What a year. What a wonderful, but tough year. This year has been so strange, not just for the world but for me. World-wise, what the fuck. Still reeling from the absurdity. For me, things are changing and it feels that way too. For a long while now I’ve felt that I’ve had to make a change, I just didn’t know what that change should be.
Okay, where are we. Well, I’ll tell you where I am, right now. I’m sitting in my bed at the Somerset Sukhumvit service apartments in Thong Lor, Bangkok. My partner and I have just finished a wonderful dinner at an Isaan restaurant nearby. We’d just discovered it today, and no doubt it will be one of our favourites for years to come. We’re here for a week to ring in the new year.
We’re in the middle of 2012 now – can you believe it? This year I’ve travelled astoundingly – not just extensively. It’s not the scope and breadth of it, it really is what you do with it when you’re there. I watched the All Blacks win the Bledisloe Cup in Sydney and Auckland (I watched them win last year in the Rugby World Cup); I enjoyed my 27th birthday in Bangkok