|Posted on February 7, 2011 at 12:30 PM|
In November of last year, David and Laura, both of whom have pretty much always worked in the charity sector, made the bold decision of moving to Sierra Leone for 12 months (potentially longer) when Laura was given a job opportunity. I was not shy about voicing the following ambivalent opinions to them:
My selfishness about them not being around pretty much evaporated over Christmas when my Mom, Dad, and I had the opportunity to video call them over Skype. Putting it bluntly, I’ve never seem them happier and more upbeat: how can even I, with my near infinite resource of personal bitterness, possibly resent that they’re not here when people I love are so clearly very happy?
Around the same time as said phone call, they both launched blogs documenting their lives in their new home. Some of their escapades make my toes curl! I couldn’t think of anything worse that the lives that they are living, but they are revelling in it all. It makes a stark, albeit pleasant, contrast to the mundaneness and frivolity of this little blog about my diva kitty. I know that random people’s ‘holiday blogs’ are generally self-absorbed, dull and tiresome pap, but David and Laura’s (at least in my opinion) are really rather compelling. Why not have a quick clicky clicky and check them out?