A cultural evening

The neighbour asked us if we were interested in the performance of her grandson at the cultural evening of the Montessori School in nearby Hermanus. Why not? Nice neighbours and out in the country side we can use some ‘culture’… So we went yesterday evening …

I must admit that I wasn’t all that enthusiastic in the beginning but that changed rapidly seeing young kids going on stage to perform and at a surprising high level!!!

We saw amongst others comedians, ballerina, singers, dancers, drummers and so on.

Just an impression:

The Pursuit Race

Every now and than our street functions as a race track. Although 40 kmh is the speed limit and with stop signs at a few crossings there are always those people who don’t care. This picture shows a suppliers truck chased by a pick-up truck (‘bakkie’) with farm labourers crowded in the cargo-hold. It was about 6:30 in the morning and the speed measured between point A and B was approximately 70 kmh. Oh … and the dust? It’s a dusty gravel road. We don’t mind about gravel; it’s life in the country side but it seems that not all people have respect for that….

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Always drive slowly in the country

Sometimes I notice holiday makers rushing from one place to the other. They miss a lot and are sometimes even a danger for all that’s alive. Maybe it’s my age, I don’t know, but I drive in rural pace in the country side and enjoy. There are always surprises like earlier this week. Live and let live!

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Once upon a time…..

…. in a time when there were less speed-maniacs from Cape Town and Gauteng on the rural roads of South Africa, Frikkie and his wife Riana, so goes the story and South Africans are good story-tellers, drove in leisurely pace their Sunday afternoon ride through the country-side. The car was old, rattling and shaking a bit on the dirt roads but still moving forwards until …… somewhere in nowhere ….. the engine-block fell. The couple was almost home. Optimist as Frikkie has always been he said to his wife “No problem which can’t be fixed” and both tried to lift the engine in place again. But alas, it didn’t work out that way. They left the car after an emotional farewell and taking the registration plates off. The car is still there where they left it minus useful spare parts. These spare parts were taken out overnight and that is also typical South African.

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