Me (Sophie) and Him (Tim). He’s pretty cool for a guy. We do fun things together. One day I said to him, I said: “Man, I want to go on an adventure with you. I think we should go to Africa.” And he replied “Ok Princess, I will see what I can do.”
And that was that. So began our African adventure. Tim got a job and made plans. Everyone thought we were doing it on a whim. It wouldn’t be the first time for me: “lalalala let’s do this, lalala let’s do that…”
But we looked on google and read people’s blogs. We took every African book out of the local library. We bought self-teaching language packs and chanted foreign languages back to the stereo as we drove up the country. We thought about it so much that I began to dream about it! Excitement! Mum, Dad and Poppy said “don’t go” — but I desperately wanted an adventure, and when you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
So Tim will leave in two weeks and I will wait here, doodling African pictures on my arms and hands until exams are over and I can join him over there…