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Photo of the Week: Making my mark!

On the 7th of May 2014, just over twenty years after the birth of democracy in South Africa, I voted for the first time in a South African election. It was a proud moment for me as for the first … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Human Rights Day

Human rights day in South Africa is celebrated today as remembrance for for the Sharpeville Massacre in which 69 black South Africans were killed by police for protesting against the pass laws (read more here). I’ve decided to add a … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Just a lot of hot air!

This weekend Raquel and I finally used my Valentines Day gift (I’ll explain later) which was a hot air balloon ride over the Magaliesberg which now completes our trio of long standing bucket list items of aerial travel by aeroplane, helicopter and … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Urban Tranquility

This week’s photo comes from Irene Country Lodge in Centurion. It’s an extremely tranquil setting in which the green fields and the man-made lake on the grounds lulls your senses into submission, making it believe that you are far off … Continue reading

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The only real failure is the failure to try – One year (and bit) in South Africa

I’m a sentimental fool and I enjoy celebrating ‘versaries’, be it yearly, monthly or weekly (I did not write anniversaries as I don’t want to annoy the Grammar Nazis among you with more mistakes!)

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Photo of the Week: Jozi’s showers

This is the first time that I have lived through Jozi’s summer months and one thing I was not expecting was the summer showers. Almost everyday, the clouds start gathering mid afternoon and by the time you need to go … Continue reading

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The day the world almost ended – When Bafana Bafana beat Spain

I love football (soccer for the Americans in the audience) and have “my” teams I support in Portugal and England, however my knowledge on the local football scene is limited to the Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. … Continue reading

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A Helicopter with a view – Cape Town from the skies!

I don’t have a bucket list written down anywhere, it’s more a mental list I keep of things I want to do and places I want to go to and invariably this list just keeps getting longer as life goes … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Mandela’s legacy lives!

A couple of months ago, Raquel, myself and some friends went to watch Bafana Bafana (South Africa’s soccer team) versus Spain, which in itself was a good experience and will have a post of its own soon. However, besides the … Continue reading

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The Cape’s Wine Route a la Mother Nature

Cape Town and its surrounding areas has so much to offer tourists that one weekend is just not enough to fit it all in. On our first trip to the mother city for our wedding anniversary, we had two days … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Soweto’s Two Towers

In September a former colleague of mine from London came through South Africa on his 6 month sabbatical from work. He had a few things planned out and wanted to visit Soweto. Considering Raquel and I had yet to visit … Continue reading

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One Year of Marriage Celebrated in Cape Town

One year. We’ve been married for one year. Raquel and I looked at each other on our flight down to Cape Town and we both thought the same thing: Time has flown by without us noticing it, but that’s another … Continue reading

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That Awkward Moment Your Mom Organizes Your Wedding Anniversary Surprises…

I don’t think I’m extremely romantic, but I do like to treat Raquel to some surprises every now and then, however an anniversary is a completely different kettle of fish. I really I wanted to do something special and memorable … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Cape Town… She’s like a rainbow!

Last weekend Raquel went to Cape Town to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. It was a  short two day trip but it was well worth it, especially since I have wanted to visit Cape Town for over 10 years … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Under the African Skies

Last weekend we were invited for a braai (Barbeque for those non South African readers) at a colleague’s house in Kyalami. The view from the house n this less urban bit of Kyalami was simply fantastic, especially the sunset. I … Continue reading

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Standing on top of manmade Africa! – The Carlton Centre in Jozi

Standing on top of man-made Africa! – The Carlton Centre When we did our hop on-hop off tour of Johannesburg, our initial idea was not to get off the bus but simply enjoy Joburg sitting down. However, the bus company’s … Continue reading

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When you are a tourist in the city you live in – Jozi’s Hop on-Hop off Bus Tour

In January this year I found out that Joburg was to have its own sightseeing bus otherwise known as hop-on hop-off tour bus. I was interested and only didn’t do when I was bussing around some of my brother’s friends … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Loving Jozi

Today Raquel and I (and my little brother and cousin visiting from the UK) did the Hop on-Hop off bus tour of Joburg, which is something we wanted to do for a while, but just hadn’t got round to. I … Continue reading

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Where did Friday go??? – Fridays and its disappearance from the South African work week

Obviously on this blog, I don’t mention work directly very much as I like to keep work separate from life outside of the office. However there is one thing about work which I thought might be interesting to share and … Continue reading

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Life in Joburg through Instagram

Raquel and I have been living in Joburg now for almost 3 months and despite having still not explored enough, we are really enjoying our new life here in this city. I will eventually write a more detailed post about … Continue reading

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