Goodbye Cape Town, hello France

Posted on December 27th, 2015

As the year draws to a close one finds oneself saying goodbye but at the same time witnessing the opening of many new doors. Right now a season of my life is drawing to a close. I have finished school and it’s time to move on, spread my wings and fly. Most people would be happy with the distance of a University res, but not me. Unfortunately for my parents my destination happens to be 9335 km away.

As most people already know I am flying to Paris tomorrow, 28 December. There I will enjoy a week in the postcard perfect tourist hub before training down to a small town near the Swiss border: Annemasse. I will be spending my time au pairing for a delightful family of four. My days will be made up of looking after the two little girls aged 5 and 7.

I am filled with a kaleidoscope of emotions. Firstly filled with nerves about flying on my own as well as the thought of having to comprehend busy Parisian train stations. My heart aches as I say goodbye to my closest friends and family. But most of all my heart skips a beat when I remind myself that this is my great adventure. A dream that is finally coming true.

My hope is that this may be a year of exciting new opportunities, difficult times where I can grow, adventures, travel and 365 days that will leave me as someone rich in experience.

I will be taking a gazillion photos of everything and blogging up an absolute storm so if you’re keen to see what I’m up to then please just follow me here. I’ll be posting in the category: ‘M’année en France’ meaning: my year in France. I’ll also be posting lots of pictures on instagram and facebook. I’d love it if you joined me on this experience, even if it is just virtually.

Also you may have noticed that my blog looks a little bit different. This is all thanks to my seriously talented friend Tim Johnson. I am SO happy with what he’s done here. I just love it so much. So please have a look around and admire his masterpiece. Here’s the link to his website: So if you’re in need of a website or your current one needs a face lift, please contact him. He’s fab!


So, farewell Cape Town. I’ll miss you lots <3

1 thought on “Goodbye Cape Town, hello France”

  1. André says:

    Bon voyage Olivia. Travel safely…
    Lots of love
    Arn, Lee & the boys xx

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