Tag Archives: Capetown

The battle of the “Red tape”


Being fairly newly married, Kobus does not know all my hidden streaks (or talents?) that well yet.  And so he learnt the following about me yesterday:  I am like a bull-dog, once I get a hold of something, I rarely … Continue reading

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For the love of a good man – my new life as farmer’s wife in Heilbron in the good ol’ Free State!!


We left Dar es Salaam almost a month ago – Saturday 27 October 2012, 5 months and 14 days after we first arrived.  Defeated, deflated, sad to some extend that the project did not materialize, but incredibly excited to return … Continue reading

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The end of our African Dream


My regular readers will know the story, but for the newcomers, just a brief background:  Kobus and I were sourced in South Africa by a large Tanzanian company, with the aim of starting up a dairy farm on Zanzibar.  With … Continue reading

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Apparently I CAN write – another award!!!


Another blog award! The Fabulous Blog Ribbon! This great honor was given to me by Dannie Hill – check his blog on http://danniehill.wordpress.com – he has published a number of novels already! He makes me believe I can write as well and … Continue reading

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Africa – First World vs Third World


Just for the fun of it – The Seli, pictured in my header,  has been lying rusting in Table Bay for a few years now – have a look and enjoy!  http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=462126653819125 I grew up in a small town, called … Continue reading

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Are we ever satisfied with our lot in life?


I’m not an expert on life, just human, and hope that by sharing this past week’s emotions with you, I touch someone somewhere…… As this blog has a two-fold reason to exist, one being to assist me in filling my … Continue reading

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Wiki kuwa alikuwa – bahari urchins – oh maumivu


To all my East African readers – I do not profess to be able to write anything in Swahili, but Google Translate seems to do a good job!: Baada ya siku chache kupendeza katika Zanzibar, mimi akarudi nyumbani na wavulana. … Continue reading

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The week that was – part 2: Sea Urchins – oh the PAIN!!!!!


Part 2:  Sea Urchins After a delightful few days in Zanzibar, I returned home with the boys.  Home at this stage, being Kigamboni, Dar es Salaam. For those who have read thus far, you will know that we were initially … Continue reading

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The Waiting game – hakuna matata – kesho ni siku nyingine – no problem – tomorrow is another day


We’ve been in Kigamboni for more than a month now, and we still don’t know if we are going to settle in Zanzibar or not. The decision to pack up our lives in South Africa and actually leave our loved … Continue reading

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Jackie – An African dog’s travel (b)log


It rained properly this morning – long awaited, sticky bodies yearning for the coolness it brings.  And I miss winter in Cape Town, I believe it has rained and even snowed there recently.  Every time I Skype with the kids, … Continue reading

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