Well it's been some time since I last blogged anything. I was hoping that this would allow me time to take stock; but if I'm honest, I'm as confused as ever.
There are many things about the place that I've grown to love. The kids are now very competitive about their sport and are much better swimmers. I do enjoy watching Y play cricket - although I am still waiting for him to score his first run of the season. Gone are the days of traffic jams, and trying to work out how we can get from home to A to B all in one day. Now, we can get to A and B, as well as C and D if we so wish. Swimming in the sea is great in small doses.
On the other hand, the summer break has helped put a lot of things into context. When all of the schools and sports clubs are closed down there really isn't much to do other than swim. And it is all, frankly, a little boring.
So, do I hold out much hope for 2013? Probably not. There are a few challenges that lie ahead, and I don't want to look too far into the future. At present my only hope is that we can manage to stay here long enough for me to take in a bit of the Lions' Tour in July.