I’ve been wanting to move and specifically to somewhere quieter, more peaceful. It has been a peg in the ground for a while now. Technically it has only been a matter of time and not “if”.
Last night amongst many lethal and quite interesting cocktails the possibility came up of work in Abu Dhabi. So, cocktails first shall we?
Melissa & Shane have their yearly Ondi-Koppie bash and this year it coincided with Halloween!
Their get together is a play on the Oppikoppi event. Most guests pitch their tents on the “Koppi” where they live on a plant nursery to sleep over the evening. It was certainly a cold evening for it last night and I for one was rather glad to have driven back into town for the welcomed luxury of my bed under roof and key.
This was my first real Halloween party and I could think of no better company. There were many spirits throughout the night but mostly in alcoholic form. Melissa’s attention to detail is always a pleasure as were their costumes. Yes, I’m a bit of a wet blanket and simple arrived as my scary self!
So with moderation of spirit consumption and a long drive home late in the evening I was faced with the reality of the possibility of moving far away from home to a hot climate with foreign customs.
Is it worth the sacrifice for financial gain? How much is a person’s life and time worth? We all know that the only thing in life that cannot be bought is time and health.
Considering I have little left to keep me in Johannesburg and nothing but an elderly relative to look after so perhaps the time has come for a drastic change in environment. Still… I do wish it was to a moderate, tropical coastal life though!