Lessons in Laundry

Laundry. I've done a lot. Especially in the last 3 years, because in Zimbabwe, most homes employ permanent domestic help. Here in Cape Town, I am the domestic help. But then I counted my children, and realised I actually have 4 domestic helpers. Boo yah! And I pay them in muffins. I have taught them … Continue reading Lessons in Laundry


Homeschooling and Other Horror Stories

So after plenty of hinting in the last blog, I’m sure you’ve seen it coming that we have decided to homeschool Luke (13). And as Ethan’s (11) history of school entails 3 termly parental meetings to discuss his not paying attention, settling down, or the inevitable “he just cannot stay in his seat,” we’ve decided … Continue reading Homeschooling and Other Horror Stories

Update #20- Leaving, growing, pooing.

It's been almost a year since I posted an update, as I've been writing about other stuff in between. This sort of brings everything together better I think. Our life at present: Obviously the biggest change is Joshua moving out into the BIG wide world. To the tiny corner of Sun Valley, oxymoronically (yes! T’is … Continue reading Update #20- Leaving, growing, pooing.

Update #7- The One With The Very Long Road

Looking for cars to buy, we have reached corners of Johannesburg many South Africans didn’t even know existed. We have driven to Lenasia (“-asia” being the emphasis– even had a Bank of India in the mall) and Vereeniging (poor dude on GPS didn’t cope well with this one– he fizzled out towards the end of the … Continue reading Update #7- The One With The Very Long Road

Update #6- Warning: Contains Toilet Humour. 4 boys, what do you expect?

2014- The (back-up) update of our impending emigration continues: 12 May- Everything comes together and we book our tickets to fly to Joburg on the 14th! Have hired car and sorted accommodation with Heath's cousin, Cleedon and Zereena. They very bravely offered to have us stay for the week that we are in Jo'burg. 13 May- Some crazy running around; … Continue reading Update #6- Warning: Contains Toilet Humour. 4 boys, what do you expect?

Updates #1 – 4. The Beginning of the End.

The date below is the beginning of this blog, which started by emails to my family in the U.S. Ireland, South Africa and Zimbabwe, so they would know what was going on in our lives. The emails progressed eventually to this blog, and this is out of order, because it takes time to transcribe emails, for … Continue reading Updates #1 – 4. The Beginning of the End.