1,000 Reads, 290 Visits and 20 Posts Later!

Jallohs Number... Let us start by saying a big THANK YOU to all of YOU, who have made this possible, from ALL the Jallohs in OZ. When we toyed with the idea of starting a blog, we questioned whether it would get any traction. Are we interesting enough people for the world? Would our blog [...]

Finding Your Purpose!

Yay Me... 'Employment is important for a person’s well-being. Work often boosts a person’s morale integrity. It also gives the person self confidence especially when socialising with other people' Following Ahmeds exciting news on 8th of April, on our drive back from Canberra to Sydney, I received a call from a Canberra number. I initially [...]

Travelling Across Three Australian States – First Job Interview

3 States, 2 Jallohs in 1 Day On Route to get the Rental Car from East Coast Rentals If It’s Outside of Your Time, It’s Your Time…Sherifaye K Ahmed got up quickly and went outside. I didn’t think much of it; I just thought he was on his way to get something from the car. [...]

First Job Interview in Australia – Congratulations (Part 2)

The email came in and I responded. Yes, I was going to make it to the interview on Monday. Road Trip! In 1 Day, 2 JallOz visited 3 States... Off We Go! We were booked... We were packed and we set off! OOPS... Safety first! 2 miles down the road and we had to turn [...]

Week Four – The Highlights

This week has been as busy as ever; here are some of the highlights. Homeschooling, job hunting, house hunting, blogging and art were standard activities each day and having this routine is working well. Home hunting: we went to look around a few more homes, this time we looked at some Hallmark home properties. We [...]

“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” -J.M. Barrie -Peter Pan – (RJ)

The JallOz in caricature! I just want to start this blog by pointing out that it was probably the hardest thing I have ever had to write as it required me to really take count of my feelings and emotions and make sense of how I am really feeling. I have been writting it for [...]

Tah Tah For Now… Saying Goodbye to Colleagues, Friends and Family(AJ)

The London Jallohs... Plus a Frampton! Family This was the hardest part for me, saying goodbye to my younger brother. Ever since we were little, we have been in close proximity of each other. When we were in the village in Africa we looked out for each other; we travelled to the city, we looked [...]

Our First Week in Australia in Pictures (27 February – 5 March – RJ)

We made it! We arrived safe and sound after a 23 hour flight; we are in high spirits and excited for the next chapter. We were met at the airport by Ahmed's sisters, niece and cousin (I soon came to find out from Ahmed that their mums are friends and in his culture, this makes [...]

Travelling with a child living his best life… oh and he has ADHD and hydrocephalus!

Photography by Ruth Jalloh, February 2019, Stockwell, London. Look past the rain and you will see the real beauty The thought of travelling for 23 hours with a child with superpowers (also known as additional needs) made me feel like the Meh, Emoji! it was neither a negative nor a positive feeling... it just was. [...]