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Making Moves – The Reality

Our moving date is getting closer and things are starting to get real, and really hard. For those of you who are new to my blog, or who don’t follow me regularly (Shame on you! lol), we are relocating soon from the Free State, to East London in the Eastern Cape.

My husband started his new job two months ago, but the reality is that there has been a lot of back and forth, and more time at home than away which has been great for all of us. However, real life is now setting in and he is now gone more than he is home. It’s hard for all of us, and here’s why.  Continue reading “Making Moves – The Reality”

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My Instaweek Round-up – July Wk 4

This past week was spent in East London doing all the things you do when moving to a new city. We had what felt like a billion house viewings, visits to potential schools, and a few hours of down-time at the beach. It was an exhausting week and to say that I am exhausted today is an understatement.

The girls and I travelled back home from East London yesterday. We were up at 05.00 and flew from East London Airport to Johannesburg, then had to collect our luggage and check back in with a different airport to fly to Bloemfontein. That flight was delayed by over an hour as the original plane was not available so they had to split the passengers into two groups on smaller planes. We were obviously put on the smaller plane taking not more than 30 passengers – I felt sick (thanks SAA – no comment!). Then on landing at Bloem airport we had to then drive two hours to get home. It should have been one and a half, but I took a wrong turn so had a quick tour of Bloem before finding my way out. I got home around 16.00. Basically it was 11 hours of travelling solo with the girls – and we’re still in the same country! Continue reading “My Instaweek Round-up – July Wk 4”

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School Selection Stress

As most of you know, we are in the process of moving from one province to another. As a contractor’s wife, as soon as you hear where you’re being ‘shipped off to’ next, you do two things:

  • Cry – weather out of relief from leaving the hell hole you’re currently living in, or sadness from leaving a place you feel at home in – it was the later for me this time.
  • Google – after the crying is over, you jump on the internet and furiously google the place you’ll be moving to. As a mother this googling is centred around schools, houses and things to do.

This time the most important on that list is schooling. Our eldest will be starting Grade 1 in January next year, which is a big deal for her and for us. I want to be able to give her the best standard of education we can afford. Education is so important. I believe this to be true, not just for her, but for ALL children.  Continue reading “School Selection Stress”

5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids
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5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids 

House hunting with kids is not for the faint hearted!

In fact you really need to have your wits about you or be medicated – there is no in-between. Really! Please … hear what I am saying?! This is not an exaggeration! Continue reading “5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids “