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 try to post twice a week – Tuesdays are for travel and London related posts and Thursdays are for health or lifestyle posts. I love hearing from you and 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.

Reviews & Product Features

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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