We are currently travelling home from our first ever caravan adventure and in spite of the miserable old weather, we absolutely loved it! In my eagerness to share this with you, I’m typing this on my phone as we trundle along the highways of Ireland. We have had our caravan… Read More »Caravanism – we’ve converted.
South African in Ireland
We left Johannesburg in 2004 and moved to Wexford, Ireland. The change hasn’t been easy, there has been a gradual process of adjusting to culture shock. We miss our family back in South Africa and we miss that beautiful country. But we have settled happily here and made this our home.
Of Irish beaches, movies and romance This is a collaborative post. If you ask my husband why we chose to move to Wexford, Ireland from Johannesburg in South Africa, he’ll tell you it was for the beaches. If you know my husband you’ll know that he’s a messer – South… Read More »Of Irish beaches, movies and romance
9 Pitfalls to Avoid when Camping as a Family. Because I care for your mental health. Over the years we have been camping as a family in all sorts of places, from the baking heat of the Pilanesberg in South Africa, or the Vendée region of France (see header image),… Read More »9 Pitfalls to Avoid when Camping as a Family. Because I care for your mental health.
Leaving South Africa – our interview on South East Radio Recently Athol and I went into South East Radio – the local radio station here in Wexford, Ireland – to be interviewed by Alan Corcoran for his Morning Mix show on what life is like in South Africa. We spoke… Read More »Leaving South Africa – our interview on South East Radio
One of the biggest culture shocks when moving to a new country is adjusting to the food and mourning the loss of all those flavours you left behind. Consider this your essential guide to what we eat in South Africa.
This week marks the fifteen year anniversary of our arrival in Ireland with our two year old and my 5-month-big bump. In all these years we have been back to visit South Africa about nine times – we returned from our latest trip last week. This is the first trip… Read More »Election Day in South Africa -Looking back after fifteen years in Ireland
It occurred to me in the middle of the night, as these things do, that my mum would have moved house at least seven times with three kids, all eighteeen months apart, under the age of eight. She is a housemoving legend!