Hello Beautiful People!
This month we celebrate more of the excellence of the innovative and resourceful endeavours of South Africans who set a positive tone for our beloved rainbow nation. We rock on!
You can read the full newsletter online by scrolling down here, page through, click and read our online magazine or print the PDF. Thank you so much to all who print this out as infotainment for their friends, visitors & guests! – I receive Very interesting feedback from local & far and wide!
“We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.”
This month’s features: … If participation is your thing, read on, there is enough to keep you on a happy, healthy high for quite some time.
“Honey Interrupted”! We did some serious research to be able to inform health-minded people on how to know which Honey to buy! Natural should be natural – but it became complicated. We try to simplify it before you lose interest and buy junk. 80% of Honey in our shops are imported from China, all goodness killed by irradiation and/or fake syrups posing as honey. Please read more and find some fun and easy tests to make sure that you paid for what you were lead to believe you were buying. Award-winning and real Honey in South Africa versus Fake Honey. How to buy Honey 101
South African Born Stars
I am of the very opinionated opinion that Iron Man inspiration, Elon Musk and top Hollywood composer Trevor Jones are currently two of our South African Born Heroes and both are greatly influencing the world on a grand scale! #SouthAfricanSwag : )
Woman of the month ~ Nadia Voster Covergirl; The Beautiful Beekeeper
Nadia: “Beekeeping is in my family – my father is a beekeeper in the Northern Cape and my husband Danie and I are both beekeepers. I didn’t set out to become a beekeeper but growing up around bees I couldn’t help but develop a passion for all things bee-related as these amazing creatures give the world so much!”
Find out more about their bees, Honey and products, visit www.honeysuckle.co.za/honeysuckle-bees
(Also on the cover and inside story of our online magazine)
Function Venues & Luxury Accommodation
Andreas Wine Estate in Wellington is a historic wine estate producing award-winning Shiraz and offering luxury accommodation. A destination of awe-inspiring beauty off the beaten track, yet easily accessible. The perfect, secluded getaway location.
August Special. Book a two-night stay at Andreas Guest House during the month of August 2019 and receive a 30% discount on the current rate as well as a complimentary afternoon tea for two guests.
From R1260 per person sharing for two nights.
If August is not your month, book for R900 per night per person sharing. Andreas was one of the first Huguenot settlements in the Wellington valley just an hours drive from Cape Town. The beautifully refurbished Cape Dutch property dates from 1799!
If you’re a lover of Shiraz, Andreas produces some of the best!
Random Helpful Hints & Interestingness
WhatsApp on your Computer
You can have your WhatsApp on your computer. Easy typing and also an instant way to get your photos onto your computer and vice versa. Go to https://web.whatsapp.com/ on your computer. On your phone, click on the three top dots on the right-hand side, click on settings, choose WhatsApp web. A scanner will open, scan the squiggly block (QR codes) and your WhatsApp web computer page, within seconds your WhatsApp will open on your computer. Done. Remember to log out if you are not on a private computer.
I keep adding to the map I created of some of my favourite places to STOP at on your way anywhere in the Overberg. Special focus on the N2 from Grabouw to Swellendam (and beyond) and the R43 from Botriver via Hermanus to Gansbaai and beyond. Please share and suggest your favourite places to STOP.
Please click to visit the road-tripping page and/or look at the latest visitors video of a road trip to Avani Lodge Private Nature Reserve outside Bot River. Visitor #VideoCompetition #Win a free weekend breakaway & extras. Ask for details to participate.
The Wanderer with Maps has been around for more than 10 years. This completely hand-drawn newsletter is a joy to find every time! John Crighton is the artist behind this lovely publication and his general joie de vivre shines straight out of each page. Nosy Rosy turns this into an online magazine to share the love! More about John and his The Wanderer with Maps.
New at Creation Wines; Olive Oil
The Creation team recently introduced their first olive oil. The 2019 Creation Extra Virgin Olive Oil was grown in two Hemel-en-Aarde groves planted in 2007 on the Mount Babylon and Vrede farms and covering 1.5 hectares in total. Selected for their suitability to the terroir, the cultivars include four Italian varieties – Coratina, Leccino, Frantoio and Favolosa – as well as a Sicilian cultivar, Nocellare del Belice.
If you ever wanted to stay in the Hemel & Aarde Valley, this is where you want to be. Trust Creation Wines to serve a new experience on yet another new level.
The beautiful sleek design of Die Voormanshuis is the brainchild of architect Andrew Finlayson. Even though the building is super modern, it seems to sit butterfly-light in its beautiful surrounds. Set among the vineyards …more about Die Voormanhuis at Creation Wines
Forest bathing, as a calming and healing practice, became known in Japan in the 1980s. The obvious feel-good factors all apply but now we understand more about the physiological benefits, apart from the eye-pleasing scenery, gentle hiking exercise and extra oxygen. Phytoncide is a substance emitted by plants & trees and generally means the aroma of the forest. “Phyton” means “plant” in Latin, and “cide” means to exterminate. Phytoncides are produced to help plants & trees protect themselves from harmful insects and germs, but researchers now offer proof of their enormous health benefits to human life. Read more about forest bathing and your health and happiness.
Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.
~ Grantland Rice
Environment, community and social responsibility.
~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.
Check back as we add more events as requests flow in.
12 – 29 September, Burn the Floor – Durban
12 – 13 September, The Music of David’s Confession & The Hidden Chapters – Somerset West
14 – 15 September, Franschhoek Uncorked
15 September, Norval Foundation Concert Series: Abdullah Ibrahim SOLD OUT – Cape Town
18 – 24 September, Cape Town Baroque Festival
20 September, Global Climate Strike – Cape Town
20 September, The Parlotones LIVE at Kapstadt Brauhaus – Cape Town
20 – 22 September, 102nd Darling Wild Flower Show – Darling Golf Club
20 – 22 September, The Big Bug Expo – Stellenbosch
21 September, Classical Music Concert: Amici Quartet – Franschhoek
21 – 22 September, Earthdance Cape Town 2019
21 – 22 September, Strawberry Festival – George
21 – 24 September, Hermanus Flower Festival 2019
21 – 24 September, Khwa ttu Heritage Festival – Yzerfontein
24 September, Warehouse Book Sale – Cape Town
27 – 29 September, Hermanus Whale Festival
27 September – 20 October, Rock of Ages – Johannesburg
28 – 29 September, Hermanus Wine & Food Festival 2019
28 – 29 September, Durufle’s Requiem – Stellenbosch
30 September – 6 October, CY Market 2019 – Durbanville
5 October, 2019 Annual Penguin Festival – Simon’s Town
5 October, The Bubbly Festival Champagne and Bubbly 2019 – Cape Town
5 October, Pink Power Fun Walk | Breast Cancer Awareness – Benguela Cove | Bot River
5 – 6 October, Stellenbosch University Choir – Stellenbosch
10 – 13 October, Die Groot Plaasproe 2019 – Stellenbosch
11 October, New York Runway – Cape Town
12 October, Fairview Goat Run 2019 – Paarl
12 October, Melkbosstrand Food Festival
24 October, The Boer & Butcher presents Francois Van Coke – Stellenbosch
25 – 27 October, Franschhoek Open Gardens
26 – 27 October, Cape Town International Kite Festival
29 October – 3 November, KAMERS/Makers 2019 Stellenbosch
1 – 3 November, International Tequila Festival – Cape Town
2 November, Classical Music Concert: Antonio Chen Guang (Piano) – Franschhoek
2 November, The Big 5 Comedy Show in Cape Town
Lemms Corner Market – Every Sunday in Summer
Events at Lourensford – Somerset West
Vegan Goods Market – Every Saturday – Cape Town
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sedgefield Scarab Market Every Saturday come rain or shine. Garden Route, Western Cape
Check in to see what is on at…
Hermanus U3A (University Of The 3rd Age)
Platbos – Africa’s Southernmost forest.
On at the Brooklyn Theater.
Nosy Rosy Favourites
Places To Eat
Botriver HotelDie Blaasbalk Restaurant
Caffe Blu Checkers Centre Hermanus
Ecology Lifestyle Farm Botrivier
La Pentola Hermanus
Shuntin Shed Botrivier
The Marine Hotel Hermanus
Panorama Restaurant Stanford Area
Wine, Wine Tastings & Food pairing
Favourite Olive Oils
Places To Stay
Avani Private Nature Reserve – Botrivier
Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
The Marine – Hermanus
Aloe House – Hermanus
Accommodation – McGregor
Places To Shop
Annabelle Hermanus Decor Beach House
Lawton Roberts Design Abalone-shell objects
Gift ideas and more
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
LABCO Labour Relations
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.
Health & Beauty
Things To Do
“Cooking for Pleasure” Classes at the Overstrand Training Institute.
Paleo your body into shape!
Go to the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market
Hermanus U3A Program
Visit Elgin Valley
Join Whale Coast conservation
Visit SpiceRoute Paarl
Register as a Blood donor: Register now.
She brings Joy
And as always;
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~ Maya Angelou