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Parenting

A List of 10 Things That I Just Won’t Do!

You get to a certain point in your life when you realise what your limits are. You are comfortable enough in your life, and confident and secure enough to know exactly what you will or will not do, how far you are prepared to go, where the boundaries lie! Here is my list of 10 things that I just won’t do.

You can laugh, you can judge me, you can call me a bad person, but I know myself well enough. I have set my own limits in life.  Here are 10 of those … Continue reading “A List of 10 Things That I Just Won’t Do!”

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Days Out UK, family, Our Relocation Journey, Parenting, Travel

An English and American Day Out in Yorkshire

Sunday saw us have our first family day out in Yorkshire since returning to the UK after an eight year absence. As the final celebration for my daughter’s 7th birthday, we went to a pre-booked lunch at Billy Bob’s Parlour – an American themed diner nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Pennines. As it was en-route, we decided to combine our day trip with a visit to Bolton Abbey. Today was a weird mix of a British and American culture on a family day out in Yorkshire.

Sunday Family Fun Day

We set off at about 09.00am. Unfortunately due to road works, the main route to Skipton from us was shut and we ended up having to make a detour through the village and farm fields. Despite this taking extra time, I love these kind of detours. Continue reading “An English and American Day Out in Yorkshire”

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Immigration, Instagram RoundUps, motherhood, Parenting

June Instagram RoundUp ~ Finally!

Well I finally made it. We are officially settled in the UK, and now that I have five minutes to myself, I thought I would start off with June Instagram RoundUp.

My cat arrived safely, the girl’s are loving their school, hubby has work all sorted, I have an awesome car, and house, and my step-daughter moved in with us!

It’s been all systems go! I’ve had to take a little break from regular blog posting because … there are only so many hours in the day!

But, in an attempt to ease myself back in, here are my Top 5 pictures from June 2018: Continue reading “June Instagram RoundUp ~ Finally!”

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Blogging, Immigration, motherhood, Our Relocation Journey, Parenting

Goodbye For Now | Making Moves

It’s time to face the facts and say goodbye. After planning our move to the UK for what feels like forever but it’s really only been about four months, I finally feel like things are coming together.

With 11 days until we get on the plane, life is crazy hectic.

I feel like I am neglecting my blog, but the reality is that I just don’t have the time or the energy to sit and write a proper blog post.

A quick update on how the girls are coping

Continue reading “Goodbye For Now | Making Moves”

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Our Relocation Journey, Reviews

Whatever Life Chux At You

In just over three weeks time, we will be getting on a plane and flying off to start our new life in the UK. It’s crazy that we’re already counting the days now. 6 months ago, this wasn’t even on the cards for us, but I am at that stage now when I can’t wait to leave.

It’s not that I want to leave South Africa, or Africa as a whole at all. It’s more about the fact that I am excited to get to the UK now and to start our new life there. Unfortunately though, circumstances what they are, I am still here. My husband left 3 weeks ago, and it’s been tough without him. Really tough.

People keep asking me, “Are you ready? Are you packed? Is everything sorted?”  Continue reading “Whatever Life Chux At You”

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family, Reviews

The Best Family Board Games For Kids + Giveaway | #PrimaGamesFest

I was recently asked to review a number of family board games as part of the #PrimaGamesFest sponsored by Prima Toys! I have to admit, I was a bit dubious about this. Whilst I love my girls, my eldest is very competitive. I tend to avoid situations such as board games where I have to manage this. #badmom

Also, my husband is away so I am solo parenting the girls and I wasn’t sure I could handle refereeing the board games on my own. Continue reading “The Best Family Board Games For Kids + Giveaway | #PrimaGamesFest”