The removal (an update)

23 Days ago we moved 50 kilometers from Stanford to Napier in the Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa. We had to start with a gigantic cleaning operation and since last week we are unpacking. The first plants have since last Wednesday a place in the new garden and many others are still …

Removal in progress (snapshots)

Since 30 March we reside in Napier after almost 5 unforgettable years in Stanford (thank you guys). But we are still in the middle of the removal as you can see. But we’re getting there. Hopefully the new kitchen will be ready the end of May and also some minor building works still has to …

We moved!!!

Today is the first day in our new ‘residence’ in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa. Officially that is. Between all of us: we already moved into our ‘new’ (Anno 1928) house two days ago. Later this month pictures of this monumental heritage home. This picture was made a few years ago a bit further along the …

The Removal

Today we removed two four meter high trees from our garden to their new destination. Plenty of precision work; especially avoiding damage of the taproots … All plants in the garden are sold. But we still have a collection of around 200 succulent plants in pots which are for sale plus our own collection which we …

The Big, Big Move

Per 1 April we will reside in an heritage house (Anno 1928) in Napier; 50 kilometers drive from Stanford and also in the Overberg region of the Western Cape in South Africa. Besides plenty of administrative ‘issues’ inherent at selling and buying properties there are many other things to think of. Take for example the …

Rits and the ‘Tibetan Pitbull’

November 1997 is a memorable month and my back still aches by the thought of it. We went for a short break-away to Shri Lanka and on the way back to the airport in Colombo Yvonne saw a life-size wooden dog in a shop window and once she set her mind on something it becomes …