Here's a quick hello all the way from South Africa!
It has been a while since I've had proper internet connection... All this travelling thing just isn't too conducive to online life. The thing is, even when I had access to the web, there wasn't any time to go online at length. So, there hasn't been a lot of opportunities for blogging and such. Sure, I'm able to update my social networks via mobile every now and then. But, the last few weeks had been filled with meeting people and seeing places... both familiar ones and new.
No complaints, though. I mean, this is probably the first long holiday I've had in years where I didn't feel any strong need to be online a lot. For once, I am able to enjoy each day without a nagging feeling that I might be missing out on something. Well, nothing too big anyway (save for that time when I insisted on going on the web - in a tent - in order to enroll for next year's grad school subjects).
So yeah... I managed to enjoy Sentosa, Singapore River cruise, etc in Singapore - on top of catching up with some friends and filling up with yummy food. Then, there was that whirlwind trip in England... the wedding was lovely and the kids were great... and we did manage to have a nice time punting and sightseeing in Cambridge, as well as walking all around London. And now, we're in Johannesburg... went camping in the "mild wild" (yes, complete with warthogs, baboons and such in our campsite)... And now, trying to enjoy the Christmas festivities with the family.
There were scary/stressful moments in some places, but loving The Big Trip for the most part. In any case, I'll try to write a proper travel report later on. Yes, with photos.
For now, I just wanted to greet you all a very happy Christmas! I hope you're enjoying your time with your loved ones this holiday season.
Take care always and may you be filled with blissful moments.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.