It’s 10:00am in New Zealand and midnight here in Korcula and I’ve just had a big chat with my Mum (she’s in NZ). I love that technology allows us to keep in touch so easily, we were chatting on skype. Mum is a pen and paper correspondant, and I love that as well, I have a great pile of her letters collected from the years I’ve been living away.
I miss my Mum, she’s great. I have four older brothers, three lovely sister-in-laws and a bunch of great nieces and nephews. None of whom I get to see often enough. I’ve been living on the opposite side of the world to my family for 12 years now and missed a lot of family birthdays and other events.
Now I have a new family and a second mother, she’s great too. Mrs Seba senior and I get along really well, I’m not sure how much of this is due to my serious lack of ability to speak any Albanish or Croatian?!! Smiles, hugs and nods go a long way, but not far enough. There are so many things I wish I could say and share with her.
The tourist season here in Korcula is a very short one and I plan to use the winter months to learn some more Croatian. Will keep you posted on my progess… so far my progress is Polako – slow. I look forward to learning some language and cooking skills with my mother in law – I have managed to learn quite a lot of food words! Important things first.
However, it’s late and I am catching the 6am ferry to Split in the to meet a dear friend from Scotland who is visiting us and the sun.
I hope I learn to liven the blogs up soon!
Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to share or write about.