Category Archive: Family

The year after the year before

This time a year ago we had sold our house and put our stuff into storage. We had left our jobs and schools, said a load of good byes and moved over to… Continue reading

A kiss in the clouds

Since moving, one of the major triggers that sets me off moaning and whining is TELLY. I miss British TV and radio, with all its humour and banter, and I miss knowing about… Continue reading

Inner Pom-Poms

At school here in SA you have to choose a sport each term, and one of the options at Evie’s school is “pom-poms”!  (We Brits would call it cheerleading, but I’m loving the… Continue reading

“A time to plant and a time to uproot”

In South African houses the winters are all about the sunlight. Let in the light – then you’ll be snug as a bug in a rug. Fail to let in light, or face… Continue reading

A jumble of jollity

We have one more sleep in our rented house then we go on holiday. Here is a selection of crazy snapshots from our time here. Evie made these window decorations for her room… Continue reading

When life gives you lemons…

‘When life gives you lemons,’ the saying goes, ‘make lemonade’. We interpret that ‘When life gives you a sad week, expanses of tiled flooring and no furniture to chew, buy a PUPPY!!’ Yes,… Continue reading

All five of 5gofurther now in double figures!

My youngest had her 10th birthday the other day – quite rude of her so soon after we’ve arrived. We’re staying in a guest house, self-catering, with one set of crockery, and none… Continue reading

3 Day Rollercoaster of the Housing variety

What a difference a week makes. We woke up on Friday without feeling like it was the middle of the night. Waking up today (Saturday) at 7.30 felt like a lie in! Nobody… Continue reading

Advent Eye

My body has a knack of telling me I’m overloaded in life via the gift of an eye twitch. It is like having a toddler on a space hopper bouncing in your face… Continue reading

The Deserts of Dubai

A caravan of clutter, Skateboards, ninja-swords, Camping on the sands, Nomads: five. – A forest of logistics, Valleys of farewells, Rivers flowing tears All crossed: over. – Memories replaying, Friendships on a loop,… Continue reading