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Thursday, 9 October 2014

EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED.....!!!!

Hello dear friends!!!

WOW!!!! Where do I even begin??? Everything in my life has changed so drastically and so completely!!! Nothing, and I do mean, absolutely nothing, is the same!!!
I think it's all good though?? Or at least it will be in a while from now!!!
You see, it all started back in August when Hubby was made an offer that was just too good to be true!!! At first we didn't even consider it, it was that ridiculous!!! After all we just moved into a brand new house!!! And leaving my family??? No-no, I wouldn't even consider it!!!
But it became a nag in the back of our minds and we found ourselves, (hubby, me and the girls) discussing it more and more....!!!! Then we got excited about it and when we looked again, we found ourselves planning this new adventurous life of ours!!!! In Tanzania!!!! Yes that's right, Tanzania!!!!

Starting date: 1st September 2014!!!!! Madness I tell you!!!! And all of this had to happen in just 3 short weeks!!! Chaos!!!!
The removal company came out and packed us in 3 days!!! I didn't think it would be possible, but they did a sterling job and just like that all our belongings went into storage!!! After 6 months we will either have it shipped up to Tanzania or leave it in storage 'till we have a place of our own!!! For now though, a fully furnished house will do just fine, thank you very much!!!
The only down side to this adventure is that at first we had to split up!!! Hubby and Miss Molly left first and 2 days later our animals were shipped over!!! Little Miss J and I stay behind at my sister Margaret's place for a couple of months so that she can finish her degree (thankfully this is her last year) here in South-Africa!!!! 
And that's the part that has me feeling lost!!! My heart is in Tanzania but we are still here!!! I don't have any of my "things" around me, nothing to do, and I feel vulnerable without my Hubby!!!!
But right now, he is having the time of his life!!! He is on a 10 day trip to Mount Kilimanjaro!!! I can hear that he is having a great time!!! Being the wildlife person he is, this is the ultimate experience for him!!!! To see the wildlife truly roaming freely in mass, is what he's been longing to see all of his life!!!!
But on the other hand, Miss Molly had to stay behind in Dar es Salaam and is fighting a nasty spider bite!!! She has been quite ill with it and this morning got into a taxi and took herself to a clinic where she was treated and given medication!!! I am so proud of her, all alone in a strange country, but managing just fine without us!!! Most importantly, she is feeling much, much better already!!!!
So you see, I haven't forgotten about you and a big thank you to all who emailed to ask where I have been!!! Right now I am visiting with my sisters, Margaret and Zennet in Johannesburg and I am really enjoying being able to see them every day!!!! They actually also helped made up our minds for us, you see they reckoned that is't much easier for them to fly 3.5 hours than driving 6 or 7 hours to come visit!!! And of course being so close to Zanzibar also helped the matter a lot!!! Haha!!! 
But it's not that easy to fit into the city life when you have been a farm girl nearly all of your life!!!!! The nights are noisy with the sound of traffic and not dead quiet with just the cry of a jackal or an owl hooting somewhere!!! I also miss the beautiful sunsets and I really, really miss seeing the stars!!!! The city sky is so bright at night from all the lights, you simply do not see the stars!!!!
So for now we are packed up and waiting to join Hubby dearest and my beautiful, all grown up daughter, Miss Molly, in Tanzania!! And we are so looking forward to see the beautiful islands with their white beaches, the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, the many, many lakes and just explore this new country where we will be living an expat life for a while!!!!!
Hope you are all keeping well and have a crafty, color filled and happy weekend!!!! 'Till later my lovies!!!!!

Love Always
AMarie
xxxx