Napier; first impressions

Since a few days we live in Napier, Western Cape, South Africa; 50 kilometers from our previous residence in Stanford. Still a lot of unpacking to do plus some minor and major (new kitchen) building work to perform. In the meantime work continues. Herewith a few first impressions. A few are shot through the window …

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 …

Tommy Ngwenya now also knows how to kiss a cactus

A few years ago we landscaped a no-extra-water-needed garden in the outskirts of ‪‎Stanford‬. When we recently announced that we are selling the large feature plants in our garden the owners approached us for another round. This time we worked closely together with Tommy Ngwenya and, oh boy, what a delight to work with such …

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 …

Papa Jer ….

… is the name Jerry Fourie is known for. Jerry is our village troubadour; entertaining on markets, parties and other festivities. In his younger days he toured South Africa; as always together with his wife Retha. Nowadays he prefers to sing within a 100 km radius. The repertoire is mainly music from the sixties and …

They like horses; don’t they?

At White Water Farm in Stanford, South Africa.

Lophocereus Scotti Monstrose

Spineless cactus. Origin Mexico/Texas. Also grows well in our garden in Stanford, South Africa.

I love food; ‘lekker’ food

The word ‘lekker’ (originates from Dutch) is the word South Africans of different walks of life use for everything they like; Lekker weather, Lekker sun bathing and, of course Lekker Food. Here some food pictures; all shot at local restaurants in my village. Eating Lekker food is a treat, not a challenge 😉 .  

Tomorrow ‘Haturday’

A local business man in our village had some weeks ago a bright moment. ‘What if all villagers start to wear hats on Saturday?’, he wondered. ‘Wouldn’t that be an extra attraction of the tourists?’.  He launched the idea of ‘Haturday’ on a local Facebook page, warmed a few friends up, and the idea got shape. Last Saturday …

Folly

The No-front-door house in Stanford, South Africa