OMG!! We made it through the 1st round of the auditions….then the 2nd round …next the top 40. Lying in bed contemplating, what if we actually get chosen to go on this adventure? > 60 days having to leave a new born baby and teenage son (who was busy getting ready for mid-year exams) at home…all this and busy renovating our new home! We went about our business until the announcement of the top 15…WE HAD MADE IT! We were going on an adventure of a lifetime! I was numb and in shock…combination of fear and happiness…my 1st concern, our children…how are we going to do this?
After much turmoil, confusion, debate and deliberation later we decided the best solution was have my mom come through from Cape Town and take care of the boys. One issue sorted…next > My husband had to give up his job if we wanted to be on the show as his company did not want to give him leave…why, afters 12 years of dedicated service? I had just taken a retrenchment package myself at the end of 2012 and now this! So, no steady income, new addition to the family, new house…decisions, decisions!…WE TOOK THE RISK!