Article written 2 years ago, which illustrates the mindset of an expat a year after emigrating from 'home'...
One of the most exasperating factors about living here is the vast time difference. I often ache for the immediate gratification of hearing one of my children or grandchildren’s voices during the day – to just press the call button on my mobile. But they are sleeping now. And at night, I still find that my circadic rhythm occasionally resists conforming; that I want to drink tea and check my emails at 2a.m.
Each day I’m grateful to metaphorically taste a different menu ... yet simultaneously I miss the staple diet stemming from my roots.
It’s a sprawling city with stunning vistas. And
occasional 2 a.m. tea.
friends and colleagues be ?
Saffers frequently want me to forward their CV to some or other NZ destination; ask a myriad questions about immigration…
I honestly don’t regret taking the plunge. It’s taught me reflection and provided fodder for inner
growth. But I continue to wish that my husband and I could find the perfect place near all our treasured children and grandkids -(as some live in NZ and some in SA.)....'
principal and resident of Hilton, KZN,