About me: I used to own a chicken called Ruby, hence my name. I'm married with 5 children. 3 are mine, 2 my husbands.
We moved to SA 2011 for my hubbies job taking the 2 youngest boys with us now aged 13 & 17.
My blog is about raising teens in a foreign country and the daily struggles we face adjusting to our new lives.
I'm an ex teacher with a background in special needs and autism and was a child welfare officer with The FA. I'm now an enforced SAHM trying to reinvent myself.
Disability in South Africa
As part of my volunteer work with Santa Shoebox, there are spin off projects that I get involved with. Kungwini Welfare Organisation, Peas in a Pod and The Viva Foundation. There are so many vulnerable children and adults in South Africa and on occasion the experiences can be heart bre... Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:30:00
The Special Needs Penguin
All the about the Penguins
We spent the morning at the Lighthouse and Penguin sanctuary in Port Elizabeth.
This is Arg, he is a special needs penguin.
They believe he is brain damaged after underwater explosions and he was in the vicinity and was stunned by the shock wave. He was ... Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:26:00
Addo Elephant National Park
We successfully renewed our annual family wild card today. R870 for a year for 2 adults and up to 5 children, but give me strength, there is little consistency in the approach.
As a resident in South Africa, one pays a cheaper rate than international visitors. A days entry for the park for a ... Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:00:00
Travel The Wild Coast. from Durban to Addo, Nr Port Elizabeth
Road Trip from Centurion to Cape Town and back via Durban and Port Elizabeth
We?ve been to Durban and the surrounding areas and driven the Garden Route but we?ve never explored the East Coast and have been told that?s where we find the most spectacular beaches.
We spent 3 days travelling from... Wed, 04 Dec 2013 06:01:00
Fight or Flight? What would you do?
I wrote a blog post which was published on Monday about How safe is South Africa? Today we were victims of a crime and all the advice we have been given about maintaining our safety in South Africa went out the window and I experienced 'fight or flight'I always said I would I would run the opposit... Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:17:00