During a year of staying together in Santiago de Chile, it became clear to us that we would not be spending our lives together - I believe that we both walked away from the relationship with some sorrow and some pain and a great deal richer for the experience that we had shared.
The logistics of our relationship and its ending opened my world to me, a world of travel, of love of language, of teaching and learning, of experiencing, of friendship, of growing and growing up.
This webpage, with some slight differences, was created shortly after our first 'IRL' meeting in early 1998.
Well, we did it. After many months of deliberations and discussion and preparing ourselves for real life disappointments, Caratacus and I finally decided to take the risk of meeting. Being people who like to take risks thoroughly, if at all, lol, we met on Friday 13th of February. It was the best thing I've ever done :)
We spent three great weeks together, in Pretoria, Pilanesberg and the Drakensberg. Now the long wait till our next meeting begins....
Apologies to everyone for being so secretive. We just didn't want to make a big deal about it until we knew for sure that we would work together.
Um, can't say, it wouldn't be decent, lol
The Zebra Incident (heheh you will have to ask Cara about that one)
Tasting fajitas for the first time
Listening to Caratacus try to speak Zulu, Afrikaans, North Sotho and/or Xhosa, sometimes simultaneously
Pilanesberg....everything about it...those days were just perfect
Finding the ugliest clock in the southern hemisphere, on Durban's beachfront
Fighting off the Bakubunga Monster (well...SOME of that was fun)
Walking (and finding the rock art) in the Drakensberg Mountains
Being coerced into the bungee rocket thingamajig
Finding the wooden horse at Durban's local cultural history museum
Being mistaken for honeymooners at the Drakensberg's Champagne Castle Hotel, to the extent that a welcoming card in our room congratulated us on our marriage
Saying goodbye at Johannesburg International Airport:(
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