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Girls Skate

We started skateboarding lessons last month. Sharne, the founder of Girls Skate South Africa built an amazing private skate park at her home. *so cool! We go on a Sunday morning. At first only Jaime and I went to the…

Adoption Update August 2021

On August 4th, DSD contacted us to let us know that the adoption registration confirmation letter was ready for collection. We drove the same-day to Pretoria to collect it! On the letter it is addressed to Mr and Mrs Koffman.…

Adoption update

1 year and 9 months since the court signed the adoption order, things haven’t progressed. After many emails and follow up calls, we’ve established that the court order documents were misplaced at some point. Our SW is at the court…

Day 165 of Lockdown – South Africa

It has been about 5 months and 12 days since our country went into Lockdown. Since the initial hard lockdown, the government has come up with 5 different levels of lockdown. We’ve been on level 2 since the 18th of…

Adoption in South Africa

Some background info We started the adoption process in February 2016. This involved several consultations and screenings with 2 private social workers. I’m not going into details about the process as there are plenty of online resources available. We were…

In search of the best pizza in Johannesburg

Week 1 Jaime Oliver’s Melrose Arch. Electric oven Margherita pizza Topping 9|10 (lovely cheese and roasted Rosa tomatoes) Base 5|10 (thick crust, thin base, lacked seasoning) Overall 7|10 Week 2 Il Contadino Parktown North Wood fire oven Margherita pizza Topping…