10 Aug 2010 5 Comments
I am beyond excited. In fact, I think the emotion I’m feeling is so far beyond excited that it needs an entirely new dictionary definition. I am going home. For the first time in three years I am going to South Africa on holiday to see my family, my friends and, of course, the ephelants.
It’s been a rocky few years with me promising my friends and family that I’ll be going over, “in August”, “sorry it will be next year”, and so forth. The delightful recession, losing my job and other such factors always stuck their foot in and prevented us from going. I was fed up, tired, upset and gutted, but the time wasn’t right.
But, like all things in this world, my mantra “this too shall pass” came true and today I bought three return tickets to Johannesburg in December. It is the most exciting thing in the WORLD for me. It makes the long hours, the hard work, the homesick sniffles all worth it. The day we touch down and I breathe in that African air – rich with dust, sun, warmth and all things that make it home.
We’ll be having a summer Christmas. An oddity for the dear friends I’ve made in the UK, that’s for sure, but a normal one for me. I’ll be sure to make you a boerwors roll on the braai!
And, in honour of this fabulous day here is one of my all time favourite versions of Toto’s song, “Africa”. It’s awesome.
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