I live in the Caribbean. For once, it's cold, grey, windy. I love the weather like this; just for one day I can walk in fresh cool air, without bugs, humidity,sun lotion, sun glasses, red blotchy cheeks, sweat pooling in my bra.I can leave the house and feel like I can breathe. I can sit in the porch in a hoody. I miss the seasons, my home city of London, my friends, my family so so much. I have been here two years. I moved when my son was 12 weeks old. I wonder if I will ever feel like I like it here. I get on with it but on days like today it's all I can do not to weep with homesickness. Do you get homesick? Did it pass? Does it get better/come in waves/get triggered by certain things?
I sobbed my way through the Olympics opening ceremony.
Other than that, I'm not too bad. Weirdly , I mostly miss crappy British beach holidays and mooching in the woods with the dogs. This is mostly weird because I live in the Canadian Rockies, and there are plenty of woods to mooch in. I'm always on the lookout for wild stuff with teeth and claws though - it's just not possible to let the dogs run off and explore for fear of what they will bring back with them... It makes it a less relaxing affair!
Pofaced- with you on the sobbing there! Ditto the scary woods (scrubland, even back garden!) - sometimes turfing kids out to play Ii am a Little nervous due to resident snakes & scorpions, yes, takes the edge off rather...
Miss sweet smell freshly cut grass! Culture, indian food, public transport, bring able to walk freely, feeling safe