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Why I'm Glad We Left The UK

I loved living in the UK. I was 19 when I got there and for the next ten years I loved most of my time there. I made awesome friends, traveled, learnt some invaluable life lessons, met my future-husband, lots of good things happened. And then some not so good things. And then we left. Continue reading “Why I'm Glad We Left The UK”

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My Top 5 Bucket List Destinations for Travel in Africa 2017

Africa has so many amazing beautiful places to visit. When I thought about a bucket list for 2017 I wanted to make it realistic.

Bucket lists, by definition, are basically wish lists. Instead of making this one an unrealistic one I decided to make it something that we could possibly achieve. So here are my top 5 places I’d like to visit that I haven’t been to already: Continue reading “My Top 5 Bucket List Destinations for Travel in Africa 2017”

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Checklist For A Weekend Break

We are heading to the Vaal River this weekend with some friends. Although I have crossed the river a few hundred times between the Free State and Gauteng, I’ve never actually been to the river.

As with most self catering style weekend breaks, it involves a fair amount of planning, preparation and packing.

Before you start packing, these are my top tips: Continue reading “Checklist For A Weekend Break”

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We Took The Kids Zip-Lining!

This past weekend we took the girls Zip-Lining in Parys. Parys is a small town on the banks of the Vaal River in the Northern Free State, South Africa. Parys has a huge variety of activities to offer, and the fact that it is only an hour’s drive from Johannesburg makes it an idea getaway option for families, friends, adventure seekers, corporate team building, and just about everyone.

We actually live about an hour and a half from Parys in Central Free State, and have been there a few times, but this time we specifically booked to take the girls zip-lining.   Continue reading “We Took The Kids Zip-Lining!”

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The Fighting 🙈

At a follow up appointment at the Dentist this morning the receptionist came to ask me if they were both mine. I asked why, and she said that they were getting along so well and playing so nicely  she thought maybe they were friends. (Clearly a fellow mom). Continue reading “The Fighting 🙈”

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Road Tripping South Africa this Festive Season

I published a post earlier on the Pros & Cons of roadtripping with kids.

Either my husband and I are suckers for punishment, or we have itchy feet, or we really do just love to travel … and as we are parents we have to drag the girls with us. Whatever the answer may be we are off on two road trips between now and the New Year. (So far it’s just the two – tbc lol.) Continue reading “Road Tripping South Africa this Festive Season”