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.
Cooking with Old El Paso The lovely people at Old El Paso asked me if I'd be interested in doing a food review for their products.....oh course I would and I get many requests but have to turn most of them down as I live in South Africa, however this offer coincided with a trip to the UK so I accepted and this arrived at my... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:07:00
How to survive airport travel I?m not a good flyer, it?s the take off and landing I?m not keen on. I need to sit by a window so I can keep my eye on the wing and the ground and make sense of what?s happening. The actual flight is ok, It?s probably the only time I sit and watch a movie.As an expat I make regular trips between Sou... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:44:00
Why I hate saying Hello As soon as I board the plane for the UK I start getting wound up. Having said 'Goodbye' to hubby I then travel to the UK a route that doubles back on itself. This trip I arrived in Manchester and my route took me to Leeds to say 'Hello' to the eldest son. I'm currently in Herefordshire saying 'Hello... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:16:00
Children of expat families
There is a lot of information and advice out there for expats and their families but little is nothing about the family members that are part of an expat family, but never left their country of birth.
I have a son in the UK, he was 18 when we left to live in South Africa, taking his 2 younger br... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:56:00
Freedom Park, Pretoria I had to drive through pretoria on Friday and saw the sign for Freedom Park. I've seen it many times on my travels during the last 3 years, but had yet to visit. A friend on Facebook commented that I am the only person she knows that has ever visited.My whole visit was summed up by a quote from Arch... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:30:00