Seven Mile Beach Cayman Islands 2018

Review of 2018 – not quite what I planned!

As we start into the new year of 2019, it is a chance to review the year past and wow, what a year 2018 was!  Not all the plans I made at the beginning of the year came to fruition. Trips were cancelled, changed at the last minute, it turned out quite different to how to…

Lion looking at the camera at Rra Dinare safari

Rra Dinare Our First Safari in Botswana

It doesn’t matter how many brochures/articles or blog posts you read about going on a safari, it really does not compare to actually experiencing one. Rra Dinare in Botswana was our first taste of safari life and within minutes we were enchanted. What We Saw on Our Two Days at Rra Dinare Camp April 10,…

Safari Botswana FAQ

Safari in Botswana – FAQs

Going on a safari is on most travellers and wildlife fans bucket list. After a month-long housesit in Maun, Botswana, we decided to treat ourselves to a 6-day safari in the Okavango Delta. Why go on Safari in Botswana? Although it is located in the midst of the Kalahari Desert, the Okavango River floods the…

Chocolate in Belgium

75 days without Chocolate, how will I survive?

Like most people, I am rather partial to a bit of chocolate. I am not a chocolate snob, I will eat most brands, though my particular favourites are Galaxy, Dairy Milk Twirls or Fruit and Nut, After Eights, Nestle Peanut Butterfingers Mini Cups, Ferrero Rocher, the occasional square of Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa Dark Chocolate……..

Feed a Child Maun

Feed a Child, giving nutrition to underprivileged children in Maun

[social_warfare buttons=”Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest”]One of the beauties of Housesitting is that you get to live in a place and integrate into the community, making new friends and joining in on events, but also the opportunity to give back. During our recent month in Botswana, a chance meeting with Theresa and Lorraine, two of the helpers…

Diamonds in the Sky by Stephen James O'Meara

Diamonds in the Sky – April 2018 – Non Fiction Book of the Month

I did have another book lined up for April, but when I heard that Steve had just published his Diamonds in the Sky Kindle book about stargazing in Botswana, it seemed like the perfect book of the month. We are going on safari and will have 6 nights of skies free of light pollution, so…

Resources | The Silver Nomad

Our Travel Plans – 2018

I know it is already the middle of March, and maybe a bit late to start writing about our travel plans for 2018, but our plans have been in a bit of flux for this year. The Year So Far: Early January: France I was finishing off a house-sit in Callas in the South of…