I'm back. I was about to write "back to this hell-hole" because anywhere out-of-reach from Mumma's magical foods is kind of like hell but ok I'll stop over-exaggerating. And also it's officially not so true anymore because today all my things from home got delivered to my apartment this very morning!!
After the never-ending packing ordeal that we carried out as soon as the christmas festivities were over, everything was picked up on Saturday and at last, since I opened the first box at 9am, things don't feel as temporary as they used to. It helps that I'm not living out of only 2 suitcases worth of things like I was for the past 4 months too. People have asked and thought it odd that I waited so long but the real truth was that I just didn't have the time/couldn't face the music to pack up everything I wanted to bring over before I left at the end of August. And now, at least now that I've kind of settled a bit, I managed to pack most of the things I know are harder/expensive to find (3+ boxes might have been filled with food) and the things I actually needed over here instead of just shipping my whole life over and not having the space for it when the majority of the lot is just what I've accumulated and hoarded with no real purpose over the years.
It's going to take a long while to unpack, put away and organise the apartment but at least I have something to do when I'm stuck inside now that I seem to have returned to the some of the most horrendous rain I've ever encountered - the weather forecast for the following week is not looking so promising either. But whatever, it could be worse. And I might have even missed my apartment a little since I've been away. Actually I think I only realised it when I came back a couple of nights ago. So for as long as my short attention span can manage, this weekend's gonna be dedicated to making it a better home. My home away from home. For now.