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Grace and Glamour at the Bush Pub.

Golden Oldies visit Bush Pub

18th April 2016 at 5:48 am 0 comments

Grace and glamour descended on the Bush Pub yesterday. The occasion was a visit by the Early Ford Club of Parow. Members of this august club had decided to take a drive up the West Coast and stopped off when they came to this watering hole. Most of the petrolheadsRead More

Water babies: Learning the basics.

Water Babies

4th April 2016 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

Junior can still join the NSRI Junior Academy! The academy was launched on Monday March 28 at the NSRI Station 18 in Melkbosstrand. Attendees aged 12-16 were treated to a talk on what life on the high seas means for the 841 volunteers that make up South Africa’s NSRI. YoungstersRead More

Brenda's Spirit is awash with Kleinze Zalze Brut.

Blessing the Boats

4th April 2016 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

A celebratory mood reigned at NSRI Melkbosstrand this past Saturday morning. The morning was dedicated to the blessing of two boats, Brenda’s Spirit and Rotary’s Gift. “But who was Brenda?” quite a few people wanted to know. During the speeches that followed this mystery was cleared up by none otherRead More

Klein Melkbosch Farm. Photo: geoffmaritzblogspot.com

Church Extends Olive Branch

4th April 2016 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

Gloomy reports about the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (I.P.H.C.) breaking heritage laws and damaging fynbos on Klein Melkbosch Farm, are hopefully something of the past. This is thanks to the recently deceased church head Bishop Clayton Modise. Known as “Comforter” by his vast congregation, one of his last requests wasRead More

Tzanuhska beteken 'goue koring' in Russies.

Nuwe Huise & Vrese

4th April 2016 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

Die inwoners van ou Wolwerivier trek binnekort na baksteenhuise met elektrisiteit. Dis net oor die veldjie, maar op ‘n manier is dit ‘n wêreld ver van hierdie plek waar almal soos familie voel. Hier’s verligting en onsekerheid in mense se harte. Dis vreedsamer as vreedsaam op Wolwerivier wanneer ek besoekRead More

Petra draws an outline on the patient's face.

Facelift for R1 999

4th April 2016 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

It is an offer no woman in her right mind can refuse: ‘You can look 10 years younger and it will only cost you R1 999.” The procedure that promises this is called a non-surgical facelift, and it is very high up on my bucket list. I’m 51 years old,Read More

Ricky and Jason Douglas.

Business Boomers

4th April 2016 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

It’s boom time or bust. Some of Melkbosstrand’s oldest businesses share the secret of their success with Melkbos.net. Café Orca “We started with 12 tables in ’97,” Ricky Douglas, who owns Café Orca with his brother Jason, says. The seafood restaurant now has 24 tables and it is a fixtureRead More

Louisa Josephs hou die kerk so skoon.

Mamre: Lewe in die Stadige Laan

22nd March 2016 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

Verveeld? Ry ‘n end op in die weskuspad, verby Atlantis, na Mamre. Jy’s nou amptelik in die Stadige Laan… Dis laat Vrydagoggend wanneer ons kar stilhou voor die ou sendingstasie kerk op Mamre. Louise Josephs het sopas die binnekant van die kerk ge-hoover. Die groot kerk met sy glimmende houtwerk,Read More

A beautiful coastal garden at Plants on 6th Avenue in Melkbosstrand.

Coping with a Coastal Garden

22nd March 2016 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

“Don’t fight nature – because you will be losing.” This sage advice comes from horticulturist Tessa de Wet of Plants on 6th Avenue in Melkbosstrand. A local, she knows that resistance is futile. Rather go with the flow. Translated, this means that gardeners should respect their environment. “Look at whichRead More

Jeanette Storar has a love for things old and fine.

The Joys of Vintage

22nd March 2016 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

The first rule of vintage is to know what it refers to. When people talk about vintage they generally refer to something old and fine, as opposed to something that is old and derelict. Design guru Karl Lagerfeld readily admits to being inspired by the designs of his predecessor CocoRead More

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