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.
We’ve travelled with our four kids since they were born across Europe, the USA and South Africa. Living in Ireland we’ve been to France, Spain, Portugal (incl. Madeira) and Italy as well as returned to South Africa to visit family. We’ve been on planes, trains, boats and automobiles, we’ve been road-tripping, there isn’t a mode of transport we’re not willing to try! Here I share some of our experiences whether house swapping, camping or self catering.
Self Catering and Historic Charm in the Heart of Oxford UK Between Christmas and New Year in 2017 we went away to the beautiful city of Oxford in the UK for two nights and stayed in the remarkable Folly Bridge House. Overflowing with historic charm, Folly Bridge House consists of… Read More »Self Catering and Historic Charm in the Heart of Oxford UK
Are we there yet? (Activities for the car) Do you remember those long boring car journeys as a kid with one of your siblings (never yourself) pestering your parents with that universal question “Are we there yet?” It was tough to be a child in those days. The only in-car… Read More »Are we there yet? (Activities for the car)
Family Camping East Creech Farm Dorset This past summer we went camping as a family at the lovely East Creech Farm in Dorset with a large group of family and friends – there were 21 of us in total. In spite of the nasty wind that kept us awake and… Read More »Family Camping East Creech Farm Dorset
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.
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