First Blog Post … here we go!

I’ve started up this blog to be able to share and possibly entertain some of you with my crazy mommy thoughts and ramblings. 

Intro: SAHM to two little girls … the eldest is 5, the youngest is 3. We live in South Africa, but my husband and I have always had a little trouble with ‘itchy-feet-syndrome’. In other words, every couple of years we get bored with our life and want to do something BIG to shake things up. We have just celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary, but we’ve actually been together for 11 years. In that time we have moved house about eleven times, in three different countries, and two continents. We’ve carted our beloved cats with us everywhere we go, much to their disgust, and we’ve added to our ‘checked luggage’ with two kids, and two birds.

For a while we had the unfortunate tag of being referred to as Gypsey’s (no offense to anyone in the travelling community), but since the girls are both in school now, albeit Nursery School, it’s kind of clipped our wings a little and forced us to commit to living in one place for a while. Fortunately that place is right in Central South Africa, the Free State, and being smack bang in the middle means we are able to travel all over this amazingly beautiful country.

I suspect most of my posts will involve my sarcastic whining about being a SAHM, my bragging about my amazing, feisty and intelligent daughters, and no doubt my struggles with being a mom and all that it entails. Thank goodness there is always wine!





  1. Author

    I love moving around as well!! We rent our home because we don’t want to be tied down. We homeschool so we have a lot of freedom to travel as my husband’s schedule allows. That being said, I just had a baby 9 weeks ago so we’re not going any farther than a few hours away. 😉 Glad to find your blog, it’ll be fun to read about your life!

  2. Author

    Welcome to the world of blogging! I had to laugh when I read “First Blog Post” and scrolled down to see a big glass of wine! I thought well she’s going to take to this like a duck to water! 🙂 I moved a bit before meeting J and having my boys, and I do miss that freedom, but a cool thing about reading blogs is you can experience other countries and cultures without having to uproot the cats and kids! 🙂
    And btw when I was 10 my very first pen pal was from Zim – her family lived on a farm outside of Banket. Loved hearing about her adventures, and I still remember their name for a barbecue; braai.

    1. Author

      Yes, a braai is part of the culture in Africa. We have one weekly! Always accompanied by a cooler box full of alcohol! It is hot here after all! ?

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