Return to Oz
Trip Start May 04, 2011
106Trip End Ongoing
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Family, Friends, Good Food
Unlike my previous Perth 3 week break, this one was just the standard 2 weeks. So, I planned less and enjoyed a bit more personal time to get things done. No matter how long a break, I think I will always want an extra day or 2. That’s just the way it is. But I had a great time catching up with (almost) everyone and getting around town in the beast that was my bargain hire car ($350 for 13 days!)
I saw my eldest sister Karyn pregnant for the first time on day 1. A significant moment as I have followed from afar her trials and tribulations to get to this point in her life. I visited my good friend in Mandurah for a guaranteed late and fun evening on night 2 of my return – given my good flights, I was not suffering at all from the time difference. I then backed up that 3am evening with a 4:40am session the next night with Jon and Stace. I could barely do that in my early twenties, but now that I’m pushing 30 my liver is well refined! Although the problem I have is that I hardly eat after big drinking sessions and so I returned to Ghana about 3 kg lighter in body weight which annoys me greatly.
My trips to Quairading and Boddington were more sedate than my previous break visits. But it was good all the same...and I can at least remember it all the next day
It was timely that I was in town for my sister Amy’s birthday and a delicious lunch out. The pub we went to after the movie in Armadale will always make me recoil and laugh at the looks we received with me walking in with 2 lovely ladies and wearing clothes straight from Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills. Overdressed and awkward. Hahaha.
With my 13 days in Perth coming to an end, I got to spend some quality time with my new ‘nephew’ (my cousin’s son) and I held him for a good 10 mins without any tears flowing from either of us. This was a welcome distraction from the depressing task of packing my bags – I ended up with 2 bags weighing 36 kg which is absolutely ridiculous that I am still taking things back to Ghana after all this time
It was a whirlwind and fun-filled break, but as always I now look forward to the next break which promises to be even more of a whirlwind as I celebrate my 30th in Istanbul with my Mother and work my way west across Europe to finish in London for the Olympics. Of course, there is 6 weeks of work, detox and subdued life in Ghana before that!
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