Scary stories from a lovely place

The privilege of middle class baby wearing

Recently one of my regular trips to a local park took an unexpected turn. I live in a working class area, so park visits with kids aren’t what they are … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Today was Labour day, apparently.

Today we enjoyed a public holiday. It’s in celebration of Labour Day, which marks the achievements of workers to secure an 8 hour working day in the 1850’s. I was … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Putting the calm into Jozi

Sunday afternoon’s will always remind me of Johannesburg’s Zoo Lake. These days they are much different, we spent this afternoon watching kid’s television and eating popcorn, but in my mind … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Kwera Kwera’s guide to enjoying Jozi: cooking and spice

(This is the first Kwera Kwera post in a long time. Roughly ‘Kwera Kwera’ means foreigner and these posts were a way for me to understand aspects of life in … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · 1 Comment


It’s no secret that I miss living in Johannesburg. Talk to me for more than 5 minutes and I’m bound to mention that wonderful place, the people I miss there … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 3 Comments


The last few days have been rather massive around here. Late last week I visited with some lovely South African friends who were in Australia (sadly, they go home today). … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ocean friendships

Ocean friendships are the kind that can be rekindled in a moment even after a lengthy separation, wrought by distance or time. An ocean friendship is devoid of awkwardness or … Continue reading

September 3, 2012 · 1 Comment