Hello Beautiful People!
This year has been a strange reminder of what truly matters in life. It has made most of us all a little more grateful for things we took for granted before. It has reminded us of the loveliness of hugging, direct ‘maskless’ smiles, moving and talking lips, direct conversations and physical contact and relating. Connections make us stronger. In the yearning for this, we realised that we really are all in this together.
So, this Christmas as we gather, around braais, swimming pools or fireplaces where it is winter or computer screens, dressed in jolly sweaters or festive face masks, remember… Everyone deserves a little extra this year.
Be the one who spreads extra happiness. Be the one who shares extra gratitude. Be the one who wraps every gift with extra joy, and stuff every mailbox with extra happy. Let’s Give Extra.
We are not even talking about Covid or Lockdown. We all know the drill. Even for the healthy ones, the fears and uncertainties cause way more harm than the virus. Stress causes all sorts of illnesses and ill at eases. We rather reinvent 2020 and ourselves on our own terms. Full steam ahead with a new life where fake news and government shenanigans do not even touch our state of mind anymore!
Let’s be inspired by some great things to do to embrace life, grow and stay positive, focused and healthy-minded.
We researched a list of things to do for the passionate improvement of our mindset, health and income.
Magnanimous equanimity is the new order of the day, we have a great new appreciation for so many things and are witnessing so many inspiring Random Acts Of Kindness toward ourselves and others.
As always, we celebrate some 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!
“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”
Willy Wonka by Roald Dahl
You can read the full newsletter by scrolling down here. There is enough to keep you on a happy, healthy high for quite some time. And many online moneymaking tips and tricks.
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Print the PDF. Thank you so much to all who print this out as infotainment for their friends, visitors & guests!
We receive Very interesting feedback from all over the world!
“Every issue brings me so much joy and nostalgia. Inspiring us for our next trip to South Africa! We save links and make lists of your ‘best kept secrets and offers’ ; )
Thank you for putting this together so beautifully.”
~ Dominique from France
“I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilized music in the world.” — Peter Ustinov
Nothing will protect us against unhealthy viruses and the effect of the stress the lockdown causes as effectively as minding your mindset and boosting your health and immune system. Read about some easy things you could do to boost your Immune System for now and ever to stay healthy.
Master your mindset, master your life.
Here are some things you could do to become a master of your mindset for brain & heart health, success and happiness. Become free of the premature ageing that stress and stress-related illnesses cause.
Mind your nutrition, master your health
Always Something New From Creation Wines
Great Wine Capitals Award recognises Creation Innovation
Creation had the honour of receiving the Great Wine Capitals (GWC) Best of Wine Tourism Award for Innovative Wine Tourism. The estate has become synonymous with innovation and they are delighted to have won this prestigious accolade.
To Carolyn the 2021 award is all about how they pivoted over the past months. Their team went to extraordinary lengths to mitigate the challenges imposed on wineries during the Covid-19 lockdown and the ban on the sale of alcohol. This happened on many levels: from sourcing materials and upskilling the team to the development of new products and delivery systems. She sees the award as recognition for their resilience and courage during a time of great uncertainty and would like to thank the judges for noticing. Sometimes innovation is born out of adversity; this year was nothing short of a miracle with suppliers, agents, friends and clients rallying around to create our inspired new reality. Thank you all for being part of the Creation Nation! Please click here to read our media release and here to view the presentation of the trophy.
The Wanderer with Maps ~Latest Edition
Please click on the image to open the online version. Once open, please click on the bottom right square bellow the magazine to enlarge for full effect.
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.
New book release November 2020
Barbara Townsend is an author from Botrivier, South Africa and a natural storyteller.
Ida’s Line is a novel set in South Africa between 1930 and 1948, during a period of growing fascism and racial hatred for all people not regarded as European.
Ida Joubert openly rejects these racist views and challenges the prevailing patriarchal attitudes towards women. As a result, she is in constant conflict with her white, middle-class family, especially her father. When Ida plucks up the courage to introduce Reuben May, a mixed-race teacher who wants to marry her, tensions rise. The story continues to explore the conflict of Ida’s love for Reuben and her family. …read more
Break Away To Tranquillity
Free Online Courses!
Did you know that you can study many subjects for free!?
Here is a list of free online courses from universities like Oxford, Harvard, Yale etc.
Study anything from a new language to bookkeeping to neurology to fashion design and much, much more.
Brush up or learn a new language in an easy and fun way.
Spoil yourself to a great meal.
Ways To Make Money Online
We have researched some legitimate ways to make money online from the comfort of wherever you find yourself. You can also live the Laptop Lifestyle. Click here for a list of some of the best ways to make money online in 2020 and 2021.
Handcrafted Home Décor & Gifts from Africa
Please support this unique online shop!
Go and visit heArt At Work
Welcome to the Helderberg!
As an NGO, the crafting of our beautiful items for the body, home and soul, allows the Mothers we work with to become custodians of skills, empowering them to earn a sustainable income.
With a lot of help and love from our friends, heART At Work has secured a little retail space at Chelsea Village, Somerset West, a unique boutique shopping experience in the heart of Somerset West. Visit us!
Keep the flame alive! Firehawk Bellows
Designed and handcrafted to suit all of your Fire & Braai needs.
Handcrafted in Cape Town, using quality materials, including real leather. Firehawk Bellows are available in various shapes and sizes and customised rope colour handles.
It is a well known fact that reading is excellent for the brain. It stimulates creative thinking as images are involuntarily mustered up while words flow through the ever active brain.
READING CAN IMPROVE OUR MEMORY.
Also, discover, tick off books that you have read, write reviews, read the reviews of others, receive suggestions on books that you will enjoy based on your ratings on the ones you have read. Meet like-minded book lovers on Goodreads.com.
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 hours, giveaways or rands to. Giving feeds the soul.
Watch this beautiful South African documentary on Netflix.
“Storytelling for ocean conservation. We are a community of scientists, storytellers, journalists and filmmakers who are dedicated to the ocean. We tell stories that connect people to our underwater home – The Great African Seaforest.
Our work is motivating scientists, policymakers and individuals to engage meaningfully with nature and protect our oceans.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ~ Viktor Frankl
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13 November – 27 December, Thank You for The Music | A Tribute to ABBA, Queen & Elton John – Tyger Valley
2 Dec 2020 – 9 Jan 2021, Lottering on Lockdown – Baxter Theatre
3 – 4 Dec, Eastern Cape Wine Show – Mandela Bay Development Agency | Port Elizabeth
8 Dec 2020 – 9 Jan 2021, Living Coloured – Baxter Theatre
9 Dec, The Great Gatsby (2013) Screening – Muizenberg
9 – 10 Dec, Manufacturing Indaba – Johannesburg
11 – 13 Dec, Solo Studios 2020 – Riebeek Valley
15 – 18 Dec, The Annual International Conference on Clinical Ethics & Consultation – Stellenbosch
16 Dec 2020 – 30 Jan 2021, Annie | The Musical – Somerset West
17 Dec, Christmas Night Market – Greyton
1 Jan, Immersion ft Headroom, Deliriant, Roommush, Gonzo & Friends – Meerdam Farm | Kuilsriver
24 Jan, SA Bridal Fairs – Maroupi Wedding Venue | Dolphin Coast
1 – 5 Feb, Africa Oil Week – Cape Town International Convention Centre
8 – 9 Feb, Mining Investment Cape Town
27 Feb, Caveman Challenge – Grabouw Country Club
27 Feb, Paarl MTB Challenge
27 – 28 Feb, Bump & Beyond Expo – Cape Town
Many online events for the choosing on Computicket
Nosy Rosy Favourites
Places To Eat
Botriver Hotel Die Blaasbalk Restaurant
Caffe Blu Checkers Centre Hermanus
Ecology Lifestyle Farm Botrivier
La Pentola Hermanus
Panorama Restaurant Stanford Area
The Marine Hotel Hermanus
The Restaurant at Wildekrans
Wine, Beer & Food pairing
Favourite Olive Oils
Places To Stay
Accommodation – McGregor
Avani Private Nature Reserve – Botrivier
Bloemhof Karoo – N1 Close to Three Sisters
Broadwater – Northern Cape
Die Voormanshuis – Creation Wines
The Marine – Hermanus
Places To Shop
Annabelle Hermanus Decor
Gift ideas and more
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!
The labour office
PCXPress ALL computer needs
Solar123 Solar installations
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.
Property For Sale.
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