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.
Why as an expat I don't think local schooling is a good idea.
Education and International schools
I have no knowledge of International schooling, it was not an option for us when we became expats and moved from the UK to South Africa.
I?ve read many articles and blogs about the benefits of local schooling, but when I look for further information in rega... Sat, 18 May 2013 07:35:00
Do you buy condoms for your teenagers?
It feels as if your kids are little forever and then all of a sudden without you realising it, they?re all grown up.
There comes a time when you can?t blog about them or post photos online because they are grown up and they have a say in how their lives are run.
When your kids are little ... Fri, 17 May 2013 14:00:00
How to get credit as an expat
It costs a lot of money to move abroad, even when you move with a company that pay your expenses. There are hidden costs, which you can?t claim back. Such as selling your car in your home country, you need a quick sale, you?re not trading up, and you lose money on the sale. Your house is empty, ... Tue, 14 May 2013 06:15:00
I'm flying in for Britmums Live Name: Suzanne, although most be just call me Chickenruby these days
Twitter ID: @chickenrubyHeight: 5ft 7inHair: medium length, sometimes purple or blonde or a mixture of the two. Sometimes I add a monkey as a little accessoryEyes: Greenish
Is this your first blogging conference?Y... Tue, 14 May 2013 06:04:00
We all speak English, but what happens when it has a different meaning?
Some English regional phrases that may have a different meaning to you.
I have South African friends travelling to the UK tonight for a holiday. It made me think about the differences in the use of the English language of which I?ve battled with a little here. It?s not just the words used, it... Thu, 09 May 2013 17:59:00