Just a thought....
Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

Saturday, 08 October 2011

Pizza on paper plates

I forgot we had paper plates. How nice! Paper plates are super rare here. They usually use plastic plates. I found paper plates once and bought a huge quantity... just because. I hate eating off plastic plates. Paper plates take me back to braai's and picnics, an essential for any event, from school fétes to camps.

Tonight's grandiose supper is pizza... on paper plates... with cheap, fizzy wine, what they call a 'frizzante'. Food fit for a king *laugh* Just before we leave, we have finally found the perfect pizzaria. Thick, soft, light bases with a filled border and Loaded with topping... super fresh and a quick delivery. Typical.

We're all packed. At least... what we can take is packed. Funny thing about possessions. I keep hearing things like... you can't take it with you when you die anyway. Trouble is, many possessions are tied up with experiences and memories. Sure, you can take a photo or three and sure you can remember, but it's somehow not the same. I learned that once before, a truly tough lesson. I'm doing it again. This will be the last time I ever do something like that. Never again. Ever.

But... we're packed! What a relief! Now we can relax a bit, though at 8pm, I'm yawning my head off. Weather here right now is 29ºC (can't be bothered to convert - just believe me, it's hot!) and tomorrow's going to be hot too and raining. It was raining here this afternoon. Many parts of the city are flooded. Thank goodness we weren't flooded for a change. The pizza delivery boy managed to come! London will apparently be cool and... guess what.... wet! Brecon's the same. We'll be going to the airport laden with warm clothes. The trip should be fun.

This will be my last post on this end of the Atlantic. I'll see you all on the flip side. I don't know what our access to the internet will be like on the other side. I'll go online with my mobile, though, depending on connectivity. Thank you all so, so much for your support through all this!! You will never know how much it's meant to me!


  1. Can barely wait to hear about your new life! Travel safely.

  2. I am so excited for you and in a way I would love to be able to distill life down that way, even though I know what you mean about the memories :-)
    How funny that you finally found the perfect pizzaria! Dammit!
    But a lovely meal, fizzy wine and pizza on paper plates, perfect for your last night!
    Be so safe and know that you are in our hearts as you travel xxxxxx See you on the flip side!

  3. Cool Runnings - peace be the journey ! Catch ya on the flip side.
    Have a pleasant flight and arrive safely !

  4. Wishing you an event free, stress free, amusing & happy start to your Great Trek. Just remember we'll always let you round up your ossewa with ours - share our paper plates too!

  5. Have a safe and smooth trip and Europe welcomes you with open arms (at least I do!)
    Can't believe you will be so close from now on :))

  6. Thanks everyone!!! I can't tell you how much the support and good wishes has meant to us. Love you all!!! *waves*

  7. Maybe you're on your way now! Fingers crossed for a safe uneventful trip! xoxo

  8. Can't wait to hear from you again, from the other side of the ocean!!!


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