The last six months has been tough. Really tough in fact. A distinct lack of work and banging my head against a seemingly impenetrable wall of non-replying South African companies has been more than frustrating. Now, my CV is littered with A-list venues and events that I have worked for and on and I am … Continue reading Amaphiko has Given me Wings
I can’t quite believe that we as a family have been here for just shy of a year now. The life experience in itself will be worth it no matter what happens in the long run and I have to say that some of the things I have seen have had me in stitches. Some … Continue reading South Africa – The Quirky Side
I know I know, it’s been far too long!! My mother has had a go at me, my wife has had a go at me and even one of you on Facebook has been wondering where the heck I have been. Let me reassure you all that we are doing just fine and everyone is … Continue reading New Year, New Visitors, New Blog
It was with great sadness that we lost our little kitten Fred last week after he fell terribly ill and suddenly passed away. We only had the little soul living with us for a matter of weeks but he had already grown into our hearts and become part of the furniture. I say that both … Continue reading Rest In Peace Fred
For 8 months in the U.K. leading up to this big move I networked LinkedIn to within an inch of it’s life looking for a job and although many people politely wrote back to me saying my C.V. was impressive they asked that when I arrive in South Africa I should give them a … Continue reading Birthday Drinks Work Better than LinkedIn
I quite regularly get friends back in blighty or even people who follow my blog saying to me that our story is inspirational but I am genuinely unsure whether that tag really sits well with me if I’m honest. I promise you right now that this blog is not a metaphorical fishing rod looking for … Continue reading Are we Really Inspirational?
As we are now embarking on the school holidays here in South Africa I thought that it would be quite pertinent of me to report on our own first term here in the Western Cape just as the children have finished theirs at school. So let’s start right there, with the girls and their school. … Continue reading First Term Report