How long will you be staying in South Africa?

This question has popped up more than a few times in recent days. It takes me back to the beginning of last year, when we moved to South Africa. Everyone we met, usually began the conversation with – “So what brings you here?”; followed by “how long is your stay here going to be?” At that time, the answer usually was a very enthusiastic  – … Continue reading How long will you be staying in South Africa?

Being an expat wife with no regrets

“I want to be like Aunt Eliza,” I declared when I was 10. Eliza was my mother’s friend who had lived in several countries all over the world. She was always immaculately dressed in the latest fashion with not a hair out of place. Her nails were perfectly manicured and she wore the highest heels I had ever seen. Aunt Eliza spoke several languages and … Continue reading Being an expat wife with no regrets