Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 2.

The key to the national mode of transport in The Netherlands is not to worry about anyone else – selfish, right? No, sensible and SAFE! My South African mind-set had to make a radical shift if I were to embrace the bicycle culture and survive! Step one is to buy a bicycle and the bestContinue reading “Bicycles, bicycles & more bicycles! Pt 2.”

Leaving home to start over, abroad.

Three things make up my personal package of “how to” – 1 – SURRENDER to a giant leap of FAITH 2 – CHOOSE to be happy BEFORE departure 3 – Embrace the ADVENTURE in EVERY detail. Taking the plunge to change countries, continents, hemispheres, cultures, language and lifestyle in one’s 50’s is an adventure onContinue reading “Leaving home to start over, abroad.”

Hockey: history – happiness! Pt2

From the dusty little farming community of Creighton in the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands to the big city lights of Johannesburg, back to the Midlands and then on to a brand new life in Europe – what an ADVENTURE this marriage has been! Feeling liberated, adult and adventurous, I left my nursing job in Pietermaritzburg toContinue reading “Hockey: history – happiness! Pt2”

Hockey: history – happiness! Pt1

Hockey is the reason we find ourselves on this Dutch adventure and hockey is where it all began… Meeting the man of my dreams, literally, began as a first year student and avid hockey player when, at my first SAU (South African Universities) hockey tournament in Cape Town, I was fortuitously introduced to one ofContinue reading “Hockey: history – happiness! Pt1”