Au Revoir 2020…

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 →

#COLLAB: First impressions last forever, or do they?

GirlOnTheBus

Written by Waseema from Our French Adventure

focus photography of gray and black pigeons behind Eiffel Tower
Photo by Fabrizio Verrecchia

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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Pardon my French…

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 →

How quickly things can change…

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 →

Being homesick, hurts!

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 →

Heritage Day – Happy Braai Day, SA!

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 →

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