In Norway, we don’t see the sun as often as we’d like. Right now, there is a storm in the North Sea, with howling winds tearing off rooftops, accompanied by cold rain turning into snow at night. Winter is at the front door.
It’s been a little over a month since we packed our bags and boarded the plane bound for Cape Town, something we’ve thought about doing for a long time, but never committed to until now. We left the autumn behind in Norway, and welcomed the spring of South Africa.
The first two weeks felt like a holiday. We only ate in one night, as we couldn’t justify cooking dinner when dinner at a restaurant here costs less than a homemade dinner in Norway.
I believe we’ve come out of our holiday mode, and it feels more like we are in fact living here now. I can only hope that the locals need to look twice to spot that we aren’t locals ourselves.
Making a decision to move to Cape Town for the winter (or summer, depending on how you look at it), couldn’t have been timed better, even if we tried. WooThemes has been going through changes, changes for the better, and the need for face to face interaction with my team has been greatly beneficial.
Im looking forward to showing our visiting family and friends around when they come visit next year. The more time we spend in this beautiful country, the more it feels like a second home to us.
Will we ever see another winter again?