About me

What You Didn't Know

Hello, welcome to my blog and thanks for stopping by 🙂 My name is Natalie. I am a thirty something woman living in London. I have been living here for over 8 9 years and have been wanting to start this blog for a while now. I feel that I have learnt a lot in the last few years and would like to use this blog to share a few things with you. I am constantly researching all sorts of things online and have also been named “Princess Googlethu” by my husband. The word Googlethu was coined from a township in South Africa called Gugulethu. I originally come from South Africa and the word sounds similar to Google hence my namesake 🙂

“What You Didn’t Know” is a collection point for all my findings, thoughts and experiences. I hope that my blog will also provide useful information, good reads, inspiration and motivation for you. If I can help at least 1 person from the information I have shared writing this blog then I will have achieved my goal.

I welcome comments and feedback is much appreciated. If you like what you read, sign up for my blog posts by email, or follow me on Twitter for regular updates.

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If you are a company and would like me to try your product or service, with the possibility of a feature on my blog or social channels, please get in touch. I will always give an honest opinion and I will only write about products or topics that I think will suit the style and readership of my blog. Please drop me an email at whatudidntknowblog [at] gmail [dot] com.


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  1. Angela
    12th January 2016 / 5:22 PM

    Hi Nats
    Thank you for starting your blog.
    Mom and I are constantly on whatsapp. I love her to bits and even though we have this distance our friendship is so amazing when we get together all the time and distance melt away. I am planning to see Mom soon. Love Ang

  2. Jessie
    18th January 2016 / 6:53 PM

    so good to read about your journey with your mom. I can’t say I know how you feel but you are in my thoughts all the time and I am here to just be with u if u need 🙂

  3. Cheryl
    28th January 2016 / 6:58 AM

    Hi Nats
    I am Angela’s sister, Cheryl, in Johannesburg
    You have done a great job on this blog. Thank you for sharing.

  4. 1st September 2016 / 5:09 PM

    Hi Natalie! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Plus, I’ll be moving to London in a few weeks so I’m definitely looking forward to following you and know more about the life there!🙂

    Lisa | http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/

    • 1st September 2016 / 7:01 PM

      Hi Lisa, thank you for taking an interest in my blog and for your lovely comments! I’m actually in the process of migrating my blog to a new domain and hope you’ll like it as much as you like this one. I hope you’ll follow me there 🙂 That’s so exciting!! Good luck on your move to London 🙂

      • 1st September 2016 / 7:06 PM

        My pleasure! Oh that’s great to here! Yes sure, I’ll follow you there too!
        Thank you, yes, I’m pretty excited indeed! 😀

  5. 10th September 2016 / 12:38 PM


    My name is Joyce, I am a marketing executive at expatfinder.com which is a leading expat information and services website.

    I saw on your blog that you are and expat. I wish to interview you to further share some of your tips. The questions are mainly about the housing, the daily life etc.
    It just takes 5 minutes (or more depending if you have lots to say 🙂
    Of course, if you accept we can add a link to your blog or some of your website. 
    If you are interested to participate at this project, please send me an email at interview@expatfinder.com.

    • whatudidntknowblog
      10th September 2016 / 6:38 PM

      Hi Joyce, thank you for your message. I have sent an email to the specified address.

    • whatudidntknow
      1st November 2016 / 3:23 PM

      Thanks Cass! 🙂

  6. 1st November 2016 / 6:19 PM

    Ah I love your Blog!!! And Googlethu cracked me up, sound like something my hubby would say 😎

    • whatudidntknow
      1st November 2016 / 6:21 PM

      Hahahaha thanks Sam 😜

  7. 1st November 2016 / 8:06 PM

    Yours is one of the blogs I follow diligently, Natalie. You have added a few destinations to my bucket list, for sure, Madame Gugs…or is it Googs 😀

    • whatudidntknow
      1st November 2016 / 8:48 PM

      Hahahaha thanks Shelley! I enjoy following your blog too 🙂

  8. 2nd November 2016 / 12:36 PM

    Hi Natalie,
    There’s a lot of people who do not know how to Google something they are searching for.
    So I am happy there are people like you. Aangename kennis! I love your blog’s look.

    • whatudidntknow
      2nd November 2016 / 1:22 PM

      Thanks Melissa 🙂

  9. 3rd November 2016 / 8:22 AM

    Nice to meet you Princess Googlethu. Love the look and feel, as well as your writing, and from the looks of it other people do too.

    • whatudidntknow
      3rd November 2016 / 8:56 AM

      Hahahaha thank you Thirty Something Dad and nice to meet you too! 😉

  10. Melissa
    3rd November 2016 / 3:40 PM

    Hi Natalie
    A Saffa living in London! That’s so awesome. Love your nickname – but perhaps it should be upgraded to “Queen” in the future 🙂

    • whatudidntknow
      3rd November 2016 / 3:43 PM

      Hahahaha you’re to kind Melissa 😜

  11. 3rd November 2016 / 3:49 PM

    Hallo Princess Googlethu It has been good to get to know you. Pity you are so far for I would have loved for you to invite to review a therapeutic massage treatment from SomaSense.

    • whatudidntknow
      3rd November 2016 / 4:43 PM

      Hi Erika, ah that would have been awesome! Thanks, it’s great to meet you too 🙂

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