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Magazine YOUR UNIQUE LIFESTYLE

July 2018 | Issue 4

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Featured house at Blue Hills Equestrian Estate BLUE HILLS JULY '18


contents JULY 2018

ESTATE NEWS 04 IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS 06 FROM THE ESTATE MANAGER 09 UPCOMING EVENTS 10 SALES UPDATE 11 GET TO KNOW YOUR AREA AGENT 15 SECURITY UPDATE 17 THE ESTATE’S MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT 18 FIBRE-TO-THE-HOME 20 BUILDING RULES 22 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 38 WATER AT MOPANE ROAD 39 FEATURED HOME IN THE ESTATE

LIFESTYLE & DÉCOR 08 12 29

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN JULY HOW TO CREATE A SPACE THAT IS FUNCTIONAL AND STYLISH THIS WINTER 7 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOME COSIER

HEALTH & WELLNESS 25

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INGAADI SPA 5 NATURAL IMMUNE BOOSTING FOODS WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR KIDS LUNCH BOXES


IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS ESTATE MANAGER Percy Manenzhe 083 512 2005 SALES MANAGER Musi Motsuenyane 082 806 1735 / musi@century.co.za SECURITY SITE MANAGER 076 771 9082/ 061 704 0111 Bluehills@thompsec.co.za

Publisher: K-Studio (P ty) Ltd on behalf of Blue Hills Advertising Sales: tobia@k-studio.co. za sales2@k-studio.co. za Editor: Tobia von Zwietring | Chantel du Plooy Design & Layout: K-Studio (P ty) Ltd e tobia@k-studio.co. za t 082 962 8255 f KreatiefStudio

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EMERGENCY Eskom 086 0037 566 JHB Water 0860 562 874 Police 10111 Ambulance 10177 SPCA 011 265 9935 SNAKE CATCHER Mike 083 448 8854

BLUE HILLS EQUESTRIAN ESTATE MANAGEMENT BODY The Blue Hills Equestrian Estate management body has been developed to ensure that should you have a query or wish to address anything on the Estate, we have a team of individuals you can refer your concerns to. This committee goes beyond our monthly Directors’ Meetings, and is instead aimed at ensuring that the running of this Estate is handled with all due care. THE BOARD IS MADE UP OF: • • • • •

Nick Crow, Century Ugen Govender Joel Mokgohlwa Caesar Mtetwa Kanyane Mathibe

THE COMMITTEE IS SUPPORTED BY TRAFALGAR WHO ARE REPRESENTED BY: • • • • •

Michael Schaefer / Director of Trafalgar Shahiem Carr / Director of Trafalgar Ella Louw / Estate Portfolio Manager Percy Manenzhe / Estate Manager Head office support Birdhaven

Should you wish to be involved and have a spare couple of available hours per month, please contact Percy and he can put you in contact with the relevant Committee Heads.

Disclaimer: This Newsletter is produced especially for residents/owners of Blue Hills Estate to provide updates and useful information. It is produced by K-Studio on behalf of Blue Hills Estate HOA. Although every effort is taken to ensure accuracy of content, Blue Hills Estate HOA and/or the Publisher, cannot be held liable for any inaccurate information, and may not agree with all opinions expressed in this publication.


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ESTATE NEWS

From The

Estate Manager’s Desk

Dear Owners, Welcome to our latest e-magazine which is packed with tips and ideas as well as information regarding the activities in the Estate.

Feel free to write your comments or share your news with our new community by e-mailing: percym@ trafalgar.co.za

I am wishing everyone all the best for the last part of 2018, keep warm the rest of this winter. We (HOA Management) are ready to work as a team with the community towards those common objectives we all share, namely a safe, secure and healthy environment.

A warm welcome to the Shandukani Family who recently moved into their home at Stand 690. Home Owners are welcome to visit me at the office between 8am and 4pm during the week with any queries or mail me on percym@trafalgar.co.za or contact me on 083 512 2005. We urge all Homeowners to ensure they put in a sleeve from the house to the road verge as the fiber installation has commenced.

Percy Manenzhe 6 BLUE HILLS JULY '18


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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN GAUTENG THIS JULY

French Toast Coffee Cafe Daily 8am to 5pm The cafe is local eatery and tourist destination which serves breakfast and lunch, while the gallery, a portion of the building is incorporated with the rest of the cafe which creates a unique atmosphere to the movie set. info@frenchtoastharties.co.za www.frenchtoastharties.co.za

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Coffee and Chocolate Expo – 19 - 22 July The Coffee and Chocolate Expo celebrates six years in the making. Visitors can learn tips, techniques and the latest trends from the masters on how to create chocolate and coffee delights, and taste samples. Food stands and food trucks also available. Book tickets at itickets

Fan Zone MonteCasino 6 July - 15 July

The Duck Night Run/Walk 25 July

Join a unique Football Public Viewing experience where supporters from all over the world can connect in unity off the field for their respective nations. A selection of restaurants will be screening the games live, for more info visit @montecasino

It is time for the Duck Night Run again, so be sure to get your entries in. Join us for an awesome 5km and 10km along the amazing Kyalami golf course. Book now at http://www.trailadventure.co.za/


ESTATE NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS Blue Hills Estate represents the ultimate in country living, included in this lifestyle is the numerous events that play host to residents and their guests.

We will be hosting an exciting colour ride and run for the kids in Spring so time to get fit and join in the fun! Look out for the invites coming your way, we hope to see you, your family and friends there.

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ESTATE NEWS

SALES UPDATE If you have been looking at investing at Blue Hills Estate or know somebody who does, now is the right time as property sales are extremely strong. 10 BLUE HILLS JULY '18

• Total number of stands – 132 • Stands sold – 109 • Percentage of stands sold – 83% • Stands available - 23 • Completed homes – 12 • Stands under construction currently – 24 • Stands sold since the beginning of January 2018 - 15 The long term value of the Estate is set to make it an unprecedented investment. Contact us now to experience this wonderful Estate which is On Show daily 9am-5pm.


ESTATE NEWS top Estates, Waterfall County Estate. I grabbed the opportunity and have never looked back since. Q: How did you settle at Blue Hills Estate?

Get to know your area agent; Mmusi Motsuenyane We sat down with Mmusi recently to discuss his success at Blue Hills Equestrian Estate and get to know him better. Q: Tell us a little more about you? Mmusi: I got involved in residential property sales in 2011 after 10 years in the sales and marketing of major publications (both newspapers and magazines). Century’s lifestyle products really caught my eye and a late friend of mine told me about a sales opportunity to join the Century sales team in the selling of stands at one of Gauteng’s

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Mmusi: The many years spent in the selling and marketing environments coupled with the specialized three years spent in sales at Waterfall Country Estates prepared me for getting Blue Hills up and running. After almost three years, the development is 85% sold in terms of stands and almost half of the homes are under construction. Q: What is your favourite aspect of Blue Hills Estate? Mmusi: Blue Hills Equestrian Estate is all about country living and my favorite aspect of it is the exclusivity (there are only 134 stands ranging from half a hectare to a hectare). As a resident you have a variety of choices regarding where to shop, play or enjoy your hobbies. Blue Hills boasts a private school (catering from early childhood development to Grade 12) and plans for a retail centre and an office development in the future. Q: Give us three words to describe the Estate?

Mmusi: Elegant, country and convenient. Q: Why should somebody invest at Blue Hills? Mmusi: If you believe in possibilities, Blue Hills is the Estate for you. Our stands range from 5000 squares to just over a hectare on a beautifully positioned piece of property with stunning views of the Magaliesburg mountains. Around half of the Estate is made up of green belts and wetlands offering a true country experience. The Estate promotes a healthy and wholesome lifestyle with Equestrian facilities, running and cycling trails, fishing dams and children’s play areas. The entire development sits on 200 hectares, so it is spacious. Q: In closing, give a piece of advice for would be investors. Mmusi: With just over 20 stands left in the final phase of Gauteng’s truly “hidden gem”, this is a golden opportunity for investors to secure their dream property as stands of this size are a rare find in an urban area. Prospective investors can call me for a full consultation and viewing or email me for any other queries.

Contact Musi now on 082 806 1735 or musi@century.co.za for more information or to arrange a viewing of these new stands. This is your opportunity to build your dream family home in this incredible Estate!


How to create a space that is functional and stylish this Our design philosophy is that a successful design is capturing any design style in a functional and tasteful manner. A home is one of the most important investments for anyone, and it must be worth every cent you have spent on it. It should be a comfort haven, and should leave you feeling inspired and should always leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated. By Lindiwe Mabizela, interior decorator, Signatureroom

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Signatureroom was recently featured on Design for You on the Home Channel where Lindiwe showcased a beautifully styled contemporary home with a vintage flair to it. Take a look at the clip and see how she worked her magic!


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n order to successfully get all of these things, your home should be decorated in such a way that it tells a beautiful story of you, accentuated by the things you love. Optimizing on your space, whether big or small, is key!

Always begin with the shell (walls, floors & ceiling) of the home. It’s important that 90% of the walls in the home be treated in neutral. Only feature walls or floors should be spared for a bit of “play”. If you have limited space in your home, there are ways of making it look bigger. This can be achieved by bringing in more light into the room by adding a few mirrors, placed adjacent or opposite a window, so as to bounce the light off the window and into the room. Always measure the space where you would like to place furniture. It’s very important that you allow space for movement between pieces. If you cannot find furniture to fit the space, rather have it custom made as it always works out best that way. Bigger spaces, on the other hand, are always exciting to work with and you can easily be tricked into overfilling them with clutter and end up with a lot of confusion. Bigger spaces allow you to use bigger pieces of furniture to separate sections of the space in the home in a clever way. They also allow you to play with darker colours,

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LIFESTYLE & DÉCOR especially darker furniture as it is easily absorbed into the space instilling the feeling of comfort. Be careful of the use of strong colours though, as they can be overpowering in a large space. Allow colours and textures to flow into each other tastefully to create harmony. Remember the quote “less is more”? When it comes to decorating your home this quote is so fitting. Whatever it is that has inspired the style chosen to decorate your space, avoid cluttering every corner of the space with too many elements of that style. This can be very overwhelming and can easily kill the significance of it. It is also important to invest more in the larger furniture pieces of your home and to keep them in a neutral tone. This is your first step to giving your home a timeless feel because when seasons change, so do the trends. Keeping a neutral base will allow you to evolve with the trends by simply changing accents. This is also a cost-effective way to bring the excitement of change into your home each season. Winter has arrived and we need our spaces to feel all warm and cosy. Textures, textures and textures!! That is the key word to bringing in warmth and liveliness into our spaces this winter. Use textures in the form of velvets for scatters and throws for your bedrooms

and living areas. Try using Jacquard as it brings in that chic luxurious feel for your window treatments, while bringing in that desired warmth to your space. Also play a lot with fabulous winter colours like navy, mustard, green, burgundy and cream for all your accents in your home.

Happy Decorating!!!!


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SECURITY UPDATE

ESTATE NEWS

We reiterate importantly: Residents of Blue Hills Equestrian Estate who are interested in getting panic buttons, which will be linked to the reaction officer’s vehicle and the control room, may contact Percy or the Security Manager for arrangement of installation at their homes.

Once an owner resides in the Estate, he/she can register on the “Click-On” system in order for their visitors to gain access to Blue Hills Equestrian Estate. 15 BLUE HILLS JULY '18

If ever you are travelling home to Blue Hills and you feel unsafe & suspect that you are being followed, Thompson’s security have offered to meet you at a safe collection point to escort homeowners to the Estate. This option is only available from two spots. The Cnr of R55 & Summit road/Olifantsfontein and from the robots at Crowthorne shopping centre. Thompson’s site security manager can be contacted on 071 230 1627 (Joe Williams) & 076 771 9082 (Reaction officer) to have your own personal Alarm

system & panic buttons installed for rapid response by the on-site armed reaction officer. Owners are welcome to contact Percy to arrange to have their fingerprints loaded to the access system for easier access into the Estate.

The Estate has installed a state of the art thermal CCTV system, which is monitored by Thompson’s 24/7/365. Cameras have been strategically placed around the Estate to monitor and report on any transgressions. Thermal cameras have been placed along the wetland area separating Blue Hills Equestrian Estate from Blue Hills Country Estate and these will assist in alerting any transgressions in this area.


s m a e r d r u o y f o y a d i l o h e h t r o l i I’l l ta

TAMARIN SEYMOUR Travel Counsellor 082 877 3603

tamarin.seymour@travelcounsellors.co.za

www.travelcounsellors.co.za/tamarin.seymour


ESTATE NEWS

The Estate's

Maximum speed limit.

The speed limit is 30Km/h in the Estate.

We don’t have stopstreets in the Estate yet but the HOA is looking at installation of road signs/speed signs throughout the Estate, please ensure that you drive as safe as possible.

There are children walking and riding their bikes to school please ensure that you keep to the speed limit.

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Fibre We would like to gladly inform you that the fibre installation project has kick started. We once again encourage all homeowners to make provision for a sleeve from the house to the road verge in order to pull the fibre from there.

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ESTATE NEWS

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ESTATE NEWS

Questions & Answers section: Will this be an open access infrastructure? Yes When is the projected start date? The project has started What is the completion date? We are awaiting a project programme from the contractor(clear access) Are in receipt of a complete project plan? See answer above. We will push the company to provide a project programme asap. Is the installation underground or aerial? Underground

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What are the benefits expected by Blue Hills from the selected service provider? For example – are they giving any value adds like CCTV points for future add on? We did not want additional "value added" items because we don’t require any at this time. This practice by network operators is simply a way of financing capital projects such as camera installations etc. What are the projected on-selling costs to residents? The network owner, Clear Access, will be providing services to end users but the end user has the choice to use any affiliated ISP for services. This will ensure that the cost of services remain market related. Are residents going to be expected to sign a long term contract with the provider or is there provision for month to month service? Clear Access will provide month to month options. I’m sure that other affiliated ISPs will do the same as this is normal in the industry. All ISPs offer benefits to long term contract clients, such as free routers and installation etc.


rules

The Board urges all Home Owners to begin submitting and finalising their building plans to ensure they abide by the rules and regulations and avoid being penalised.

Home Owners have been given 24 months to commence building from date of transfer of stand, therefore all home owners need to adhere to this in order to avoid penalties from being incurred.

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ESTATE NEWS


• A toilet must be in place before any work commences.

• A shed must be in place within the fence line at all times.

• A water meter must be in place and switched on before any work can commence.

• Bin / chicken mesh within the yard to store all rubble.

• Please provide a rough sketch of the layout of the house before work commences. •

A green fence of 1.8m high with 80% density must be erected around the fence line using steel poles only. The poles must not be higher than the fence line.

• The fence must be of agricultural make only. • The fence line must have five (5) rows of mesh wire holding the fence in place. • The fence must have a locked gate in place to seal off the yard after hours. A contractors sign must be viewable • A generator must be on-site when needed.

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• OHS file to be on-site always.

• No truck will be allowed on-site without pre authorised delivery. • Obey all operating times as stipulated in the contractor agreement.

Not Allowed

• Workers to wear clothing with company name / logo for identification purposes.

• Use of the pavement. First 3m to be clear of building material / rubble at all times.

• Workers are not to loiter to other sites.

• The use of adjacent plots is not allowed to store building material / rubble or parking of vehicles. No parking of vehicles on the road.

• First Aider to be on-site at all times.

• Only SABS tools / equipment allowed on site (e.g. No homemade ladders allowed).

• Cement box for mixing.

• Employees to stay within the fence line of plot working on at all times.

• Copy of deposit slip for pavement deposit required.

• No sharing of access cards.

• A copy of the builders NHBRC. A copy of the approved plan. •

No delivery trucks longer than 9.1m Security or the Estate Manager must be made aware of deliveries.

• Contractors to enter and exit through the same gate at all times. • Site to be left clean and tidy at the close of business each day. • No making of fires on site. • Ladders and equipment to be stacked correctly when not in use.


ESTATE NEWS

QA &

Questions & Answers

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ESTATE NEWS

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My daughter would like to have a small kiddies’ birthday party. Do I need to book and pay to host the party in the kids’ areas? What hours are we permitted to host?

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The shopping centre will commence when the Estate is fully sold out and there is atleast 40% homeowners living in the Estate, as the shopping complex will be meant for them.

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You more than welcome to use the kiddie’s facilities at no cost, please let security or Estate Management know well in advance to avoid double booking. The common property facilities are meant for the homeowners to use.

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What is the latest on the traffic lights at Mopani Road?

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How long are the walking trails/paths?

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Will the Estate eventually use the Sales office as a Club House or are there plans to have a small Club house for the residents? The plan is to use the current sales office as a club house in future. What is the latest development with regards to opening the gate/access between Blue Hills Equestrian estate and Blue Hill estate?

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The board has been in continuous talks with Blue Hills Estate to have an agreement that suits both the estates. The chairman of Blue Hills Equestrian Estate has even taken it upon himself to try have this resolved and operational. Eventually there will be an agreement in place

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When will the new shopping complex development start and when is the planned launch date? Is there an indication of which stores will open in the mall?

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Estate management & Reddford house school including a number of parents from the school have put together a petition to approach COJ with a strong case to install robots at Cnr R55 & Mopane road. In the interim Outsurance has since been of great assistance during peak hours.

They are about 6km long.

Be in the know Forward all your questions to percym@trafalgar.co.za


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estled in a peaceful forest on Pretoria East lies a beautiful and tranquil Ingaadi Spa & Events Venue.

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HEALTH LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS & DÉCOR


Ingaadi Spa & Events Venue sets the scene for tranquil luxury with elegant simplicity. Ingaadi boasts 4 strong elements: • Spa • Accommodation • Events & Conferencing • Wedding Celebrations

Indulge your senses in one of our unique full day or half day package combinations or design your desired package that suits your every need from our individual treatment bouquet. Where possible we have chosen to work with proudly South African, organic or certified organic product ranges to ensure a unique and memorable experience. Our therapists are continually on training to ensure the standards, knowledge and skills are kept up to date with the ever evolving spa industry. Looking for a tranquil and cosy night escape? Look no further! Ingaadi has 5 standard bungalows and 1 honeymoon suite for you to choose from. Our standard bungalows as fitted with queen size bed, in room Dstv, ensuite bathroom with shower and bath. The honeymoon suite is fitted with a king size four poster bed, built in fire place, in room Dstv, ensuite bathroom with shower and bath as well as private patio.

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HEALTH LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS & DÉCOR A full English breakfast is included in our accommodation pricing. Dinner can be requested if required. Ingaadi has 3 venue options that can accommodate almost any event / conference. The different venue areas can host events / conferences from as little as 40 guests to a maximum of 150 guests. A co-ordinator may be assigned to your event / conference to assist with all your event / conference needs and will ensure your event / conference runs smoothly and to your satisfaction. Celebrate your special day with a ceremony over looking our dam or in our unique forest. Our landscape can be transformed to make your day one to remember. Our Olive Grove Restaurant can accommodate 150 guests with a dance floor for you to dance the night away. With all wedding packages, we offer our honeymoon suite as a complimentary gift to the happy couple

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for the night of their wedding as well as to the bride, for the morning of the wedding to relax & prepare herself with her brides maids before she walks down the aisle. A co-ordinator will be assigned to your wedding from the initial meet to the last dance of your evening to ensure where possible that your wedding day runs smoothly and is “stress-free”.

We invite you to escape the busy city life and experience our tranquil simplicity. Ingaadi is open 7 days a week and is ready to accommodate you & any needs you may have with regards to relaxation and wellbeing.


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LIFESTYLE & DÉCOR

In Gauteng we are blessed with long summers and mild winters. This is perhaps why most of our homes’ layout and interiors have been planned with this in mind. 29 BLUE HILLS JULY '18


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leasant as our winters may seem, compared to other parts of the country, three months of chilly mornings and evenings and several cold fronts, will be made worse in cold, draughty living spaces. Here are some tips to make your home look and feel cosier this season:

1} Decorate with warmer tones and textures 2} 3}

Rich, rustic tones like reds, purples, yellows and greys, and metals like brass, bronze and copper can give any room instant warmth. Textures like faux fur, wool and patterns are also important to getting the cosy-factor right. DĂŠcor items such as scatter cushions, woollen throws, wall art, vases or even historic pieces in these tones and textures can help you create the look.

Bring the outdoors in Natural elements like grass, wood and clay contribute tremendously to the atmosphere of any room. Not only do they bring nature into your home but also add warmth.

Add a rug or two, or three A home’s choice of flooring contributes largely to its inside temperatures. With most of our interiors boasting tiles, vinyl, laminated flooring or wood, adding a few furry, soft or warmer-toned rugs will add warmth both literally and figuratively.

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LIFESTYLE & DÉCOR

4}

Hang curtains

5}

Burn scented candles

Curtains will help to keep the cold out and the heat in. They also offer an instant warmer atmosphere when drawn.

Touch and sight aren’t the only senses that can appreciate the spirit of winter. Smell is an important sense to convince. Burn scented candles like sandalwood etc. to give your house the fragrance of the season. They also provide a beautiful warm glow.

6} Switch to softer lighting 7}

Apart from candles bring in other forms of warmer light by switching globes and adding a few floor lamps.

Make the fireplace a focal point At the end of the day, nothing can transform a home’s cool interiors into a cosy winter haven quite as effectively as a fireplace can. It does the job! Closed combustion ovens are the ideal choice as they generate more heat for longer with less wood than traditional open fireplaces. By making your fireplace a focal point, winter will suddenly become everyone’s favourite season.


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5 HOME DÉCOR

Natural immune boosting foods to eat more of this winter

With winter here we all know it is only a matter of time before you, your children or partner brings “it” home. No, we are not talking about the clown from the Stephen King horror, but something equally frightening…flu. 33 BLUE HILLS JULY '18

HEALTH LIFESTYLE & WELLNESS & DÉCOR


Although there are many immune boosting tablets and concoctions on the market, you can boost your immune naturally by including more of the following into your diet: 1. Garlic – Vampires aren’t the only evil that fears this pungent bulb. Garlic contains allicin, an

organosulfur compound that helps to fight infections and bacteria. Now you have an excuse to smell like garlic every day.

2. Oats – Don’t skip your morning breakie oats this winter. Not only is oats a great source of fibre but it also contains beta-glucan, a polysaccharides that activates immune cells naturally.

3. Citrus – Yes, we all know that citrus is high in Vitamin C. And yes, we are all aware that it assists

with the production of white blood cells, the body’s natural line of protection. But why are we still taking a daily Vitamin C supplement instead of getting it directly from the source? Aim to eat more citrus this winter. A daily orange, squeeze of lemon in your tea or grated lime zest over a meal can help to defend your body.

4. Ginger – Ginger contains phytochemicals and antioxidants that help your body fight disease. Add some freshly grated ginger to your food or tea. Not only is it nutritious but delicious too.

5. Yoghurt – Good gut health is where a good immune system begins. And probiotics is one of the best ways to improve your gut health. Yoghurt is a great source of probiotics.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

What should be in your

kids lunch boxes?

Just like you, your children need to perform mentally and physically during the day. And with 30-50% of their daily food intake taking place during “school hours�, it means what you pack in their lunch boxes is essential to how they will feel and function during the day.

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ake sure your children’s lunch boxes contain the following 5 essentials:

1.Water

H20 is needed to help the brain function optimally, enhance focus, prevent brain fatigue and headaches. Make sure your child stays hydrated during the day by packing a 500ml – 750ml BPA free bottle filled with water.

2. Colourful fruits & veg Red fruits are a good source of antioxidants, fibre and Vitamin C, while blue/purple fruits contain nutrients that help with memory. Colourful crunchy vegetables on the other hand will help your child focus better. Pack a fruit and some vegetables. For e.g. a red apple and carrot or cucumber sticks (with a humus or avo dip if needed).

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3. Meat/protein

Avoid packing the following items:

Proteins assist the body with bone and muscle building. With growing children in mind this is very important. Pack slices of meat (separate or on a sandwich), a hardboiled egg, nut butters or any other item high in protein your child enjoys.

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4. Dairy Dairy is a good source of calcium and vitamins essential to ensuring good bone and teeth health. It is also a natural source of Vitamin B12, which is a great energiser. Include a dairy product like a small yoghurt, cottage cheese etc.

5. Whole grain starch Whole grains are complex carbohydrates. They are a great source of fibre and Omega 3s, and due to the slow release of glucose it offers sustained energy, mental alertness and improved mood. Include things like low GI or rye sandwiches, bran or oat muffins, rye crackers, wholegrain pitas etc.

Fruit juices Muesli bars high in sugar, fat and refined starch. Crackers with high salt content Flavoured milk Dried fruit Processed meats

Tips to make packing lunches easier: • • • •

Plan and prepare meals before the week starts. Make things that can be frozen, like oat muffins, fish cakes or smoothies, in bulk. Use leftovers. Research new recipes to keep things interesting.


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ESTATE NEWS

Water at

We would like to inform you that Century are currently undertaking a water reticulation project to supply grey water to the Landscaping done at the front entrance of the Estate. This exercise will take some time as they are planning to extract waste water from the sewage water treatment plant to supply our entrance. The cool seasons grasses might experience some strain and will die but there is a plan to replace the dead grass. We ask that you be patient during this process.

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Featured house

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Set within Blue Hills Equestrian Estate, this residence is a very special place. With expansive views over the Fourways area and Magaliesburg mountains that seem to go on forever, this beautiful home epitomises the luxury lifestyle of the development.

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A sincere thank you to our home owner who invited us into their home.

Interior Design done by

Full turnkey dĂŠcor & design service, curtains & blinds, custom furniture design, all flooring solutions, kitchen & bathroom designs, wall treatments & wallpapers, 3D design and space layouts.


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Dear Readers, Welcome to yet another great issue! The winter issue is packed with information about the Estate as well as many interesting...

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Dear Readers, Welcome to yet another great issue! The winter issue is packed with information about the Estate as well as many interesting...