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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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  • Week 17 Project 365 9 hours ago A good start to the week, we have working air conditioning, at last. I spent Sunday and Monday cleaning up after the workmen. Monday afternoon was spent with friends having coffee and on Tuesday after another repack of my case I flew to the UK, I made my way from St Albans on Wednesday to Newport....
  • Creating a Garden in the Desert - Week 4 Growing Tomatoes 22 hours ago Having had success with growing plants, I'm now growing tomatoes and if these take and are successful I will expand the range and plants some fruit trees and salads and vegetables.Due to water temperatures and discolouration we buy bottled water for drinking, washing salads and cooking in. Despite...
  • Whale Watching from Richard's Bay to St Lucia 3 days ago This was my 3rd Whale watching experience in South Africa and all 3 in 1 year. My 1st trip was to Hermanus in August this year with my youngest son, where we watched the Whales from the shore line out in the bay.The 2nd trip was with Advantage Tours based in St Lucia, again in August and with...
  • Packing hand luggage 4 days ago I'm off to the UK tonight, my suitcase is packed full of gifts and wedding decorations and winter and water proof clothing. I'm flying with Emirates airlines as they have a very generous 30kg allowance.As an expat, international flights are common, but this is my first trip back 'home' where I'm...

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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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