I tend to post stuff on weekends that I would never post during the week (ie. real low quality twaddle) because I assume no one really pays attention. Lately I have been proven wrong.
Please don't feel obliged to read this just because you follow me. It is unadulterated navel gazing.
Places I have lived:
Age 0-1: Someplace, Debbin, SA
Age 1-7: Jwaneng, Botswana
Age 7-18: West-Evil, Debbin, SA
Age 18-23: Various bits of Cape Town, SA (Rosebank, Rondebosch, Mowbray)
Then it all gets a bit hazy:
Ash, Kent, UK (1 month)
Chartham, Kent, UK (6 weeks)
Yeovil, Somerset, UK, (2 months)
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK (on and off for about 2 years in between all this other manouevering, including while working in Cambridge)
Fernedown, Dorset, UK (More specifically: a field in the middle of somewhere. 7 weeks.)
Hampton Magna, Warwickshire, UK (4 months)
ROYAL Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK (last 3 years)
The BFG's list is far more interesting than mine, and includes Dubai, Antarctica, and most exciting of all, Potchefstroom.
We are nomads. We have moved around a lot. We always have a move in the back of our minds; of house, of town, and of country.
It makes much sense for us to move now, to another town so I can be closer to work, or at least another part of this town. But we are both resisting strongly.
We have had a chance for the first time to put out little rootlets and shootlets and pretend that we are settled. It is just an illusion. But it suffices for now. We may live in Poo Palace, but I think we have embraced our inner drug dealer- junkie thieves. Because we are tired.
And anyway, in what other town can you see two drunken old men singing and playing a beat up grand piano on the side of the road that they wheeled out from who knows where?
This neighbourhood has character. Too much sometimes, but it reminds me that life is not always a box of chocolates. Sometimes it is a pile of poo.
(Really I just stay here so I can blog about it. Of course.)
(((Although I did just blog about it. Again. But I don't get danger pay for this stuff.)))