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My #Instaweek Roundup  – July Week 3

I skipped a couple, but here is my latest Instaweek Round-up. Since I’ve been ‘away’ for the past few weeks I’m going to pick the top 5 most like pictures from my Instagram account from the past two weeks.

No. 5: We are currently ‘on holiday’ in East London in the Eastern Cape (South Africa, not U.K.). This pic I took looking back along the Gonubie Beach Boardwalk one evening this week. It’s a lovely pic if I do say so myself. Quite dramatic. Continue reading “My #Instaweek Roundup  – July Week 3”

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How To Embrace The School Holidays

We are halfway through week one of the three week school holidays here in South Africa. The fact that we’re that far in and I’m only getting around to publishing this post now is the exact point of this post.

Let’s be honest here, those of us who are Stay-At-Home-Moms, love the school term. As tough as the morning routine is to get them up, get them fed, get them dressed and get them to school on time, without someone crying, is a challenge, but we do it because we know that on the other side of the mountain is our ‘reward’ – we get ‘time’.  Continue reading “How To Embrace The School Holidays”

3 Countries In 3 Days Day 3
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3 Countries In 3 Days: Day 3

Day 3 dawned at Afriski Mountain Resort. We were all tired, but eager to get up and actually see the resort since we’d arrived at night and couldn’t make out much.

To say that it was cold is an understatement!

Temperature = -1.5°C (That’s MINUS 1.5 degrees celcius!)

Elevation = 3054m above sea level.

Location = Afrisk Mountain Resort, Lesotho.

Continue reading “3 Countries In 3 Days: Day 3”

3 Countries In 3 Days Day 2 South Africa Swaziland Lesotho
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3 Countries In 3 Days: Day 2

After our exhilarating first day on the bikes, day two dawned bright and early. We knew we had a long way to go and so decided to forgo breakfast at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary and rather break for breakfast later on in the day.

On my way to check out, I caught site of the resident family of warthogs warming themselves by the fire, as well as the Nyala who were completely unfazed by us clumping around them in our biker gear.  Continue reading “3 Countries In 3 Days: Day 2”

3 Countries In 3 Days BMW GS Adventure
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3 Countries in 3 Days: Day 1

My husband and I went away last week with our friends, on what can only be described as a fast paced epic adventure.

My husband and his friend are avid ‘bikers’. Think more ‘respectful adventurers’ rather than ‘leathers and goatees’! Continue reading “3 Countries in 3 Days: Day 1”

Travel Quote Blessed Are The Curious For They Shall Have Adventures
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My Wanderlust

I am so excited I could almost burst.

If you read my post from a few weeks ago you will know my husband and I are getting 3 days away to ourselves while my mom and step-dad come visit to look after the girls.

Technically they are looking after the girls but I think we all know that the girls will breathe fresh life into them and recharge their batteries, whilst spoiling the girls with love and attention, as all grandchildren do and deserve.

But nonetheless our trip is booked, our route is planned, our accommodation reserved. Continue reading “My Wanderlust”

The Day I Said Yes Motherhood
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The Day I Said "Yes!" 

Tuesday was not a good day. It felt like all I did was roll my eyes, tut and eventually yell at my kids. I have many reasons as to why, but in the spirit of positivity I won’t dwell on them.

I woke up yesterday and decided that I need to make it up to my girls. Yes, the ‘mom-guilts’ were dragging me down in full force.  Continue reading “The Day I Said "Yes!" “

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School Holiday Plans

The first term of the South African school year is nearly over. It feels like just the other day they went back after a seven week holiday. Fortunately this holiday is only two and a half weeks long so we should just about get through it with my sanity still intact.

School holidays are great, the break in the routine is good for the kids and for me, but lets face it, after the first few days it can get a bit boring. I’ve been trying to come up with a few ideas and a rough plan of attack, things we can do to look forward to and to keep busy. Continue reading “School Holiday Plans”

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Are these the last days of summer? 

It certainly feels like it in South Africa anyway.

The days are getting shorter.

The nights are getting cooler.

I feel like I’m running out of time, time for what I don’t know but I am not a fan of winter, maybe that’s what is making me feel a little anxious.  Continue reading “Are these the last days of summer? ”