family, motherhood, Parenting, Travel

The Kindness Of Strangers

Flying with the girls this time round was a much easier experience than it has been in the past. The first reason being their age, with the eldest being nearly 7 and the youngest being nearly 5. The other was the kindness of strangers.

Growing Up

As I have said before, I have flown many times with the girls. Most of that has been done on my own, solo parenting.

This can be a very daunting responsibility for a parent, especially if the children out number the solo parent!

This time around I can honestly say it was easier. Not perfect, but definitely easier. Here’s why: Continue reading “The Kindness Of Strangers”

Essential Personal Documentation
education, Immigration, marriage, motherhood, Our Relocation Journey, Parenting, Travel

Essential Personal Documentation

Living in South Africa, or anywhere really, having your family’s paperwork in order at all times, is essential! There are some essential personal documentation that you want to ensure are always in your possession and current!


Well, simply, you never know what you will need until you need it. You don’t want to be caught out in the situation where you need something urgently and then it takes Home Affairs MONTHS (or years) to get you the one piece of paper you require? Holidays have been ruined and cancelled, huge amounts of money have been forfeited, and family functions devastated because people book their holidays in advance without checking to make sure they have all the required paperwork. It’s not just people living in SA trying to get out, but holiday makers trying to get in as well! Continue reading “Essential Personal Documentation”

The Mystery Blogger Award!

Hello everyone. I was recently nominated by the unique and always supportive Mrs A from Hooks and Dragons blog for the mystery blogger award. Please do check out her blog if you love a witty sense of humour and heaps of free crochet patterns! I’m always a fan of these posts. They give our blog readers the opportunity to find out more  be nosey about the bloggers they love, from the nominees perspective.  So, without further ado, let’s begin …

The Rules of the Mystery Blogger Award

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Blogging, family, Our Relocation Journey, Parenting, Travel

We’re Moving To The UK

So this is it. It’s real. It’s really happening. I announced on InstaStories Live last night that my family and I will be moving to the UK in a few months time.


We’re moving back to the UK.

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Lekkerlinky episode 6

The LekkerLinky – Episode 6

Welcome to the sixth episode of the only South African bloggers linky – the Lekkerlinky. This is a linky party for South African bloggers from all genres. Join in to discover some awesome bloggers who are all creating some amazingly diverse and interesting content. LekkerLinky Badge My co-hosts, Charlene from High Heels & Fairy Tales, and Jeanette from Whisky Of The Week and I hope that this will be a fun linky which you will all enjoy, and one that will introduce everyone to wonderful new blogs. Continue reading “The LekkerLinky – Episode 6”
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”
They want everything now
education, motherhood, Parenting

They Want Everything Now!

I don’t know about your kids, but mine have no concept of waiting for anything. None! They want everything now. Not in five minutes time, or in two months time. Now!

It’s Not Their Fault.

This is the reality of the world we live in now. A world where everything is instant. Continue reading “They Want Everything Now!”
February Instagram Round Up
Blogging, motherhood, Parenting

My February Instagram Round Up

Can you believe February is over already? How can it nearly be March already? We’ve had a hectic month with school and all the afternoon activities. I love doing these Instagram Round Up posts because it also gives me a chance to reflect on what’s been going on in our lives this past month. Adjusting to Grade One has been a bit tough, but I’m super proud of my little girl. She’s doing so well. Me, on the other hand – maybe not so well. You can read about it in my post from yesterday about How To Tell If You Are A Grade One Mom On with the round-up of the most liked and engaged posts from my Instagram over the last month.

No. 5: Throwback Thursday – Elephant Interaction

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How To Tell If You Are A Grade One Mom
Just For Laughs, motherhood, Parenting

How To Tell If You Are A Grade One Mom

I don’t know about you, but we have had to go through a huge adjustment this year. My eldest started Grade One in January and it’s been one helluva rollercoaster ride! Being a Grade One mom is definitely not all it’s cracked up to be and I have dropped the ball on a few occasions now already. It’s only February! #badmom So, in an effort to cheer myself up I did what every self-respecting women would do, I confided in my friends. I realised that it wasn’t just me, we’re all struggling to adjust. I’m not talking about the kids, I’m talking about the moms! You know what they say, “Misery loves company.” That’s me! I put out an appeal last week on my InstaStories and on my Facebook page asking you to share your stories with me. There was a good response to my appeal so I have pulled them together and am sharing them on here so that we can all have a laugh at each other’s expense. I always like to take a ‘bad situation’ and make it funny. Failing that I just use sarcasm. I’m cool like that!  Continue reading “How To Tell If You Are A Grade One Mom”