Retirement

Whenever I hear or read ‘Retirement Village’ (and with all respect!) I get an association with a phase between life and after-life. Yesterday I was standing on a hill and I pictured this symbolic view. It’s indeed very close.

Local Talent in the village 2

Yes; Napier (South Africa) has talent. This weekend two of them will perform during the annual ‘Patatfees’ (Sweet Potato Festival). Coached by local musicians/sound engineers they improved a lot during the past year. Ready for the big stage. He will perform in the cococola truck at the grounds of the Protea Primary School this Friday afternoon.

This is Drew. R&B, pop and more. Artist pur sang. Watch his moves.

The fire

It’s not only California that suffers from fire during the Summer months. It’s Summer here in South Africa and almost no day without a fire in the Western Cape. Recently, for the second time in a month, just outside our village.

Garfield

Garfield is the mutual friend of all villagers. It’s a stray tomcat and sleeps every night in another place. I also call him the ‘Informal Mayor’ of our village. Never begs for food but always grateful when he gets. It’s not a young tomcat; Garfield needs his sleep between the local adventures.