Friday, August 14, 2015

Living in South Africa with Weekend Linky

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Make My Saturday Sweet #139!

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As an American living in South Africa, I've had to adjust to a new lifestyle. In South Africa, most people don't have central heating or cooling in their homes. Usually laundry machines are only hooked up to cold water taps and laundry is hung outside to dry.

Having a gardener and a maid is common among middle and upper class families, since it's affordable and totally worth it. We have a guy who comes twice a month to work in the garden and a lady that comes once a week for half a day to clean the house. They are a great help!

Clean Washing on the Line

Electricity is a luxury and our power gets cut occasionally as the power company, Eskom, does not have enough to power the whole country. It's called, "load shedding." (I shared this information and the photo below on Wednesday.)

Amanda doing homework in the dark
due to "load shedding"

Amanda is learning to play field hockey and netball at school and has participated in mini matches against other schools.

Amanda's Mini Field Hockey Match

Amanda's Mini Netball Match

Living in a foreign country always has its ups and downs. When I began 1camera1mom, I fell in love again with the region we live in. There's so much beauty around me and interesting things to do. I miss family and I miss conveniences that I don't have here, but my kids are thriving and things are pretty good.

And so, the grass isn't always greener on the other side. I just thought to throw that in, because last week's post, "My Favorite Color Is...," was about color and color idioms. 

Let me know where you're from and leave me a link so that I can visit your latest blog post! Have a great weekend!


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