musings while allatsea

Musings of a curious individual

Happy New Year

And by the time you read this 2013 will be toast, and a whole new 365 days of comings and goings will be upon us.

2013 has been a very decisive year for me, I made the decision in 2012 to try for the UK and I have now been here for 10 months. The equivalent of almost my first years national service. I have lived in London for a month, Southampton for just over 7 months, and Salisbury for 2 months. It has been a challenge on many fronts, and I am still not at a point where I can safely relax and say that all is well with me. 
 
There is still a lot that has to be done, settling my affairs in SA being one of the priorities, and of course finding my own place to call home in Salisbury would be ideal. But I have to be realistic about these things and will deal with it when/if/how it happens. 
 
On the plus side I have now been working full time since 9 September, and have fixed more broken devices in these 3 months than I probably did in 4 years where I was before. I also worked part time as a baggage handler in Southampton, and I am still kind of proud of that odd bit of my life. 
 
Tomorrow? I don’t know. At this point I am going to carry on  the way I have been since 9 September. I may go to SA in March or April, but I have not made up my mind about that yet. It really all comes down to finances. 
 
Do I miss SA? not particularly. I am not one of those who laments braaivleis, sunshine, sunny skies and Chevrolet. In fact the only thing I do miss is the better selection of medication in chemists in SA. Everything here is based on something I am allergic to. I also miss my desktop computer, this laptop thang can really cheese me off. 
 
So, may this coming year be full of love, light and laughter, and may all your dreams come true (expect the one where you aren’t wearing any pants, and the one where a Xenomorph is chasing you (go look it up.) ) 
 
Next year will see some changes as I start to shut down my website, and I hope to move it to a blog platform and integrate it with this blog. But first I must find a bloghost. Bah humbug! I will think of that next week.
Happy Nude Ear!
 
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