It is the last day of they year, a most wondrous year, and it is time to reflect. But instead of telling you about the highlights of the last twelve months, let me just pick my ten favorite posts of the year – a trick I admit I copied from fellow blogger (and excellent writer!) Marie at Rock the Kasbah. These are not necessarily the best suited to tell you what happened this year, but they are among the stories I enjoyed writing the most.
And what if you’ve already read them all, being a most diligent reader? Well, then you get a day off from Joburg Expat. Imagine that!
This is such a typical expat story, plus a very redeeming one for me, because I got revenge (or at least satisfaction) for every injustice ever visited on foreign drivers here in South Africa.
I usually like those stories of mine best where I can make myself laugh when reading them later, and this one is no exception. If you have kids, maybe you’ll see your own family reflected in this. Or not. I’m sure your kids are all perfect and logical.
I admit it. I selected this one because of the cool title. And because people tell me they live vicariously through my stories. Well, I really felt alive living this one!
One of the reasons I write this blog is to help other expats moving to South Africa, and I think I asked some good questions and provided some answers in this one.
Another one on history, and I story that kept with me for a long time this year.
I had to include something about a safari, of course, as they always loom big in an African life. This was actually my first post of the year, and it is only fitting that we’re spending the end of it the same way, on safari. More on that one in 2012.
I hope you also have good stories to look back upon in your year. In the end, telling and remembering stories is all we have.