You probably haven’t expected to hear from me so soon, haven’t you? I must admit, I even surprised myself.
You know the saying, “Life happens when you make other plans?” Well, this month just prove it to me. Again, my travel plans changed with the blink of an eye. There I was, sitting on the beach in Penang, Malaysia, a couple things happened to make us reconsider.
Not going into politics, especially other countries’ politics that has nothing to do with me, but Trump forced my husband’s company to change their travel plans, and he can now longer fly through UAE, which of course was how he was going to fly to Malaysia to join us. It would’ve been too costly for him to join us from anywhere else.
Secondly, the Coronavirus reared its ugly head in Asia. There were already concerns about the flu virus in Malaysia at that time.
My daughter and I discussed the situation, looked at each other and said, “We’re done. We’re going home.” So that’s what we did. Booked the next flight home so here we are back in sunny South Africa until she has to leave this week to resume her studies in Melbourne.
My husband and I will leave the day after for a short road trip to join my sisters in the Eastern Cape where I’ll be until April, when we go to Wilderness. My next long trip will only be later this year when we visit my daughter in Australia.
The rest of the year I’m going to take it as it comes No big plans other than concentrating on my writing and publishing.