Who knew those last couple of weeks in London were going to be seriously hectic? Though I do put most of it down to my sister, who came in 10 days before I left and changed all my plans – she later conceded that my way would have been best.

But now I’m back in Lusaka, or the ‘berg as it’s affectionally called (shortened from Lusberg), and exhausted doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt my first few days in town. I literally collapsed into my seat when I boarded that 10 hour flight. I’m slowly adjusting to getting up at 5.45am – ok, haven’t done it yet, the alarm goes off and I manage to get up by about 7am. Between school runs, living on a farm and the horrendous traffic that seems to be taking over all of Africa, you have to get up at 5.45am to get to work on time.

Moving back into my parent’s farm has been great, but doesn’t come without it’s challenges. For example sharing two bathrooms between five people all trying to get to work or school on time. Currently only two cars in the house means if you miss the carpool, you’re calling a cab to come and get you, or walking the 3.5km to the main road, and in my 4 inch heels, I don’t think so. So I’m patiently waiting for my car. Except, I packed my ownership documents into my air-frieght and have to wait for that to arrive before they can even ship the car! duh!!! Boy have I learned a lot about relocating. Might even share my lessons learned – one day, it’s still exhausting thinking about it. All I can say is hire packers and make lists of all you need to do, and do it as soon as you can and don’t think you have time to do it.

It’s really lovely to be home though and be around my family, even my anti-social brother (thankfully he doesn’t read my blog), who prefers watching movies in his room than hanging with the rest of us in the living room. Then again we are women heavy, maybe he doesn’t want to hang out with all the ladies! lol.

I’m also really excited about all the opportunities that are here and really focusing on that. Of course, I’ve only been here less than a week, so the realities of TIA (this is Africa) hasn’t yet sunk in. But for now, I’m being optimistic.