We see in order to move; we move in order to see” – William Gibson

I am a British journalist, writer, wanderer and part-time optimist with a giant-sized carbon footprint.

After travelling to more than 50 countries worldwide, I came to South Africa on a wing and a prayer and a one-way ticket in 2008, in search of sunshine/sunburn and stories from across the African continent.

And I’m still here, 13 African countries later and, hopefully, a little bit the wiser. So come take a walk with me – I’ll hold your hand if you like, as I lead you down the path to God knows where. It’s not the destination that counts after all, it’s the journey.

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Recent Posts

2611, 2015

The In-Betweener

By | November 26th, 2015|life, opinion|

Almost exactly two years ago, I was writing my final exams as a “mature student” at the University of Cape Town and preparing myself for six months back in England – my longest uninterrupted stint [...]

2210, 2015

South Africa Boils Over

By | October 22nd, 2015|life|

Riot police outside Parliament. Image courtesy of Brendon Bosworth As soon as I enter the classroom, I can see my students are on edge. As refugees from Mali, Somalia, Congo (both sides of [...]

2209, 2015

Cape Town: Broadening the Narrative

By | September 22nd, 2015|life, opinion|

Photo courtesy of DPlanet When I first moved to South Africa and, more specifically, Cape Town back in 2008, I was excited by pretty much everything about the place. It wasn't just the [...]

2308, 2015

How to Date (Black) South African Girls

By | August 23rd, 2015|life, opinion|

Durban Carnival dancers First off, apologies if you've been mislead by the title of this post. If you're really looking for advice on how to date black South African girls, then this is [...]

808, 2015

On Burlesque, Bodies and Breaking Boundaries

By | August 8th, 2015|life, opinion|

Tenille Lindeque-Joshua, aka Lady Magnolia I have a tendency to approach things I don't understand with skepticism, often borne out of some kind of fear I suppose. Until a week ago, with no [...]

2107, 2015

Mandela Day and Rape Crisis

By | July 21st, 2015|life, opinion|

My new year's resolution this year was to be better at practicing what I preach, putting my money where my mouth is (both literally and metaphorically), giving more and doing more for the things I [...]

507, 2015

On Getting Old

By | July 5th, 2015|life, opinion|

"Old man", by Llorenzi Strangely, it was the little things that I noticed first. I'd get home from work and find that I was unable to sit down and relax before the curtains [...]

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