Chickenruby

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Chickenruby
As if raising teenagers isn’t hard enough! We thought we’d emigrate to South Africa as well. Join me on our journey with a few rants thrown in.
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  • Top Tips for a game night drive on Safari 6 days ago Don’t expect to be able to take photos unless you have a camera that is capable of taking pictures at night.Don’t expect to see any particular animal, its not guaranteed. I saw 2 rabbits and an owl in the first hour.Book in advance as these trips are very popular and fill up fast.Take a...
  • My 'ME' time #MySundayPhoto 1 week ago I wake up every morning and go downstairs and everything is just where I left it, cushions straight on the sofa, washing up done, laundry up to date, fridge and cupboards full and I hate it.Why? because I spent 21 years as a full time mummy, firstly to my 3 boys for 7 years then I inherited 2 step...
  • I get to be a mummy again for 5 weeks 1 week ago My 15yo son arrived from the UK today and while he thinks he’s on school holidays, then coming to South Africa for holiday, he’s got another thought coming.I won’t be made to feel guilty for him not living at home anymore, since returning to UK boarding school almost a year ago, because when...
  • Harties CableWay 1 week ago We try to find somewhere new to visit every month while we are in South Africa, this weekend we visited Hartbeespoort, a 45 minute drive from Pretoria, to collect a mask that a colleague of hubbies had purchased. We decided that on the way home we'd pay a visit to Harties Cableway.I was a little...
  • #MySundayPhoto 2 weeks ago Too many pictures to choose from today, so feel free to visit my instagram if you're interested.Visit to the African Cultural Market in Hartbeespoort, followed by lunch at the top of Harties cableway, North West Province, South Africa.

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  • My top 5 things to do in South Africa Writing Contest March 2013 Volunteer work Especially if you can’t get a work permit like me. Volunteering in South Africa is extremely rewarding, for starters one is far less restrained in regards to ‘do’s and don’ts of being a volunteer.’ I’ve been...
  • Tampons, naked saunas and men in Speedos Expat Culture Shock Deal with it? Live with it? Accept it? Deny it? Nothing can prepare for Culture shock, just what is it anyway? How is it described? Is it really THAT bad? Culture shock is just something that has to be experienced. It’s not something that is...
  • My top 10 places to view Wildlife in South Africa Expat Blog Awards 2013 We live in Centurion, Pretoria and welcome numerous visitors every year to South Africa, including family, friends and work colleagues. We are regular visitors to the first 6 places and enjoy annual trips to 7-10. In no particular order other...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2013: South Africa Silver Award!

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ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2012: South Africa Bronze Award!

This blog won the Bronze Award for best expat blog in South Africa!

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Carole
20:05 PM September 28, 2012

I love reading this blog! She's been through so much with so little support and I really admire her resilience.

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