I know it seems I have vanished from my blog but I am still here, just busy back in the UK rebuilding my bank account working and planning my next trip, also I haven’t been the happiest of people lately. However the past weekend I had my beautiful Norwegian friend, Marte, come stay with me, whom … More Reunion

Goodbye Cape Town

I have now reached my final week in Cape Town and to be perfectly honest I feel my time has come to an end here and I am ready to move on to my next adventure. I have had the most incredible, life changing, experience that will stay with me forever. My last couple of … More Goodbye Cape Town

Tough love

Love and care are two things you’ll find hard to find in the settlements of Cape Town. I have realised  this along my journey of working with TLC. The neglected children we see everyday crave the attention from us when we arrive in the bus bearing smiles, food, pens and paper and love. With parents … More Tough love

New experiences

Last week was an odd week. After an amazing trip up the Garden Route the week before it was like we were back to reality in Cape Town; work, food shopping, cleaning, cooking, you get it. But still I am on a holiday really. I’m not getting paid for what I do, I’m here for … More New experiences

Birthday Weekend

Eleventh of September…my final day working at SANCCOB and my 22nd birthday! Waking up in the morning to a quiet house and no family to wish me happy birthday was very different. Well it just didn’t feel like my birthday at all. A big hug from Tamara helped though! It’s weird how much you wish … More Birthday Weekend

Penguin Release

Last Thursday I had an early morning phone call from my volunteer coordinator at SANCCOB asking me whether I wanted to join them on the penguin release that day. It was my day off and I was so hoping I could have gone on the release the following Thursday, which will be my last day … More Penguin Release