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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… 



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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 our cat Lexie for the past three years and now we currently expecting the arrival of our son in February.

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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”.