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

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

family camping

9 Pitfalls to Avoid when Camping as a Family. Because I care for your mental health.

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.

klein Karoo near Outshoorn

Leaving South Africa – our interview on South East Radio

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

Female figure standing looking over the view of the Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa

Election Day in South Africa -Looking back after fifteen years in Ireland

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