there is a wee bit of a gale blowing this morning! so now we have the wind chill factor ...ugh ...
today i can allow myself to be a little churlish about the weather. come tuesday i fly home to south africa for a month.
of course, south africa is no longer really home, these old bones of mine have settled down pretty comfortably in scotland. still and all, she is the motherland, familiar, beloved and full of family and friends.
january and february are two of the hottest months. i will probably last a whole day before i start bitching about the heat.
three and a half years since my last visit! i have purchased a fancy new mobile phone with a rather cool camera, who knows, read the instruction book and i may well have some photos to share on my blog. dear readers ... please don't hold your breath, merely a passing thought!
i have not done much planning for this visit. i arrive in johannesburg on the 14th and will probably spend a couple of weeks with pj and gereth. pj turns 30 on the 16th january and he is throwing a huge birthday bash ... my boy is quite the party planner, unlike his mom who considers a dvd, a chinese take away and a bottle of red a most excellent way to celebrate!
once the party is over i will be off on my travels, spending time with my beloved siblings and catching up with dear friends.
hopefully ... a few blogable events will occur. with a little luck ... i will manage to remember them.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.
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