Traffic jam in Stanford
It can happen….
Developments in our garden
Almost every day we add a picture of our garden to our ‘Green Cathedral of South Africa’ page on Facebook. We started this page a few years ago after the restoration and extension of the historical succulent garden of Soekershof. Today a year ago an Italian/German couple visited us there and made an offer to purchase.…
Who doesn’t like Proteas in a Wedding Bouquet?
Most Proteas in wedding bouquets and other feastly flower arrangements in Europe originate from the Stanford area.
The recycling of old building ‘rubbish’ into a potting table has become quite a visual success. Not the table though but the results of Yvonne’s sudden potting mania. Numerous plants look far better in their new environment. See for yourself:
Last week Friday Herman ‘recycled’ old building material into a ‘potting table’ and during the weekend Yvonne potted numerous plants on this creation. This morning the table was still standing…..
Left or Right; either way is Right
When we go out with the dogs we can choose between right and left once outside the gate. Either way is right. It’s not even a political issue; it’s living the good life.
One of those little changes
Whoever buys a new house always want to change something. No difference with us although the house itself was perfect; the garden was not. Last week we took the ugly invasive hedge in the front out and replaced it with succulent plants. These (merely African origin) still have to grow to cover a large part…
Shooting on the river
The world looks different from the water; one can look upon a river with his/her feet on the ground but a view from the river itself is different. Last Sunday friends of us organised a party and we took the opportunity for a boatride on the Klein River (little river); the name not because that the river is narrow -it’s…
Rugby in Stanford
Not always announced by the local tourism bureau in their agenda but still attracting a nice crowd are the sporting events on the municipal grounds in the village centre. Today was a rugby tournament for the youth of all ages and of different walks of life. Tough but not rough and maybe, very maybe, one…