Hooray for Flora and other stories

#UgBlogWeek Day 7 Day 7 is finally here hooray: This was my first time in the blog week challenge, it was exciting, although I must admit that sometimes, I wanted to give up. The first three days were my favourite. The nights got me thinking about my next blog as I drove home.  A couple…

The poem that never was

#UgBlogWeek Day 6 I thought of a poem My thoughts to spell My soul it would to bear Of things unsaid Of things so clear And yet so hazy   I thought of a poem My thoughts so warm My soul so calm Of things that could have been Of things so exciting And yet…

Love with kisses not blows

#UgBlogWeek Day 5 Domestic violence always sounds like a foreign body but it happens even to the best of us. Today marks the begining of 16days of activism against domestic violence….Nov25-Dec 10…this post is still loading….

Who stole the magic?

#UgBlogWeek  Day Four Butterflies…violets…sunrays kissing the waves…orange skies looking down…white sandy beaches…soft playful kisses…warm hugs…lost thoughts…romantic rendezvous…magical moments… The love of my early years always brings a smile to my face. Years of falling in and out of love stole bit by bit of this magical world. The place called reality just squeezes that world…

Let’s talk about sex baby… huhh..hmmm..hah…

#UgBlogWeek #Day 3 Let’s talk about sex baby…Should I just blurt it out like that? I wonder so many times as I try to focus on the road during those trips to or fro the many places we drive to. Perhaps I should take a more subtle route…hmmm which words will I use… I wonder….

Balance work and family? You got to be kidding!

How do you balance work and family? I can’t recall how many times I asked many professional achieving women this question when I was a field journalist. The answers always came in different folds. I was often amazed at the different things they said to the tune of having all the little strings tied up…

Spandex, bums, sweat and miles

I ran the MTN marathon, for the very first time last Sunday. Was I fit? Nowhere near that? Did I go the whole nine yards? Sure thing. Do I feel great? Definitely. Was it fun? You bet.   The evening before the race as I laid out my kit, I could feel the excitement building…

I am more than just a stereotype

Originally posted on AND: Blog:
By Flora Aduk Flora Aduk a journalist living in Uganda, talks about her experiences of prejudice against women in her field.  From a young age, I have always had a strong sense of right and wrong. Being a woman in Uganda and Africa comes with it’s own challenges but I harnessed…

Yap we are faking it… so what!!

Could all the corporate women with natural finger nails please stand up? Anyone? No one? Well, atleast not anyone at many of the telecom call centers or banks in the city. Over the last couple of weeks my idle moments in the queues at the bank or call center of the telecom companies have led…

Small sweet victory…lazy one though…

I walked into the office with a spring in my feet and a shine on my face. The kind that spells of a triumph. The kind that makes your neighbour curious to know what is cooking in your life. The kind that makes your cheeky workmate throw some naughty comments your way. The kind I…

I ate that goat’s head

I ate a goat’s head the other day. Its pieces spread across the plate like sponge cuttings from a locally made pillow. I couldn’t really make out what was what in the yellow tasty looking heap. I tried to use a fork to find my way around; my first hunt for the brain. It wasn’t…