Tue, Mar 28, 2023

Andrea Zanin

Hello! My name is Andrea. I am a writer, wife, mother and dreamer; also the author of OurFiresideStories.com. I moved to London in 2006 to earn £s, travel, see bands and buy 24-up Dr Martens—which I did, and then ended up staying. I live in North London with my husband (also a Saffa) and five children. I love this grand old city but miss my home (at least, the version that exists in my head) and wish my children could say “lekker” (like a South African—they do try. Oh, and I love to tell stories. Over and over…and over.

Parktown Prawn

Boesak, parsley and a parktown prawn

There's nothing like a Parktown Prawn in the car on the way to school. "We’re going!"—mom bellows from the other side of the house. I lightning...
family on the beach in South Africa, memories and nostalgia

Remembering those beach holidays in South Africa

If there is one thing I love to remember about my childhood living in South Africa, it’s beach holidays... … waking up before the sun...