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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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  • Dubai Canvas 3D art at The Beach 15 hours ago There are 10 international artists taking part @thebeachdubai until March 7th each completing 2 pieces of 3D art. Join in the open event and take photos with your phone and upload onto Instagram using #dubaicanvas. You'll need to switch your position to get the best views.There are cash prizes...
  • My Sunday Photo Week 9 - They grow up so quickly 3 days ago This is Dan my 5 year old son, well he was 15 years ago.They grow up so quickly.Today he joins the army.Today is a happy day for me that my son is following his dreams and has grown up into such a handsome, mature and rounded man.Go Well, Dan.
  • Week 9 Project 365 Sea Shells 3 days ago What a fab end to the week. Our visitors left on Monday and I was sad to see them go, when we lived in South Africa I would spend the run up to a visit worrying about how I'd cope when they left, rather than just enjoying every moment. in Dubai 'home' doesn't seem so far away (7 hour flight) and of...
  • I'm an expat wife and I don't have a maid 4 days ago Sorry if it appears I'm letting the side down, but that's just how I roll.In 2011 when our expat life started in South Africa I went from full time job and studying for a degree and 3 kids at home, plus a disabled child and running a youth football club to being a stay at home mum.4 years on we've...
  • Shopping in Dubai away from the malls and tourist areas. 6 days ago Not everyone who comes to Dubai is here for the shopping, some of us live here and although you don't pay tax on your salary here, the cost of living is much higher than many other places.Inside Dubai MallThe Dubai Shopping Festival DSF, has celebrated it's 20th successful festival which runs...

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

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

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