Whenever I go home to South Africa my first stop is always at my grandparents, Oumie and Oupie in Kriel (Mpumalanga). Kriel is a coal mining town with a huge power station that Oupie worked at for years. It is a small Afrikaans place that most South Africans haven't even heard of. We spent all of our school holidays there. My family moved so many times when we were younger and are all over the place now, so going back to Kriel is like going home... it is the only constant place we've ever really had. I love how familiar everything is, Oumie's rose bushes in the garden, their ornaments and furniture, the sound of the doves outside, home cooked Afrikaans food and the sound of Oupie playing guitar and harmonica. I am incredibly blessed to have such amazing grandparents and somewhere familiar I can always go back to.