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Winter is the perfect time to connect with family and friends to spend time together, enjoying good food and conversation. (Page 42 has some recipes to get you started.) Enjoy reading, playing board games or knitting* in front of a cosy fire. Take advantage of the dramatic winter landscapes and soak up the winter sun while honing your photography skills – we share some inspiration on page 69. Looking after your health is always a priority, more so in winter as coughs and colds abound. We often take good health for granted, and it is not until you need one, that finding a doctor becomes important. In this month’s Midstream Magazine, we take a look at the large number of medical professionals and facilities available in Midstream. You may be surprised at what is available right on your doorstep! *Speaking of knitting, read the story behind this month’s cover photograph on page 68.

This Edition | Hierdie Uitgawe

There are two kinds of people in the world – those who love winter, and those who don’t. In South Africa, we are spoilt with relatively short, mild winters. While the shorter days and colder temperatures are not something everybody looks forward to, it does provide the opportunity to discover new activities, to enjoy old hobbies, and to spend quality time with loved ones.

Front page: An explosion of colour! Photo: TKZ Photography

Previous Edition | Vorige Uitgawe

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April 2019 cover image If you did not receive the April 2019 edition, please email us for an electronic copy. Magazine enquiries | Tydskrif navrae Lizelle Green - 079 435 0839 magazine@midstream.co.za Advertising | Advertensies Tel - 012 940 9400 magazine@midstream.co.za Website | Webwerf www.midstream.co.za Thank you to our Contributors Dankie aan ons Medewerkers Nicoline, Twani, Dirk, Jen, Frik, Cornelia, Maureen, Louise, Sorika, Jurgen, Karen, Annelise, Mariette, Karien, Jan, Willem, Yolanda, Taryn, Lizelle, Antoinette

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Contents

Inhoud

pg 6-7 Henriëtta

pg 17 Time Garden

pg 25-35 Medical Services

pg 37 Long-Tailed Widowbird

pg 20-21 Superhero Dads

pg 22-23 Father & Son

pg 39-43 When Life Gives You Lemons

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To Stake A Tree Or Not

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Co-Work @ Midstream

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Bondev Elects Positive Growth

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Ascend to Midstream

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Churches

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Decisions

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Education

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Photography

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MES

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Treehouse Park

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Retire@Midstream

pg 76-77

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Community Calendar

pg 78-81

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Contact Numbers

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Final Word

pg 68 Explosion of Colour

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En toe is daar Henriëtta … Deur Yolanda Barnard-Lemmer

En daar vlieg Henriëtta Gryffenberg die Mugg & Bean in Midstream se deure binne. Haar dik kurkhakke klop-klop op die vloer. Haar blonde hare waai liggies in die Mei-windjie en haar geblomde rok met die vlermuismoue skree pret. Hier en daar draai ‘n kop; ‘n frons van herkenning pluk tussen die koffiedrinkers se oë. “Dit is mos Karen dáái. Dáái feeks van die reeks Sonkring,” fluister ‘n bejaarde vrou kliphard vir haar man. “Sjuut, vrou. Nie so hard nie,” betig die oom.

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Dit was Henriëtta se eerste groot rol. Die van Karen in die 1991 Jan Scholtz-reeks Sonkring en ‘n rol waarvoor almal haar steeds vandag onthou. “Karen was nie ‘n goeie mens nie. Jan Scholtz het na die reeks verby is vir my ‘n briefie geskryf waarin hy gevra het dat ek nooit weer so ‘n tipe rol moet vertolk nie, want hy was bang dat ek getipeer gaan word.” Sy het nooit weer so ‘n “feekserige” rol gespeel nie, maar dit is ook nie asof sy van Karen kan wegvlug nie, want elke jaar of twee besluit óf kykNET óf SABC Encore om die reeks wéér uit te saai.

“Ek weet nie hoekom die reeks steeds so gewild is nie. Daardie hoogdrawende Afrikaans val vandag vreemd op die oor. En selfs vir 1991 was ons haarstyle vreeslik outyds, maar Jan het ‘n universele draaiboek geskryf en daarom resoneer dit dalk steeds met gehore.” Sy was onlangs te sien as Esther in die rolprent Dominee Tienie waar sy teenoor die akteur Frank Opperman gespeel het. “Frank is my gunsteling Suid-Afrikaanse manlike akteur en dit is baie lekker om saam met hom te werk. Ek het in Orkney Snork Nie: Die Movie teenoor Frank gespeel. Ek moes ‘n kaalbolyftoneel u In Midstream Tydskrif - JUNIE 2019


doen en Frank het my baie gemaklik en veilig laat voel. Hy is professioneel. Hy is ‘amazing’.” Daar lê ‘n lagie cappuccino-skuim op haar bo-lip. Sy lek dit laggend af. “Ek gaan nie meer regtig vir oudisies nie en die akteurswerk stroom ook nie in nie. Ek was vreeslik verbaas toe Sallas de Jager (die vervaardiger van Dominee Tienie) my vir die rol genader het.” Henriëtta het nie stilgesit en gewag vir die rolle nie. Sy het as draaiboekskrywer ontpop en ook verder studeer om haar tegnieke te slyp. Erfsondes, wat handel oor die wel en weë van ‘n familie, was die eerste volwaardige reeks wat uit haar pen verskyn het. Die reeks het die een na die ander prys gewen en is geprys vir die uitstekende draaiboek en regie. “Ek het onlangs twee dramareeksvoorleggings aan KykNET gedoen. Nou sit ek en naels kou en hoop dat hulle dit gaan aanvaar.” Sy is baie opgewonde oor die skrywerstalent in Afrikaans, maar glo tog dat van die jonger generasie nie regtig hulle 'craft' ken nie. “Hulle moet begin om hulle draaiboekskyfwerk te slyp.” Sy is ook die regisseur van Die Sjokolade Show, ‘n Theatrerocket teaterproduksie wat vanjaar by die Innibos-kunstefees op die planke gaan wees. “Jak de Priester en Lizz Meiring is deel van die produksie, met Heinrich Pelser wat

die klankontwerp en begeleiding doen. Dit is lekker om saam met hulle te werk. Dit is ook maar vir my baie stresvol want ek het maar eers onlangs begin met verhoog regie. Die skrywer Helene de Kock beskou Henriëtta as een van die beste skrywers in die land. “Dit is nou ‘n groot kompliment. En nee, ek wil eers nie my hand aan ‘n roman waag nie. Ek het té min woorde daarvoor en miskien is ek ook nie passievol genoeg nie,” lag sy. “Ek los dit in die hande van mense soos Helene - wat toevallig ook een van my Facebook-vriende is. En toe besef ek dat ons beide in Midstream woon.” Midstream, wat nou na drie jaar vir Henriëtta, haar man, die Oostenrykse sakeman Robert Plattner en haar twee seuns, Emile en Benjamin, huis geword het. “Ons het lank in Johannesburg gebly en dit was moeilik om na twintig jaar in dieselfde huis wortels uit te trek en op te pak. Ons het ook maar toevallig in Midstream beland. My seun is ‘n uitstekende swemmer en ons het ter wille van sy swemloopbaan dié kant toe gekom. Ek en my man hou daarvan om gholf te speel en ons wou op ‘n gholflandgoed woon. “Ons het na huise by Centurion Golf Estate gekyk, maar kon niks kry wat in ons smaak val nie. Toe sien ons die huis in Midlands en

ons raak verlief. Nou bly ons naby ‘n gholflandgoed, maar ons het nog nie een keer ‘n potjie gholf gespeel nie.” Hoewel haar man ‘n Oostenryker is, is die gesin nie van plan om te emigreer nie. “Ek is passievol oor ons land en sy mense. Die land het baie probleme; die politieke moddergooiery, die korrupsie. Tog wil ek nêrens anders wees nie. Ek wil net hier wees.” En dit is Henriëtta. Nie Karen of Esther nie. Sommer net Henriëtta. ‘n Ma en ‘n vrou wat glo dat sy darem iets vir haar man en haar kinders beteken. “Al onthou net hulle my as ek doodgaan, sal dit vir my genoeg wees.” M.

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To stake a

TREE or not.

By Cornelia Wessels - BSc (Agric) Hort Hons 3D Garden Design - 082 821 5419

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When to stake and how to do it right?

ontrary to popular belief, trees do not need stakes as much as we think. Most trees will, if at all, only need some support for a brief period. Often trees are more damaged by staking because the ties cut into them damaging the bark, the stakes are the incorrect length, or the stakes stay in too long.

or anchors can work well in windy areas. For ties, use a wide strip of flexible smooth material to prevent damage on the trunk and to secure the tree to the stake. Old stockings cut into strips are the

best ties you can make. Bicycle tubing cut into strips can also work. The tie knot must be done in a figure 8 between the stake and stem so that the tree will still be able to sway in the wind to u

Reasons for staking will often be if the root ball is too small to support the tree, to keep a tall thin tree from falling over in windy areas, or to straighten the stem. A stake must never be more than 2/3 of the height of the tree. If a single stake is used, it must pull the tree up and must be on the windy side of the tree. The stake must actually stake the tree, and the tree must not hang over towards the stake. Double stakes

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promote strong, well-anchored roots. Never leave a stake in for longer than a year or one growing season. This may lead to stunted trunk and root growth. Stakes that stay in too long cause upward growth and prevent the spreading of the root system, leading to the opposite result. It restricts the growth of the trunk below the strap end and limits overall thickness and strength of the trunk between the ground and the straps. Young trees are often bought with a stake from the nursery which was done for stability in the bag. If the tree

Wrong way to stake

Right way to stake

Crowbar hole

is stable after planting, remove the stake. If the area is windy and the tree leaves a “crowbar” hole around the stem, the tree will need staking. A “crowbar“ hole makes it difficult for roots to establish due to the movement of the roots and can even create root rot if a lot of water collects in the hole. In very windy areas double stakes can be used, or the tree can be anchored. Have a stake in staking your trees and raise the stakes for your tree’s future! M. Trees 5-10cm in diameter are supported by two

Trees over 10cm in diameter should be guyed with

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Cover the soil around the plants with a 5cm mulch such as compost, straw, leaves or bark. Water wisely. Plants must get water mid-morning and not later than 14h00. Do not saturate plants shortly before a cold forecast (zero degrees and below). Saturation can cause damage because the extra water taken up in plant cells can freeze and cause damage. Plants must not be under drought stress either. Plants can be covered for short periods against the cold with blankets - frost linen, grass thatches, hessian and old blankets will all work. These materials must not be drenched when you irrigate and be sure to open plants up on sunny days. Newly planted trees that are a bit tender can be covered up around the stem with grass bundles, frost linen or blankets. The tree head can also be covered, but the covering must be removed on sunny days. Do not cut plant parts damaged by frost until the winter is over and no more cold spells are forecast. As a precaution, fertilize plants with a fertilizer high in potassium to strengthen plant cells.

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n a time when election uncertainties plague the minds of many South Africans, causing them to delay taking action or making pertinent investment decisions, Bondev has stayed focussed and fearless. Bondev is currently busy with a number of new developments and expansion areas in Midstream. These are areas of positive growth, expanding the residential options offered to individuals and families looking for a secure lifestyle together with a sound investment opportunity. Acting, moving forward boldly, and not waiting for an opportunity but creating it, is the way of the developer and that has created the continued momentum of success that we all get to partner in. Successful partnerships are rare, but once formed, create a sound foundation for longlasting success! Such a complex yet successful partnership exists in Midstream between Bondev the developer, security staff, all the homeowners’ associations, the building contractors, individual buyers, the residents of the various estates and all the business owners of the many facilities and services offered. This solid foundation developed over the past fifteen years now fuels a forward momentum that is evident in the sales

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figures achieved in a time that the rest of South Africa is still asking questions. Ascend to Midstream’s phase 2, started selling in April 2019 with 36 units on offer and within five weeks 13 units sold, averaging R4 million in value each, and totalling around R52 million in sales. Retire@ Midstream will soon be expanding with 18 new two-bedroom sectional title units that are for sale between R2,080 and R2,990 million, a total of approximately R43 million further development. These units have only just started selling and will be ready for occupation in December 2019. Extension 79 in Midstream Meadows recently went on sale to the developers and close to 70 stands were sold on the

day, with a gross value exceeding R52 million! These ongoing bold developments from Bondev show their belief in the future of Midstream and the resoundingly positive response from the market in the way of sales - is what makes the partnership perfect! What is important to know about these sales is that there is a commonality between the buyers and/or investors which stretches across all the different developments. In many cases, they are existing residents of the estate, or they have family or friends living here that have referred them. This has to be the biggest testament of belief in real value. A market that invests and re-invests in itself is a healthy one, and whenu

Midstream Meadows is growing and flourishing with 62 houses under construction, of which some are at foundation phase, some halfway, and others already completed. The recent launch of the last phase, where the stands are 500 sqm, was a resounding success. Prospective buyers wanting to enjoy the amazing lifestyle on offer in Midstream can partner with one of the many experienced developers who bought these stands, and build their dream home.

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Life in Midstream in one photo! In the forefront the children are enjoying a well organised day of sport and fun, hosted by Midstream Ridge Primary - one of two primary schools in Midstream. The school buildings can be seen in the distance, along with Midstream Ridge Preprimary, and Baby House on the far right. Little learners are being prepared to confidently join their older brothers and sisters in “big school”. Safely parked in the parking grounds of the school and Midstream Ridge Shopping centre, Shopping–on-Ridgeway, where the guards are patrolling, are the parents, grandparents and visitors who are all enjoying the day with their children. Where else can dad park his car, enjoy a day outdoors, and walk across to great restaurants for a well-deserved meal with his family? Even better, are the residents of Midstream Ridge in the distance that can walk to school for the day's activities. These residents enjoy the best of all worlds. Shopping, schools and security! Looking at the back of the photo, there is an open piece of land that is going to offer many more residents this same opportunity. Bondev will sells these stands - some of which will have the amazing feature of a wildlife area. you are comfortable to refer a product or service to someone you care about, then you have to believe in it! If you are happy with the return on your first investment, you are not afraid of re-investing in the same market. Looking at the buyers, investors and developers of the various developments, this is definitely the case in Midstream. Bondev has elected to stay on the path of positive growth and evidently so has the market who continue to choose the best in security, locality, schools and amenities. “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – Jack Canfield. Midstream offers you the opportunity to move with us to the other side of fear and get everything you want! M.

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A view of the newest Retire@Midstream extension shows its close proximity to Midstream Mediclinic. 53 happy residents enjoyed a wonderful social gathering, and they look forward to welcoming new friends to the X55 family by December 2019. Bondev has recently launched another 18 units and are very excited to offer quality units to retirees looking for the best in safety, medical assistance, and vibrant community life! 13


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ime Garden PRESERVING MEMORIES

A space to preserve the ashes of loved ones together with special memories that will never die. Launched 2018 1.7 hectares Safe environment Beautiful garden Tranquil time-walk Serene sitting areas Secure parking For the residents of Midstream and also the surrounding areas NPO status ensures sustainability and longevity Memorial plaques, standard niches and echo niches Web-based access to storage for photographs and life stories

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Midstream SUPERHERO \ DADS

Father’s Day

16 June/Junie Vadersdag

THE HISTORY OF FATHER’S DAY Father’s Day was first celebrated on the 19th of June 1910 in Spokane, Washington (USA). Sonora Smart Dodd initiated the celebration in honour of her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, who was a single parent who raised his six children.

Any man can be a father, but it takes someone extra special, a superhero, to be a dad.

DIE LEWE KOM NIE MET 'N

INSTRUKSIEBOEK

NIE, DIS HOEKOM ONS

PA'S HET We asked a few Midstream learners to tell us about their fathers. “ ’n Pa sal nie ‘n pa kan wees sonder alles wat hy vir sy kinders doen nie. ’n Pa sal sy kinders se kant bo alles kies. ’n Pa sal sy familie bo alles en almal sit. ’n Pa sal nie ’n pa sonder liefde wees nie.” - Ija “My pa is ’n superheld want hy bederf my en gee vir my geld soos Tony Stark.” - Christiaan “’n Pa is iemand wie se kinders na hom opkyk en vertrou.” - Anja “My pa is my pa, want hy leer my om te jag.” - Thinus “Hy beheer die huis.” - Albert “My dad makes me laugh a lot.” - Sebatian “My dad is a good dad because when I’m mad at my mom, I can go to him and he will sulk with me.” - Carla “My dad is a dad because I was born.” - Mpilo “‘n Pa moet ’n baard groei om ‘n superheld te kan wees. Ek wil dit vleg.” - Zani “’n Pa is ’n pa as hy kinders het. Hy moet dan vir hulle lief wees.” - Katrijn

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KIDDIES CORNER Father's Day DIY

Father’s Day is coming up! Let the kids show Dad how much he is loved with a homemade gift.

FOR THE HUNGRY DAD

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DA COOLEST

Supplies: Black, pink and bright green craft foam sheets or construction paper if desired, school glue (liquid glue will work better with foam), scissors, white poster board, pencil or marker, googly eyes, popsicle stick • Draw the popsicle template and cut it out. Trace the popsicle onto bright green craft foam (or construction paper) and cut out. You can draw directly onto the craft foam (Mom could help with this). • Glue the popsicle stick to the back of your popsicle. • Glue your popsicle to your white poster board. • Glue googly eyes on to your popsicle. Add a black smile made with black craft foam/black marker. Cut pink rosy cheeks from craft foam, and glue above your popsicle’s smile. • Cut out popsicle droplets from the bright green craft foam and glue them around your popsicle. • Add your message with a marker or print your words and glue them onto your card. You’re all done! Dad will treasure this Father's Day craft card because it was made with love!

DAD'S VOUCHER

Use this voucher as a gift for dad - make a copy, or cut it out. You can give dad a voucher for a cup of coffee, a car wash, a bear hug, or anything that your dad will love.

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Fathers and Sons By Sorika de Swardt

own path through the forest? Did the father ever allow him to walk in front or to make mistakes?

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any years ago, I heard a quote that I could never find again. Nor do I know who to credit for writing it, but it made such an impression on me. It was about a father and his very young son, walking through a forest. The father was walking in front, carefully placing his feet to ensure that he would not fall over branches and rocks, slip in the mud or get hooked by thorns. He was constantly looking back to see if his son was fine. Once more he turned around to his son and said, “Be careful, you must look where you are going”. The little boy answered, “No daddy, you must look where you are going because I am just following in your footsteps”. In my ‘therapeutic mind’ this was a beautiful metaphor for the

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Being a parent or a child in this generation may be harder than before. The father-son relationship can be complex. Fathers and sons today, more than ever before, can have extremely different interests. With the coming of the internet, they can even live in two different worlds, i.e. the real world and the virtual world. That can make it so much harder to relate to each other as they both grow older. Add to that the traditional male tendency to not communicate deeper feelings because of the belief that it makes them feel and look vulnerable or weak. And then there is the relationship testosterone driven teenage By the time a man between years when father and realises that his parent and son may find themselves father was right, he child. The competing for the position has a son who thinks father walks of the alpha male. However, he is wrong. in front, none of this takes away to protect, any bit of the need that all to teach, humans, including fathers to make and sons of all ages, have to way, to provide. The child follows, connect emotionally to a male rolewatches, learns, receives, model. Every boy and man need a internalizes. It all sounds so nurturing father-son relationship simple and harmonic. But of that consists of more than the son course, we don’t know the rest “simply following in the footsteps of the story. Did the son always of his father”. blindly follow his father? Did the father always have his back turned Imagine for a moment three to his son while teaching him? Or generations of men. Grandfather did he ever turn around and pick born and raised with “cowboys his son up to hold him, nurture don’t cry, go out at sunrise, work him and encourage him when hard and provide for your family”. his little legs were tired? What They were the disciplinarians happened when this young boy (“you just wait until your fatheru grew up and decided to make his In Midstream Tydskrif - JUNIE 2019


gets home”) whom we feared and respected. We knew they would provide and protect, but as a stereotype, they found it difficult to hug and to use the words “I love you my son”. It does not mean that they don’t love deeply and passionately. Then there is the middle generation. The role of father surely changed in the past decade - we even have stay-at-home dads now. Today, it’s common to see a father actively involved with their children on all levels. Dr T. Berry Brazelton, renowned paediatrician and author says, “There are studies now which show that if a father is Each day of our involved with children lives we create from infancy, by seven memories that years of age, they our children will have a higher I.Q., do cherish forever. and learn. The internet better in school and is full of self-help have a better sense of resources. If the fatherhumour.” son relationship is in trouble, the help of a professional such as a And then there are the millennials. Social Worker of Psychologist may If we want to get the sons of this be beneficial. young generation to come out of the virtual world, to disconnect their phones for a while, then fathers and grandfathers will have to be available to connect emotionally with their boys.

Many fathers find it difficult to connect because disciplinarians raised them and they simply followed in those footsteps. The role of nurturer may be foreign to them. But they can reach out

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There is also the inner resource. Family therapist Keith Marlowe suggests “men turn to their own childhood memories to help them out. If they can take the time to become aware of what they needed when they were a little boy and what hurt them, then they can do the things that were good and avoid the things that were painful. These memories are a tremendous resource.”

While celebrating Father’s Day this month, find a way to connect with your father and your son. It will be the most worthwhile thing you do for this generation and the next. And hopefully, your son reaches out to you too and finds a way to connect with you, and tells you how much you are appreciated, admired and valued for all the things you already do for him. M. Sources: TheParentReport.com https://www.healthyplace.com/parenting/ dads/dads-role-has-changed https://www.healthyplace.com/parenting/ dads/importance-of-being-a-good-father

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Midstreams Medical Services The greatest wealth is health. - Virgil People choose a residential property for a variety of reasons. The location has traditionally been a big decision driver; and when looking at property at the coast, the view is certainly something one would consider. But location alone only ticks a few of the smart homeowner’s boxes. Midstream offers state of the art security, excellent infrastructure, top schools, a diverse selection of retail and recreational offerings, all while being accessible to the economic hubs of the greater Pretoria and Joburg. One area that many people tend to undervalue, or even overlook, is access to good medical professionals and facilities right on their doorstep. Is it something you have considered? The medical services’ footprint in Midstream is the result of a long-term strategic development plan to establish complementary healthcare facilities best suited to the community. It caters for every life stage and eventuality, with a particular focus on providing facilities that enable multigenerational families to live within proximity to each other within the Estate. The value of being close to loved ones while they receive medical treatment should never be underestimated. And any mom will agree that the convenience of quick and easy access to medical professionals is indeed priceless. From the dedicated 911@Midstream Paramedics to the ultramodern Midstream Mediclinic, from the local family practice and baby clinic to the sophisticated Dementia Centre at Care in Midstream, and everything in between – all the medical needs of the community are catered for. (Turn the page for a snapshot of the medical services available in Midstream.) Wealth can be measured in several ways. It can be the size and value of a property portfolio, an individual’s yearly pre-tax income, or dollar millionaire status. But more than 2000 years ago Virgil got it right – the greatest wealth is health. u Health is like money; we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it. – Josh Billings

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SAVE A LIFE, DONATE BLOOD Retire@Midstream Ladies Bar

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Medical Services in Midstream Midstream Mediclinic

Midstream Hill Medical Centre Audiology | Baby Clinic | Biokinetics Chiropractic | Clinical Research | Dialysis Dietician | Mental Health Day Care Molecular Imaging & Therapy Occupational Therapy | Oncology Orthotics | Pathology | Physiotherapy Prosthetics | Psychiatry Psychology | Radiology

Ultramodern Private Hospital

911@Midstream Paramedics 072 728 3620

Midstream Medical Centre

Cure Day Hospital – Midstream

Family Practice:

Doctors | Dentists | Lancet Radiography | Physiotherapy

Midlands Office Park Dentistry | Orthodontics

Care@ Midstream

Pharmacies Health Chem (Square@Midstream) Midstream Pharmacy (Retire@Midstream Main Building)

Sub-Acute Care & Rehabilitation High Care | Ventilator Facility Rehabilitation Gym

Eyecare@ Midstream Care in Midstream Frail Care Assisted Living Dementia Care

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Midstream Paramedics 911@MIDSTREAM

072 728 3620 The Midstream Paramedic Service provides 24-hour emergency medical assistance to all the residents of Midstream, their staff and their visitors, and operates exclusively in the Estate. The service is provided as an auxiliary service to the Midstream Medical Centre and attracts no extra costs on the day.

A medical emergency is a serious and unexpected situation involving illness or injury and requiring IMMEDIATE action.The do’s and don’ts of 911@Midstream paramedics:

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• Respond to medical and trauma emergencies

Diagnose conditions

Wound care and stitches

Home nursing and catheter replacement

Home injections

Transportation of any kind

Dispense medication

• Assess and stabilise medical and trauma patients • Give advice under scope • Arrange for an ambulance to transport the patient to hospital • Declaration of death and assistance with the removal of the deceased

It is important to note that this is not an ambulance service to transport patients. The primary purpose of the Midstream paramedics is to assess and stabilise a patient before deciding on the next appropriate level of care that the patient needs.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH PERSON-CENTRED CARE Person-centred care focusses on an individual’s relationships, life experiences, abilities, and preferences, and represents innovation within the care environment. Care in Midstream endorses person-centred care as part of our holistic approach to caring for our residents. The single biggest misconception about Care in Midstream is that it is an institution or a hospital. It is not. For our residents, Care in Midstream is home – not a home away from home, but their permanent home – furnished with their personal belongings, and each person can follow their unique routine. The person-centred care approach starts before the resident arrives at Care in Midstream. Detailed information is obtained upfront from family members, as well as from the resident. This information gathering process allows us to build a personal profile for each individual. Information gathered covers medical history, medication schedules, dietary requirements, sleeping patterns, personal preferences regarding clothing, hobbies, physical activities, daily routines, formal and informal activity preferences etc. This information enables care partners to help new residents settle into their new home with minimum disruption and anxiety. Our care partners (traditionally called nurses), form an integral part in the lives of our residents from the very start. Care in Midstream maintains care partner ratios

that consistently exceed the industry standards. Our dementia unit has a ratio above the industry norm, and the frail care unit’s ratio is one care partner for every four to five residents. The care partner holds and nurtures the relationship between the resident, the family, the care team and bigger Care in Midstream team. The care partner forms a close bond with the resident and knows all their preferences and routines; they can immediately identify any change or discomfort and react to it quickly. The care partner will accompany the resident to group activities and will ensure that they are comfortable and within their comfort level. Care partners do detailed handovers between shifts, i.e. day and night shifts. Person-centred care goes hand in hand with Person Centred Support Services (PCSS) and home-based care. By systematically and professionally building a care profile over an extended period, Care in Midstream can provide high-quality personalised care for residents. The process ideally starts before the resident arrives at Care in Midstream. An essential tool used in building the care profile is a professionally structured Risk Assessment. This assessment assists in creating a baseline of the risks a prospective resident may have. The purpose of the assessment is twofold - to help keep people in their private homes for as long as possible and to make the transition to Care in Midstream as smooth as possible when required.

We are serious about appropriate quality of care for the elderly! If you, or a family member, would like a copy of the Risk Assessment Form, please contact Sister Ida at nurse@careinmidstream.co.za, or call 012 940 9380.

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FURRY FRIENDS HELP YOUR SENIOR DOG STAY ACTIVE, HEALTHY AND HAPPY On average, dogs live for around 12 years, although many live for much longer and individual animals age at different rates. There is no one perfect way to care for your pet as they grow older. Every dog and every situation are different, but regular health checks are really important for ageing animals so health problems can be detected as early as possible. This can help prevent and manage disease, can be less costly and will help give your pet a better quality of life. Helping your senior dog to stay active, healthy and happy Home comforts for older dogs • Older dogs prefer to have a predictable routine, so try to minimise stress by avoiding too much change. • They may need more rest, so make sure they have somewhere quiet and out of the way where they won’t be disturbed by other pets or visitors. A soft, cosy bed away from draughts will help keep them warm and will be comfortable for aching joints.

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• They may also need to go to the toilet more frequently, so make sure they have regular access to their toilet area. A loss of housetraining or changes in how often or how easily they find going to the toilet is something that your vet will be able to give you advice on. • They may need to wear a coat to protect them from cold weather and rain. • Make sure everything your dog needs is easily accessible, so they don’t have to go too far to find their water, food, toys and bed. • Smooth, slippery floors can be difficult for older dogs to walk on, so try putting a rug or carpet down to give them something to grip and help them get around more easily. Food and drink • As they get older, a dog’s dietary requirements change – it varies with breed and size – but around the age of seven years old, your dog might benefit from moving onto a diet designed specifically for senior dogs. These diets provide the right nutrients and consider that older dogs may be less active and using fewer calories. Always ask your vet about changing your dog’s diet and make changes gradually to avoid stomach upsets. Your vet will also advise on whether your dog might benefit from having smaller, more frequent meals. • Always make sure your dog has constant access to fresh, clean drinking water and monitor how much they are eating and drinking – mention any changes

to your vet as there could be an underlying health reason. • If you have other, younger dogs in the house, make sure your senior dog can access their own food without having to compete with their more agile housemates! Normal behaviour • Although they may be slowing down, senior dogs still need regular exercise! Not only will this help stop them from putting on weight, but it gives them a chance to explore and meet other dogs and people. They may need shorter walks though – little and often – and you may need to lift them in or out of the car or get a ramp. • Slowing down a little with old age is normal, but if your dog seems stiff or has trouble with things like getting out of bed and going upstairs, talk to your vet as there may be treatments that can help. Some pets may suffer in silence, so try to be observant. M. For more information and advice, speak to your vet – contact Petstream on 087 805 3679.

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The Long-Tailed Widowbird Die Langstertflap (Euplectes Progne) Photo by FCD van Wyk

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he Long-tailed Widowbird is well-known in Midstream and is commonly found in the eastern half of South Africa. When they are breeding, they are generally found in flocks and prefer to stay in open grassland, often where the grass is short. When they roost, they prefer dense, tall grass. The adult breeding male is black (named for the generally black plumage, resembling a widow in mourning), with orange/red and white shoulders, long wide tails and a bluish bill. They have 12 very long tail feathers - some as long as half a metre!

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The females are smaller and more inconspicuous, their feathers streaked tawny and black with pale patches on the back, chest and breast, and horn-coloured bills. The non-breeding male looks very similar to the female. The diet of these beautiful birds consists mainly of grass seeds and also insects and spiders, and they forage mostly on the ground, but they would sometimes search for insects during flight. The Long-tailed Widowbird is territorial and polygynous, and a male may have as many as

five females. The male will give a highly characteristic flight display with slow wing beats, and epaulettes spread open. He will fly slowly, with his tail spread out to attract female attention. Once the breeding season is over the males will lose their tail feathers and black plumage to blend into the brown winter grasslands where they live. These birds breed mainly from December to February and roost communally in dense reed beds. Either the female or the male builds the nest. The nest is built above ground, with thick walls woven from grass in the shape of a ball, a wide side-top entrance and lined with soft plant material. The nest may sometimes be concealed with surrounding grass for protection. The female lays 1 - 4 eggs and solely incubates it for 12 - 14 days. The female will feed and brood the chicks on her own before they leave the nest at about 17 days. The chicks remain dependent on their mother for food for two more weeks. M.

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lemon – /ˈlɛmən/ Middle English: via Old French limon (in modern French denoting a lime) from Arabic līmūn (a collective term for fruits of this kind)

All citrus fruits can trace their roots to the southeast foothills of the Himalayas, according to DNA evidence. The first citrus trees appeared about eight million years ago, before spreading around the world, say international scientists. The trees eventually gave rise to the fruit on our kitchen tables, from sweet oranges to bitter lemons. Citrus trees are among the most widely cultivated fruit trees in the world, but their history has been unclear. To get a better understanding of where citrus trees came from,

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Myanmar, and western Yunnan. scientists in the US and Spain analysed the genomes of over 50 varieties of citrus fruit, from the Chinese mandarin to the Seville orange. The study, published in Nature Journal, found that modern citrus trees derive from several natural species found in a region that includes the eastern area of Assam, northern

When the climate changed millions of years ago, bringing weaker monsoons and drier weather, the plants were able to spread out of the Himalayas, and throughout southeast Asia. From there, they spread to the rest of the world, including to Australia about four million years ago. The analysis shows that today’s citrus fruits are the result of millions of years of evolution, followed by thousands of years of human plant breeding. u

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15 Juicy facts about lemons • The name is said to have been derived from an Asian word for “sour fruit”. • Historians believe that lemons have been around since first century A.D. • The British Navy requires all ships to carry enough lemons so that every sailor can have an ounce of juice a day. • An average lemon contains eight seeds. • An average lemon holds three tablespoons of juice. • The juice of a lemon contains 5% of citric acid. • There are roughly fifteen calories in each lemon. • Sprinkling the juice on other fruits can prevent them from turning brown. • Lemon juice and hot water are good for a sore throat as it is antibacterial. • Lemons used to be so rare that kings used to present them to each other as gifts. • During the Renaissance, ladies used the juice of a lemon to redden their lips. • For natural highlights in your hair, apply lemon juice daily, for a week. • Wealthy Victorians grew lemons trees in their homes as a sign of prestige. • To power a flashlight bulb, you need 500 wired lemons to conduct electricity. • Lemon was a common unisex name in the 1900s.

Fresh Mint and Ginger Lemonade Ingredients 1 • 1/2 cup (packed) chopped fresh mint leaves • 1/3 cup chopped fresh ginger • 1/3 cup honey • 2 cups boiling water • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice • 1 1/2 cups (about) cold water Ingredients 2 • Ice cubes • Fresh mint leaves • Lemon slices Method 1. Combine chopped mint, ginger, and honey in a medium bowl. Add boiling water. Let steep 30 minutes. Strain into a 4-cup glass measuring cup, pressing on solids to extract liquid. Add lemon juice and enough cold water to measure 4 cups total. (Can be prepared one day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) 2. Fill glasses with ice cubes. Add lemonade. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon slices and serve.

The art of lemons A study out of Cornell University analysed hundreds of famous works of art from 1500 to 2000, all of which included food, and determined which foods were most commonly featured throughout art history. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Bread Lemons Apples Grapes Nuts Shellfish Oranges Pastries Pears Cheese Salt

In still life works of art, lemons symbolise the deceptive allure or attraction of earthly beauty.

The Lemon (1880) by Edouard Manet

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Growing lemon trees in pots can be very rewarding with fruits almost year-round. Choose either a rough skin or smooth skin or even both. Citrus needs full sun and well-drained soil. These plants originate from subtropical and tropicalAsia, growing in hotter climates and therefore need to be in a protected space in winter. Plant in a mix of 50% compost and 50% topsoil or buy a ready-mix lawn dressing in bags from the nursery. The pot must have holes at the bottom with stones at the bottom before the soil is added to the pot. Pots must be lifted from paving with a small tile or pot feet to improve drainage and air flow around the pot. Plant in big pots to avoid soil drying out too quickly. Plants in pots must get regular water and liquid fertilizer every six weeks. Healthy plants are less susceptible to diseases. Companion plants do not only look nice at the bottom of the pot, but also help to prevent diseases Use Marigolds, chives, or various herbs as companions. In case of disease, remember you want to eat the fruit and therefore only contact poisons or eco-friendly products are recommended, especially when there are fruits on the tree. Aphids are common critters affecting citrus. In the case of Psylla, where the bulges are showing on the leaves, try to cut the affected leaves away, destroy and spray at the undersides of the leaves with a contact insecticide or neem oil. Other diseases affecting citrus like blackspot, white mould and die-back (Anhtracnose) can be treated with a contact fungicide.

How to clean with lemons Lemon is a terrific cleaning agent. The acid in lemons is antibacterial and antiseptic, and it acts as a natural bleach. The citrus smell of lemons is refreshing and invigorating. Oils in the rinds can also help to clean and shine. Lemons have an incredible range of household uses. Here are just a few: • Clean copperbottom pots and pans: Clean copper-bottomed pots and pans with lemon juice. Copper fixtures can also benefit from a lemon juice cleaning. Cut a lemon in half. Dip it in some salt, and clean spots from your copper. This same mixture of lemon juice and salt, by the way, can also be used in coffee makers,

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microwaves, and food storage containers. Add the lemon to vinegar: Vinegar can be a great cleaning ingredient, but many people dislike the vinegar smell. Adding lemon juice to vinegar when cleaning can help neutralise the vinegar smell. Countertops: Countertop stains can be removed by allowing lemon juice to sit on the stain for a few minutes. Scrub the area with baking soda and watch the stains disappear. Don't leave the lemon juice sitting for too long. It can be powerful stuff. Drains: Lemon rinds can be ground in the garbage disposal to freshen the drain. Hot water with a little lemon poured down a drain will also freshen the drain. Bleaching: Lemon juice acts as a natural bleaching agent. Put lemon juice onto white linens and clothing and allow them to dry in the sun. Stains will be bleached away. Degreasing: The acid in lemon juice cuts through grease and does an excellent job removing grease from the stove and countertops. Glass Cleaning: With or without vinegar, lemon is a pretty good glass cleaner. If you do decide to add vinegar to the solution, the pleasant smell of lemon cuts through the not-so-delightful smell of the vinegar. 41


Many chefs refer to lemons as a third seasoning, along with salt and pepper – Jamie Oliver claims he couldn’t live without them! Lemons are loved as both a sweet and savoury ingredient and are a magical match for creamy or sugary sweet treats. ARE LEMONS GOOD FOR YOU? Lemon flesh and juice are both high in all-around hero vitamin C – squeezing the juice of one lemon over a salad will provide you with a fantastic source. Best known for boosting our immune systems, vitamin C is also vital for our nervous and metabolic systems, as well as for collagen and tissue growth.

Ina Paarman’s creamy lemon chicken with mushrooms Ingredients • 6 - 8 skinless chicken breast fillets • 1 t (5 ml) Ina Paarman’s Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning • 2 T (30 ml) Ina Paarman’s White Sauce Powder • 1 T (15 ml) butter • 1 T (15 ml) canola or olive oil • 250 g punnet mushrooms, thickly sliced • 1 x 200 ml Ina Paarman’s Lemon & Herb Coat & Cook Sauce • 1 cup (250 ml) fresh cream • 2 t (10 ml) Ina Paarman’s Chicken Flavour Stock Powder Method 1. Adjust the oven rack to the middle position. 2. Preheat oven to 180°C. 3. Cut each breast fillet across the grain on the diagonal into 4 pieces. Mix Seasoning and White Sauce Powder, sprinkle over the chicken and mix through. 4. Warm an empty frying pan over high heat, add the butter and oil. Add the chicken and stir-fry briefly until lightly browned on the outside, but still raw inside. Toss the mushrooms in with the chicken, do not cook them. Immediately dish the mixture into a medium size ovenproof dish. 5. Add the Lemon & Herb Sauce, cream and Stock Powder to the frying pan and heat, while stirring and scraping with a wooden spoon, to incorporate all the nice brown bits. Pour over the chicken. Bake open for 20 – 25 minutes. Delicious with buttered tagliatelle to soak up the sauce. Serve a crisp green salad on the side.

Jamie Oliver’s gluten-free lemon cake with lemon & orange drizzle Ingredients • 300 g dairy-free margarine (suitable for baking, at room temperature) • 300 g gluten-free plain flour, plus extra for dusting • 300 g golden caster sugar • 4 large free-range eggs • 3 lemons • 2 oranges • 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum • 100 g icing sugar Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Grease a 20cm square cake tin with the margarine, then line the bottom with greaseproof paper and dust the sides with gluten-free flour. 2. In a bowl, beat the margarine and sugar for about 5 minutes, or until light and fluffy. 3. Crack in the eggs, finely grate and add the zest from 2 lemons and 1 orange, then mix to combine. 4. Sieve the flour, baking powder and xanthan gum into the bowl, then fold through. Stir in the juice from 1 lemon and ½ an orange until you have a nice, smooth mixture. 5. Pour the mixture into the cake tin, smooth out to the edges, then place on the middle shelf of the hot oven for 35 minutes, or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean. 6. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, before turning the cake out onto a wire cooling rack, then leave to cool completely while you make the icing. 7. Combine the icing sugar with the zest and juice from ½ a lemon and ¼ of an orange. Once the cake has cooled, drizzle the icing on top, grate over a little lemon and orange zest, then serve. Tips To make lemon drizzle cupcakes, simplye divide the mixture between two 12-hole muffin trays and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden and an inserted skewer comes out clean.

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Are consuming lemons healthy? The answer is yes - here are five health benefits that lemons provide. Support Heart Health

Protect Against Anaemia

Lemons are a good source of vitamin C. One lemon provides about 31 mg of vitamin C, which is 51% of the recommended daily intake (RDI). Research shows that eating fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke. However, it’s not only the vitamin C that is thought to be good for your heart. The fibre and plant compounds in lemons could also significantly lower some risk factors for heart disease.

Iron deficiency anaemia is quite common. It occurs when you don’t get enough iron from the foods you eat. Lemons contain some iron, but they primarily prevent anaemia by improving your absorption of iron from plant foods. Your gut absorbs iron from meat, chicken, and fish (known as heme iron) very easily, while iron from plant sources (non-heme iron), not as easily. However, this absorption can be improved by consuming vitamin C and citric acid. Because lemons contain both vitamin C and citric acid, they may protect against anaemia by ensuring that you absorb as much iron as possible from your diet.

Help Control Weight Lemons are often promoted as a weight loss food, and there are a few theories as to why this is. One common theory is that the soluble pectin fibre in them expands in your stomach, helping you feel full for longer. That said, not many people eat lemons whole. And because lemon juice contains no pectin, lemon juice drinks will not promote fullness in the same way. Another theory suggests that drinking hot water with lemon will help you lose weight. Prevent Kidney Stones Kidney stones are small lumps that form when waste products crystallise and build up in your kidneys. They are quite common, and people who get them often get them repeatedly. Citric acid helps prevent kidney stones by increasing urine volume and increasing urine pH, creating a less favourable environment for kidney stone formation. Just 125ml of lemon juice per day may provide enough citric acid to help prevent stone formation in people who have already had them.

Improve Digestive Health Lemons are made up of about 10% carbs, mostly in the form of soluble fibre and simple sugars. The main fibre in lemons is pectin, a form of soluble fibre linked to multiple health benefits. Soluble fibre can improve gut health and slow the digestion of sugars and starches. These effects may result in reduced blood sugar levels. However, to get the benefits of fibre from lemons, you need to eat the pulp. People who drink lemon juice, without the fibre found in the pulp, will miss out on the benefits of the fibre. M.

Sources: www.11points.com, www.thefactsite.com, www.bbc.com, www.healthline.com, www.paarman.co.za, www.jamieoliver.com,

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SING EN PRYS SAAM MET ONS HIERDIE SONDAG! KSM is kortpad vir kerksondermure – ‘n naam wat uitdrukking gee aan ‘n insluitende gemeenskap wat doelbewus mensgemaakte mure afbreek, sodat God se koninkryk oral met blydskap kan kom. Ons eredienste is eietyds en Woord-gebaseer, waar lofprysing en aanbidding groot betekenis het. Kuier na die diens verder met lekker koffie en ontmoet ‘n geloofsfamilie wat saam die Jesuslewe ontdek. EREDIENSTYE: 08:00, 10:00 en Glow@17:30 | Kinderbediening: 08:00 en 10:00 Tienerbediening: Belydenisklas 16:15 | Glow@17:30 | Kleingroepe 18:30 NAVRAE: KSM Midstream 012 940 9480 | mskantoor@ksm.co.za | www.ksm.co.za

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“A life without decisions is a life not lived.”

By Jurgen Grosse-Heitmeyer

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ecisions… Decisions… Who to trust with our investment? To do or not to do something? To have or not to have that last drink or cigarette? What dress to wear or what tie to knot around your neck for the day? Daily we are confronted with choices - some simple, not in need of too much consideration; others more complicated with the possibility of having a profound impact on something or someone.

If you think about it, basically everything we do necessitates one or other decision to be made.

decision - good or bad, happy or sad - any other party will be off the hook.

Here’s the thing about choices - they are ours to make, noone else’s. Sure, we can gather opinions, advice and guidance and even follow such, but the final decision to go ahead or abandon the idea is totally up to us. There is no blame we can shift onto another, our circumstances or anything else for that matter, should things spin out of control after we acted or decided not to act.

The result of a “wrong” decision is never an entertaining one and could turn out to be rather costly. Despite that, however, decisionmaking should not be feared. We are meant to err and experience difficulty now and then. How else would we gain experience and grow into the person we are supposed to be if we fear to make mistakes?

The outcome of any choice made rests squarely with the person making the decision, irrespective of whether he had someone else act on his behalf or whether the result was because of his own doing. You can delegate the task, but the responsibility is yours to keep. Your choice - your responsibility. Then, once taken, whatever the result, the decision-maker needs to live with the outcome of that

So, go out there and make as many decisions as you possibly can. Yes, sure, think them through, don’t make decisions that will have an obvious undesirable consequence, but decide. Weigh the positives and negatives against one another. Don’t sit on the fence for too long. Compare the pros and cons and decide. Who knows, your decision might turn into an immense and paramount discovery and make you the next Einstein! M.

Helene de Kock Baie geluk aan die wenners van die Helene de Kock kompetisie wat in die April Midstream Magazine verskyn het. Die gelukkige wenners is Alida Bezuidenhout, Johanna von Solms en Santie Schmidt. Hulle ontvang elkeen ‘n Helene de Kock boek. Dankie aan almal wat deelgeneem het.

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E Din U C AT I O N Midstream

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Midstream College Hoërskool / High School EXCELLENTIA Midstream College is a modern private High School, equipped with the latest technology and teaching aids available. Established in 2007, we have made our mark on academic, cultural and sports terrains. At Midstream College your future will be shaped by innovative thinking, vision and knowledge through excellence. Grade 8 to 12 | Parallel Medium college@midstreamcollege.co.za | 012 661 0590

ATLETE PRESTEER OP SA’S Tydens die S.A.-Skoleatletiekkampioenskappe het Chanelle Kruger tweede in die 2000m-hindernis geëindig en Mishke Jooste het ‘n tweede plek in die 4 x 100m-aflos behaal. By die ASA-Jeug- en Juniorkampioenskappe het Chanelle Kruger ‘n derde plek in die hindernis behaal en Michael Coetzee het in die gewigstoot vir seuns o.19 ook ‘n derde plek behaal.

DOGTERSHOKKIETOERE

Al die dogtershokkiespanne het vanjaar die geleentheid gehad om op toer te gaan. Midstream is verteenwoordig vanaf Bloemfontein deur Potchefstroom, Pretoria tot en met Groblersdal. Al die spanne vaar baie goed in die top liga.

BELGIESE UITRUIL 2019

VERONIQUE WEN 8 GOUE MEDALJES BY SA’S In die swembad het Veronique 8 goue medaljes tydens die SA Junior Swemkampioenskappe verower waarvan drie in individuele items ( 50m-vlinderslag, 50m-vryslag en 100m-vlinderslag) en vyf in aflositems was. Sy het ook twee silwer medaljes verower. Veronique het ook gekwalifiseer om aan Swem SA se Nasionale Senior kampioenskappe in Durban te gaan deelneem. As 15-jarige het sy haar spreekwoordelike man teen die seniors gestaan en uitstekend presteer. Sy haal 6 finale en het brons in die 4 x 100m-vryslagaflos en 4 x 100m-gemengde vryslag gewen.

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Die Belgiese uitruilprogram is nou in sy sesde jaar. Gedurende die Aprilvakansie was 36 Midstream-gesinne gasheer vir leerders van Sint Pieters Instituut en Sint Franciscus Instituut van Gent. Die groep het Kaapstad besoek en die Moederstad se wonderskoon ervaar. Hulle het ook tydens die uitreik die meeste besienswaardighede in Pretoria en Soweto besoek. Die leerders is ook tydens ‘n wegnaweek deur die gasgesinne bederf en kon tydens hierdie geleentheid die natuur, wat eie aan Suid-Afrika is, geniet. Dit is veral die uitreikprojek met Ya Bana Children’s Village wat ons gaste altyd sal bybly. Die Belgiese leerders het ongeveer R180 000 vir dié projek ingesamel. Vanjaar is 36 leerders en vier onderwysers by die program betrokke. Die Midstream College-leerders vertrek in September na België vir die tweede deel van die uitruilprogram.

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Midstream College HoĂŤrskool / High School MONT-AUX-SOURCES CHALLENGE Midstream College, for the 7th consecutive year, ascended to one of the highest points in South Africa, Mont-aux-Sources (3243m) in the Northern Drakensberg. This year the largest group ever of 101 learners and staff, took on the challenge of sub-zero temperatures, high altitudes, and a swim in the freezing cold Tugela River above the second highest waterfall in the world.

IRELAND TOUR During the March school holidays Midstream College embarked on its first ever international boys hockey and rugby tour to Ireland. The tour travelled around Ireland visiting three major cities; Galway, Cork and Dublin. The rugby team played four games and the hockey boys played five matches, with both success and defeats. The group also managed to see many of the Irish sights and sounds and thoroughly enjoyed the tour.Â

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Midstream College Hoërskool / High School Midstream College has done it again! We are extremely proud of our grade 11 English team (Noma Langa, Lusanda Zwane, Laetitia Dekker and Dihan de Bod) who was announced the overall winner of the Gr 11 English Team Section at the North Gauteng Van Huyssteens Oratorical Festival of 2019. Our grade 10 English team and Ruelé van Zyl (Gr 11 Bilingual Speaker) also progressed to the final round of this festival.

TAALWEEK / LANGUAGE WEEK / IVEKI LOLWIMI

Die tale wat ons praat is by Midstream College gevier. The languages that we speak were celebrated at Midstream College. Ilwimi esizithethayo bezibhiyozelwa eMidstream College.

NÓG ‘N EERSTE VIR MIDSTREAM COLLEGE Die klas van 2020 het die eerste formele, graad 11-dans aangebied. Die tema van die aand was swart en wit en leerders het behoorlik hul mooiste aanddrag vir hierdie spoggeleentheid afgestof.

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Midstream College Primêre Skool / Primary School At Midstream College we believe in excellence! We give our learners the opportunity to develop a positive and well-rounded outlook on life. We endeavour to equip children to fit into an ever-changing world, by growing them holistically in all spheres: academically, sport and culturally. Grade 1 to 7 | Parallel Medium maritas@midstreamcollege.co.za | 012 661 0590 / 012 661 0724

Remember to say THANK YOU! Midstream College Primary School is very privileged to have a dedicated group of Prayer Moms – mommies who make a special effort to pray for our school, its teachers and learners. As part of their involvement in our school, our prayer moms have given each register class a “Gratitude Tree”. This is a wonderful way to focus on the many things at school and at home, that we have to be thankful for. Notes – in the form of leaves from a tree – are attached to our trees on a regular basis. In this way our learners have the opportunity to focus on the positive things in their lives and share those thoughts with their friends. Thank you, prayer mommies, we are grateful to have you in our lives.

Ons eie Man van Atlantis Somtyds is op-en-afswem in bane nie elke waterliefhebber se idee van pret nie. Neil Brandt, graad 7-leerder en swem-entoesias by Midstream College Primêre Skool, het ‘n ander manier gevind om soos ‘n vis in die water te kan rondswem, groot pret te hê en terselfdertyd nuwe vriende te maak. Neil het aan die begin van 2018, op aandrang van ‘n familievriend en kranige onderwaterhokkie-speler, ondersoek ingestel na ‘n baie interessante sportsoort. Hy het aangesluit by die Christ Church Underwater Hockey Klub in Midrand en het nog nooit weer teruggekyk nie. In 2019 is Neil verkies as onderkaptein van die Noord-Gauteng o.13-seunsspan. Hierdie span het, tydens die Onderwaterhokkie Junior Nasionale Kampioenskappe in Port Elizabeth, met die silwermedalje in hul ouderdomsgroep weggeloop! Wat ‘n prestasie. Onderwaterhokkie is ‘n nie-kontak sport en word in ‘n 25 m x 15 m swembad met ‘n diepte van 2 tot 3 m gespeel. Elke span bestaan uit 10 spelers waarvan daar op enige gegewe tyd ses spelers in die water moet wees. Net soos met sokker of gewone hokkie, bestaan die span uit aanvallers en verdedigers en die oogmerk is om jou opponente te uitoorlê en doele aan te teken. Neil, ons bewonder jou ywer en deursettingsvermoë om jou passie vir hierdie interessante sportsoort te bly uitleef!

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Save that egg! Wat die hart van vol is…

As part of our Technology curriculum, Grade 5 learners study different types of structures and the strengths or weaknesses of each type. What better way to prove if the theory works in practice, than to make structures – from anything lying around at home – that are strong and stable enough to keep an egg whole when being thrown from a threestory building. Many interesting, weird and wonderful designs were shown – not all equally successful! One important lesson learnt, is that the “prettiest” design doesn’t always work the best. Practicality comes first.

Midstream College Primêre Skool-leerders bewys jaar na jaar dat hul ywerige sprekers is. 2019 is geen uitsondering nie. Sowat 120 sprekers het gedurende die Pretpraters-middae en die ATKV-uitdunne, die gehoor aan hul lippe laat hang. Nie net het hierdie sprekers werklik insiggewende opinies nie, maar hul tree met ‘n gemaklikheid en vasberadenheid op wat menige mamma ‘n traantjie van trots laat wegvee. En dan praat ons nou nie eers van die – soms lagwekkende – waarhede wat tydens die onvoorbereide toesprake die lig sien nie! Gedurende die naweek van 12-13 April het Midstream College Primêre Skool ‘n rekordgetal van 24 sprekers gehad wat aan die eerste rondte van die landswye ATKV-redenaarskompetisie by Die Hoërskool Menlopark deelgeneem het. Hierdie graad 1- tot 7-sprekers het Midstream se naam hooggehou en vir groot vermaaklikheid gesorg. Tien sprekers het hul plekke na die halfeindrondte toe oopgepraat en het op 10 Mei teen die strafste kompetisie in Noord-Gauteng meegeding. Die feit dat sommige van hierdie sprekers in die Addisionele Taal-afdeling deelgeneem het en nie eers Afrikaans in hul huise praat nie, is voorwaar merkwaardig. Asof hierdie prestasie nie genoeg is nie, het twee van ons sprekers, naamlik Alexander Brits en Phatu Masiavhula deurgedring na die landswye finale rondte wat hierdie jaar op 1 Augustus by ATKV-Goudini Spa plaasvind. Baie sterkte aan hierdie sprekers, wat definitief nie hoef terug te staan vir die land se bestes nie. Jennica van der Merwe, Angela Parker, Ntee Puling en Dayuri Moopanar het ook onder die top tien sprekers in hul afdelings geëindig. Uitstekend! Midstream College Primêre Skool het ook gedurende die naweek van 17-18 Mei aan die Artisticulta Redenaarskompetisie deelgeneem. 14 Hooftaal en Addisionele Taal sprekers vanaf graad 1 tot 7, het ons met groot welslae vir die eerste keer by hierdie kompetisie verteenwoordig. Vir diegene wat net eenvoudig nie uitgepraat kan raak nie, lê ons jaarlikse kultuurfees in die derde kwartaal nog voor. Sprekers kry wééreens die geleentheid om, op ‘n baie meer informele wyse, hul sê te sê. Toespraak-temas sluit aan by die skool se tema vir 2019: “Dink buite die boks.” Een ding is verseker – Midstream College Primêre Skool se redenaars is deel van die flinkdink-en-raakpraat generasie en met hulle aan die stuur, lyk die toekoms blink.

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One thing is for sure, Humpty Dumpty wouldn’t have felt safe at Midstream College Primary School – too many of his cousins didn’t reach the other side of this experiment safely! It is, however, a privilege to be able to practise what we preach at a FUN school like ours.

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People are often instructed to “think outside of the box” in solving a problem, or in finding a better way of doing something. At Midstream College Primary School, we are very proud of adopting these wise words as our motto for 2019. We LOVE finding new ways of solving problems, better ways of learning and new ideas that we haven’t tried before! In honour of implementing our motto

to the fullest, we take time in register period every Thursday, to play a little “think outside of the box” game. Learners have to complete a half-drawn picture, but not in the logical and obvious way. Learners’ imaginations run wild as each little brain starts working overtime to complete the picture in the most creative and unusual way possible! These pictures are then taken home to challenge

mom and dad. What a wonderful way to keep us coming up with new ideas and better ways of reaching solutions. This is definitely a skill to be used in Mathematics, Science and every other learning area – not to mention REAL LIFE!

Hiér doen ons rakette die praatwerk. By Midstream College Primêre Skool glo ons: Die lewe is beter met ‘n raket in die hand! Die skool, tesame met JL’s Tennis Academy, beywer ons daarvoor dat elke leerder die geleentheid moet hê om die tydlose spel van tennis te kan geniet. Gedurende die eerste week van Mei het ons o.11 A seunsen meisiespanne die ongelooflike voorreg gehad om aan die Inter Africa Truida Kestell o.11-toernooi in Bethlehem deel te neem. Die weer het saamgespeel en onder die pragtige Vrystaatse hemel het ons o.11’e die beste tennis van hul lewe gespeel! Elkeen se spel het van rondte tot rondte verbeter, spangees was aan die orde van die dag en boonop was daar sowaar nog energie in die aande vir lekker uiteet en sosialiseer met ander spanne. Ons het teen skole van regoor die land te staan gekom – van Kaap tot Kathu, van Pietersburg tot Vrede en nog talle meer. Die verblyf in Truida Kestell se skoolkoshuise was ‘n ervaring en die hele toernooi was so goed georganiseer dat niemand ooit gewonder het waar om te wees en wat om te doen nie! Kombineer al hierdie pret met tuisgebakte pannekoek, vetkoek en ouers om die baan wat staan en kuier en jy het: ‘N ONVERGEETLIKE ERVARING. Bethlehem moet maar weet – hy het nog nie die laaste van Midstream College gesien nie! In Augustus is dit ons Opespanne se beurt en ons kan alreeds nie daarvoor wag nie.

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Midstream Ridge Laerskool / Primary School Where we play, learn and grow together. Midstream Ridge Primary School – a unique home where you feel safe, happy and secure. Midstream Ridge Laerskool – ’n unieke tuiste waar jy veilig, gelukkig en geborge voel. Grade 1 to 7 | Parallel Medium laurette@midstreamridgeprimary.co.za | 012 940 9122

MIDSTREAM RIDGE SE REDENAARS REIK NA NUWE HOOGTES Tussen 12-13 April het 21 van Midstream Ridge Laerskool se leerders aan die jaarlikse ATKVRedenaarskompetisie by Hoërskool Menlopark deelgeneem. Die kompetisie was baie uitdagend, aangesien skole van regoor GautengNoord aan hierdie gesogte kompetisie meegeding het. In elke ouderdomsgroep was daar meer as 180 sprekers en slegs 25 leerders kon in elke ouderdomsgroep na die volgende rondte deurdring. Sewe van Midstream Ridge se sprekers is gekies om

aan die semifinale rondte deel te neem wat op 10 Mei by Hoërskool Menlopark plaasgevind het. Die sprekers is: Huistaal Jordain Fouché (gr. 3) Darius Swanepoel (gr. 4) Mika Hattingh (gr. 5) Katinka Rhoodie (gr. 6) Addisionele Taal Louis Verhoef (gr. 6) Sedibana Ngoasheng (gr. 7) Veronika Nesterova (gr. 7) Twee van ons leerders bereik uiteindelik die onmoontlike en dring

deur na die landsfinaal - Katinka Rhoodie en Sedibana Ngoasheng. Hulle gladde bekke sal op 1 en 2 Augustus MRP met trots verteenwoordig. Midstream Ridge is ook veral trots op ons addisionele taalsprekers wat so puik in dié kompetisie gevaar het en hul menings prontuit in Afrikaans gelug het. Baie geluk ook aan ons afrigters: me. Mariëtte de Bruin, mnr. Jacques Bredenkamp, me. Carin Krahtz en me. Ilana Kruger met jul sprekers se puik prestasies.

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The Midstream Ridge Equestrian team participated in the 2nd Ekurhuleni interschool’s qualifier at the weekend of the 4th and 5th of May. The ability to show composure under pressure took on new meaning as the six riders and their steeds competed together in more than 40 events. They took risks, enjoyed rewards and dealt with disappointments in a manner that held our school’s name high. The excellent results clearly reflect their dedication to the sport and culminated in a current score of 11 930 for Midstream Ridge Primary School. Congratulations to the team consisting of Chloe Slade, Jodi Slade, Zara Pappalardo, Louis Verhoef, Shonah Stanley and Kynan van Zyl. We look forward to their continued perseverance and success through this year.

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Midstream Ridge Laerskool / Primary School AGTER LANCE SE PADDAVOETE AAN Wanneer jy swemmers in beide kante van die familie het, wat die Noord-Transvaalse swemspan gehaal het asook aan die Suid-Afrikaanse swemkampioenskappe deelgeneem het, moet die digtheid van jou bloed bietjie anders wees. En as jy kan dryf, hoekom moet jy staan? Nog voordat Lance Cromhout kon loop, het hy in die swembad met ’n paar vlerkies gespring. Sy vreeslose liefde vir water het sy ouers oorreed om hom reeds op die ouderdom van drie vir formele swemlesse te stuur en dit duur vandag nog voort. Vandag is Lance ’n graad 6-leerder by Midstream Ridge Laerskool en hy het tot op hede elke swemitem waarin hy sy skool verteenwoordig, gewen. Gevolglik word hy as die 2017 Victor Ludorum (junior) en die Victor Ludorum (senior) van 2018 en 2019 aangewys. Volgens die SA Swimming webtuiste vir die vorige seisoen, lê Lance in die volgende posisies in Suid-Afrika; tweede in 50m rugslag, tweede in 100m rugslag, tweede in 200m rugslag, vyfde in 100m vryslag en derde in 200m vryslag. In April 2019 bereik Lance die hoogste vlak wat jy kan swem, voordat jy vir SuidAfrika as ’n senior swem - hy neem

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aan die South African Junior Nationals in Durban deel en swem in die 50m en 200m rugslag-finaal. Lance se lang lys van afrigters en helpers sluit olimpiese swemmer, Suzaan van Biljon, in. Hy het selfs al ’n privaatles deur Roland Schoeman gehad. In die laaste drie jaar swem hy by Tuks Southdowns onder hoofafrigter, Keenan Riffel en assistentafrigter, Kerryn Mullin. Geen talent word sonder harde werk ontwikkel nie. Lance spandeer gemiddeld 14 ure ’n week agter sy swembril – ’n groot opoffering wat aangemoedig word deur sy droom

om aan die volgende Junior Olympics deel te neem. Die ondersteuning van Midstream Ridge help natuurlik ook met die vroeg opstaan in die oggende. En indien dit soms moeilik gaan, is sussie Nika en jonger boetie, Carter, agter hom wat graag in sy paddavoete wil volg. En watter groot voete is dit nie. Met die voordeel van sy bloeddigtheid, sy deursettingsvermoë en toegewyde afrigters, asook die nimmereindigende ondersteuning van Midstream Ridge Laerskool, sal Lance nog baie hoër hoogtes bereik. Hou paddavoete hou!

Midstream Ridge Laerskool staan alombekend as die omgee-skool, waar die leerders en onderwysers nie huiwer om hul beursies, sowel as hul harte, vir hul medemens in nood oop te maak nie. Midstream Ridge ondersteun jaarliks verskeie uitreik-aksies om die gemeenskap te help. Op Vrydag, 10 Mei, was die skoolgrond ’n kleurvolle en prettige pantoffelaffêre. Leerders en onderwysers het met hul pantoffels skool toe gekom om Reach for a dream se Pantoffeldag-inisiatief te ondersteun. Pantoffels van alle kleure, geure en gedaantes het hul opwagting gemaak. Dit was vir die onderwysers opvallend om te sien hoe elke leerder se pantoffels hul persoonlikheid uitgebeeld het. Dit is die tweede agtereenvolgende jaar wat Midstream Ridge aan hierdie uitreikaksie deelneem. Leerders en onderwysers het elk R10 bygedra in ruil vir ’n armband (wat vir ’n gratis koffie of warm sjokolade by enige Wimpy ingeruil kon word) en die snoesige voorreg om met pantoffels skool toe te kom. Reach for a dream glo in die krag van drome en benut dus hierdie fondse om kinders met lewensgevaarlike siektes se drome waar te maak, sodat hul die moed en krag het om hierdie siektes te oorwin. Laasjaar het Midstream Ridge vir Reach for a dream gehelp om vir ’n terminaalsiek dogtertjie ’n tuintjie aan te plant. Dit was haar heel laaste droom wat ons help bewaarheid het. Midstream Ridge gaan hierdie kwartaal ook Doxa Deo Midstream se Pendulaprojek ondersteun waar behoeftiges gevoed sal word en hul dan klere kan uitsoek vir hul en hul gesin om die koue winter te trotseer. Hiermee versoek ons graag dat die hele Midstream-gemeenskap hande saam sal vat en Midstream Ridge met hierdie projek sal bystaan. Tweedehandse klere, skoene en komberse kan aan juffrou Karin van der Bank in die mediasentrum gestuur word. Om te gee, is om om te gee. Help ons om ’n verskil te maak!

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MIDSTREAM RIDGE IN THE MOUNTAIN BIKE LEAD Like most boys, Daniel (gr. 5) and Cameron le Roux (gr. 4) started with plastic bikes. Soon they were using JD Bug training bikes and by the time they were three, both could cycle with a pedal bike with no side wheels. One day they would like to do the Cape Epic – over 700 km in the Cape Mountains. They are just a couple of kids with a passion for mountain bike cycling; a growing sport for all individuals. Not only can it keep you active for most of your life, it gets you outside in the fresh air and away from your troubles. During the weekend of 29-31 March, the national Mountain Bike Spur League Competition was held at the Gariepdam. The event aimed to give exposure to the sport, test mountain bike skills, learn new skills (like bunny hops), encourage participation in slow races (where you barely move but you cannot put a foot down), night rides, hill climbs, time trials, a 25 km ride and of course to create some good old fashioned fun. The winners of the competition are based on the accumulation of points collected over the weekend. Points are given for participation as well as performance. Because the terrain cannot be changed for riders of different ages, primary schools have to compete with high schools on the same level and standard. This was no problem for our riders. Of the four riders that participated in the meet, three made it to the podium and Midstream Ridge took first place. MRP is the first primary school in the community to take the lead in the Primary MTB Spur League Mountain Bike competition. Our success encouraged others and on the 4th of May, thirteen registered cyclists participated in the MTB Spur League competition in Wonderboom. Two of our cyclists accomplished even more – Nicky van der Merwe (gr. 6) and Morgan Beukes (gr. 6) took second place overall. The next MTB Spur League competition will be held on 2 June and not only will Midstream Ridge be noted with interest, we will be seen in our brand new, official cycling

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kit. Hopefully other youngsters will be inspired by the pride they display in wearing their school colours. Life is like a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving – whether or not you are still on a pedal bike with side wheels. And that is exactly what we, here at Midstream Ridge, are going to do. Good luck to all our riders; we couldn’t be more proud of you.

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Midstream College, Midlands & Midstream Ridge Kleuterskool / Pre-Primary Our programmes are inclusive, integrated and provide opportunities to foster children’s emotional, social, intellectual, physical, spiritual and moral development. Monday to Friday | 3 years to 6 years | Parallel Medium Midstream College Pre-Primary – admin@mcpp.co.za | 012 661 1336 Midlands Pre-Primary – admin@mlpp.co.za | 012 940 9134 Midstream Ridge Pre-Primary – admin@mrpp.co.za | 012 940 9299

Groot-Motoriese

KLEUTER ontwikkeling

Bilaterale integrasie en skouer spier ontwikkeling Skouer stabiliteit en liggaamsbewustheid Beplanning, liggaamsbewustheid en probleemoplossing

Beplanning, liggaamsbewustheid en probleemoplossing

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Happy toddlers geared for tomorrow! Gelukkige kleuters gerat vir môre!

Liggaamsbewustheid, begin van sprintou spring, ruimtelike bewustheid, bilaterale integrasie en balans

Ruimtelike oriëntasie en voetoog koordinasie

Midlynkruising en balans

Liggaamsbewusheid, balans, sensoriese ontwikkeling en voet-oog koördinasie

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Hand-oog koördinasie en konsentrasie

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Midstream Ridge Baby House Midstream Ridge Babahuis Where we play, learn and grow together. We offer quality education where your little one can develop to their full potential through a rich and stimulating program. Monday to Friday, 07h00 to 18h00 | 3 months to 36 months | Parallel Medium admin@mrbh.co.za | 012 942 1133

Celebrating Moms

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Midstream College Baby House Midstream College Babahuis Giggles, fun, lots of love and security No matter if your child knows “I love you” or “Ek is baie lief vir jou”, we can teach and nurture them in the language they love most. Monday to Friday, 07h00 to 18h00 | 3 months to 36 months | Parallel Medium info@midstreamcbh.com | 012 661 5565

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Midlands Baby House Midlands Babahuis Tomorrow's Little Stars “A child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him.” ~ Pablo Casals. Monday to Friday, 07h00 to 18h00 | 3 months to 2 years | Parallel Medium babyhouse@midrand-estates.co.za | 012 940 9006

Moedersdag

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You may have noticed some splashes of colourful yarn making an appearance in Midstream. If you have recently passed the traffic circle in front of Midstream College, you will be nodding your head now. Yarn bombing – also known as yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, “kniffiti” or urban knitting, is a street art where yarn in any form (knit, crochet, crossstitch, amigurumi or simple wrapping) adorns an object in a public space. Whether it’s wrapping a bike in colourful wool or covering a tree trunk in crochet, yarn bombing brings warmth and whimsy to things that have neither. Its main purpose? It makes people smile! While yarn installations may last for years, they are considered nonpermanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed. Think of it as graffiti, just sweeter and kinder. M.

11 June 2019 – International Yarn Bombing Day

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READERS’ PHOTOS composition

for beginners

Centred Composition and Symmetry There are times when placing a subject in the centre of the frame works really well. Symmetrical scenes are perfect for a centred composition. They look really well in square frames too. Scenes containing reflections are also a great opportunity to use symmetry in your composition.

Photo A In photo A, we used a mix of the rule of thirds and symmetry to compose the scene. The tree is positioned off centre to the right of the frame but the perfectly still water of the lake provides the symmetry. You can often combine several composition guidelines in a single photograph. u PHOTO BY: Johan Erasmus

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Foreground Interest and Depth Including some foreground interest in a scene is a great way of adding a sense of depth to

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the scene. Photographs are 2D by nature. Including foreground interest in the frame is one of a number of techniques to give the scene a more 3D feel. In photo B of a waterfall, the rocks in the river provided a perfect source of foreground interest. Adding foreground interest works particularly well with wide-angle lenses. The dock cleats along the quay provided the foreground interest in this shot (photo C). It adds a real sense of depth to the composition. The dock cleat in this scene was only a few metres in front of the

PHOTO BY: Johan Erasmus

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camera when the shot was taken. Including it in the frame portrays a sense of depth in the scene by including an element that was close as well as the bridge and buildings in the distance and everything in between them. u

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Frame Within the Frame Framing Scene with Arch – Photographic Composition Including a ‘frame with in the frame’ is another effective way

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of portraying depth in a scene. Look for elements such as windows, arches or overhanging branches to frame the scene with. The ‘frame’ does not necessarily have to surround the entire scene to be effective. In photo D, the Photo E archway was used to frame St Marks Basilica and the Campanile at the far end of the piazza. The use of scenery viewed through arches was a common feature of Renaissance painting as a way of portraying depth. As you can see, the square was completely empty when the shot was taken. Frames don’t have to be manmade objects such as arches or windows. In photo E, the tree trunk to the right and the

overhanging branch create a frame around the scene containing the bridge and boat house. Notice that even though the ‘frame’ doesn’t actually surround the whole scene in this case, it still adds a sense of depth. Using a ‘frame within a frame’ presents a great opportunity to use your surroundings to be creative in your compositions. M.

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Treehouse Park

reehouse Park is the newest edition to Midstream Meadows. The beautiful big gum trees or Eucalyptus trees tempted for a treehouse which connects two trees, and then a foefie slide connecting to the third tree. To find this beautiful park between extension 79 and 81, look out for the tall trees. Parents can relax in the shade while their children enjoy an adventurous outing. Gum trees are not indigenous and are invasive because of their negative impact on water resources, erosion and increased fire risk. However, they do not always have to be removed if certain conditions are met. Gum trees are one of the best resources for honeybees which are also under threat. For this reason, the park has been temporarily developed around these trees until the surroundings, and the nearby green belt can catch up with providing shelter and food for birds, bees, insects, and other small animals in the Estate. In the meantime, all children of Midstream Meadows, please remember there is a weight restriction on the foefie slide and use the opportunity to live out your dreams in the treehouse! M.

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Boutique Day

Retire@Midstream hosted their annual Boutique Day on the 25th of April 2019. Residents had the opportunity to visit several vendors who exhibited clothing and accessories. The highlight of the day was the fashion show where some of our residents took to the red carpet to model a variety of outfits. The event included a beautiful high tea at Retire’s Restaurant.

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WW1 Long Table Dinner

Retire@Midstream’s Social Committee recently hosted a WW1-themed dinner. It was a wonderful evening; these photographs say it all!

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Midstream Community

Calendar

Midstream events for Midstream residents. Email your event details to magazine@midstream.co.za

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST 2019 SATURDAYS @ 8h00 5km

@ 13h30

Midstream Tennis Club Social

run/walk Starts from

@ 06h00

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Midstream Cycles Club Ride Meet in the parking lot in front of Midstream Cycles

MONTHLY Midstream Jukskei Club

Mondays and Wednesdays – 10h00 Tuesdays and Thursdays – 17h00 Contact Tinus 082 851 2430

1st Wednesday of every month @ 18h30

Photography Club Meeting Retire@Midstream Main Building

2 July, 6 August, 3 September @ 14h00-19h00

Blood Donation

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Supermarket/Specialised Food 1 12 2

Health & Beauty

Super Spar

012 687 1550

The Biltong Shop

082 783 0702

Tops

012 687 1550

Speciality Stores 15

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Eyecare@Midstream

087 805 3657

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Gary Rom Hairdressing

012 940 9657

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HealthChem Pharmacy

012 940 9000

Home/Décor 34

Earthbound Interiors

012 940 9282

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Essential Hardware Midstream

012 942 1001

Gardening Concepts

087 805 5248

Adele’s Manufacturing Jewellers

082 595 3868

Eventology

012 940 9230

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Eventology Florists

012 942 1346

24

The Boyz Travel Merchants

012 687 5034

16

Leighanne’s Flooring Solutions

071 524 3132

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The Pool Company

087 805 3643

012 940 9353

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You’re Framed

082 337 6795

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Services 29 21 7 31 9

Aula Verhurings

Restaurants

Chatz Midstream

010 493 0957

Classique Cleaners

072 986 6087

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Mugg & Bean

012 940 9229

Hi-Q Midstream

012 942 0819

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The Pizza Box - Take Away

087 805 3551

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Steers - Take Away

087 805 3550

Turn ‘n Tender

012 942 1100

Midstream Electrical Supplies (MES)

012 687 1300

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Midteam Real Estate

012 940 9090

ATM’s

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Petsream Veterinary Clinic

087 805 3679

ABSA

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Postnet

087 805 3585

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Realnet Properties

012 940 9266

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The Funeral Home of Tomorrow How can we help you? Nothing prepares you for the emotional shock of losing someone close, even if the death is expected.

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aking funeral arrangements can be a challenging task, and we can support you by taking care of all the practical arrangements. Sonja Smith Funeral Group (Pty) Ltd Midstream offers a high level of dedicated funeral care, advising you of all your options and choices and seeing that the funeral arrangements are made

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following your wishes and those of the Deceased. The days following the death of a loved one will challenge you emotionally and mentally, with many more decisions to be made. Trust that you and your family will be taken care of.

Aspects you may wish to consider: • Burial or Cremation • Coffin or Casket selection • Dressing the Deceased • Floral Tributes • Funeral Programmes • After the Funeral • Funeral Costs and Payment

You may make funeral arrangements at your home or our funeral home.

Death does not make an appointment. At Sonja Smith Funeral Group Midstream, we understand this.

When arranging a funeral, you will need to make early decisions about: • Whether it will be a burial or cremation • Where the funeral will take place (church, chapel, graveside, elsewhere)

For any further information, or assistance in taking care of your family when a loved one passes away, contact Mariandra Heunis at 084 421 1980, alternatively contact the emergency number 079 895 4414 and ask for MIDSTREAM.

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MIDSTREAM DIRECTORY MIDSTREAM HOA - 087 815 0070/1/2/3/4 Office Hours : Monday - Thursday 08h00 - 16h30 : Fridays till 16h00 Registration Hours : Monday - Friday 07h00 - 17h00 : Saturdays 07h00 - 12h00 Estate Manager : Lyon Pretorius - lyonp@midstream.co.za Security Manager : Freddy Slater : 082 857 9518 | freddys@midstream.co.za : Riaan van Tonder : 071 872 8367 | riaanvt@midstream.co.za Gates : 087 805 3624 (Hutton) | 087 805 3682 (Old Kent) | 087 805 3660 (Windsor) Control Room : 081 814 6614 MIDFIELD HOA - 012 942 0909 Office Hours : Monday - Thursday 08h00 - 16h30 : Fridays till 16h00 Estate Manager : Karen Nienaber - karenn@midstream.co.za Security Manager : Jan Neveling : 071 362 9460 | jann@midstream.co.za Gates : 087 805 3684 (Midfield) 087 805 3554 (Meadows) MIDSTREAM RIDGE HOA - 012 940 9501 Office Hours : Monday - Thursday 07h30 - 16h30 Estate Manager : Ian Faller - ianf@midstream.co.za Security Manager : Johan Geldenhuys : 082 990 1799 | johang@midstream.co.za Gates : 087 805 3627 (Ridgeway) : 012 942 4500 (Eridanus) MIDLANDS HOA - 012 940 9050 Office Hours : Monday - Thursday 08h00 - 16h30 : Fridays till 16h00 Estate Manager : Michael Kapp - michaelk@midstream.co.za Security Manager : Laurie Oosthuizen : 081 806 5333 | laurieo@midstream.co.za : Johan Hough : 062 046 3588 | johanh@midstream.co.za Gates : 087 805 3621 (Midlands) : 087 805 3600 (Mt Cliff) MIDSTREAM HILL HOA - 012 940 9955 Office Hours : Monday - Thursday 08h00 - 16h30 : Fridays till 16h00 Estate Manager : Lindi Cromhout - lindic@midstream.co.za Security Manager : JC Coetzee : 076 835 3437 | jcc@midstream.co.za Gate : 076 212 9488 RETIRE@MIDSTREAM HOA - 012 940 9555 Office Hours : Monday - Friday 08h00 - 13h00 Estate Manager : Liezle Hartman - liezleh@midstream.co.za Security Manager : Jean Pretorius : 082 568 5755 | jeanp@midstream.co.za Gates: : 012 940 9320 (ST) | 012 940 9419 (FT) : 012 944 7444 (Hill ST)

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MEDICAL/EMERGENCY SERVICES Paramedic (24/7) Snake & Bee catcher (Nici) Midstream Medical Centre Mediclinic Midstream Midstream Hill Medical Park Care@Midstream Cure Day Clinic Midstream Frail Care and Dementia Centre Police Olifantsfontein

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MIDSTREAM ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES (MES) Email : mes@midstream.co.za Office Hours : Monday - Friday 07h30 to 16h30 Standby (Office Hours) : 012 687 1300 Standby (After Hours) : 079 557 4540 INTERNET & TELEPHONE Supersonic : 0861 845 5243 | 0861 787 377 E-mail : info@supersonic.co.za Website : www.supersonic.co.za EKURHULENI Water, Rates & Taxes Water Pipe Problems Sewerage Problems Refuse Removal

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MIDSTREAM TIME GARDEN Mariette Kapp : 012 661 1177 | mariettek@midstream.co.za TO ADVERTISE Electronic Board Sanja Schutte : 087 815 0072 | sanjas@midstream.co.za Midstream Magazine 012 940 9400 | magazine@midstream.co.za

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Thinking aloud with my pen From the desk of Jen Botha

Good day to you all. I pray and trust that you are well. We have started a new series at our church – “Faithful to the end” by Yanit Ross. This is something that is a stark reality to the Christian Church. Are we aware that we are living in the end times, and that we have to make sure that we are ready at all times? We all live as though we are immortal and that we will live forever, and we put off those things that make us think a little. We are quick to only consider the pleasant and the happy. But we need to be ready. We make sure that we are ready for eventualities that may or may not happen. We make sure that we have enough of everything so that if a mishap should befall us, we can keep on standing. But is the same true in our spiritual lives? Are we ready for the time when we will meet the Lord? Jesus speaks about this so frequently with His disciples, and we are told what the signs of the times will be. Jesus also tells us that there will be a change in our attitudes in the last days, we will become lovers of ourselves, we will do all kinds of things that are really not conducive to happy living,

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and we will take offence at things and people around us. We find it difficult to forgive ourselves and others. So often we do and say things that are offensive and cause unnecessary hurt and pain. So often we are the cause of someone else having a tough time. So often the things we say hurt someone so badly that they turn away from the church and never return. Jesus speaks about this and warns us not to be the stumbling block for someone else. In other words, don’t be the one who offends. Don’t be the one who says the harsh things just because you can. Don’t be the one who causes someone else to doubt and question their faith in the Lord. On the other hand, I may have been the target of the offence, and I have taken that offence and am holding it. It is like a hot potato in my hand. It burns and is difficult to hold. It has the potential to do me harm. When I hold onto unforgiveness, it is much the same. It burns holes in my heart, and I find myself having all this hurt that is just stewing inside of me all the time. It wears me out and makes me sad. Holding onto unforgiveness is so destructive.

Instead of being able to just live and be happy, I find myself in the place where I am always so sad and broken. We hide this, and we don’t let others know. We keep it to ourselves, but it is there, and it eats us up. Being offensive and taking offence are equally destructive. Jesus tells us this, and He gives us a way to deal with it. We need to make sure that we are slow to speak and quick to listen. We need to be acutely aware of the things that come out of our mouths. We also need to learn to forgive quickly. We must learn to let go of those things that seek to hold us captive and to ransom. The quicker I can forgive something, the easier it is to seek reconciliation with those whom I love and move on. Life is so very short, and we waste it by always living in strife with others. Let us be aware of the things that cause us offence and be very careful not to offend others. God bless and keep you in the palm of His mighty hand until we meet again With my love, Jen M.

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