Back in the blogosphere

So 2016 was a year for many tragedies. Not only was it the year that saw in excess of 80 stars lose their lives in just the first four months, it was also just a generally tough year for many people and us included. You can read about our loss here

So while we are still plagued with secondary infertility and all the questions (with no answers) that this brings… we are determined to make 2017 a great year. We have so many things planned! For one, we hope to return back to the sunny shores of Cape Town in time for Christmas but before that, we have a “bucket list” of things we want to do and see before we voetsak back to SA.

The decision has not come lightly and we have been met with mixed responses from various people but at the end of the day, it is a decision we have made as a family unit and one we are looking forward to. I am back in the blogosphere and hope to blog about all of our experiences in our last year in the UK. I want to open up about our experience packing up our lives and making the big move and focus on the challenges we face when we get there (I have no doubt there will be a few).

In the meantime, I have been looking for a saying that could help me feel less in limbo and rather help me to live in the now and I have found one! My motto for this year will be “appreciate the moment” and not just when things are going well but also when things get tough. We only know love because we have felt hurt and we know what happiness is because we have felt sadness so I am going to try my damnedest to “appreciate the moment” at every twist and turn of this journey.

We have put a A-Z “bucket list” together and it is not complete so your help is required. We want activities to do in and around London and the UK for us to tick off before we go. I will be documenting each one (Not necessarily in alphabetical order) and hope you will come on this journey with us!

Here’s hoping 2017 will be one of the better years!

Bucket list
A-afternoon tea (Ritz)
B-Borough market
C-Cutty Sark/Camden market
E-eye (London eye)
F-family friendly festival (Jamie O or Jimmy’s)
H-Hyde pak concert/Hamleys
I-Ireland (Northern Ireland)
J-Jamie O restaurant (Barbecoa)
L-Lion King/Lego land
O-open air cinema
P-Portobello road (We have done this but want to do it again)
R-Roka (I’ve eaten there but Matthew has not)
S-Shoreditch market/shakesphere globe
T-Transport museum
V-Venice (Not UK but still on bucket list)
W-Waterloo vaults
Z-Zuma restaurant