Catching up

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So I feel like I’ve been buried in sand for a while, trying to catch up to myself. I have been so busy throwing myself into this new job, that suddenly my life has caught up with me and I am shocked at how much crap I have let slide. And how much has been going on lately!

For starters, I haven’t emailed anyone back in well, ever. I’m putting out a PSA right now to let you all know that I care, but sitting on a computer after a 5.30am shift is not really my game plan. I watch something and fall asleep on the couch, because I’m an old lady.

3 good friends have left the country, and 1 has moved to a new one. I’m impressed with how international and cosmopolitan we are all becoming. I only wish I could follow, but not yet.

Neha is now in Melbourne and settled in, moving into a new flat with Katya. I hope she finds a job soon and finds it okay doing all the cooking and laundry, etc. It’s really hard living away from your mother. I should know.

Tim has relocated from Osaka, Japan, to Zhangmutou, China. It’s a learning curve, I think, and probably a good challenge for him. He pretty much conquers anything he tries to do in life, so I am expecting great things… as long as his job stays enjoyable for him.

And the Burkes. Well. I haven’t brought myself to write a proper post yet, but I miss them terribly. It is very weird not having the contact with them that I used to, and as much as I wish them the best, I think it is going to take some adjusting! I hope they make lots of new friends, but don’t forget the old ones (like little old me).

And in life? Well! We are starting our renovations soon, and I will be living downstairs in the music room, which is going to have its advantages and disadvantages. I’m thinking of embarking on a new project where I write a new song every week, even if it is crap, even if it is 30 seconds long. And I’ll try and post a video of me playing it or an mp3. It’s my way of bullying myself into writing.. but we’ll see if I actually get it set up. It might be something for June.

Every day I have been at the gym. This doesn’t sound like much, but hell. I have gone every day. This is seriously impressive for me. I am really wanting a change with my fitness (and certain aspects of my appearance). I’ll keep you posted.

And finally: David Bain is FREE! He is out on bail, after the privy council declared that his original trial was a “serious miscarriage of justice”, and he is up for a possible retrial. He went to jail at 22 years old, for allegedly murdering his entire family, and has maintained his innocence ever since, even though it has denied him other possibilities for parole. He is now 35 and his long-time supporter, ex-All Black Joe Karam, is moving him onto his farm until the retrial thing is finalised. I am so very excited. I have always believed he was innocent, and read Joe’s book several times, and was always very interested in any piece of news on it. When he left the court yesterday, the crowd outside cheered. I couldn’t help but feel emotion – how amazing for him, and for Joe. I only hope that the retrial never happens, or that it does, and he is completely exonerated. There was so much evidence left out and he not only had to lose his entire family, including finding them all brutally slain, but has had 13 YEARS in prison. I am keeping my fingers crossed and my ears open.

I’ll have more to say soon, but I still have a lot to catch up on, both online and off, so I will be more insightful and wordy another day.

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