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My Wanderlust

I am so excited I could almost burst. If you read my post from a few weeks ago you will know my husband and I are getting 3 days away to ourselves while my mom and step-dad come visit to look after the girls. Technically they are looking after the girls but I think we… Continue reading My Wanderlust

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Day Out: Bloemfontein Botanical Gardens 

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 

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Are these the last days of summer? 

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? 

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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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Monday Motivation

I opened my diary this morning to find this amazing quote as the Daily Quote. It is particularly poignant when my To Do list is excessively long and overwhelming. As a teenager I used to suffer from not being able to sleep at night. I would have a million things going on, especially during my… Continue reading Monday Motivation

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We Took The Kids Zip-Lining!

This past weekend we took the girls Zip-Lining in Parys. Parys is a small town on the banks of the Vaal River in the Northern Free State, South Africa. Parys has a huge variety of activities to offer, and the fact that it is only an hour's drive from Johannesburg makes it an idea getaway… 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. ❤