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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 21 - Project 365 10 hours ago After last weeks food poisoning, I start this week with so much pain in my right hip that I'm crying in agony when I try to move.I've had a niggling ache prior to my trip to the UK in April, but over the past 36 hours it's just hit me full force.Doctor has given me pain meds and...
  • Week 20 - Project 365 - Trying to avoid the heat 10 hours ago Wow it's hot, very hot, the temperature is peaking at around 40c and it can only get hotter as summer gets into full swing very soon.Both hubby and I have trips away in May, June and July which will provide some respite, he's off to the States with work and I'm off to Canada on holiday. I think the...
  • RHS Malvern Spring Festival and The Three Counties Show 2 days ago The RHS Malvern Spring Festival was a couple of weeks ago and I seriously considered extending my stay in the UK to visit. The last time we went was in 2010, prior to moving abroad, in fact we would go to the Summer and Autumn shows also. As we lived in Malvern, we'd have family to visit for the...
  • Relocating Pets from South Africa to Dubai 3 days ago Before starting the process find out from the country you’re moving to what animals are banned from entry.Pets have to be microchipped with a 15 digit number and their breed has to be clearly identified. A Rhodesian Ridgeback Cross is not acceptable, you have to know what they are crossed...
  • Week 20 - My Sunday Photo 6 days ago This photo was taken yesterday on Saturday which is My Sunday. The weekends in the UAE are Friday and Saturday. Although I don't work or have school aged children I've been feeling that the week is just too short. Hubby is in work today and I've just generally been slobbing around, come Thursday...

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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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