ITP 2013: September 1- Jackline Nyiracyiza
Today’s story begins with saying, Thanks to the “ITP Organizers”. It is so amazing when we meet and interact with people of difference race, ethnicity and more especially academic fields. I have enjoyed staying with each of you although I missed all of them today, Sunday 1st September 2013. After a marvellous trip to the HM Queens Palace (Windsor) and my dream site ‘the Stonehenge’, everyone was exhausted and none of us thought of looking for our neighbours.
However some of us, ‘Uganda team’ had an opportunity to meet our old friends and brothers in London. Today was very joyous, I started with the gym for exercises, after which we had a very delicious Indian buffet in our neighbourhood with Anne Nyhamar from Norwegian Directorate of Cultural Heritage, Nelson Abiti and Bosco Habimana from Uganda. I grew up with Bosco in the same village and this was our time to reflect the village life while in London.
After lunch I and Bosco went to explore the City and ended up in Shepherds Bush in a monumental shopping mall. At the entrance of the mall, there we enjoyed the entertainers who were singing country music. Wooooooooooo!!!!!!
The mall is very fantabulous, with the architect took his time to decide, the planner really chose a good view, which makes the whole place another ICONIC site . There are all types of stores in Shepherds Bush mall with lots of things, unfortunately they were too many for me and I failed to choose. I will recommend Fawzeia to pay a visit.
The mall is too big that we could not finish the window shopping and being a Sunday all shops close at 6:00pm. Probably shop attendants also want to go and enjoy the remaining sunset. We got onto the next tube to Marble Arch and unfortunately I received a call from home that our brother had received an accident. Fortunately, none of the people in his car was injured although those who were knocked were seriously injured and one lost a leg. But to celebrate my cousins’ survival, I later joined Anne and Nelson in at Pub where I had a glass of wine and a nice evening chat . Refreshing ourselves and discussing some businesses on heritage development in Uganda.
The day ended well and as I conclude, I wish to say that it is nice to be part of the greater ITP community.
Cheers to you all.