

The hospital the team will be working at was the very first project I worked on during my first trip to Sierra Leone in 2006. We were building accommodation for visiting medics, the building are now being used as private rooms for patients. It was here that I was admitted in December 2011 for treatment for malaria - I was so impressed with the care and treatment I received there. I was always worried about the medical treatment I might receive should I ever become ill in Sierra Leone, but I needn't have worried as the care I received was excellent.