I'm back from my awesome vacation visiting my best buds, ~2-DG
in South Africa. I had an awesome time, well I think we all did and it was a real laugh. The weather was great for the most part, there was some cold days but mostly it was warm and sunny, it's their autumn when it's my spring so it made a nice break to get away from the cold weather here and wear t-shirts for a while. Of course I come back to the UK and I'm freezing again and wearing three layers -_- I hate this country.
Anyway we did lots of stuff, we drew, did art trades, went to the park, casino, for walks, hung out with the dogs in the yard and played with them, watched movies and did some interesting cooking shows (which we recorded
) We played video games too, including a Sonic Racing game that had Ralph in from Wreck-It-Ralph....Ralph will never be the same again, especially not when it came to a Freefonix crossover with CC and DD and Freezbone is now a pimp. Because we say so. And it's funny.
Don't even get me started on Knuckles
And the fun with a certain Naruto character. It reminded me how much I'm still a fan of Naruto. But not of this particular ninja. Good thing Ralph was employed to wreck some umm....things
and Riktus. I love in-jokes.
But yeah we had a great time. I took tons of photos. Some are on my Facebook. I also created a new character, his name is R*P and he's very random
I'll post pics of him later. I did some other art too that I'll scan and post later. I have so much to do!
We went to a game reserve and I saw baboons, Springbok, giraffes and zebras among other animals in the wild, that was awesome. We also went to a few malls and shopping centers and fed the koi and duck at the park. I even got a bit sunburned!
Coming home was hectic though. I had a flight from East London to Johannesburg, that was the internal flight before the one from Johannesburg to Heathrow. But the weather went bad and the plane couldn't land to pick everyone up and it was cancelled. I've never had a flight cancel on me before and it was a bit scary. But the airline was cool and put everyone in a hotel for the night. And this hotel was MASSIVE. It had well over 1000 rooms and overlooked the beach. I was given a room with two single beds, a bath, shower and toilet and it even had a big TV. Also dinner was paid for by the airline. I was happy about that. It was kinda daunting being on my own among people who mostly spoke other languages. Several shuttles took us to the hotel and the people on the one with me were laughing and joking loudly in Afrikaans and other languages. I felt a bit out of place. But I did speak to fellow passengers and it was interesting seeing how they felt about the cancelled flights. So I got on my flight the next day and then took the flight back to Heathrow. Annoyingly security had opened my suitcase. They'd smashed the loops on the zips that held the padlock. They'd rifled through my case but taken nothing. I had nothing bad in there. But I will have to get a new case now. However, despite that, I had a great time. It was worth it and its all another experience to learn from.
I really hope I can go back and visit my friends again some time. We all had such fun and it was a welcome break for me, I needed to chill and hang with my friends. It was also interesting eating the food and learning more about the culture of South Africa. When I first met ~2-DG
all I knew about South Africa was what I'd been fed by the lying media. Most of what I knew was completely wrong. I'm glad to have experienced firsthand what it's like there. That and the memories with my friends I will keep with me for the rest of my life. I think the three of us have grown closer as well in our friendship and that is something I really value. I remember laughing till my head hurt and I love that. That's what life is all about. Making great memories with great friends and having fun. Enjoying life.
On the way home from the coach station with my 'rents, we went to Pets At Home and picked up a little guinea pig. I wanted a new pet since my hamster passed away. I like having a pet in my apartment. So I got a little boar I've called Zylus or "Zee" for short. I went in there and wanted a little boar, Zylus caught my eye immediately. I did look at the others and the sows too but there was something special about him and that's what I was looking for. He's white with black around both eyes, the black around his left eye has a fleck of brown and his body is black with white back feet. Here's a pic of him!
He had a health check and the assistant let me hold him while he got a box. He didn't need to tell me about guinea pig care since I've kept them for over 12 years now. The lady at the desk said "Oh is it the panda one you're buying? Oh no, he was my fave!" and I told her I'd take good care of him. He's next to me right now in his floor cage. Eating hay lol! I'm glad he's eating today. Yesterday he was quiet and scared. I gave him a cuddle today and he seems a bit better. He's only a baby and needs reassurance.
In other news, I have a couple of commissions and a trade to do so I'll get on with that. I'm downloading Redakai season 2, episodes 1-13 in English (I hate episode 13 but its part of the storyline so I guess I need it) because I can't wait for the DVD I'm making once all the episodes have aired on CiTV. And I'm going to get Cartoon Network for a while to see if I can get the rest of the series in English. And I have to catch up with my diary as well. I have over two weeks worth of entries to write! I'm off to have lunch now though. And I'll scan the artwork too. And I think my friend just text me.
~Silvolf signing off!
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