Tag Archive: Expat

To farm in Africa…

It was just over a year ago that we arrived back in South Africa to start a new venture. We’d chosen to move back because we had a wonderful opportunity to own something… Continue reading

Dare to be different!

Sometimes it’s hard not to be consumed by all the bad stuff happening here. The politics, the recent spate of brutal farm murders, the xenophobia, the racism, the tax laws…there’s plenty to make… Continue reading

Our magic moments in Malawi

I think kids are especially good at living in the moment, though usually unaware of what a truly spectacular moment it is! I’m glad I’ve got my camera for this reason!

Which way?

We all arrive somewhere ‘new’ with big ideas and we imagine what life will be like. It’s not surprising that the path is never straight and it challenges us to change some of our ideas, adapt or simply to ‘hold on tight’ while we bump along the way!

Making home, home.

Moving back home will be as ‘easy as pie,’ so you thought! Afterall you spent more than half your life here. Your neighbours are still the same, there’s still a Spar and the weather hasn’t changed either! But often you feel like a stranger…

The ‘simple’ allure of the Wild Coast

Moving back to South Africa has meant a number of things, but just recently it’s meant ‘going on holiday’ during the school holidays! There is one criteria for me and my family –… Continue reading

‘When-we’ went to Lake Malawi

That’s the thing about leaving somewhere that made you happy…you start taking those inconspicuous moments, those small memories and you polish them up like a street market strawberry! You compare, you pine for,… Continue reading

The Potter’s House

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring… Continue reading

Could you live in Nchalo?

Nchalo has that ability to make or break you, especially around October…when you ditch the heels for flip flops and the Coco Chanel for a can of insect repellent!