The 29th of August was exactly five years to the day that I arrived in Hoedspruit. By pure co-incidence, it is also the day that I packed good old Cleo into the car and we left again. It was bittersweet. This town has been amazing and the people have become such close friends. When I was a city dweller I never knew as many folk as I got to know in this wonderful little town.
These five years have been life changing in many ways. I learned to live a simple life. I learned how to live all on my very own, and I learned a huge amount about myself and how I function. I also learned about what i value and what I want from life.
Yet I still leave with a smile on my face and a spring in my step. You see, I am off on a new adventure.
It’s been a while since I last posted and many things have happened. Most importantly I met the man who asked me to marry him last weekend. I said yes.
The result of this is that I move 3 hours away from Hoedspruit to another province called Mpumalanga to the capital city of Nelspruit (Mbombela). Luckily I am marrying a farmer so we get to live on a farm a short way from the small city and we are also going to be looking to buy our own farm in the area.
I am hoping to blog again on a regular basis about our new adventure and about discovering Mbombela. Wish me luck!