Interview with expat.com

Moving abroad with children has many challenges, but just as many rewards. We have enjoyed so many wonderful adventures in Canada as a family, but it's still been a tough journey, filled with lots of emotions, challenges, and adjustments. But we wouldn't change it for anything! I was recently asked by expat.com to share our... Continue Reading →

Winter wanderings through the Canadian Rockies

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” ~ Theodore Roethke So let’s just follow the path and see where it leads in this magical winter wonderland of the Rocky Mountains. I don’t think there are many experiences more magical than a drive through the Canadian Rockies.... Continue Reading →

Our Canadian bucket list

Canada is such an amazing country and there is always something to see and an adventure to be had. From towering mountains to rugged coastlines, tranquil lakes and rivers, to barren prairies, all contrasted against modern, metropolitan cities, the country is huge and must be one of the most diverse and most beautiful countries on... Continue Reading →

Homesickness

I haven’t felt much motivation to share anything here lately, even the fun stuff. This is partly because I’ve been feeling rather homesick recently. I usually love sharing the fun stories and beautiful photos of all our adventures, but today it's time to get real again and tackle the inevitable beast that many immigrants will... Continue Reading →

The challenges of immigration

We love sharing about how great life in Canada is – the beauty, the safety, the fun things to do, the adventure – but this doesn’t mean that things have always been perfect, or that they’ve been easy. When it comes to immigration, we can often choose to see life through rose-tinted glasses. You want... Continue Reading →

Lake Louise in spring

Lake Louise really is a spectacular sight to behold and it's so fascinating to see how the colours and light change from one season to the next. We first visited Lake Louise in the winter just before the lake froze over, and this week I enjoyed a lovely visit there with a friend to experience... Continue Reading →

Spring walks in Griffith Woods

We are fortunate to have so many beautiful parks to explore in Calgary. One of our favourites is Griffith Woods Park. It's a lovely wooded area that straddles the banks of the Elbow River in the south west of Calgary. It's the perfect spot for a quick run, leisurely stroll, bike ride or picnic, and... Continue Reading →

Home-made rusks

There is nothing nicer with a cup of tea or coffee than a good old fashioned rusk, which is obviously something we don’t get very easily here in Canada unless you go to the South African shop or, of course, bake your own. The ones at the South African shop are usually Ouma rusks, which... Continue Reading →

A wonderful winter wonderland

Although it's been quite an adjustment moving from sunny South Africa to chilly Canada, we have really embraced our new surroundings and the new experiences of living in a snowy winter climate. We've certainly not let the cold stop us and have had so much fun getting out and about as a family. The kids... Continue Reading →

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