Spud

If you’ve grown up in South Africa and gone to school there, my guess is you will know (and love) the Spud book series by John van de Ruit:

If you are not South African and new to the country, I highly recommend you get these books. If you aren’t much of a reader, opt for ...  Continue Reading

Ticket to Timbuktu

Remember the faraway places you read about as a child, and the sense of wonder you felt at their mention?

One such place for me was Zanzibar. I’m not sure exactly where I got my information, but it might well have been a story from Arabian Nights. I’d lie in bed long after my mother ...  Continue Reading

Trailing

I have lately seen a lot of soul-searching within the expat community about the world “trailing spouse.” It’s slightly less loaded than “expat wife” – you know, the one in high heels, cocktail glass in freshly-manicured hands, hanging out poolside with other similarly ...  Continue Reading