I Procrastinate. And I’m GOOD at it!

You know how when you're behind on things, you get that terrible pit in your stomach when you're running late or an impossible deadline is looming, and  ou curse yourself for waiting so long? You vow, by all that you hold dear, to never ever do it again to yourself. Yet the next deadline approaches, and you find yourself on the same exact track once again. Why do we do it?

Read More ››

What Expats SHOULDN’T Let the Packers Put in the Container

We all know that moving day can be crazy. The packers are spread out throughout your house, you're running around like crazy taking care of last-minute business, and everything takes on a life of its own. Including the potatoes in your pantry. Or, well, not a life of their own quite yet. That will come some weeks later, when you'll see (or first smell) said life while unpacking.

Read More ››

Things to Buy Before You Move to South Africa

Prospective expats have asked me what they should buy before moving here, and it is an excellent question. Some things are just too expensive in South Africa, some are impossible to find, and some are at least so cumbersome to track down that it's easier to buy them abroad or have friends bring them when visiting. This blog post features a list of such items.

Read More ››