Life, the Universe & Everything (03/07)

I feel like it’s been a while since I gave an update on everything that’s been going on. What better time for an update on my life and what’s been going on than after a mini blog revamp?

I had a week off work last week, and spent most of that time playing Final Fantasy XIV’s new expansion, Heavensward which released officially on Tuesday 23rd June. I reached level 60 on my Bard (thank goodness!) and started working on gearing up for the new content. I also did a 12-hour stream on Friday last week, levelling Dark Knight with my friends, who played an Astrologian and a Machinist with me. It was a lot of fun!

Speaking of streaming, I have been working to improve my schedule and am tweaking it at the moment, but in the last few weeks I’ve been aiming to stream at least twice a week, attempting to increase that to three times. So far it’s been going great, and I took part in the 24-hour Heavensward Stream-a-thon organised by EvilSqueegeeOpt1kal and WantonNerd. It was a ton of fun, and I met a lot of great FFXIV streamers through the event!

Outside of the geeky sphere, T and I have been planning our trip to South Africa next year! We booked our flights a few days ago, and will be travelling early next year. It’s a really exciting trip, and definitely once-in-a-lifetime. For those of you who don’t know, T is from South Africa. He was born there and his South African side of the family still live there. He hasn’t seen many of them for a long time, so it’s going to be a bit of a homecoming for him.

Our plan so far is to visit friends and family in Durban (two of my FC mates from FFXIV also live there so we will stay with them for a few days!), then travel out to Cape Town and visit some of the sights. We will then drive up the Garden Route and  eventually arrive back in Durban for the last few days before we go home. We’re aiming to have our last few days be a “true” holiday experience, staying in a hotel near the beach and chilling out. It’s the first time the two of us have gone on a “real” holiday together just for us, so I’m really looking forward to it.

Finally, next week is our 10-year anniversary together! We’re not buying any big gifts, but we’re planning on going out to our favourite restaurant on Friday evening.

Hope you’ve all been keeping well lately!