Tuesday 26 January 2010

There's no place like home......

I feel like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz....back from the glorious Technicolour of the Land of Oz to the black and white of England!!!! Everything seems to be so grey back at home....the sky, the buildings, the pavements, the people!!! Everyone looks exhausted and I guess that 5 weeks ago that's how I looked too.

I feel different now though. Not only do I look brown and sun kissed I also feel that way and I also feel healthy however, I can feel the grey drabness seeping back into my bones and leeching my tan away!! Cheerful thing aren't I??? I haven't started unpacking yet as I don't want to lose the smell of sunshine, beaches and suntan lotion and I can't even begin to think about where to put stuff. I think somewhere in the skies over the Middle East, on the journey home when I was sleeping somebody stole my 'get up and go' as it seems to have disappeared!!!

I'm struggling to adapt back to normal life. I am still sleeping on Australia time...waking up at 5am in the morning and not able to stay awake past 9.30pm!! When I wake up in the morning I'm disoriented and can't understand for a few seconds why it's so dark outside. Work is baffling me and I can't type in proper sentences let alone try and talk professionally yet we were only gone for 4 weeks. I feel unhappy but for no reason. I have nothing to be miserable about and I don't want to move to Oz. Maybe I'm suffering from SAD and need to buy an artificial light machine???

Chick is a completely different story. She is loving being home. I've never seen her so animated and so excited to be with all her friends. She missed school and Brownies and her Dad and is thrilled to be back amongst it all again although she too is suffering from the cold. And that's the other thing.....it's soooooo cold. I haven't been warm since we got to Hong Kong last Thursday. the cold is sitting on my bones and even with the heating and the fire going I don't feel warm!!!!

Tomorrow I promise I'll post warm happy stories from Oz rather than a miserable post....maybe by then I'll have my Mojo back!! Hope you've all stayed well whilst I've been gone??

1 comment:

  1. Welcome home Emma, sorry that you are so cold and missing the sun, wish you were here in beautiful California among friend and extended family.