Funny thing about a wave is that it can be a hello or a goodbye. It can also be, ‘I see you’. So in saying goodbye to 2017, a year full of comings and goings, the question is, to what will we be saying hello in 2018 – and to what goodbye. And to whom, ‘I see you’.

I look forward to seeing you!

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Freelance in print, radio journalism and media training. Radio: presents SAfm Literature and The Enviro-Show on SAfm. Writing: for various publications including Fresh Living, green  pages and Country Life, travel and books. Founder: WOMAN ZONE and Board member: SOIL FOR LIFE


Born and bred, London. Studied graphic design. Worked in advertising, the Embroiderers’ Guild of London and a hundred and one other character-building jobs.  Au pair’ed,  France. Came to South Africa as a result of une affaire de coeur and have been here ever since, married with two brilliant sons. Prior to present, worked at FAIRLADY magazine as Living and associate editor working on décor, lifestyle, travel, craft, dressmaking and travel and presented the woman’s show on SAfm radio, national public broadcaster, for more years than hot dinners.


Beautiful Homes – as featured in Fairlady (Human and Rousseau)

Woman Today – a celebration: fifty years of women in South Africa (Kwela)

Being a woman in Cape Town: Telling your story (Face2Face)

All painted images on this site are by John-Clive