When it rains in South Africa…

South Africans have this interesting fascination with rain which, understandably, has a lot to do with the greater part of the country being a semi-desert, arid place. And for the people who are directly dependent on the rainfall and seasons, like my farming family, rain is always an otherworldly blessing. It’s like experiencing a miracle... Continue Reading →

"No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers." - Horace, 65BC

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ― Vincent van Gogh

Only on a South African holiday

We were booked to sail away on to a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. Idyllic. In some ways, yes. But my family is 25 people strong. And if you count everybody's 'extras' - the boyfriends and girlfriends and best friends - it gets very big and very loud very quickly. We always end up... Continue Reading →

Taking the leap

This is a pep talk to myself. You're good enough. You're going to make it. You will stay focused and motivated and driven whilst pursuing your dreams. I quit my awesome job at News24 a while ago, knowing that it was time for me to find my own feet and start paving the way for... Continue Reading →

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