51 – Extra activities at school

It was the height of Beatlemania and the film “A Hard Day’s Night” was on at the cinema. As it happens, my friend and I received free tickets for the […]

53 – Road to Entebbe

We used to visit Entebbe to go swimming, which was by the shores of Lake Victoria some 25 miles from Kampala. On our drive to Entebbe, we stopped to look […]

I had been speaking Swahili since, well, since I learnt to talk. With all languages, a young boy would learn swear words quite early on. I knew three swear words, […]

60 – A holiday with no return

We made preparations to go on leave to the UK, but this time it was different. Dad brought out the crates from the garage and started to repair them. Flight […]