September 2017 Some Happy South Africa News

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South Africa ~ August / September 2017

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‘Act the way you’d like to be and soon
you’ll be the way you act.’
~ Leonard Cohen


Rain & Reading Matters

We are of very high spirits every time the clouds draw its curtains across the skies. Don’t stop praying for rain yet please. Also because you can win one of three great books for the rainy days this month. Remember: #ReadingIsSexy!

How to #Win Hermanus by Beth Hunt with Struik.

How to #Win Nicole by Richard Peirce with Struik Nature.

How to #Win Everything you wanted to know about wine but were too afraid to ask – A Platter’s Guide Authored by Tudor Caradoc-Davies

“I find television very educating.
Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx


Wine & Food Matters

TOP STORY: The Wine & Food pairing at Creation Wines is a highly recommended half-day sensory affair of a seven course small plate pairing with eight award winning wines! (For only R335!) Very filling – for as many senses as you are capable of being aware of. Read on to learn about the Senses 101 quick course and exquisite wines. At times it definitely felt Spiritual! Also sort of subliminally Biblical, being Creation and Seven and all. Our header image: An allegory of five senses. Still Life by Pieter Claesz, 1623.

See what the Cape Grace wrote about the Hemel & Aarde Valley and The Wine Village Hemel en Aarde Village Hermanus

Movies Matter!

We have a brand new Movie reviewer! Introducing Maya’s Movie Magic! Maya’s extensive knowledge of everything relating to movies is truly remarkable! From actors to producers to composers to …name it, she would most likely be able to add some important or random piece of information to heighten your appreciation of the movie. Click here to view the latest reviews: Maya’s Movie Magic (Please be kind and ‘like’ the page as an endorsement of the passion and hard work that goes into it.)

Inspired action matters!

Coastal cleanups. Click to see where you and your family and or friends can slot in and make a difference. 

Sustainable Farming Practices. Please consider nominating a pioneer in Overberg Agriculture. Nosy Rosy recommended Braam Gericke and Wildekrans for Best Farming Practice Award at this year’s Nedbank Green Wine Awards. Please mail yours to Getawaywineawards 

I herewith nominate Wildekrans for the Best Farming Practice Award at this year’s Nedbank Green Wine Awards. Wildekrans, with the enormous input from Braam Gericke and his passion for sustainable farming, has been a pioneer in this area. Farming practices at Wildekrans inspire all to adhere to more responsible approaches and farming methods, to focus on preservation and to be community minded.

It is always a pleasure to drive, walk or cycle onto Wildekrans and to be struck every time by the immaculate grounds and the happy friendly faces of the locals being employed there. I am of the opinion that Wildekrans makes a huge difference in our area and takes its responsibility of job creation and in-job training of the best farming practices very seriously. It is a commendable investment in the future of the farm, the area and all involved.

Education & Information Matter!

Would you like to live longer, improve your memory and be healthier through one simple process? Starve. An ancient Egyptian proverb reads: ” One quarter of what you eat is to keep you alive, the other three quarters is to keep your doctor alive. Intermittent fasting and or regular fasting helps the body to heal itself. Watch this BBC video by Michael Mosley ~ Eat, Fast & Live Longer. Also watch Fasting: Awakening the Rejuvenation from Within | Valter Longo | 

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Community Matters!

~Please visit our Caring Community & Doing Random Acts of Kindness page where you can pick your favourite charity or choose a random one to donate a couple of rands to. Giving is good for the soul.


FUN Matters! Events To Attend


Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday
Every Friday Live Music at Tapas in Hermanus
Elgin Valley Events
Weekly Farmers Markets

1 September – Frans Mulder – Fragments In Time Rossouw Modern Art Galleries Hermanus

2 September – Gert Vlok Nel Spronkelster Onrus Hermanus
16 September – Widespread coastal cleanups.
22 – 25 September – Flower Festival at Fernkloof
29 September – 1 October Walker Bay Orchid Society
29 September – 1 October Whale Festival
29-30 September Orchid Show -St. Peters Church Hall in Hermanus.
17 – 19 November – Greyton Art Walk 
26 November – The Stanford Stumble 

Swartland & West Coast
6 – 9 September 2017 ~ The Moorreesburg Swartland Show and the SA Hereford Centenary Celebrations. 
1 – 3 September Darling Voorkamerfest

Cape Town, Western Cape & Winelands & Klein Karoo

25 – 27 August 2017 Poetry in McGregor
25 August – 2 September 2017 The Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show
2 September 2017 – Pinotage on tap ~ Diemersfontein Wine Estate, Wellington
14 – 17 September The 100 year celebration of the Darling Wild Flower Show
23 September Brandewyn en Boerewors Fees Hillcrest Quarry
14 –15 October Oyster and Champagne Festival
Calitzdorp Events The Best Events site ever!

Check in to see what is on at…

The Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age)

Kirstenbosch Events 

Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost forest.

Theatre Lovers

See the latest South Africa Theater Magazine

Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra 

Cape Town Opera

On at the Fugard Theatre Cape Town

On at the Brooklyn Theater.

United Kingdom
8 October 2017 Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in aid of the Cape Town Red Cross War Memorial and Children’s Hospital Trust.

Run the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in aid of the Children’s Hospital Trust and give a child the chance to grow up.

By partaking in London’s most beautiful half, you’ll be supporting the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town – Africa’s first specialist pediatric hospital.

Since 2012, runners have contributed to ensuring that 250 000 children treated at the Hospital every year have access to world-class healthcare. From South Africa and beyond, most are from impoverished communities and one-third are younger than one year old.

When: Sunday 8 October 2017
Registration fee: £65

To book your spot, contact Jennifer Parsons on

Make every mile you run one that gives back childhood.
Join the team today.

Food Markets & Food Lovers

Baardskeerders Bos (B Bos) Farmers Market ~ Last Saturday of every month.

Hermanus Country Market Every Saturday morning at the Hermanus Cricket Club. 9am to 1pm.

Greyton Saturday Market Every Saturday

Stanford Sunset Market Last Friday of each month

Napier  The Village Market Every Friday & Saturday times: Fri: 1 – 5 pm / Sat: 9 am – 2 pm, Address: 44 Sarel Cilliers Street, Napier Info: 083 700 2152 /

Sedgefield Scarab Market  Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape


Just for today, be unconditionally spectacular! You do not need to be or feel ready, fit, thin, muscular, wealthy, pretty, handsome or loved … just be unconditionally spectacular anyway! Start by smiling for no reason! ~ ©NosyRosy™​


Nosy Rosy Favourites

Places To Eat
Botriver Hotel Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
La Pentola
Spiceroute – Paarl
Tapas Live Music over weekends.
The Marine Hotel
Wildekrans Forage Restaurant

Wine, Wine Tastings & Food pairing
Creation Wines
Seven Springs Vineyards
Sumaridge Estate Wine 

Favourite Wineries
See our list of Award winning wines.

Favourite Olive Oils
Article and list

Places To Stay
Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
Delarey Guest Farm – Yzerfontein West Coast
The Marine ~ Hermanus
Milkwood Lodge
Francolin Hof
Aloe House
Poespasrivier 🙂
Accommodation McGregor

Places To Shop
See the extraordinary abalone-shell vases and mirrors by Lawton Roberts Design
Gift ideas and more
Shade Shop
Exclusive Works – The Ultimate Stainless Steel Pans, trailers etc!
Foto First – photographic desires.
PCXPress ALL computer needs
GO SOLAR – 123
Rossouw Modern Hermanus Art
Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations

Earthworks – Garden Design & Service with care!
Exclusive Works – Steelworks & Building Expertise
Grow your business: The labour office
PCXPress ALL computer needs
Sonic WiFi -Retail | Repairs & Installations
WebWits Design, Marketing & Maintenance
Woodworks – Dream it,
they create it!
NosyRosy Advertise your business or event.

Pappin Pretorius Optometrist
Get Fit! ProActive Fitness
Natural Supplements
Child and family counselling
Child psychologist
Lianna Morrison

Things To Do
“Cooking for Pleasure” Classes at the Overstrand Training Institute.
Paleo your body into shape!
Go to the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market
Learn to dance with confidence!
Hermanus U3A Program
Visit Elgin Valley
Join Whale Coast conservation
Visit SpiceRoute Paarl

Register as a Blood donor:
Register now.

Property For Sale.
Country place for sale – Stanford area


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