Friday, December 18, 2009

Post surgery

I'm recovering from surgery - the first time I've been through this! I'm not sure how I feel, if truth be told. I guess I'm relieved it is over, but I am also rather apprehensive as I am facing the results of tests which determine if I need further treatment or not. Here's hoping that someone is looking down on me and will hand me an early Christmas present.

I know one thing for sure ... gone are the days when I walked through life feeling indestructible. I have a very sobering sense of vulnerability right now.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Going skiing!

It's been almost a year since I wrote a post on this thing. Work, life and just about everything else seems to get in the way of it. I have also not been invited into the Oman blogging community, so I am a bit on the outside really. However, I will keep plugging away at this and hope that someone out there reads it!

I'm off skiing next month in Whistler, Canada! I can't think of anything more different to Oman and experiencing all that the country has to offer, than to go skiing where it is bitterly cold an full of snow. I guess the mountainous landscape is common to both, as is the excitement!

The downside of all of this is that my next trip to Oman has to be put back to the winter of 2010/11. However, I am already making plans to spend Christmas and the New Year in the sun and warmth, surrounded by friends. It'll have a gap been 3 years by that time - long enough!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy New Year 2009 - or is it?

Well a new year has dawned and the celebrations are over. Will this be a good year or will it go down in the annals of infamy? I would hope the former but suspect the latter.

Anyway, I'm no near booking up my holiday back in Muscat and, as summer is fast approaching there (OK, OK ....I know there's still a few months left but I'm pretty busy with work up until April) I may have to wait until the cool of the winter 2009/10.

Reading others' blogs from Oman, life doesn't seem to have changed so much since I left in late 2005. I'm oddly reassured about that. I guess a part of me doesn't want things to change as I would feel further removed from Oman than I already do. Of course, things will change over time. I just hope that my frequent visits back will keep my up-to-date on what is happening.

I still haven't been accepted on the list of bloggers in the Oman Community Blog. I'm still hopeful!!