Ten Years

Yep. Today marks 10 years since I emigrated to South Africa. In that time, a lot has happened, probably the biggest things being my marriage to a wonderful woman and the arrivals and growth of our two wonderful children. [And this blog, of course – Ed.]

Yes, and this blog, of course.

South Africa is home for me. It has been for a long time. And yes, it has its difficulties and its quirks, but then so does everywhere and one learns to adapt and live with the stuff that the place chucks at you. Life is rarely dull, and perhaps that’s one of the reasons that I’m so happy here. Yes, I still miss friends and family back in the UK, but there’s technology which lessens that, at least to a certain extent.

I’m not sure if this anniversary is a thing that one celebrates – I mean, do people mark anniversaries of moving within one country? – but I’m always game for anything involving a steak, so that’ll be what happens this evening.
Maybe a little understated, but tender and pleasant. Just like me.

In the meantime, here’s to the next ten years.


7 thoughts on “Ten Years

  1. Congrats! 23 years for me this year. Best decision I ever made..

    Not sure that your are a true Capie though what with living behind the Lentil Curtain mannn.

  2. Bloubergman > Yes. We English are known for our good decisions.
    Not sure about your lentil curtain comment though. I’m way north of that. Almost halfway to the Boerewors Gordyn, in fact.

  3. It’s nearly 3 years for me since some guy (you know who you are) wandered up to me in Cape Town Airport and gave me a bottle of wine (March 15 2011).

    And it took nearly all the time since then to get Permanent Residence, even married to an SA citizen.

    We still love it here, and don’t regret our move. Skype helps a lot of course.

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