Hi there

This year has a seven in it – lucky for some – and it’s also the number of creation. So here’s hoping this will be a lucky and creative year – and hoping too to share it with you, in whatever way our paths may cross. x



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 dress and 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 editor and stylist on décor, lifestyle, travel, craft, dressmaking and travel and presented the woman’s show on SAfm radio 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