If you had said to me this time last year that I'd be writing from South Africa next year, I would have choked on my chips!
Sadly my Mum died on my birthday, 3rd December, and as it turned out, so did my relationship with Paul, Jacqueline and Andre, my siblings. I'd agreed with Mum not to go back to the UK for the funeral, but they couldn't come to terms with that. To make it worse, Mum appointed Paul and I as joint executors and we couldn't agree on anything…I think our Mum would have laughed herself to death; maybe that's why she did it.
OK the flights cost a lot, but when else are you going to get free food and hotel in South Africa?
New Years Resolutions? Live every moment as though it's your last!