Monday, 19 January 2015

From the Middle East Desert to the Idyllic Middle Earth

Once upon a day, I sat down to write and write I did.  I wrote, I finessed, I edited and then I saved as a draft  and logged out.

Scrolling though all these draft posts, I'm surprised at how insightful they are and immediately drawn to how well written every post is, so ahead of it's time!  The writer(me in case it's not clear) certainly has a depth of passion and engaging intelligence rarely seen in online writing....said No.One.Ever :)

It amuses me going through these many drafts and what I thought was so important that I had to get it down in words - and then not publish the post but hit save to draft instead hahaha obviously I was too hung up on other peoples perception of my point of view or it was a venting post meant to let off steam...much like those emails you write in anger in response to something that's p*ssed you off hugely and a day later delete without sending, or is that just me? 
So much has happened since I last checked in on the blogosphere, so much has changed to me, in me, about me.  It's so very nice to be back facing this crisp blank page and letting my fingers drift over the keyboard, letting my mind create rather then my mouth (which incidentally, gets me into far too much bother!)  The last time I posted here I was sat behind my desk in the desert of Dubai, UAE and today I'm sending out a loud holler from Auckland, New Zealand to a backdrop of chirping birds and expanse of green trees.  These 2 countries could not be any more different.

We've been here for 10 months and it's not been a walk in the park, a breeze or easy peasy lemon squeazy.  No siree it's been tough, punctuated with punches in the gut, lights at the end of many tunnels and large lengthy gulps of air.  I've struggled with people, traffic and a cold winter in homes not built for such weather eek!

Although as a well meaning friend dared to point out to me, my idea of tough and punches in the gut move, was someone else's idea of a smooth sailing move.  There's an 80% chance that there may be some truth in what my friend said given my penchant for theatrics, that and the fact that my biggest problem so far is how far I have to drive to see everyone, commonly referred to as "socialising"...Oh and also the fact that we've had friends here from the get go which I must admit makes life easier.

Anyway, back to the point of this post and blog resurgence of sorts, Kiora from NZ!!

Piha Beach


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    1. yes finally! Have just been catching up on all your bits and pieces. Man have I missed blogs and all :) Thanks for not giving up on me heh heh xx