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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  • Dog walking in Dubai 1 day ago Dog walking in DubaiSo far Bob and I can walk where we like, when we like as long as we don’t go on the beach or in shops. Bob must stay on the lead at all times.Bob is from South Africa, he is a veld dog, he lived with us on a golf estate where there was little traffic and what there was, was...
  • Week 13 My Sunday Photo 3 days ago For Earth Hour yesterday, hubby and I visited nearby Safa Park in the evening to take a photo of the city at night. Then took the same photo when all the lights were switched off.It was quite foggy and cloudy and many buildings had turned their lights off early so the contrast between my two photos...
  • Week 13 Project 365 4 days ago I've had a very busy and a very long week. The week started with rain, but I'm afraid the temperature didn't drop much. Hubby has been in Turkey this week and apart from a coffee with friends on Thursday I've been on my own.Even when hubby isn't away, he's out all day at work so I plan my weeks in...
  • Landlord/ladies, rental agents and tenants 5 days ago I'm not generalising, I'm speaking from experience and I'm fed up of being led a merry dance by all three.We are landlords, we are tenants and our middle child is now embarking on the world of work as a rental agent.Our previous agents in the UK were on the side of the tenants, as in they was...
  • Free things to do in Dubai - Wedding Fayre 6 days ago Flicking through Time Out Dubai as I do daily I discovered BRIDE DUBAI  is on for the next 3 days. Ok it wasn't free but entry was only 25DHs, the same price as a coffee in a fancy coffee shop and as my niece is getting married next month in the UK and my mum and sister are doing the catering and...

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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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