Finding a Good Car Insurance

I often get asked if I can recommend any providers for car insurance in South Africa. I can’t, really. All we did when we arrived in South Africa is ask our bank to give us a quote (banks often have an insurance brokerage arm). We used Standard Bank, which is how we came to use Hollard as our ... 

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Power Talk

When I opened the kitchen garbage this morning, I came across this scene:

No, I’m not going off on some weird artistic tangent with my photography. I just wanted to use this opportunity to chat to you about electricity. If you’re a man, you may disregard this post, as Noisette tells ... 

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When is the Best Time to be an Expat?

When we moved from Kansas to Johannesburg over a year ago, many friends commented on how hard it must be for a thirteen-year-old to go through all this. Being thirteen is not easy to begin with, so the consensus went, and leaving all your friends behind and being plunged into a new world on top of that must be especially tough. So when should you take that expat assignment?

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I’ve Got Gas!

No no no, not what YOU are thinking. I’m talking about HEATING gas. I finally found some and thought I’d share with you where you can get it here in Joburg. Both 48 kg and 9 kg bottles, delivered right to your house. I almost fell over from joy after starting our fireplace for the first ... 

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Great Local Blogs

As my blog is discovered by more people around Joburg, I’m also discovering their blogs in return. I can’t believe I didn’t find a single one of these prior to moving here, when I desperately searched for any kind of information. But maybe it’s a good thing, because that is ... 

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