Candy floss and mid air flying…

14 Dec

I am in a state of disarray.

Every element of stability in my life right now is sitting on a chair in an amusement park ride. One that spins left and right AND up and down. One that is operated by a man sporting a cigarette and an ominous mustache.

I am off to Australia for Christmas on Saturday, which will be an amazing break, holiday, moment of temporary sanity, but i’m not sure that my trip will allow the ride to stop.

I think it’s more likely that it will be a temporary mid air pause – like the mid air suspension that takes place while some child at the base is alighting their carriage crying, and vomiting on their father’s feet.

It is silent waiting up there at the top, you can hear distant noise, and you know what’s coming, but it is peaceful. There’s nothing else you can do so you just sit, enjoy the rest, and wait for the ride to begin again.

I don’t even know what this elaborate fairground metaphor is trying to say, aside from the fact that my head is spinning and i wanna get off the ride.

The only concern then is when i am able to finally get off, and the adrenaline wears away, am i only going to be screaming for more?

Can i really ever leave the amusement park? Or am i just not that type of girl?


6 Responses to “Candy floss and mid air flying…”

  1. Uigei December 14, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Carny @ heart

  2. Expat Stu December 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    Have a good time, then. You should be over the jet-lag some time in February…

  3. Poulette December 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    U, u so right. Hope you just mean a gypsy and not a freak show though.

    Thanks Stu, i will endeavour to enjoy myself, and be back in normal functioning by mid April at best.

  4. Expat Stu December 16, 2010 at 5:49 pm #

    Are you planning to blog while down under?

    • Poulette December 17, 2010 at 11:35 am #

      Hey Stu,

      I think so, if i have some time to myself. Why’s that – something in particular you are interested in hearing about?

  5. M December 17, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    bring me back a koala 🙂

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