Just got back from a week long trip in the motherland.
Going home for me is always a mixed bag of emotions. When away from home all i want to do is go back, once there, all i yearn for is the very place i was trying to get away from. Clearly, there's no pleasing me.
My trip got off to a rocky start, literally! The turbulence experienced during the flight home was out of this world. For a relatively short flight (1hr 45mins) this route (johannesburg to harare) always has its fair share of drama. This time round, about 15mins from landing in H-town some se-ri-ous turbulence was experienced. The plane shook and rolled like a dance-hall diva auditioning for a Sean Paul video.
If that wasn't enough, the exit signs on the plane then came on! I mean...wtf?!!! Exit to where at 33 000 ft?!!! I don't think i've ever prayed so hard...or fast, thankfully, someone must have heard me as touchdown on home soil was eventually accomplised.
- The most sublime weather ever! I got my summer bunny on, they don't call it the Sunshine City for nothing you know.
- Catching up with my family and chomies.
- Getting to watch soon-to-be released movies due to the lack of piracy laws in my sovereign nation, you gotta love it.
- Being fed by my mumsy after being accused of being too thin (i love how african mothers always think you are too thin).
- Bonding with my dad whilst watching some golf highlights that i am feigning interest in, all the while, secretly perving over Tiger Woods *phwoar*
- Waking up when i want and going to sleep when i want, with loads of time in between to do whatever the heck i want...
- Seeing fully stocked shelves in the supermarkets.
- Feeling like the whole country is stuck in timewarp...it still feels like 1997!
- Feeling like i've missed the bus as i am neither married, engaged or pregnant (peeps are breeding big time!).
- Crawling behind a car that insists on driving at 40 km/hr in a 70 km/hr zone and doesnn't have the courtesy to give way to faster moving traffic (read: me).
- Converting USD$ prices into Rands and realising the large sum of money I've just parted for an item or meal that that should really be priced at least a quarter of the going price.
- Random electricity and water cuts at inopportune times *sigh* - we still have a long ways to go.
- Getting severe Internet withdrawal symptoms...it was touch and go there for a bit, but i am glad to be back online, lol.
All in all, i am fully refreshed for the next few months and feel like i gained a fresh perspective on a few things.
Where is home for you and what's your favourite thing about it?
Home is so sad. It stays as it was left,
Shaped in the comfort of the last to go
As if to win them back. Instead, bereft
Of anyone to please, it withers so,
Having no heart to put aside the theft.