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I Am More Than Just A Mom

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

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Children Are Our Hope For The Future

Today is Human Rights Day in South Africa, Tuesday 21 March 2017. To quote my favourite poet, the ever wise Maya Angelou's said: "History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." There are so many things that have happened in the history of the world that… Continue reading Children Are Our Hope For The Future

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Why I’m Glad We Left The UK

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

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My Top 5 Bucket List Destinations for Travel in Africa 2017

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

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Weekend Photos – Vaal River

As mentioned on Friday, we went away for a  weekend break with some friends. It's now Sunday afternoon and we have just got back from an awesome weekend at the Vaal River. Here are a few of my favourite photos.   Yesterday we went for a booze cruise (when you pack a few sneaky drinks in… Continue reading Weekend Photos – Vaal River

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Checklist For A Weekend Break

We are heading to the Vaal River this weekend with some friends. Although I have crossed the river a few hundred times between the Free State and Gauteng, I've never actually been to the river. As with most self catering style weekend breaks, it involves a fair amount of planning, preparation and packing. Before you… Continue reading Checklist For A Weekend Break

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What made me laugh today … 

I am in hysterics watching the Sky News Presenter try explain in 'simple terms' to the UK viewers how the £ 'crashing' due to a Hard Brexit will mean that you need more £s to buy the same car you were eyeing out in Germany last month. Or how they will get less € for… Continue reading What made me laugh today … 

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We Took the Kids Zip Lining! 

This past weekend we took the girls Zip-Lining in Parys.  In August last year we took them on a canopy zip-lining expedition in the Drakensburg. They had a specific 'run' for little kids and both my girls LOVED it! Dad and the girls all did it but I abstained to be chief photographer and bag… Continue reading We Took the Kids Zip Lining! 

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After the beach comes the bush holiday

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. ❤

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Holiday Pics 

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. 🤗😎