Tagged with Africa

Hanging with my mate zebra

Hanging with my mate zebra

After our elephant experience we had the whole day ahead of us and were just a 10 minute drive from Pilanesberg National Park.  Pilanesberg Park is set in the crater of an extinct volcano and is one of the largest parks in SA.  We decided to spend a few hours driving ourselves around to see … Continue reading

My spirit animal is an elephant…

My spirit animal is an elephant…

Just 2.5 hours outside of Joburg you can find Sun City, a sprawling resort in the North Western province and home to Letsatsing Game Park. Letsatsing is the home to 5 awesome adult elephants and one little baba…and you can only bloody ride them!!! I had been looking for a way to spend an awesome … Continue reading

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger

I’ve been in Joburg for almost 3 months now and before the move I was so worried that I would just be stuck in my house whilst Rob was at work, being a boring house wife with no friends and nothing interesting to do.  We would only know 2 couples in this place, and I … Continue reading

Just being me

Just being me

It’s funny.  When you move to a new place you make a lot of new friends.  You assume that they “see” you and “know” who you are.  You assume that the person that you are is on show for all to see. I certainly don’t try and hide parts of my personality – that’s way too … Continue reading

Trying to give blood in the UK and SA

Trying to give blood in the UK and SA

I’m so frustrated right now. I’ve been trying to donate blood for 10 years but have been refused every time. When I was younger it was usually because I had a recent piercing or tattoo. Fair enough, the needles do come with a risk of infection, especially with some of the dodgy parlours around. Since … Continue reading

Visiting Kliptown, Soweto for Help Portrait

Visiting Kliptown, Soweto for Help Portrait

I’ve been MIA for a week – my 3rd internet bandwith top up ran out, but that’s another story At the weekend I was invited by Karen from Story of Bing to visit Kliptown to watch her shoot for Help Portrait.  It is a fantastic initiative where volunteers go into townships, squatter camps etc to take pictures of … Continue reading

Street hawkers in SA

Street hawkers in SA

I’m always being told to not walk around in Joburg and to keep my car window firmly closed for security.  If I adhered to this advice then I wouldn’t be able to buy from the many street and roadside vendors that there are here in SA.  These are enterprising people that sell all manner of things at … Continue reading