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Maj Larsen

Maj Larsen

My name is Maj pronounced (Mia). I was born and grew up in a small seaside town called Sonderborg in the southern region of Denmark, a port and seaside resort with its own charming harbour front with cafés and restaurants.Whilst on holiday in South Africa in 1998 I met and fell in love with Brendon.  A South African from Johannesburg. We married in Knysna in the Western Cape of South Africa and then settled in Johannesburg and started a textile…

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Su-Yen

Su-Yen

Where do you call home? For me it is a blanket word that I use for almost every place I have lived, even boarding school. I made some of my best friends there, discovered entrepreneurship (pinching my mother’s infinite supply of clothes and selling them,) got in trouble, laughed and cried. In short, it’s where I grew up. Home represents for me; family, friends, memories and experiences that weave the fabric of one’s life story. But the thing that drives…

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Charlies Story

Charlies Story

I’m known as Charlie even though my actual name is Charlotte.  I grew up in a small village in Rutland, Leicestershire England. After university and a ski season in Val D’Isere, I decided to do a ’round the world’ trip. In 1997 whilst backpacking and in Sydney I met my South African neighbour Clive. The rest is history!! We first moved from Jersey, Channel Islands to Ballito a small holiday town in KwaZulu-Natal 40km north of Durban in 2008.  My husband…

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