Diane Greenwood

Thinking about…

Is Chapati the same when you are not in Africa?

So I am sure that if some of the people I spent time with in Uganda could read this post they would wonder why I just cooked chipati’s. Each morning and afternoon tea we were treated to chipati and sweet banana, sometimes with no banana and sometimes with egg (straight from the chickens!). I can see why people may have had a few to many – but personally I loved them. 

One night we also had Rolex for dinner from local Ssanje, which I must say I went back into town for another one a few days later. This is not my video but shows well what a Rolex is. 

We also had Chapati a few times in Kenya and I can remember when Nikki asked me if I had ever had it before. Now I can saw yes I have had chapati and I love it.

So on Saturday night when Nikki came over for dinner I made Rolex for her. I think that I can get better at this. Hope she liked it!

How to make chapati

Oh and by the way, I am obviously back in Australia and just getting back into the swing of things (and getting stuck into my garden!)


Finally in Cape Town

So Goodbye Uganda! What a wonderful experience and I hope it will not be too long before I return. I travelled to Johannesburg on the 29th January and I was meant to stay there for one night cause I couldn’t get a connecting flight. I sat down to have a coffee and then my mum got on the phone and she had managed to get me a flight to Cape Town that afternoon. So I quickly ran to my check-in and now I am sitting here in Cape Town with my family. Thank you so much mum (and Neil) for getting me here!

The first look at table mountain – ah!

Kombi along the beachfront

Mum and I making redwine and chocolate cake for our family get to gether

This one is for Kel!

On Sunday Anne and Dave put on a Braai for our family. What a wonderful day. It was just so nice to finally sit and relax and see my Granny and Mornie. What a pain to be stuck half way around the world. It is so good to be here with my mum and Neil. We have got so many things done in the last couple of days and it ahs been nice to hang out with Anne and drive and reminisce about my Mum’s past and her stories. Very special times.

All of us for lunch

Neil, Megan and Andrew (our twin cousins)

Granny and Mornie

Margie and Mum

We went to the Boulders for a drive, these are some of the penguins there

From above

Twin penguins

One day we went for a drive into long street and this is Anne and Mum at a a cafe for coffee