So this is it. It’s real. It’s really happening. I announced on InstaStories Live last night that my family and I will be moving to the UK in a few months time.
As most of you know, we are in the process of moving from one province to another. As a contractor’s wife, as soon as you hear where you’re being ‘shipped off to’ next, you do two things:
- Cry – weather out of relief from leaving the hell hole you’re currently living in, or sadness from leaving a place you feel at home in – it was the later for me this time.
- Google – after the crying is over, you jump on the internet and furiously google the place you’ll be moving to. As a mother this googling is centred around schools, houses and things to do.
This time the most important on that list is schooling. Our eldest will be starting Grade 1 in January next year, which is a big deal for her and for us. I want to be able to give her the best standard of education we can afford. Education is so important. I believe this to be true, not just for her, but for ALL children. Continue reading “School Selection Stress”
About two weeks ago we went into one of the Outdoor Warehouse stores in Pretoria. They had a large display of books right by the door as you enter the store and my youngest zoomed into the first book that caught her eye – My First Book Of Southern African Insects. Continue reading “Book Review: My First Book of Southern African Insects”
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.”
When I was a little girl, I can remember thinking that to be married and have children must be the best thing you could ever have, if you can achieve that, your life will be perfect.
I have ‘achieved’ that, and my life is pretty perfect. I’m very blessed.
But … I want so much more for my daughters. My husband and I BOTH want more for our daughters than what I (as a woman) have. Continue reading “I Want More For Them”