Author Archives: Administrator

About Administrator

Freelance writer based in Hout Bay near Cape Town in South Africa.

Book trailer for Nicko – The Tale of a Vervet Monkey on an African Farm

You can watch and listen to the book trailer for Nicko – The Tale of a Vervet Monkey on an African Farm here: I hope you enjoy it. Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The time I wrote a book

FOR three decades, I’ve attended media events and, on almost every occasion, been given a name-tag to identify myself to other attendees. The tags have always announced, ‘Penny Haw Journalist’, ‘Penny Haw Writer’, ‘Penny Haw Media’, ‘Penny Haw Freelance Journalist’, … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spontaneous pleasures of Portugal

Unconstrained on the banks of the Douro, Penny Haw tries to buy a hotel. THE only person I know who is more spontaneous about travel than I am is my husband. Adventurers, we may be. Planners, we are not. Our … Continue reading

Posted in Travel tales | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Seeing clearly in Lake Malawi

IT was while looking for a new snorkelling spot off Mumbo Island in the calm, clear waters of Lake Malawi that my husband and I spotted splashing about 25 metres ahead of our canoe. Paddling closer, we discovered a juvenile … Continue reading

Posted in Travel tales | Leave a comment

South African opera export extraordinaire, Pretty Yende – a profile

ABOUT 13 years ago, Pretty Yende heard opera for the first time and resolved to make it her career: “It was as if my soul knew what it was even though my mind and body didn’t,” she says. These days, … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiring individuals | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Burgeoning weeds? There’s a goat for that

I AM a big fan of uncomplicated, make-a-plan biotech-type ideas. They suit my simple-solutions-are-super approach to life. I like the notion of solving problems and creating opportunities by putting things that don’t need batteries, Eskom or petrol to work. We’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneurially inspired | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Thick and tired? Try public humiliation

IN the old days, slimming clubs meant going to weekly meetings and facing the ordeal of climbing on a scale in front of other wannabe-skinnies. A group leader – usually a smug ex-fatty – would be on hand to record … Continue reading

Posted in Technology touch | Leave a comment