Friday, July 8, 2011

headin' south...

(pic from: http://awmusic.ca/2010/04/30/paper-aeroplanes-the-day-we-ran-into-the-sea-album-review/)

we' re taking off today...from the hill. how exciting is that?
we're headin' south - where you can switch a switch and a light comes on and open a tap and water comes out.....where there are highways and byways....and trains and rollercoasters and zoos and macdonalds or wimpies...i don't know. i hate that plastic pig trotter food but the kids can't wait for it.....and cinemas and mr price (cheap clothes shop).

we're headin' south loaded with coffee and rice and cloth as one does....we're africans....we're only taking hand luggage and a coop of chickens.

we're headin' south and we've been warned that it's freezing. we're sorted with retro corduroys and beanies from mitumba. and one pair of old cowboy boots which fit the girl (if she wears VERY big socks).

we're headin' south and avoiding pea soup dar es salaam. we're going via nairobi...let's see if that's any better....kenya airways...

we're headin' south and we're SO excited i don't care about anything but the sky and being in it.

so best i finish packing. grab the passports out the safe and put this machine inside it. i must kiss the very dry, very cold, powerless ngorobob hill good bye until next time... i shall miss my horse, my dog and my cat...i shall dream of them. i know it... but there ya go.....even the birds fly south in winter time. they know that.

toodely toot y'all! bisous X.X.X. deep sky blue ones x. j


8 comments:

elizabeth said...

Have a wonderful break from your usual life.
Odd to think of it being winter in your neck of the woods.
You must describe your different life!

Dumdad said...

Bon voyage!

Amanda said...

grand adventures ahead, i'm sure of it. the title of the album says the day we ran into the sea. if it's so cold down south i wonder if there'll be any of that happening?

safe and happy trails, janelle et famille.

xo

family affairs said...

Where r u going? Have a lovely time anyway xx Lx

karen said...

Hi! I laughed at your earlier post about blogging,sounds familiar in many ways - and at least I didn't have too much to catch up on, having been off blogging for about a month myself!!

This far south it has been VERY cold (for us) and further southyou will really need those retro winter woolies! Have a great time, and travel safely!

Robyn said...

Brrr...enjoy the cold of the south...and the hot water on tap...its small things! Enjoy enjoy

Reya Mellicker said...

Enjoy your winter holiday, Janelle. Switch on the lights, open the taps and have a wonderful time!

Mark said...

Be safe...