About Me

profile_picAfter graduating from Manchester University in 2003, Tanzania beckoned to guide unsuspecting tourists around the wilds of East Africa.

Whilst there, I dabbled in freelance writing covering World Aids Day for Wanderlust, and Soweto Township Tours for The Guardian.

Back in London, I completed a postgrad in journalism at the London College of Communication before landing a job on a telecoms trade mag as staff writer: read my, not entirely accurate, prediction on the shape of phones to come from way back in 2006.

My itchy feet soon got the better of me, and I landed a contract reviewing hostelries for The Greenwood Guide from Mozambican wilderness lodges to chic South African Garden Route retreats. Next stop New Zealand, still for The Greenwood Guide and, whilst there, I met a Kiwi, had a baby and wrote regular features on everything from how goats react to earthquakes to feminism and cloth nappies for award-winning glossy, The Natural Parent.

Four years on, and the girl who headed out to the land-of-the-long-white-cloud with nothing but a backpack, returned home with a family and a house-load of stuff.

Since then, I’ve combined looking after my two young daughters with writing regular features for The Natural Parent, advertorial for clients including Volvo and Resene Paint, and blog posts about the joys and tribulations of parenting—from birthing on twitter to surviving the school run—for Natural Baby Shower, one of the country’s first and largest organic baby wear outlets.

For more details and references have a look at my LinkedIn page.




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