3 Cup Southern African Cheese Puffs Today our friend Gill returns to Zimbabwe to tend her ailing Dad, we are not sure how long she’s going to be gone and we will certainly miss her. (If you didn’t know, Zimbabwe is one of South Africa’s nearest neighbours). If I could… Read More »3 Cup Southern African Cheese Puffs
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.
You’ll enjoy living in Ireland if… …you love, love, LURVE the colour green. This country is not called the Emerald Isle just for the craic (for a laugh), wherever you look you are surrounded by greeny greenness. If you want to enjoy living in Ireland, you’ll have to love green.… Read More »You’ll enjoy living in Ireland if…
Will my home ever feel like home? This time a year ago we were travelling around South Africa visiting family and friends. Today I am over on the Mummy and the Mexican’s Blog as a guest blogger on her Nomad, Expat, Immigrant – Stories from Life Abroad series. I talk… Read More »Will my home ever feel like home?
Illustrating poetry for the ‘S-Mum’ My blog has been mostly all writing with very little illustration but working on a little collaboration with another blogger can bring out some new ideas and forge new friendships, both fabulous things to do! So, here am I, down in Wexford, the sunny South… Read More »Illustrating poetry for the ‘S-Mum’
26 South African sights you will never see in Ireland. That’s right, you will never see these scenes in Ireland (unless you look at my photographs), because these are all typical scenes you would find in South Africa. Some of these are so normal to South Africans, it has taken… Read More »26 South African sights you will never see in Ireland.
You know it’s Winter in Ireland When… …it’s raining? Haha you funny person you!! 😀 Seriously, it may be hard to tell – here the difference between summer and winter is only about 8° C so the variation between the two seasons, for some hardy folk, means wearing a jumper over your… Read More »You know it’s Winter in Ireland When…
From Egoli to Glynn In 2004 we left Johannesburg or Egoli-the City of Gold; population : 3,226,055 (2001 figures, there are over 4 million people living there now, or over 10 million if you include the greater metropolitan area). According to the latest Irish census results 4 million is nearly equivalent to the entire… Read More »From Egoli to Glynn