Category Archives: Thoughts

One year of Jozi

A year ago Raquel and I were driving from my hometown with both our cars filled to the brim with the little possessions we had to start our new life in Joburg. I think under normal circumstances we might have … Continue reading

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Middle Earth in a Jozi garden (Lego style)!

I think you might have noticed that I have been photographing Lego a lot lately, but I’ve been pretty inspired with a few things I’ve found online and on instagram, especially the Legographer series by photographer Andrew Whyte and instagrammer that_toy_guy. So I … Continue reading

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“Love comes more naturally to the human heart” – Goodbye Madiba

Over three years ago I wrote a post on Nelson Mandela’s birthday after finishing his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. The book left me with an even greater sense of respect for him, especially as I kept thinking that I … Continue reading

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Memories that last forever with Videoart!

I realise I have been absent from the blog for a while but I’ve had to put the blog on the back burner for some time while I concentrate on work which has pretty much taken over most of my … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Today is Mother’s Day in South Africa and once again I can’t celebrate it with my mom, as I have not been in South Africa for Mother’s Day over the last couple of years, however this time, I’m in South … Continue reading

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How 2012 changed our lives!

When Raquel and I started dating and things became more serious, we said that 2012 would be a pivotal year for us; a year in which a few decisions about our life would be made.

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Dude, that festa was lekker!* – A polyglot’s entry to the Inspire Language Learning Blogger Competition

UPDATE: If you have stumbled onto this post, please click the like button at the end of it! 🙂 Thank you!   *This is a normal phrase you will hear from Portuguese immigrant’s children in South Africa which means “Dude, … Continue reading

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In the end it was all Yellow – Wedding Review

We got engaged in April 2011 and after seventeen months of planning, stressing, worrying and organising came to an abrupt end for the event itself. It had everything to go wrong, from trying to plan it from at times, four … Continue reading

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Why do I love thee? The formula to the perfect relationship!

What makes a couple tick? What are the signs that a relationship will endure? How do you know that you have committed yourself to the right person. Just a over a week to go to my own wedding day, these … Continue reading

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Thank you for the musi… Wait! I mean the views!

I once read a post by a expat blogger in South Africa, Story of Bing, that made smile a little as she said something that I guess a lot of bloggers would not say openly. When she asked herself why … Continue reading

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Fly me to the (honey)moon for much longer than anticipated!

How do you plan a honeymoon when you don’t know exactly what your life will be like around the time of your wedding? Well, the simple answer is you don’t. In late June, before the decision to leave Guinea and … Continue reading

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Pursuit of Happiness… In South Africa

In the previous post of this series I spoke about the fact that Raquel and I have made a decision and taken a risk which will change our lives from this point onwards. However the decisions taken were taken after … Continue reading

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There can be nothing better than making you my bride in 30 days!

In thirty days my life changes permanently forever… I will be saying  “I do!” (albeit in Portuguese) to the woman who stole my heart  just under two years ago. It has only been with Raquel that I have understood the … Continue reading

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It’s like a Rainbow; It’s Comes in Colours everywhere! – Capture the Colour Competition

I blog for my own pleasure, however it’s nice to see the amount of random strangers visit the blog, like the posts and let you know what they think of something that to me is purely a hobby, a therapy … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happiness – Ten years of Change

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” – Douglas Adams Life is something that you can’t control, be it due to divine intervention or lady luck. This … Continue reading

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Want to get married? Well then here is not how to do it!

When I mumbled my spontaneous proposal to Raquel and she accepted we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when it came to wedding preparation. Our idea was initially to have small and intimate wedding with close family … Continue reading

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From a Hostel in Istanbul to Projects in Guinea – Friendships across borders

Hostel friendships are odd. I’ve met a few people in hostels which I’ve hung out with, shared stories and drinks with and even travelled temporarily with, but nine times out of ten these friendships fizzle and you end up losing … Continue reading

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Papa is a Rolling Stone!

Today is Father’s Day in South Africa and considering that I wrote a post for my mom on Mother’s Day, it’s only fair that my dad gets a shout out as well. As with any two people who have similar … Continue reading

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Sharing South Africa with the World: A tribute to Expat bloggers in South Africa

**I shall digress from blogging on Conakry for a little in order to give a shout-out to some fellow bloggers!** Blogging is not only an outlet for things in your head and things you see, but it introduces you (whether … Continue reading

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Mama told me not come, but I did anyway and she still loves me!

It’s Mother’s Day across most of the world today and even though I’ve already spoken to mine just wanted to give her a shout out here on the blog. She deserves a shout out as I know I was never … Continue reading

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