Thursday, September 9, 2010


197 days ago I wrote this post.

The days stretched out before me like a long flat desert road to an oasis.
But they have slipped through my fingers like crystal clear water.
And tomorrow we fly!

I love my life in New Zealand. But I also love that I can get on an aeroplane and be transported back to my life in South Africa - a life which is still there waiting for me to step back into, thanks mostly to the wonderful people that live there - the people who have known me the longest.

I will savour each sweet moment, each delicious day - allowing each one to embrace me like a hug, feeling it, enjoying it, returning it, letting it slip into the corners of my mind and heart so that I may retrieve it at a later date and enjoy it all over again.

And when it's time for me to get back on the aeroplane and fly back to Auckland, I know my beautiful life here will be waiting to welcome me home.

Life is a continual circle of hello's and goodbyes,
beginnings and endings,
looking forward and glancing back,
some things change, some things stay the same.

Tomorrow we fly!


  1. Enjoy jour journey and have a good time in South Africa!

  2. thank you so much for your lovely comments yesterday, it was so kind of you and it really meant a lot. I have now put it behind me and will move on. It's so interesting what you say about calling home south africa - not nz. We have spent the last ten years living around the world and it is tough to live somewhere but secretly want to be somewhere else. I yearn to be back in my house in sydney!

  3. forgot to say, have a wonderful time!!!