A true nature’s child and Earth child, in love with the outdoors, animals and beautiful spaces.
A former newspaper journalist with a passion for travel, photography and good food and wine, out to live my best life.
I love walking and hiking and this blog, while documenting my travels and putting the southernmost tip of Africa out there, also quietly celebrates the fact that despite being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I am able to lead a fairly active life thanks to a cocktail of tablets every morning. High on my bucket list is to walk along Hadrian’s Wall and parts of the Camino de Santiago. But first to Vietnam and Cambodia to feed my soul with ancient temples and eastern wisdom.
Curious about the world around me, I’m fascinated by people and the real story behind the story and I love photographing unusual things. I’m a foodie in training and good food and wine is in abundance in Cape Town where I live. The concept of slow food interests me most, as does growing some of my own herbs and vegetables in a tiny patch on the side of my house. It’s a constant battle thanks to Cape Town’s relentless south-easter, but occasionally I manage to eat what I grow!
Although I could never completely give up living near a major city, I love nature and wide open spaces and always seek out the hidden backstreet places rather than the tourist hype.
I’m blessed with a 20-something year old and two rescue dogs who allow me to share their home.
And finally, I’m a self confessed bibliophile who never has enough time to read.
“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn—which is what life is all about.” — Oprah Winfrey