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Life in the South

This is a place where you can be more that one thing, mom, cook, photographer, traveler all rolled into one. Find some recipes, travel information, DIY, useful tips and how to survive living abroad. Welcome to my Picture diary. 



Let me introduce myself

Hi Everyone, I am Mariza. I am a small town girl from the Free State of South Africa, that has been living in the South of France with my husband and the newest addition to our family, our one-year-old son. Come and see more about our lives in France through my picture dairy.

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C’est la vie is well known right across the world. Never have I thought how relevant this would become for me. A small town girl moving to the south of France was so far fetched from my mind.

I said bon voyage to my family and embraced the life of the “Crème de la crème“.

Finding “Joie de vivre“, joy of life, in a foreign country has become beyond my wildest expectations.

As they say “A picture is worth a thousand words”.