Welcome to South Africa!

Well hello there readers, friends, followers  😁

I must apologise profusely for not having been around for the last year and a bit… boy oh boy has life been turned upside down.
Not only was I affected by Corona along with everyone else, but I also moved countries! Yup, I am now living back in my home country, South Africa, and am back with my family – including a new addition, little Max, the nephew 🥰

There’s so much that has happened between November 2019 and today, so I won’t bore you with all the details.

Rather, I’ll just give you a few bullet points and then will make a promise to not disappear for such a long time again  😁

  • I made the decision to move back to SA in September 2019
  • I decided it was time to give up the corporate world and so I began working on starting up my own business
  • I handed in my resignation at the end of August 2020, booked my flight home for October 2020, and did lots and lots of partying (covid-compliant) and spending quality time with friends during the whole of 2020
  • Saying goodbye to my Dubai peeps was awful  😭  💔
  • I packed my cat up and sent him off a few days prior to me, and we were reunited in SA on 19 October 2020
  • I moved in with my family for the first few months while I found my feet, set up my business, bought a car, found somewhere to live
  • In January I moved into my new gorgeous house – a cottage on a farm! A far cry from the crazy hustle and bustle, construction vibes of Dubai!

So, that’s me in a nutshell 🥜

I hope you’re all doing well, staying safe, looking after yourselves and loved ones, and adhering to all relevant covid-rules in whatever country you’re reading this from!

I will see you again soon  🤩

2019 Weeks 12 through to 15 (Whoops!)

OK OK… I get it. You’re tired of hearing me come up with random excuses as to why I once again haven’t updated my something new posts.

I hereby declare there will no longer be any excuses.

Total truth – I just keep letting them slip past.

I am constantly telling my friends: “I need to take photos of this for my something new”, so the posts are right there at the front of my thinking… it’s just that the execution of them is, well, it’s poo. Sorry.

So, here I am with 4 weeks (actually, it’ll only be 3 because week 14 had a big fat zero new in it 😦 )

Week 12 – That time I watched an improv show

Week 13 – That time I made it to the Southern Hemisphere to share my brother-in-law’s birthday with him

Happy Birthday!!

Week 14 – FAIL!

Week 15 – That time at Morimoto brunch

And there you have it folks. Four Three new weeks in life.
I’m not going to promise that I’ll be better… but I do promise that you’ll get another update from me at some point in the future. Whether it’s in one week, or five weeks…. who knows?!

Week 50 – Red Ivory wedding venue

I’m becoming quite the pro at fly-in visits to family & friends – especially if there’s a wedding involved. And this past week was no exception!

Family-friends of my family (?!) got married in South Africa (coz that’s where they’re from, and live), in Johannesburg, at a place called Red Ivory. And boy was it spectacular! And lots of fun!

I don’t have much to say for this blog post (saving my words for my degree 😉 ) but the photos should do it justice. Enjoy 🙂