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Strange Beauty

Strange Beauty

8th November 2017 at 8:23 am 0 comments

Other-worldly beauty. This cactus blooms ever so briefly, says one of the gardening experts of the Namib Garden Cactus Nursery outside Melkbosstrand. “Oh, it flowers for only about a day,” the man says. If you have interesting plants in your garden, we’d love to hear about it.

Water Wise Garden

Water Wise Garden

7th November 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Is your garden looking sad and drab due to the drought? Does it even still resemble a garden? Don’t despair. Melkbosstrand’s Namib Garden Cactus Nursery is a fine example of water wise gardening. It’s in full bloom at the moment, and the shapes, textures and palette of colours prove thatRead More

Vintage Beauty

Vintage Beauty

5th November 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Age has not withered her charms… This vintage beauty was spotted near the NSRI building in Melkbosstrand yesterday. It’s a Chevrolet Chevelle SS from 1970; and a left-hand drive to boot. The colour is so sophisticated it’s hard to say what it is. It appears now black, now gun-metal grey,Read More

Clever Kids Academy: Graduation Night!

Clever Kids Academy: Graduation Night!

30th October 2017 at 9:35 am 0 comments

The ACVV’s Clever Kids Academy in Melkbosstrand held its annual graduation ceremony on Thursday evening. It was a heart-warming event for both children and adults. The youngsters who received their diplomas will be going on to the Big School next year. Their hopeful faces showed how eagerly they anticipate this.Read More

Wagging Tails at the Dog Show

Wagging Tails at the Dog Show

29th October 2017 at 9:14 am 0 comments

There were happy hounds galore at the Melkbos Dog Club’s annual dog show yesterday morning. Dogs ranging in size from really big to medium and pooch-size turned up for the event at the Melkbosstrand Country Club. They had one thing in common; they all have big hearts despite their size.Read More

Glamorous Matric Farewell

Glamorous Matric Farewell

24th October 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

Youthful beauty and glamour graced the recent Melkbosstrand Matric farewell. The dresses were designed by Alec Roux Couture. The photos were taken by Angelique Smith.

Waka Waka: The Big Night is Coming!

Waka Waka: The Big Night is Coming!

24th October 2017 at 9:41 am 0 comments

The Big Night is coming! The kids from The Clever Kids Academy are hard at work – or is it play – rehearsing for Thursday’s night graduation ceremony. The children who have passed their grades and are going on to the “big school” next year will  get a certificate onRead More

Margaret Dixon. Photos: Melkbos.net

Charity Shops close to my Heart

18th October 2017 at 9:27 am 1 comment

Fans of charity shops will know that shopping at a charity shop is a different kettle of fish. I, for one, am a staunch fan of charity shops. I can reel off a list of reasons starting with affordability in a harsh economic climate – but let me start withRead More

Divas vs Dorks raise R20299 for Fur Kids

Divas vs Dorks raise R20299 for Fur Kids

3rd October 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Dressing up quirkily and having loads of fun on Saturday reaped huge benefits. The Dress in Drag event managed to raise R20299 for Fallen Angels Pet Rescue. The money was raised by begging for money at Marine Circle and Eden on the Bay, and selling raffle tickets. The event wasRead More

Style File

Style File

1st October 2017 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

This lovely young lady from Parklands was spotted at Trattoria Maranello in Melkbosstrand yesterday. Youthful beauty combined with a simple black dress and patterns get the thumbs up.

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