Saturday, December 12, 2009

Wow - what a year!

2009 was an excellent year. From having seen gorillas in Rwanda to experiencing the joy of life in Africa, it has really been a fantastic year for me. A lot of the anxiety and depression that I experienced in 2008 pretty much vanished over the 2009 year. I'm not sure if this was entirely my doing or just a function of circumstance but I'm grateful for it regardless.

My dear friends in particular Sizwe Mahlala and Oli Rikova have helped me tremendously to overcome some serious personal issues. I will be forever in their debt.

I do realise that I have not written much this year but I hope to change this in the year to come. I keep this brief is the concluding message for 2009 and kick off the New Year next month with a more regular diary of my life.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

An extreme start!

Hello all and welcome to 2009. My start to the New Year this year was memorable to say the least.. it was intense and exciting. I visited Rwanda for a 10 day trek, part of which was to see the gorillas - an experience I cannot find the words to describe. If ever you have the opportunity to visit any place in Africa - let this be your choice. It brought joy and gave me a persepective on life like never before.

I am in the process of sorting out the photos for the trip at the moment and promise to post some soon... hopefully by the weekend!

I was a little sad to return from the trip but I have to say I am feeling a lot more optimistic about life in general and about 2009 since the journey. I've spent most of the last 2 days catching up with news on the BBC and of course the occassional browse on my favourite Wonkie for a lighter look on the same. Sadly it doesn't appear there has been much progress in reports on Zimbabwe. Alas.

Nevertheless, it's been a good start to the year and I would like to wish everyone the very best for 2009!