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
I have been in South Africa for 12 weeks nearly now and I’ve been trying to think of a way that I can express how my feelings towards this country are as there are so many things to talk about both positively and negatively so I think a good old fashioned letter may well do … Continue reading Dear South Africa……….
I was told growing up that many things will test you and your family as you yourself grow older and that because of that life becomes invariably tougher. ‘Don’t wish your life away’ I was told metronomically by my Mum and Dad as a kid and lo and behold, 35 years on, how I wished … Continue reading It’s A Family Affair
It’s exactly two months to the day that Mikaela and I jumped on that plane from Heathrow with our beautiful girls to Cape Town and what a rollercoaster of a journey it has been so far. We’ve gone from two minute noodles that required a kettle to be cooked to three course meals on our … Continue reading The Good, The Bad and The Ugly