Hello, hello, hello...from the land of the sunshine. Summer has arrived here in Malta - and it's hot...really hot. To be honest it's a bit too hot for me - but because I am a veteran of living in the med (2 years in Cyprus when I was 21-23)...I am hoping to get used to it. Now - in other news...the diving is going really well. I love it so much. We get to meet some lovely people and then our work is mainly carried out at the coast - and off we go diving. Lovely! Swimming with the fishes and exploring wrecks...and all that kind of stuff. Waaaaay too cool!
I do miss everyone back home and wish they were all here with me sharing the fun....but...alas...it's not to be :(
I am really hoping to stay until November and complete my instructor exams - but it depends on how my money lasts....keep your fingers crossed..(any donations much appreciated!)
Well - this evening I am feeling more than a little homesick. It's been nearly 7 weeks - and I suppose I feel like this because Dan was here last week...and now she's gone - and the novelty of working every day of the week and not eating properly or getting enough sleep has started to wear off a bit. I'm still loving the diving of course - and the people that I get to spend all day with are mainly cool.....but I miss my UK friends very much. So here's a big wave to Fifi La Trix, Jayne M, Bill R, Christian & Victoria, Helen and Andrew, Jopa, and loads more besides. The great thing about my proper friends is that they already know all about me...so I don't have to explain who I am, or why I do the things I do in the way I do.....nobody really knows me here - and it feels kind of odd to be 'not known' properly.....
Anyway - I'm sure it's just a phase and it will pass......
This week has been lovely. One of those memorable periods of time when everything comes together and you just sit back and enjoy. Dan and Alex came out for a weeks' holiday - which was truly lovely...we all went diving..and they really enjoyed it :)
I also had some very nice attention of the male variety...which was quite nice and rather welcome (it's been a while)...and what's more - he was quite a bit younger than me (harrumph!)...he was a really lovely chap (actually he still is)..bright...funny...kind and just - well - lovely. We spent a very nice few days and evenings together...and then today - sadly - he left to return to his home in the UK. Will he come back? Who knows....possibly....possibly not. It doesn't really matter because we're busily living in the moment.....but it was really lovely to 'like' somebody again after all this time and the last couple of years (regular readers will know what I'm talking about). It would be lovely if he did return - but I am totally aware that being on holiday is a little like living in a fantasy and the magic can soon fade once you return to the drudgery of every day life back home.
My life out here is a bit like being on holiday all the time - and I love that about being here.
For the first time in a very long time I am truly happy, contented, busy and feeling peaceful and calm. Long may it continue. X