Denise Scott Brown
I am a first generation Kingsmeadian, 86 years old in October and living in Philadelphia. Here’s my birthday video as friends, my husband, and I shared a cake and danced to Klezmer music. Please follow this link: https://youtu.be/AQ0WfUJ2eSs
With much love,
I live in Florida USA with my husband Mervyn. Our 3 children all live in America and all married South Africans. We have 7 wonderful grandchildren ranging in age from 17 to 26 years old.
Wendi E Maxwell (Collins)
After 51 years of marriage, Ken and I, are incredibly lucky to have the health and means to have hiked the second phase of the Oystercatcher Trail, walked with friends in the Hermanus Nature Reserves and had a trip to Ethiopia with members of the Archeological Society. We found the political and religious history of Ethiopia fascinating, and the people beautiful, proud and independent without being arrogant. We were humbled by their endurance – wooden ploughs drawn by oxen, horses trotting in circles to thresh the grain and donkeys transporting all to the markets. We are now ‘down-sizing’ but remaining in Hyde Park, Johannesburg before Christmas and then going to Oz for an 8th Birthday Party.
Lynne Miller (Feldman)
Living in London UK with husband Howard. Have 3 children and 4 grandchildren also living in London. Have a wonderful life here and spend two months in Cape Town at end of every year.
Owner Director of Audiology private practice at 43 Dean Street, Newlands, Cape Town. www.43deanstreet.co.za; www.tinnitus-phd.co.za
Living and working in London, our family now numbers 12 – we came here with just four of us in 1979
Adrienne Singer (Verney)
I run a training company and operate nationally although I reside in Cape Town.
Shaughn Forbes (nee Watson)
This past year has been a difficult one for me as I was diagnosed with bilateral invasive carcinoma. I had a double mastectomy and had a right side lymph node removal – then had many weeks of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. I am now on oral medication and look forward to the time they can tell me that I am really in remission. I continue to live in Australia where my 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren live. All the best to everyone for 2018.
Nesta May Cramer
I am living in both South Africa and Mauritius and spending a lot of time travelling to wonderful places around the world with my husband, Dr. Larry Cramer. Our 2 sons are living in Canada and the USA respectively so we visit there at least once a year. We are on our way to hike in Patagonia and sail to the Antarctic this month and into December, before joining our family in Houston for Christmas. We shall all be in the Dominican Republic for New Year.
Cheryl Torr (Spence)
We are now living in the States – Nashville, Tennessee. Still doing triathlons and loving it. Our children have produced 5 grandchildren for us. Three are here in the States and the other two are currently in Dubai.
Trish Trahar (nee Lawrence)
Tony and I still enjoying life in the UK and spending most of our time in our home in the country (in Gloucestershire) but also spending a night or two in London during the week where we attend concerts, the opera and ballet.
Recently we became grandparents- in January our daughter Frances (living in Scotland) gave birth to a son, Tobias. Our son, Andrew, lives and works in London but frequently travels to South Africa on business.
Susan Kloeck (nee Hope)
I retired at the end of 2016 after over 40 years of teaching. My husband and I are now both ‘retired’ and grow special clivias in our nursery near White River called Clivia Kingdom. We have travelled all over the world to look at clivias and have met some interesting people!
Gillian Hemphill (Routledge)
I have two lovely daughters who were at Kingsmead as well. Candice Hemphill finished in 2001 and Jacqui Hemphill finished in 2003. Candice works at DiData and Jacqui does sales and marketing for Londolozi. Jacqui got married to Graeme Marais in March 2016.
I have been running my own publicity business (The Famous Idea) for 15 years mainly in the arts arena. I am passionate about the bush and belong to The Rand Barbet Club that has meets at Kingsmead
Mary Cassidy (nee Barkhuysen)
Still living near Reading in England, working as a School Librarian. All 3 ‘children’ still live at home with us (or have returned after brief forays into independent living in London). So with the job, the Church and the family I am kept pretty busy. In Facebook contact with a few others and was delighted to have the opportunity in the summer to spend a few hours in Guildford with Stephanie Anderson and an afternoon and evening in London with Margaret Dennis.
Claire Gebers (Heney)
This year my husband is working in the Solomon Islands and with an apartment in Honiara, I have been able to spend time in the local hospital. Following a request, we were able to locate and transport 3 incubators and a range of new equipment into their lab! Our base is still Brisbane, where I continue to work as a microbiologist.
Kerry Strayhorn (nee Maughan-Brown)
Living in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Managing Director of Cape Point Travel, a travel consultancy for private and exclusive travel within Southern Africa.
Married 38 years to Ralph. Children Nick and Victoria. 2 grandchildren Thomas and Benjamin.
Bev Jacobs (nee Collins)
I live in CT with my twin boys, who are 18 and in the process of writing Matric at Rondebosch Boys High School.
I have worked for TFG (The Foschini Group) for almost 22 years, and currently head up HR for the Africa Division for the Group. I am fortunate to travel regularly to seven countries outside of SA for business and this has been an extremely interesting opportunity – something quite out of the ordinary!
In my spare time, I am a keen motor cyclist, competing in vintage motorcycle time trial events on my 1935 Triumph. Recently, I bought a modern BMW 650GS and am enjoying the challenge of a fast and powerful machine.
We are planning our 40-year reunion in September 2018 and I can’t wait to see all my old school buddies again!
Mary-Anne Nell (nee Goodwin)
Living in Cape Town with my husband of 37 years, Geoff. We have 2 daughters, Samantha 37 who lives with her husband and 2 children Mia 11 and TJ 7. Sue-Anne lives in London with her husband and baby daughter Zoe who is 9 months old. I am working for a property managing agent and loving my garden
She has recently opened her own swimming school in Parkhurst. Guppies & Goggles catering to all ages of swimmers.
Melanie Guidotti (nee Malan)
I am presently living on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, with my husband and 3 beautiful children, and where I am co-director of Belladotti Fine Food Inspired. (belladotti.com.au)
Stacey Petzold (Smith)
Living in the NY City area and working as a freelance Graphic Designer. Raising 2 children and travelling the world.
I’m now a Urologist in Cape Town, and Mum to a beautiful 14-month-old little girl.
Working as an HR Manager in London.
Gina Lee Whiting 2011 After completing a BA Hon in Industrial Psychology, I headed over to London where I have been working for the past two years.
I am currently in my first year of articles at KPMG Johannesburg after passing ITC (Board 1) in January this year.