Snooze you lose! There’s another next year … Greyton Rose Fair

Greyton Rose FairAhh the Greyton Rose Fair… full of pungent smells, delicious food and friendly people. celebrating 25 years this passed weekend of the 29th -30th October 2016, if you missed it this year be sure to make a stop by this beautiful town next time round! With lineup Programmes like, the Rose Show,  opening parade and the open gardens there were plenty of things to do and see at this time of the year.

Don’t forget the outstanding Greyton market that is held every weekend. Goods at the market range from 2nd hand books to breakfast stands, plants to accessorize your garden and veggie patch, odds and ends and much, much more…

Caution – photographers at work!

Many images at the Napier Patatfees were captured by Keith Murray, a professional photographer from Hermanus.

Keith at work in Napier - captured by Herman van Bon

Keith Murray at work in Napier – captured by Napier resident, Herman van Bon

Herman van Bon, another professional photographer and artist was able to capture Keith at work in Napier as he attended the Patatfees.
Many photographers have inspired, and will continue to inspire Keith Murray. Capturing a moment on a time-line always creates an everlasting memory, it is these memories that stay long after the moment has past.

Is there a perfect image? An image means many things to many people, and a single image may be interpreted in many ways.

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” – Ansel Adams

There are always two people in every picture, the photographer and the viewer” – Ansel Adams

“Photography is a visual language: its aim is to communicate something to another person. That something is in the voice of the person who made the photograph. The clearer the photographer’s intention, the more likely the viewer will understand the intent.”

Keith’s passion for Photography are: Architecture, Interior, Décor, Multimedia AV’s, Food, Product, Corporate, Studio & Location Portraiture, Functions, Events, Motor-sport, Landscapes/Seascapes

New look website – new energy – new opportunities!

Contact Gideon & Marné Joubert for information, they’re  available to chat with you about YOUR listing on the website

 

Gideon & Marné Joubert have given the theoverberg.com a facelift! They have improved it to the extent that anyone can upload their own material to the website. And they can edit their own listings to suit their business and personality!

Included in the improved website is the ability to showcase your business or service AND AT THE SAME TIME run your social media campaigns too.

It even has the facility to allow you to place CLASSIFIED ADVERTS online.

Contact Gideon or Marné to get more information on how you can be part of this dynamic web presence:
Marné: 061 402 1951 or marne@theoverbeg.com
Gideon: 079 117 5434 or admin@jouweb.biz

Since the launch of the website in 2005 theoverberg.com has become THE website of reference for this region in the southernmost part of the Cape. It is widely regarded as the definitive online business directory and guide to the Overberg – one of the most divergent and inviting areas in South Africa. When the website was developed the excellent SEO (search engine optimisation) ensured that most searches on the internet brought theoverberg.com listings to the top of the search engine pages. This has given the Overberg region more prominence than it ever had in the past.

Car licence renewal – some questions answered …

Car licence diskRead this article from Wheels24: “SA car licence renewal confusion: 5 questions answered” …. also remember that when you go to renew your licence, you need to take proof of residence with you (… more red tape that’s REALLY not necessary but makes for GREAT BUREAUCRACY!)

Thanks for this link, Alan Rosenmeyer (who now hosts the Motoring Matters show on ChaiFM which broadcasts out of Johannesburg

Walk and take photos – why not try THIS?

👣 Come Join Us at harvest time in the
Cape Winelands, hiking The Whale Trail all while improving your photography skills! 👣
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Stanford (Image theoverberg.com)

Stanford (Image theoverberg.com)

11-14 February 2016 The Cape Winelands
4-day tour
 
If you can’t come for all four days – join us for 24 or 48 hours in Tulbagh, Robertson or Franschhoek! R1250.00 per person for 24-hours for photography instruction – pay for your own travel and meals – book your own accommodation. The Winelands are full and incredibly beautiful at the moment. Its harvest time and there is plenty going on! We will do portrait photography on the grape pickers, still life photography on the many scenes that present themselves during harvest time, architectural photography on the old Cape Dutch buildings, landscape photography, low-light photography in cellars – and so much more!
Come Join in the fun while we share our knowledge and experience!

For more details and bookings – simply click on this link –
http://thephotowalkers.com/winelands-11-14-febuary-2016/
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29 April – 3 May 2016 
(includes 1 May which is a public holiday) The Whale Trail
6-day hike – There is nothing quite as thrilling as hiking through the De Hoop Nature Reserve while taking photographs and knowing that every day only 12 people have the opportunity to be there.
This is a rare and unique experience that should not be missed.
We take care of everything including transport, meals, cartage of bags. You just need to bring your personal effects, camera gear and lunch time snacks.
Non-photographers welcome too. Limited space – early booking is advisable.For more details and bookings – simply click on this link
http://thephotowalkers.com/whale-trail-29-april-2016/

1 cyclist, 6000km 80 days, 19 National Parks

SANPARKSWayne Bolton of One Land Love It and a SANParks Honorary Ranger leaves Aghulas National Park and the Southernmost Tip of Africa for Bontebok National Park on the 28th January 2016 – this will be his 14th SANParks National Park in his epic cycle of 6000kms.  He then heads into the Eastern Cape and continues towards Wilderness National Park, followed by Karoo National Park, Camdeboo National Park, Mountain Zebra National Park and  then the finale at his home park of Addo Elephant National Park.

He completes his expedition creating awareness of the plight of the rhino and the significant role that SANParks plays in protecting the integrity of our natural heritage in Addo on the 13th February 2016.  Here he will be met by his fellow SANParks Honorary Rangers and the staff of Addo along with Kingsley Holgate who will be part of the group welcoming him home.

Wayne hopes to have inspired ordinary South Africans to consider their talents and resources and to make a difference to conservation in whatever way that they can.  The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the extra we put in and we can do that according to our means but whatever you do don’t do nothing!  Please have a look at our webpage www.oneland.co.za and follow us on facebook.

 

Kind regards

Nikki

Something for the lovers of fine classical music!

Sylvia Schulman

Sylvia Schulman

It is now only 3 weeks before the concert by Brad Liebl, baritone, and Sylvia Schulman, pianist, performing Songs of Travel by Land and Sea. The programme also includes piano solos and will take place on Sunday 31st January at 4 p.m. at Red Roan Ranch, Hermitage, Swellendam.

Don’t miss this afternoon of musical delight! But if you do, the programme will be repeated on Sunday 21st February at 4 p.m. at 41 Tennant Street, Barrydale.

Phone 0285142904 or 0828550534 to book your seats. Refreshments will be available.

Annie Sloan© paint technique workshops

Annie Sloan logoAnnie Sloan© Intro paint technique workshops for August:

Saturday
16th at The Tuscany Coffee Shop in Dirkie Uys St, Gansbaai 9:00 – 12:30

Saturday 23rd at The Coffee Bean, Garrett House (across the road from The Plough Shed) in Dirkie Uys St, Hermanus 09:00 – 12:30

R500.00 per person (includes all paints, materials, coffee & cake) – please bring something small from home to paint at the end of the workshop (Credit Cards accepted)

Call Carole to book a place 083 267 9432  or email her at theploughshed1@gmail.com (NB PLEASE NOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESS CHANGED)

Come and browse at the “Stoep Sale” – Tomorrow… in Napier

Sroep Sale CollageSale Tomorrow – 5th July at 31 Kort Street, Napier – from 09h00 – 17h00.

What is there? …

  • HO scale model train set with accessories.
  • Lots of CD’s of popular music + classical …
  • Stacks of art materials – paper, paints, brushes, palettes (oil & water paints, chalks, art paper and more), easel, stretchers etc
  • Antique items (a violin, among other things);
  • ArtDeco pieces; vintage items;
  • Books
  • Kitchenware & glassware (some lead crystal)
  • Paintings
  • Silver plate items; crockery and general bric-a-brac ….
  • PLUS open garage with variety of tools, workbenches, garden tools etc – outside there are “latte,” planks, and other odd pieces.

There are treasures here, just waiting for you!

Telephone: 076 604 9221

Cash and carry – Please bring your own bags and boxes        ( … and if it rains – it’s all under cover!)

We’re still laying it all out … but to whet the appetite a bit … here are some images …

 

 

Potjiekos Competition after the Half-marathon …

UntitledAfter the excitement (and maybe exhaustion) of the Napier Half-Marathon and the MTB Race and after shopping at all the great stalletjies, pop along to the Napier Hotel for the Competition?

You can enter – or you can be an encouraging spectator! There’ll be music and fun and judging will be at 16h30 with a great PRIZE-GIVING at 17h30 …

OR … you could just go to watch the Springboks vs Wales on the big-screen TV’s!