Alan Galpin – Thanksgiving Service 2018

During my most recent trip to Uganda, we have the privilege of attending and participating in a service of thanksgiving for the work my grandfather, Alan Galpin. Alan served in Uganda, with my grandmother Catherine, until his death in 1980. Toward the end of his tenure, he took over as principal of Bishop Tuckers Theological... Continue Reading →

Tying the Knot

A story wouldn't be complete without a happy ending. So it would be unfair for me not to complete the story that was one of my popular posts while in Uganda. In the city of Columbus, Ohio, I got to wear one of the most expensive suits I shall ever own rent (it was made... Continue Reading →

A Final Word… From the Bishop

I thought the Bishop should have the final word, and even though this post won't be relevant to everyone, and was sent with a my lovely GranGran in mind, those of you who knew my Grandfather might be interested. Bishop Elephaz wanted to send you a letter GranGran, but I wouldn't allow it! Enjoy!

The Flight Home

After saying goodbye, all that remained was a return flight to London Heathrow. I was a little under the weather at this point, which was a shame. I have never had to work so hard to eat half a slice of banana bread in my life (yes, I only made it half way). Arthur kindly... Continue Reading →

Saying Goodbye

Well, the “end is nigh”, all good things must come to an end, and my time in Uganda is no exception. I have to say goodbye. Although it has been an excellent experience, challenging me in many ways and allowing me to explore some family history, I’m also looking forward to returning home. During my... Continue Reading →

The True Cost of Taking a Taxi

I wanted to write a post on some practicalities of navigating around Uganda and other African nations. The private taxi system is the cheapest way of getting around (not to be confused with private hire cars) and probably the safest way of getting around (on condition you don’t walk around with all your bling on... Continue Reading →

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