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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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  • My Sunday Photo - Last Sunday in Africa 5 days ago So many pictures I want to post again this week. It is our last weekend in South Africa, the import papers for the cat and dog have been applied for. The air freight has been collected and we've moved into a guest house until we fly to Dubai on wednesday.This photo was taken driving through...
  • The reality of a company move 1 week ago Due to a massive cock up when we moved from the UK to South Africa in 2011 as in HR failed us and then a minor hiccup again in September this year when we discovered it would be too long and complicated to renew our visas due to a change in the law, we find ourselves off on a new adventure to...
  • My Sunday Photo - Race for Dubai 1 week ago I've been torn this week with #mysundayphoto. Our furniture has been packed and is on it's way to Dubai, we spent Saturday at the Alaskan Informal settlement in Mamelodi saying emotional goodbyes to the Viva staff and children and today at Sun City at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.Today was something...
  • Express VPN Trial 2 weeks ago On moving to South Africa in 2011 we rented a furnished apartment which included DSTV and on channel 120 we discovered BBC Entertainment. Within a few months we had tired of constant reruns of 'Keeping up Appearances' and after 4 years we know every answer on 'Who wants to be a Millionaire'...
  • How do you approach things you really don't want to do? 2 weeks ago It's moving day, friends came round yesterday for a braai and the goodbyes were said.The house has been sorted into 4 sections.DonationsSuitcasesAir freightShippingAt the moment the house is a bloody mess. I arrived back in South Africa 5 days ago after getting all the paperwork ready in the UK 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... Expat Blog Awards 2013: South Africa Silver Award!

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

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

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