Gratitude Autumn Weather
Gratitude Series, Travel

My Saturday Gratitude Check-In: Autumn Weather

Can you believe it’s March already? I can’t. I’ve noticed a very definite change in the weather the past few weeks, but today is the most perfect early Autumn day and for that I am grateful.

If you’ve been following this series, you’ll know I missed last week. I have a good excuse. We went to the Clarens Craft Beerfest. When we left in the morning it was a little cool so I made the girls wear their jumpers. (That was a fun fight / parenting moment! NOT.) By around midday, we were boiling hot! We had arrived too late to find any shady spots so we were sitting right in the sun. I could actually feel the heat burning me through my dark jeans and I had a very shiny face! My poor husband’s bald head is peeling now. He got so burnt, eventually he went and paid R250 for a cap! It’s fair to say that we went unprepared and suffered the consequences. Fortunately I had taken sunblock for the girls so they were fine.  Continue reading “My Saturday Gratitude Check-In: Autumn Weather”

family, Parenting, Travel

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!”

family, Holiday, motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom, Travel

Spring has sprung

Following on from my ‘Spring Hat’ post from yesterday. A Spring Hat … By Friday, I have to confess, Spring kind of took me by surprise this year.

We’ve been living in central South Africa (the Free State, or as my husband likes to call it “the States”) for about 17 months, and whilst we have done a full year of seasons here, last year I can honestly say was pretty much a right off. I had two hip replacements within four months of each other, my mom had to come stay to look after us all for six weeks at a time, coupled with settling in to a new town, new school, new everything. It’s almost like the first nine months here were a blur. Continue reading “Spring has sprung”