Really so very interesting to read all these posts.
I was born in Durban and have two younger brothers. When I was 7yrs old, my Dad was transferred to JHB. I completed my schooling at Hyde Park High and met and married my first husband in 1979 and had two wonderful children, a son and then a daughter.
We decided that a move from JHB to the Eastern Cape would enable us to have the quality of life that we so yearned for. We bought a small farm up the coast from East London and started farming chickens. (No Experience! Crazy things you do when you are oung). A very hard life, I must say. Anyway after 4yrs of unsuccessful farming we then moved into East London and remained there until the unfortunate break up of my marriage when I then returned to JHB with the children, to be nearer my family.
A few years later I met my Dave and re- married in 1997. He suggested on one occasion that we and the children take a trip to the Kruger for a long weekend, he being a seasoned KNP visitor!! WHAT I asked, you mean you want me to sit in a hot car and drive around the bush looking for animals???? Just give it a try he said. Well a 'bush baby' was born and now I can just get emotional looking at a book about the park. LOL
In 2009 we moved to the UK (we both have British passports, thanks to parents etc) and lived for 14mths near my son and his English wife in the beautiful little village of Wixford in Warwickshire not far from Stratford Upon Avon. We were happy and had wonderful experiences, but the pull from SA was just too strong, so we came home
We are very happy that we had the experience of living abroad and would always have wondered, 'what if', if we had not gone over.
My Dad had meantime passed away and Mum and my brothers and their wives had moved down to Somerset West, near Cape Town, so we joined them. I now have 4 gorgeous grandchildren and I could not be more proud of my children, who have married such special people. We are very happy living with a view of the sea and keep myself busy working with one of my brothers.