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.
Volunteer fatigue I was feeling overwhelmed this week, even my 'to do' lists had sub lists. After blogging about it a friend at one of the places I volunteer at, suggested I take some time off before I start suffering with the all too common 'volunteers fatigue'I've taken on too much, but in reality all I actually do... Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:21:00
Feeling overwhelmed I love lists. I creat lists. I add to them even after I've done something so when I look at my list I can see what I've achieved.
I also use lists as a way of not doing things.
I've about a million and one projects on the go right now.
Currently there are these lists on the go. Yes more than... Wed, 05 Mar 2014 08:15:00
Sun Cream in Africa For the last few days we've had nothing but rain, which suits me and it's also given my skin a break from using sun creams, that I find are quite greasy, take an age to dry and often stain clothes. It has been nice to shower, dress and do hair under 15 minutes rather than spending up to 45 minutes (... Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:17:00
Oscar Pistorius and gun crime in South Africa One of the main items the South African journalists are talking about in the Oscar Pistorius case is understanding the fear of crime that South Africans live with, the fear of having a gun pulled on you in the street, at lights whilst driving, in malls, the work place and in your own home. The reali... Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:41:00
How tolerant are you?
I bought a MacBook Air this week and Microsoft Word for Mac.
They offered to install it there and then but I requested an appointment to come back this morning to have it installed to give me the opportunity to play with my new toy and put a list together of things I needed some help with.
... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:04:00