Algamdulilah, the last day of 2020 is finally here, and what a year it's been! We've learned so much from you 2020, and you have shown us different ways of doing things! You have taught us what we need, and more importantly, what we don't need. You have shown us that tomorrow is not guaranteed... Continue Reading →
I am writing this blog post as part of the linky for bloggers organized by the blog Expat in France. Feel free to check it out; you will find lots of useful advice about living in France, navigating the French red tape, and better understanding French culture. In South Africa, this time of the year... Continue Reading →
This blog was inspired by a question posed in the "Os is Vannie Kaap..ma nou is os oorsee!" Facebook group some time back. Someone asked what the strange experiences we've encountered in the new country we live in were - the answers of others made me laugh because we've definitely experienced some here in France.... Continue Reading →
Written by Waseema from Our French Adventure
InFebruary 2019, we decided to drive from Strasbourg to Paris for our flight home to Cape Town. The kids were looking forward to the road trip, and we managed to squeeze in a few hours to see the Eiffel Tower before leaving.
I was so excited to see the Eiffel Tower; hubby visited Paris twice before, so he’d seen it before me, but I wanted to experience it all for myself – the city of love; the people, the atmosphere, the food, and just immerse in the ambiance of it all.
I always imagined visiting Paris and having my freshly baked croissant with coffee, wearing my red beret sitting in a café and experiencing it all, watching the locals — exactly how it is portrayed in the movies: all fancy schmancy.
The morning we left for Paris…
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Last week we drove for about 10hrs from Strasbourg via Paris to Saint Jean du Mont and as far as Noirmoutier - an island just off the coast of the Vendee department in western France. Below are snippets of our crazy adventure across France on a road that never ends with our four children. This... Continue Reading →
Growing up in Cape Town, South Africa, we were taught English as our first language and Afrikaans as our second language in school. This was my norm and that of my children, so when we decided to move to France, everyone said the french language would be difficult for the children to grasp. We saw... Continue Reading →
So, what started off as a normal, early surprise breakfast for my daughter who turned 11 years old on Thursday, 4th June, quickly turned into a crazy, stressful day of me spending time at the GP with my son who was experiencing excruciating pain on the right side of his abdomen. We then spent another... Continue Reading →
On Thursday, 12th March the French President addressed the nation and announced that all schools, day care centres and universities would be closed from Monday, 16th March due to this virus. Everyone still went on as per normal and people didn't take it seriously enough and then Monday, 16th March Macron addressed the nation again... Continue Reading →
It has been too long since my last blog post in May - almost a year to be exact! And I have missed jotting down our adventures sooo much that I've decided to start again 🙂 This post will have more photos than words - I hope you enjoy! A picture is worth a thousand words. - Unknown... Continue Reading →
Algamdulillah, in February we went back home (Cape Town, South Africa) for two weeks. The two weeks were jam packed with loads of activities with family and friends. Lots of get togethers, braai's, beach days, a baby shower, a birthday party for my sister & granny and even a sleepover! The weather was absolutely perfect... Continue Reading →
Algamdulillah, December is finally here and the year is almost over. Everyone back home in Cape Town is busy finalising end of year parties, family get aways, family get togethers, braai days, beach days and so much more but yet here we feel as if our year just started. Langebaan getaway - July 2017 The... Continue Reading →
It has been seventy-six days since we last saw our friends and family in Cape Town. I honestly thought that with time, it would get easier, it would get better. Whoever said time heals all was telling one big fat lie, seriously! It does not get better! They were talking nonsense! Yes, over time you... Continue Reading →
Trying to find a new place to settled down and call it home is definitely not for the faint hearted. You need a big bag full of patience, an eye for potential and loads of patience - did I mention that already? Since we arrived in France we have moved four times! We stayed in... Continue Reading →
Today is a celebration of our roots - where we come from and where we see ourselves heading towards, a celebration of people and our differences and similarities, a celebration of our rich diversity of cultures, a celebration of traditions, old and new - today is just our day to showcase true Ubuntu with loved ones,... Continue Reading →
People have been asking about the food here in France so I will take you all back to when we got here and how we managed to get around buying our food supplies and what we discovered along the way. So after arriving in France we stayed for a week in a self catering apartment... Continue Reading →