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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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  • Spring in the Western Cape in search of Flamingoes 13 hours ago I've visited Cape Town many times. I've also driven the entire East Coast and Garden Route, but I'd never made it to the West Coast. I'd also never seen Flamingoes in their natural habitat and really didn't want to leave without seeing them. We were leaving South Africa in December 2014, so with...
  • Week 27 - Project 365 1 day ago Week 27 started off wet here in Hamilton, Ontario in Canada. In fact the whole week has involved water in one form or another. Monday was a visit to the Niagara Falls and a buffet lunch in the skylon tower with fantastic views of the falls.Tuesday was a trip to the waterfront in Hamilton, I walked...
  • Week 27 - My Sunday Photo 1 day ago I've spent 3 nights quite literally under the stars in Algonquin Provincial Park in Northern Ontario, Canada. There are no facilities here. If you don't pack it in your canoe you would have to paddle back to the lodge some 4 hours away. The water is drawn from the lake and boiled for several...
  • How does your garden grow in Canada? 5 days ago The British are here in Canada. I arrived last week to stay for 3 weeks with my twitter friend @AlwaysARedHead. So I thought I'd take you for a walk around her garden this week.So far quite a lot of Canada reminds me of the UK, the uniformity of the streets and style of houses, although much...
  • WaterWorld, Atlantis Palm, Dubai 5 days ago Driving toWater World on the Palm, you have no idea of the real shape of it unless viewed from the air, it's a bit messy at street level. There is also a tram that runs to the Atlantis Hotel and I'd recommend that if you did visit that this would be your best way to reach the hotel. At the end of...

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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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