I went to Perth for the holidays because my parents, sisters and dogs live there and also, my family from Cape Town came over for an Australian holiday and I haven’t seen them in years. I went from living alone to living with ten people and I loved every minute of it! Of course I fought with my mother, burnt my nose despite using sunscreen and ate too much but through all that I fell in love with the city that has a population of five. It was my first landing when I arrived in Aus and whilst it might not have as much to offer in the way of nightlife, restaurants and um, anything reasonably priced. It has a lifestyle that our Northern Hemisphere mates only dream of! Which is probably why they are all bloody there.
I am really happy in Melbourne but I am not against the idea of eventually ending up in a little cottage beside the sea in the most isolated city in the world. I have been a little depressed over the last two years, I won’t lie. I have put it down to not enough sun and not being near the ocean enough. My grandad has been cursed with Parkinsons disease and while he is not very old he can hardly walk or talk as the disease is slowly ripping through him. My dad, brother-in-law and cousin carried him into the sea at sunset the night before I left and he swam with all of us, his family, for ages.
That night he had a spring in his step and a glow about him that none of us had seen in ages. The sea can do that to a person. When you are out there you feel so insignificant. Your problems seem to evaporate and seem petty as you struggle against the waves and battle to comprehend the sheer vastness of that body of water. You practically feel like you have been baptised when you eventually get out. It seems to wash away doubt and make you feel almost brand new.
Yes I’m a hippy now.
Here are my instagramz from my trip back to Western Australia. Instagram in my camera! I should think about getting an actual camera but really…I don’t see much point. I have a little Mini Diana which I have been using as well. Either way, I have been capturing my moments.
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