The Upside of Risk

Late one night last November, after the girls were in bed and asleep, I finally voiced the words that had been hanging over my life like heavy storm clouds. “I don’t think we can afford this trip.” The plane tickets had been paid for. I had already spent hours searching for accommodation. My mind was […]

Hiking Lion’s Head or Cape Town is the Most Beautiful City in the World

When I moved to Canada as a teenager, people would often try to guess where I was from. “Are you British?” “Nope.” “Australian?” “No.” “From New Zealand?” “Nope.” Somehow they would never guess South African. Once I told them, they would inevitably then ask questions about living in Africa — including the requisite “are there […]