20 Years ago Francois and Mariska spend their honeymoon in the Hobbit House in Bloemfontein, at the time owned by Esther and Jake Uys. Anno 2015 Mariska and Francois live in Stanford and so do Jake and Esther. And what more: the then honeymoon couple has such a good memories about the food and their stay at the Hobbit House that, once moved to Stanford sometime ago, there was no doubt about where to eat out in the village. “Esther was at that time already a great chef, always perfecting her old world recipes”, tells Mariska. “Like most people I can make an omelet or a lamb wrap but it won’t have the YUM-magic”.