Wednesday, 28 March 2012


'Whenever a child says "I don't believe in fairies" there's a little fairy somewhere that falls right down dead.'

Moving to another city, or in this case another country and city, there are a lot of things you leave behind.  Equally, there are a lot of things that come with you - some of which I've covered.  What you leave behind is your myth.  You leave behind the lovely friends and family who reflect back a good and legendary version of you. You leave behind their belief in you.  In a new place, nobody believes in you because they don't yet know you.  In a sense we are conjured from what people believe about us.

Of course, it was my choice to come here and there are no regrets.  But it's quite a lot harder than I thought it would be.

Anyway, good things about today:

1. I picked up my 38 hour a week contract from Manpower.  I am now very officially employed.

2. I picked up my national ID card.  I am now very official.

3. I got asked out in the street.  Which hasn't happened for about thirty years.  I said thank you, but no.

4. I took some pictures of the glorious magnolia.


  1. sounds like a pretty good day... the magnolia is great, cant help but smile when you see it. J.

  2. Janice took the words out of my mouth. You'll be just fine :)