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Kate is a wife and mother of two boys. A one time sports teacher in London, she has been carted off to deepest Africa by her homesick South African husband. Well, a nice little seaside town near Durban actually, but Kate and her family are finding life in Africa is very different from life in the leafy suburbs of London. Originally written as emails home to her friends and family, Kate has decided to share her experiences with the rest of the world.
2010-07-13 13:00
Kate has been looking for work pretty much since the Kops' arrived in South Africa in December. There doesn't seem to be any teaching jobs as the kids are so well behaved over here;- why wou… Read More
2010-07-12 17:09
April 2010Kate is VERY excited as her parents are coming to visit South Africa for the first time. Charlie is also excited at the prospect of being stuffed full of homemade cakes, biscuits a… Read More
2010-07-12 17:01
Friday 12th FebAs none of the local schools have any teaching vacancies for Kate, she starts to think about starting up her pottery again but is dubious as to whether it’ll take off. J… Read More
2010-07-12 16:59
Monday Kate goes to the gym to do her ‘Swiss Ball’ class. The instructor is a loud shouty lady who bellows at the women to work harder. Kate likes that type of instructor. She ca… Read More
2010-07-12 16:54
FridayIn February 2009, Mason and Rob took a trip to South Africa whilst Kate and Charlie went to stay with the ‘Rents and sister in Key West. Whilst he was there he took Mason to stay… Read More
2010-07-12 16:49
Saturday 9th Jan.Jacob Zuma, the South African President, is getting married for the fifth time. Kate thinks this must mean he has been divorced four times, but no, he is the proud owner of… Read More
2010-07-12 16:48
Monday The weather is cloudy but warm and the Kops’ decide to visit their favourite haunt of late; a pottery, with a little café and some animals. Charlie and Mason run off to c… Read More
2010-07-12 16:44
Sunday The Kops’ get up. Kate says she can’t possibly go to the gym today because all her sports bras are in the wash. Rob says the sports bras are a wasted cause anyway as Kates… Read More
2010-07-12 16:42
Saturday 2nd JanRob wakes up and announces he’s feeling ‘Krom’. Kate thinks this is probably a good time to go to the gym. Whilst on the crosstrainer, surrounded by gruntin… Read More
2010-07-12 16:39
MondayRob decides to take Charlie to Kingsmead in Durban to watch the Saffas annihilate the Poms in the test match. Charlie takes a little South African flag with him. It’s actually Ma… Read More

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