Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome 2010 - South Africa's year!

Bonjour! A Happy New Year to you all - it's been a while since I've updated my blog - mostly because I've been travelling and working abroad in the UK over the last 6 months or so. I'm certainly glad to have left the cold and dreary weather to experience the peak of the South African summer - and it's a hot one at that too!

The sentiment in South Africa about 2010 is certainly very upbeat - not least because of the anticipation of the upcoming FIFA world cup that is going to be held here in some 156 days time (no I did not just work that out - countdown clocks are just about everywhere you can imagine now in Johannesburg and the rest of South Africa!) Having had the job of seeing a sterling performance of South Africa against Brazil last year in the Confed Cup I can say that I am really looking forward to the 2010 matches.

On the work front, I've just completed a stint with a United Nations agency in UK and Brussels which was quite rewarding. I'm looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with my more journalistic aspirations through the Richmark online newspaper together with Pratish Mistry as well as cartooning on the Wonkie cartoon blog. The blog certainly seems to have taken off tremendously over the last one year with over 6000 daily readers now and still growing steadily!