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#Dear 6 year old self

#Dear 6 year old self

This hashtag is trending on Twitter.  It’s a lot of fun.  There are a few things my 6 year old self needs to know… Dear 6 year old self, * I’m sorry but you are not going to be She-Ra when you grow up.  Or a Wuzzle.  Or a Care Bear.  Not even a Mighty … Continue reading

My new favourite shop in Joburg (for now)

My new favourite shop in Joburg (for now)

So I have a new favourite shop, and it is CHEAP!  Shopping in South Africa is ridiculously expensive.  Much more expensive than the UK, which is crazy as we tend to earn a lot more there than the equivalent job here.  Sure, some living costs are much cheaper, like rent and petrol, but any kind … 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

Making friends in Jozi

The thing that has really stood out since day one is just how friendly people are here in South Africa.  From the minute we arrived we have been overwhelmed at how much complete strangers are offering to do for us, especially when they hear that we are new here.  We have had people offer to help us … Continue reading

A good idea?

Every single time I’ve told someone that I’m moving to South Africa they seem so pleased for me, some even envious, until I tell them it’s Johannesburg that we are headed to.  Whilst before they knew it was Jozi  they could think of nothing better than the opportunity of upping sticks and moving to the sun, but now the expression … Continue reading