Travel Troubles

Travel Troubles
As I write this from my desk in Entebbe, Uganda, I'm very very aware that I should at this precise moment in time have been home in Eindhoven, helping and…

Life and death

This week started well on Sunday evening with the arrival in Entebbe of my wife and her colleague, two midwives from a private practice in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.  Very nice…

Graffiti wisdom

Graffiti wisdom
We all know that graffiti artists frequently express their views in public places, in the hope that they will attract attention, maybe even leave lasting images in people's minds.  Well,…

Sunny Entebbe

Sunny Entebbe
This picture was taken a few minutes ago, in the backyard of "Crane House", the house rented by Swedish Geological AB as a guest house to accommodate the consultants who…

Why do I do what I do?

Today has been yet another day away from my wife and family.  It's been a reasonable enough day here in Entebbe, had a good lunch at 4 Points, watched some…

Doors and decisions

Doors and decisions
I am often inspired by small items of text here and there, and experienced one such moment a few days ago when I travelled with KLM from Schiphol (Amsterdam) to…

A temporary change of scenery

With the final version of the Inception Report completed and submitted (having addressed comments on the draft version from the client), the Inception Phase of the mining cadastre design project…

Project progress and personal pleasures

Project progress and personal pleasures
It's been a very busy week, with quite a bit of progress: We've received the client's comments on our Inception Report and we're busy working the required changes (quite small)…

Project delays and rescheduling…

While we await the client's comments on our draft Inception Report (overdue by 10 days), I'm proceeding with rescheduling (yet again...) of the project schedule.  There are some international study…

Draft Inception Report submitted

Draft Inception Report submitted
Well, the official draft version of the Inception Report was submitted to the client here today.  Fortunately it contains lots of good work from colleagues in addition to some appendices…