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For all my friends @ RP!!

Posted 11-30-2007 at 03:56 AM by Flora
Updated 12-13-2007 at 12:00 AM by Flora

My "disappearing acts" ....

First, thanks to everybody who has contacted me during my long and many absences from RetouchPRO, to ask if I was all right!!!

Fact is ... I live like a "gypsy" ... My husband and I spend 6 months in Europe (Italy-Germany-UK), and 6 months in South Africa.
I consider myself very lucky for this, but, there are many disadvantages as well... the worst are:
  • doubled possibility of problems
  • half the time to solve them..
  • re-thinking and re-organizing my life ... twice a year
  • packing and unpacking suitcases
  • spending endless hours at airports and on airplanes..

Talking about airplanes... I still remember a long lazy afternoon of a scorching Italian summer, when it was too hot to even decide what to play at .... My brother, my friends and I (I was 5 or 6 years old) were just lying in the grass under the protecting shadow of a big tree when, very high in the sky, I saw a small silver 'dot' moving...
Wishing it with all my heart, I simply said that one day I would fly on a plane!!!
Everybody laughed at me ... none of our families had enough money for us to even take such a possibility into consideration!!

Well, looking back, I couldn't agree more with the saying 'you should be careful with what you wish... it might come true!!'
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    DannyRaphael's Avatar
    I'd rather focus on the positive and think of them as "reappearing" acts, Flora -- not disappearing.

    Congrats on taking the blog plunge. You once again inspire me. Perhaps I'll take the leap too.
    Posted 11-30-2007 at 11:21 AM by DannyRaphael DannyRaphael is offline
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    Flora's Avatar
    Thanks Danny!!!
    Perhaps I'll take the leap too.
    .... Do it ... beside being useful it's also fun...
    Posted 11-30-2007 at 11:45 PM by Flora Flora is offline
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    Sveltepig's Avatar
    hi flora
    what a busy life! it does sound exhausting, all that travelling.
    why do you do it? is it a work-related thing?
    I want to thank you for all your posts that I have found helpful over the last 3 years - I enjoy the way you work.
    I am also from south africa (but not italy)
    where in south africa do you live when you are here?
    Posted 12-03-2007 at 11:58 PM by Sveltepig Sveltepig is offline
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    Flora's Avatar
    Hi Karin!!

    Thank you for your kindness!!!

    Our Italy/South Africa life is due to part work/occupation (my husband's ... I'm a translator and work for the Italian branch of an International Pharmaceutical Company ... with the Internet, they 'catch' me everywhere I go... ) .. and part because we simply love both countries...

    Our South African friends call us "the swallows" ...

    In South Africa we are in Somerset West ... Are you somewhere close?
    Posted 12-07-2007 at 11:33 PM by Flora Flora is offline
    Updated 12-12-2007 at 11:52 PM by Flora

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