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About Me

About Me I'm an irrepressible traveller, eternal optimist and award-winning journalist. And if you want travel & leisure writing that's sassy - but classy I like to think you've come to the right place.
I've been a journalist since star-struck school days when I reviewed rock bands for a national UK music paper. I've covered courts, crime, garden parties, health, women's issues, restaurant reviews and everything else a journalist gets to do.

Then I moved to Cairo and spent four years living in that amazing, crazy city. A follow-the-sun policy brought me to South Africa, and I'm now so proudly South African that my Yorkshire accent has faded to a mere fraction of its former self. Phew!
After 12 years as the IT Editor for Business Day I quit to follow my passion for writing opinionated pieces for any publication bold enough to run them.
In 2016 I won the Arts Journalism Awards run by the National Arts Festival and Business & Arts South Africa in the review category, for my always honest and sometime acerbic theatre reviews!
If you want to compliment me (yes!) complain about something I've written (again) or better still, commission me for writing or media training, give me a yell right here