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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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  • International travel and relocation, goodbyes and identity. 16 hours ago It’s been a tough and long few weeks, too many decisions to make about our future and saying goodbyes.Our last child of 5 children left home in January this year and I thought my heart would break. The youngest left home last August aged 14 to return to school in the UK, he came out to visit for...
  • Loom Bands 2 days ago Late to the party as ever, but we got there.To be honest I had thought that this was a craze/fad that had passed us by. The youngest child is 15 and male and it hadn't occurred to me that he would be interested in this craze.My niece sent a 'care' package over after seeing a post of mine on face...
  • What's good about life? 5 days ago 'Oh Suzanne, you appear to be blowing your own trumpet here, loud and clear'Well, yes i am.This is a positive blog post, no references to anyone putting me down, to feeling that I don't fit in anywhere or have a purpose in life. no moaning about how other people make me feel, just about how I...
  • Leaving South Africa Part 3 6 days ago As a mother to 5 children who had a full time job, was studying and with a husband who worked away our family ran like a military operation. 3 different secondary schools, various activities, football, sea and army cadets, part time jobs that involved 6am starts at the newsagents and late shifts in...
  • Leaving South Africa Part 2 1 week ago What will I miss about South Africa?In no particular orderFreedomChoicesWay of lifeEmpty open roadsPeopleCalmnessSafarisCost of livingFriendsVolunteer workMeals out and always being able to get a table and not being rushed out the retaurantThe GymMedical AidWhat I won’t miss about South AfricaIn...

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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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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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