When you live in a small town you quickly exhaust all the attractions your little town has to offer. Whilst we spend a lot of time in Joburg, it's really far to go for a few hours change of scenery. So off to 'Bloem' we went. We've been a few times but usually just to… Continue reading Day Out: Bloemfontein Botanical Gardens
It certainly feels like it in South Africa anyway. The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting cooler. I feel like I'm running out of time, time for what I don't know but I am not a fan of winter, maybe that's what is making me feel a little anxious. The girls have one… Continue reading Are these the last days of summer?
We've all heard the ranting that goes on when someone dares refer to any of us as 'just a mom' most of which has been said by ourselves. This is not that post. My eldest had a playdate yesterday with her bff and my youngest was devastated that she couldn't go with too. Instead I… Continue reading I Am More Than Just A Mom
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. Before anyone… Continue reading Why I’m Glad We Left The UK
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… Continue reading My Top 5 Bucket List Destinations for Travel in Africa 2017
We are now in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. A few pics of our drive in to the lodge today. A few reasons why living in Africa is a privilege. I love Africa. ❤
Everyone is having an absolute ball! Swimming in the stunning Indian Ocean, rock pools, sand castles, a few sneaky ciders, lots of sun, not enough sunblock. 🤗😎
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 since we are parents we have to drag the girls with us. Whatever the truth may be, we… Continue reading Road Tripping South Africa this Festive Season
My husband and I love roadtripping. I'm not talking about round trips to Jo'burg for the day (+/- 250kms), I'm talking about road trips to Cape Town, Zimbabwe, Botswana. Most of those are in excess of 1500kms. There are pros and cons of travelling with infants vs travelling with small children, in our experience. So… Continue reading Pros and Cons – Roadtripping with Kids
The summer sun in central South Africa is fierce! I always read articles on how to keep your kids busy indoors on cold and rainy days, usually written by people living in the Northern Hempisphere. So I thought I would do a similar one on how I try to keep my girls busy, cool and… Continue reading Top ways I keep my kids cool in the African Summer.