Wow it has been almost a year since I blogged, a year that was full of adventures and surprises, good & bad.
Since January 2012 I moved to Tripoli, Libya on my own, my family are still in London for the time being and I visit them when I can, they also spent the summer here between Benghazi and Tripoli.
9 months after moving here, I am still adjusting or trying to adjust to life here, its not bad here but after 32 years of living in London I still sometimes struggle to fit in and at times feel as a foreigner in my own country, I am hopin this would change as time goes by.
It is strange how many people here think that Libyan expats must have a completely different life to them, for example just because I lived in London many here think that I do not know Libyan food and my diet only consists of corn flakes and chips lol
it can be annouying when repeatedly you are reminded that you are not a proper Libyan when the reality is that for example the Libyan community in the UK have stuck to their customs and have always been proud of Libya.
Most people in Libya are very friendly and very welcoming but you have to be careful what to say as they seem to get offended easily so I try to blend in and not mention the fact that I was living abroad unless I have to and this is usually when someone starts critisising the west for the wrong reasons, this is really annouying and usually I tell them why you mention the few bad points of western society, what about the good points and there are a lot of them that even if few were followed here life would be much easier for all but the truth is Libya has a long way to go but hopefully it will happen one day.
It has been more than 3 months since I visited home, London and I am missing it a lot, I should be going back for a short break soon inshaAllah and I cant wait.
I am hoping that I continue blogging, I have missed it a lot but so much happend that I just couldnt carry on and just ended up completely ignoring blogging.