Jewellery presentation

Original jewellery designs and if you read in the caption on Youtube the designs are not purchased by ‘mainstream trendy’ but by a niche within ‘mainstream grey’ which are in fact the trendsetting women with a heart for quality and originality.

Local produce

Skipskop Petit Verdot from Napier in South Africa is a surprising great (desert) wine with flavours that still indulge your taste buds long after you finished your glass … If this does not say anything about the quality … (etc.) … ?

Peter Pan was here. Captain Hook too

Recently the local Dramatic Society performed the play Peter Pan and although ‘local’ it was of professional quality. A few shots on stage, back stage and in front of the stage. The first 11 (‘framed’) pictures are processed.

Now I also have a Fraai Uitzicht Syrah

No I’m not going to taste it; just let it mature for a few years. Well that’s what I do with quality wines. Recently I wrote a review about Le Neuf Papesch of this South African wine cellar and I had critics from …. the wine critics who make a living out of drinking/tasting wine …

Le Neuf Papesch; pour ‘Le vrai Connaisseur’

  This is one of those extreme rare occasions I write about wine. I learned to appreciate a good wine many, many years ago in some of the most renown French wine producing regions and then I’m not talking about the known French ‘Chateaux’ but about those small wine farms that mail order their wines …

My Rant ……

Now I going to rant ( 😉 ):   I don’t mind competition (keeps me alert, etc.) and the ‘official’ SAFREA-rates (see below) are a little bit overdone. But what I locally notice is that some freelancers are working for less than R 200.00 (EURO 16.00) PER DAY just to get a job and most …

The learning curve

Education is extremely important; always has been. Active knowledge of 1 or two extra languages eases you to travel and experience the bigger world. Unfortunately not all people are able to get the education they deserve; partly by a lack of a good and broad accessible education system (= politics) and partly children/students are not …

Hit the 25000 views milestone

… and that is excluding the countless views via the WordPress reader by other bloggers. Thank you all! And until so far (after a tiny bit more than 1 yr) 675 followers who faithfully follow my trials and errors. It’s not the quantity of the followers that count but the quality. I’m very, very happy. …

Prototype of a wooden Handbag

Some years ago, during our previous life at Soekershof, we managed some workshops on our farm where local artisans had the opportunity to hone their skills. Some beautiful things were created such as the huge wire baobab tree for the South African embassy in Berlin (Germany). Visitors from around the globe saw the people at …

Sculpture

At the moment the Town of Hermanus in the Western Cape is celebrating the FynArts Festival with exhibitions in the old Synagogue and private galleries plus lectures, storytelling, concerts and arty South African movies next to open workshops of local artists. And the quality of the works is superb and provides visitors with a good …