Friday, 20 January 2012

Back from South Africa

Well, I've been back for a couple of days now, but those 2 days have been filled with sleep and catching up on the 560 unread blog posts on my Google Reader (Yes, it is actually meant to say 560, it's not a typo, and I did read the vast majority of them. I really thing I need to cut down the amount of blogs I follow...).

It's been a bit of a shock coming back to England - going from highs of 38 degrees Celsius to highs of about 7 degrees (a full 31 degree drop in temperature!) has left me feeling constantly cold, it's still dark when I wake up, it's rained more here in half a day than it did in the entire time I was in SA, and I'm slowly getting used to wearing jeans and hoodies again! On the plus side it's nice to be able to sleep tucked up in bed without sweating gallons, not to sweat when standing still, and to not have to wake up at 5am daily (thankfully my body clock adjusted very quickly, otherwise I'd be waking up at 3am UK time!)! I'm already missing grape Fanta and biltong so I think a trip to the SA food shop near here is in order later this afternoon!

I'm heading back to Cornwall tomorrow to start my last ever taught term at uni. Scary times! I'll be so glad when it's over though, but I'll save that talk for another post. That said I'm quite excited about going back, mainly so I can see Steve who I haven't seen in 5 weeks.

When I eventually get myself organised I'll post photos and entries from my travel journal - I've got 2 weeks and over 1,000 photos to sift through to find the best bits, so the posts might be a while coming! But I'll try and post every day for a week, posting about 2 days at a time; that seems pretty achievable, and even though I'm starting back at uni on Monday the first week won't be that full on as I'm only doing one module plus my research project this term, so my contact time is basically nothing.

Stay tuned for a whole host of South Africa-themed posts :)

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