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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 - Spring Flowers 1 day ago My Sunday Photo is always a photo I take on the Sunday. I spend time during the week thinking about the photo and it ensures hubby and I go somewhere or do something together, rather than just our separate ways at home.Well this weekend, I'm in the Western Cape of South Africa, alone. Why? Well why...
  • How well do you know your adult child? 4 days ago Prompted by child 4 of 5 returning to the UK as an adult after 3 years as an expat child and a visit from the middle child and his girlfriend for 2 weeks, has made me wonder how well I know my adult children.Hubby and I have 5 children between us and we’ve been together for 15 years. Child...
  • Whale Watching from Richard's Bay to St Lucia 5 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...
  • Can you see the Big 5 at Kruger in a small car? 5 days ago The answer is YES.This was my 4th visit to Kruger National Park and I was hesitant as to how much we would see in a small rental car on the tarred roads.My son and his girlfriend had already requested to go on sun rise and sun set organised drives as they were here on a holiday of a life time and...
  • What makes a good hotel? 1 week ago We use for all our travel in South Africa, without it we would never have found some amazing places to stay. But I do hate arriving at a hotel after a long flight or car journey and the paperwork I've been issued with doesn't match what the hotel have prepared.A 50% deposit was taken at...

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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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