Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Now, time for Nairobi

It is time to weigh my suitcases. I've finished all my panic buying (due to lack of suitcase space if anything else!), even though I am sure I will want for (almost) nothing in Nairobi. So it is time to get nervous about what lies ahead.

After such a long break from Africa and from work, my emotions are a bit all over the place. I'm not worried about teaching -I know how to do that. So instead, I will find other things to worry about (I get that trait from my mum!).Before I moved to Uganda I used to have sleepless nights and toss and turn, fretting about driving in Africa. That was a few wasted nights of sleep-it was all so easy in Kampala. It only took a week or two to know the city. It will be a bit different in Nairobi. This time I am stressing over finding running routes and hoping that I can just find a nice loop or two from my accommodation...toes crossed.

I know I will meet people, and some will, after time, become friends. But that part of moving doesn't become easier the more you do it. "Will they laugh at my jokes?" (mmm-probably not!!) , "Will I find a slow enough running buddy for me?" The thought of friends just over the border puts me at ease and I can't wait to have friends over for a weekend soon!

Little worries aside, I'm ready for the move. Ready for Nairobi and more African adventures.

My last visit to Nairobi National Park

I take with me great summer memories and promises of visitors. Memories of weddings, ceilidhs, tap dancing, LOTS of home baking, early rises and long lies, sunshine, running in the rain, running in the sun, trips on the water, being a tourist in Scotland, mussels, the Edinburgh Fringe and sitting at the back bar listening to the radio with Mum and Dad.  Thanks for sharing it with me!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are going to make all us excited too!
    I guess, from there, our little European "adventures" - so to speak - will seem rather laughable :-)


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