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PINELANDS COMMUNITY MAGAZINE issue
37 | February 2014
L SPECIARE FEATU Y,
T BEAUH AND HEALLTLNESS WE
A STORY OF LOVE
DOT AND GRAHAM BRANSBY
MANGO AND With NECTARINE Heleen DESSERT Meyer
CRUISE TO With the MADAGASCAR de Groot family
OPEN TOP BUS Out THROUGH and CAPE TOWN About
Max and Beki at Klondyke Cherry Farm
BIRDS IN PINELANDS
NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS… After our Summer holidays, fresh and full of optimism, we stand ready to take on the world. As we return to the daily routine, those lofty goals and resolutions, dreamed up while relaxing on some tropical beach now await our attention. In the cold light of morning though, they don't seem so easy or attainable. How do you even start when it all seems so daunting and difficult? Theodore Roosevelt had some sage advice on how to approach this. "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Repeat those simple steps often enough and you will likely find yourself quite far up the road before too long. It's also worth considering that the very start of the year may not be the ideal time to dive headlong into a new venture. While we may feel fresh it often takes some weeks for our energy and stamina to return. Remember also that any time can be the right time to take a new direction or start something new. New dreams and decisions don't only happen on holidays! So, maybe we should rather think about wishing ourselves Happy New Week instead of just New Year – we get 52 of those every year, and 52 small new beginnings could add up to a great year come December. We wish you all the best for 2014 and hope it holds something special for you.
The bird formerly known as "Cape Francolin" adds a touch of rural charm to Pinelands. Small family groups, known as coveys, are not common but can still be seen wandering the verges and open flowerbeds where they scratch in the sand for insects, bulbs and seeds. The males can be recognised by their formidable spurs half way up the leg which they are not shy to use during their dominance quarrel with other males. They are one of the first birds to give their territorial calls and if you are up and about at dawn you can often hear their harsh crowing. Text and image by Dr Callan Cohen, research associate at UCT's FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, bird book author, and director of Birding Africa tours: www.birdingafrica.com.
Enjoy the issue.
Editor Max Schutte Photographer and Writer Glynnis Schutte Regular Contributors Heleen Meyer freelance food consultant Callan Cohen of the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology Carol Booth of Cannons Creek Independent School Sue Torr of Crue Consulting
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LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3
For Absolute Beginners, or those who want to learn to play from scratch again. Aimed at students who have been playing regularly for 3 - 6 months. Aimed at students who have been playing regularly for 9 - 12 months.
For information or bookings call Pete on 082 680 4894 and visit our website.
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Ideas from Antoinette Loggenberg www.365heartsproject.blogspot.com Enjoy, be inspired, spread the love.
Pinelands Library Hall 7pm for 7:30pm. Two speakers have been invited. Come and meet like minded residents who care about the neighbourhood.
GENERAL RATEPAYERS MEETING
AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Held on the first Tuesday of the month at the new venue for meetings in 2014: Life Rehab, Ground Floor, The Park, (in Park Road off Alexander Road) opposite Vincent Pallotti Hospital. The guest speaker will be Dries Millar from Extreme Abilities, who organises sports tours for the disabled. Call Carol Millar 083 261 9840.
SHELTERBOX VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP
Attend a free morning ShelterBox Volunteer workshop, in the Thompson Hall, Pinelands High School, Forest Drive, Pinelands. Rotary will introduce ShelterBox to all interested in assisting in Disaster Relief. The workshop is open for everyone, Rotarians, friends, and family. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bev at 021 531 8909 or 0835640209.
BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
Donate at the WPBTS clinic at St Stephen's Church Hall, Central Square from 3pm to 7:15pm. Allow 30 minutes to complete the donation process. Call 021 507 6300.
U3A LITERATURE GROUP
Pinelands Library meeting room at 2.30 p.m. Speaker Jen Pennink on Wrath of the Ancestors Part II by A.C. Jordan. Enquiries 021 689 5861 or 082 7189 502.
PINELANDS STAMP CIRCLE
7:15pm in the activities hall of the Pinelands Library. Exhibits previously belonging to the late John Hodgson. Marilyn Crawford will exhibit The Tamar Valley and Beyond. The
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One-Page competition topics will be Mobile and Don't risk eating these! Members can speak about an unusual stamp in the OnePage, One Stamp, One Minute. Call John 021 531 1954 or Martin 021 689 5050.
STEEL MAGNOLIAS CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR LADIES
Cancer survivors Catherine Hermans and Yolandi Reiche host a support group for ladies at Peak Inn Guest House, 20 Peak Drive at 7pm. The speaker for February is Dr Rika Pienaar, Clinical and Radiation Oncologist.Call Yolandi 073 207 7022 or Catherine 072 040 7563.
28 February / 1 March OPEN DAYS CANNONS CREEK 28 FEBRUARY:PRIMARY SCHOOL
9am till noon. Come to the entrance in Nursery Way. Call 021 531 0912.
1 MARCH: HIGH SCHOOL
9am promptly. Come to the entrance in Nursery Way. Call 021 531 5011.
PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL OPEN DAY
Pinelands High School open day is from 11am till 2pm. Call 021 531 7410.
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C ANN O N S C R E E K INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
OPEN DAYS 2014 Primary School 28 February 09h00–12h00 High School 1 March 09h00 promptly
For more information please see
www.cannonscreek.co.za or call 021 531 0912 (Primary School) 021 531 5011 (High School)
Prospects for the residential housing market in 2014 By all accounts there seems to be a consensus that residential house prices will continue to escalate in 2014. Most are of the opinion that it will be somewhere between 5% and 9% before inflation. We may also see a continuing weakening rand and rise in inflation which could prompt an increase in interest rates and a period of deteriorating affordability. With the forthcoming elections in April rates could start rising as early as May. Demand for homes in Pinelands and Thornton continues to outstrip supply but the number of enquiries for homes above R3 million remains constrained and the the biggest demand is still in the R1.5 to R2.5 million price range. From the table in this article you will note that Pinelands and Thornton had good average price increases in excess of 10% but that was due mainly to fewer homes being sold for under R2 million in Pinelands. At the other end of the scale there were 16 sales in excess of R3 million and only three sales above R4 million which together make up 15% of the sales in the area. We notice that of the roughly 27 houses that are currently advertised for sale in Pinelands, 75% are in
RESIDENTIAL Single Residential Sectional Title SALES UNITS AVERAGE UNITS AVERAGE PINELANDS 2012 2013 INCREASE THORNTON 2012 2013 INCREASE
R1.930m R2.156m 11.1%
R601 000 R695 000 15.64%
R971 000 R1.076m 10.81%
R520 000 R394 000 N/A
excess of R3 million. If you are serious about selling remember that homes above R3 million can take up to 8 months to sell and achieve about 85% to 90% of their asking prices.
Our advice remains “do not overprice your home in the hope of getting a better price. If you price them correctly you will achieve a better result in a shorter time and save yourself much frustration and expense.” Should you wish to sell or rent your home please contact any of our agents for a free valuation.
SALES : 072 740 0756
SALES : 083 290 1331
SALES: 083 987 7673
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Recently Sold Pinelands R1.685m
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Thornton R675 000
Pinelands R2.680m Thornton R1.465m
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PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL Leaders for 2014
QUALITY MATRIC RESULTS FOR
Pinelands High School
The Pinelands High School matric class of 2013 performed extremely well in the NSC Examinations. They achieved a 100% pass rate and of the 181 candidates, 80% achieved a Bachelors Pass.
Pinelands High School Head Prefects 2014: from left: Ian Mulder (Head Boy) and Leah Siebritz (Head Girl).
HOWARD CENTRE DRAWING COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Drawings from the 12 winners seen above have been included in the 2014 Howard Centre Calendar. The competition concluded on the 31st of October 2013.
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Pinelands High School Representative Council of Learners (RCL) 2014 from left: Zukiswa Minyi (Chairperson) and Justine Klein (Deputy Chairperson).
MISS MERRYPAK PAGEANT
Merrypak staff participated in the Miss Merrypak Pageant recently held at the Pinelands North Primary School Hall. The MC for the evening was Aden Thomas.
From left to right: Miss Best Dress Gabrielle Mugridge, 2nd Princess Juanita Marshall, Miss Merrypak Carol Morris, 1st Princess Insaaf Adams and Miss Congeniality Emma Strachen.
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Rachelle la Grange was the top achieving student with a full-house of 7 distinctions. Jodie Ponto, Bianca Leader and Nizamuddien Rumaney all achieved 6 distinctions. In total the class boasted 11 students achieving Academic Full Colours standard, 23 at Half Colours and 25 achieving a Merit. Rachelle la Grange came 3rd in the Province for Music, Bianca Leader came 8th in the Province for Design and Elizabeth Senior came 9th in the Province for Maths Literacy. Pinelands High School’s key indicators of quality were as follows: Quality subject passes: 1075 (up by 2.3% from 2012). Subject distinctions: 153 (up by 20.5%). Average mark across all subjects: 62.8% (up by 0.5%)
Above: Rachelle la Grange, 2013 Pinelands High School Head Girl, with her mother Alison.
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CANNONS CREEK 2013 MATRIC ACHIEVERS Cannons Creek Independent School is very proud of the Class of 2013 who once again achieved a 100% pass rate. 80% of the school’s matriculants obtained a Bachelor’s Endorsement. Four of the 20 Matric pupils achieved A aggregates. Arisha Munilall who plans to study for a B.Sc or B.Comm degree at UCT is Dux of School with 85%. The other top students are Taryn Golding, Kelsey Scott and Tasneem Arends who each attained an aggregate of 80%. Taryn is planning to study Medicine or B.Sc, Kelsey is planning to do Pharmacy and Tasneem hopes to do either Medicine or Occupational Therapy. The Principal, Mr Mike van Haght, said that he was very happy with the results — the
class of 20 Matric pupils accumulated 48 distinctions among them. There were two pupils with five A’s, two pupils with four A’s and five pupils with three A’s. Every matriculant, bar two scored at least one A which is a remarkable feat. The pupils’
families and teachers are commended for their hard work , dedication and support. Above from left: The Matric high achievers with their proud moms. Tasneem and Mrs Arend, Taryn and Mrs Golding, Arisha and Mrs Munilall and Kelsey and Mrs Scott.
PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL UNDER 15 CHESS TEAM EXCEL AT THE NATIONALS The under 15 team from Pinelands High School represented the Western Cape at the Chess nationals in Bloemfontein in December. In the round robin tournament versus all the other provinces, they won four matches, drew two, lost two and were placed 4th out of nine provinces. The girls played with great character and professionalism and held the Pinelands flag high throughout the tournament. Kyrah Williams put in a particularly strong performance at Board 1 by winning
six out of her eight games against some very tough opponents. Chiara Foret also put in a strong performance at Board 4 by winning five out of her seven games. Congratulations to the team.
JAKE BANKS SCOOPS AWARDS! Cannons Creek Independent School held its Primary School prize-giving on December 3rd 2013 at St Andrew’s Church in Pinelands. Jake Banks was the top awards’ recipient, receiving awards for: Service to the School; the BucklandWilliams Trophy for Leadership; as well as the Old Mutual Financial Services trophy which is the Principal’s award. Above from left: Mrs Carol Booth (Primary School Principal), Jake Banks, and Mrs Christine Underwood, special guest.
HAVE A COLOURFUL PINELANDS START TO YOUR WEEKEND BOWLING CLUB
JOIN US FOR TWILIGHT BOWLS
No experience needed! All ages welcome! We supply the bowls. Dress casual - just wear flat shoes. Families & non-members welcome! Stay on for a drink and supper. Every Friday 17:30 for 17:40 1 Feb - End Mar
BOWLS ACADEMY SUPPER CLUB Take your game to the next level! Fridays 17:00 to 20:00 Coaching sessions are run on the Bowls SA format. Every Sunday 09:30 to 11:30
from 2 March 2014
SOCIAL EVENTS 15 Mar St Patrick’s Night 17 Apr Auction Night 25 Apr International Food Evening 26 Apr Fête
Pinelands & Thornton
021 531 0773
CANNONS CREEK HEAD PREFECTS 2014
Thinking of selling or WE DO IT renting your property? ALL THE TIME!
Cannons Creek Head Prefects for 2014 were announced at the Valedictory in October.
Richard Smith 083 557 7515 Linette Smith 082 466 1825
From left: Ayden Smith, and Aaqilah Benjamin
SERVICE IN THE DECEMBER SUN!
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* asking price
SOLD BY US
SOLD BY US
FOR SALE Above: Scouts who helped on the community service project. Imke Muhr, Emily Bates, Alec Coburn, and Laura Troost. A big thank you to the 1st Pinelands scouts who worked hard in Coronation Park in Pinelands from the 26th to the 31st of December 2013, cleaning, scraping and re-painting the equipment making it beautiful with its bright, shining colours, for the new year. This is a Springbok Scouts Community Service project. The scouts worked from 8am until 3:30pm everyday with a team of 6 to 9 scouts lead by Laura Troost.
BEST WISHES FOR
THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE ICE SWIM!
Pinelander and Extreme Ice Swimmer: Toks Viviers
The Muse would like everyone to join us in wishing local resident Toks Viviers and the SA Team Extreme Ice Swimmers, all the best for their forthcoming Ice Mile swim in Antarctica in February / March this year. They are currently training for the 1.6km swim which will take place at Marguerite Bay inside the Antarctic Circle in temperatures close to 00C. The six swimmers will leave South Africa on their journey to the Antarctic on 20th February and are expected home on the 10th March. See the full story in the April edition of the Muse. Above: The SA Team Extreme Ice Swimmers, gearing up for their first Ice Mile Challenge. Ryan Stamrood, Andrew Chin, Toks Viviers, Kieron Palframan, Ram Barkai in front; Gavin Pike (standing).
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PROPERTY POINTERS ABSENCE OF DUE DATE FOR FULFILMENT OF CONDITION – SALE LAPSES AFTER REASONABLE TIME
Where an agreement of sale does not provide for due dates for the fulfilment of suspensive conditions, the agreement will lapse if the conditions are not fulfilled within a reasonable time. It is thus imperative for contracts to specify a date in order to prevent any misinterpretation and vagueness, resulting in the contract becoming null and void.
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offee — its a pick me up, wake me up, and yet we also have a coffee break, a time to relax and take time out. Coffee and coffee houses have been around for centuries and the essential practice of socialising, chatting and making general and serious conversation has not changed. The coffee culture is however evolving and there are constantly changes and additions to coffee and coffee houses, as the new generation brings their ever present companion with them — technology. In South Africa coffee is becoming more popular, and the taste for coffee is moving away from instant blends to filter coffee. More homes have coffee grinders and filter coffee makers, or espresso machines. There are endless types of coffee — flat white, Americano, skinny for low fat, decaf for those who can't sleep after drinking coffee, to name a few. Once you have found a coffee shop that serves a good cup of coffee at a reasonable price, what else do you look for? With
so many people having mobile internet devices coffee shops are expected to have some sort of wi-fi offering. This is a big bonus for those wanting to work or catch up on emails while having a coffee break. Another nice touch is an electrical point to plug in a laptop. Discerning customers now look for comfort and expect good decor to go with their coffee. It goes without saying that a range of
delicious cakes and cookies to go with the coffee, or perhaps a savoury option, can only enhance the occasion. White/black, strong or mild — in this shockingly hot weather try an iced coffee, not the milkshake version with cream on top, but the Greek frappé, or the Italian café freddo, which is a shot of espresso kept in the freezer and served as an icy slush. Enjoy your coffee.
DINNER GENIE CAFÉ
GRAND OPENING Our specialist coffee shop opens on 15 February Serving sumptuous breakfasts, decadent pastries, fresh salads and light meals
At our new premises at G3A, Sunrise Park, Sunrise Circle, Ndabeni OPEN Mon - Fri 7:30 am to 5 pm Saturday 7:30 am to 2 pm PHONE 0861 346637
WE SERVE SPECIAL ARTISAN COFFEE
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We provide both hearty and healthy options to suit multiple dietary needs or tastes in your family. Healthy options are leaner, lower in carbs, no added sugar and limited salt.
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
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OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
These nutrients help hair follicles to grow and can be obtained by eating lean red meat twice a week There are non meat sources such as soy beans and lentils - be sure to eat foods rich in vitamin C to boost the absorption of Iron.
These are available in fatty fish like salmon, and should be eaten twice a week for hydrated silky hair.
VITAMIN D Vitamin D is thought to activate hair growth. There are small amounts in the diet and one can produce vitamin D by going into the sun - but to avoid the dangers of sun exposure, rather take a supplement.
PROTEIN Proteins promote cell growth, repair and improve hair strength.
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CUPID’S TOUCH • grapeseed oil, ylang ylang and rosewood DETOXIFY • grapefruit, fennel, juniper, avocado & marula RELAXATION • neroli, lemongrass and cedarwood INSPIRATION • rose, geranium and jasmine
And take the candle home with you.
Eggs are rich in vitamin B essential for growth, and are a good source of protein, choline, important for cell membranes and vitamin A. Aurora-S5-037.indd It is no secret that healthy hair comes from the inside and therefore from what we eat. Take care however, not to over heat your hair when blow drying it. Treat yourself to a hair repair mask occasionally, and remember that a good night's sleep also works wonders.
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Polari Tea R28.50 Tibb’s Stress Away R85 Amber Teething Necklaces R180 Alpi’s Goat’s Yoghurt R29 for 500ml ; R15 for 150ml
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Selected health care ranges wheat and gluten free biscuits and breads paraben-free skin care ranges
GENERAL PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTICE INCLUDING
Sports injuries Neck & back pain Chest conditions Post-operative rehabilitation
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
KICK START YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT WITH KARATE
ALL AGES WELCOME
JOIN US ON: Affiliated to the Karate Academy of South Africa
MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS 3RD PINELANDS SCOUT HALL Corner Stellenberg / Rustenburg Pinelands
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MULTIDISCIPLINED ACTIVITY Physical, sensory, intellectual, emotional and social development all comes into play in the disciplined precise sport of Karate. When your child enters the Dojo they learn to cleanse themselves of the day's matters, slip into their white suit and focus on the principles of good character and attitude towards life. Repetition of these traits brings the karateka’s approach to life to conscious mind. They learn to take responsibility for their actions. This is a powerful perspective to hold on life as it empowers them to own their life and lead it. The physical and sensory benefits are extensive. The karateka (someone who practices the art of karate) will gain better balance, co-ordination, quick reflexes, agility and strength. They will learn to trust their body’s ability to move with accuracy without having to guide their movements by watching every action. This is a result of their enhancement of their sense of body position and balance, known as proprioception and vestibular sense respectively.
MIND AND BODY CO ORDINATION Muscle tone is boosted through the stretching elements of Karate. This means
that they will develop a better level of resistance in their muscles that provide a platform to push against to make movements precise and rapid. Karate demands the co-ordination of the two sides of the body which improves communication between the two halves of the brain.
THE BENEFITS OF KATA
Kata is a choreographed pattern of movements to demonstrate individual abilities and understanding of karate. Intellect is brought into play as the katas demand memory skills and sequencing. These are foundation skills for spelling, reading and mathematics. Commitment to work towards achieving a higher level of skill teaches them to set goals and strive towards them.
GROWTH THROUGH NEW SKILLS
Obtaining a new level of skill feeds their emotional growth, self esteem and sense of value. Through karate they will learn strength of character, effort, etiquette, sincerity and self-control. Bottom line: Karate packs a powerful punch in all aspects of your child’s development. Article by Shihan Norman Robinson, 8th Dan, Chief Instructor – Japan Karate Shotokai (JKS) South Africa.
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ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS!
Thank you to all the participants in the competitions advertised in the Dec 2013 / Jan 2014 edition of the Muse. Thank you also to the sponsors of the lovely prizes. Winners were randomly drawn and here they are: R250 GIFT HAMPER
From: Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts Winner: Nigel Stevenson.
Roy Pieterse Instructor & SA Champion Ballroom & Latin Dancer
WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS 7pm - 8pm Pinelands North Primary R30 per class or R180 Monthly Fee
R250 GIFT VOUCHER From: Pinelands Craft & Gift Fair. Winner: Maureen Harrison.
effective March 2014
February 5 & 6 ABSOLUTELY FREE ZUMBA FOR: Fundraisers, Team Building, Networking DJ FOR: Birthday Parties, Weddings, Corporate Events Above: The Montagu Dried Fruit & Nuts hamper was won by Nigel Stevenson, seen with his granddaughter and the store manager Ronelda van der Schyff.
A MEDI-HEEL FOOT PERFECTION PEDICURE
PROFESSIONAL SOUND AND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
Above: Mrs Harrison was pleased with the R250 gift voucher for the Pinelands Craft and Gift fair. The organisers would like to thank the community for their tremendous support making the fair a roaring success.
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GRAHAM AND DOT BRANSBY This is a rare story of Dot Bransby and her son Graham both winning a sportsmanship trophy at Pinelands Tennis Club in 2013. How often are we likely to see that happen? Dot Bransby began playing tennis when she met her husband, a keen tennis player, John Bransby. (see John Bransby Muse November 2013). She was keen to be a good tennis partner for John and said she would not marry him until she could play as well as he could — just the incentive for John to do a good coaching job! Dot already had the skills of ball sense and quick reflexes from playing hockey and badminton.
A TENNIS COURT IN THE BACK YARD
Dot, John and their three sons, born two years apart, lived on the school property in Port Elizabeth where John was school Headmaster. In effect there was a tennis court "at the bottom of the garden", an
ideal place to keep the boys occupied and where they learned to play tennis from their now proficient mother.
DOT, HOW DOES A PLAYER DEVELOP THE ATTRIBUTES OF SPORTSMANSHIP? "Tennis was our most popular sport to play together and we could all play at a reasonable level. I think my sons unknowingly developed a respect for an older person playing with them and learnt patience and courtesy on the court that became second nature to them. I think for me I was just grateful to be able to continue playing competitively enough for them to still want to play with me."
RETURNING TO TENNIS AFTER RETIREMENT. Dot's time for sport became limited as the boys grew up, and she had to cope with a demanding job. Tennis fell by the wayside until three years ago when she retired, and Graham encouraged her to take up her racket again. In 2013 Graham and Dot played together in the Pinelands team in the winter league and they had also played together, reaching the quarter finals, in the club championships as well.
"Graham's encouragement to get me back into tennis again and his belief in my ability has spurred me on, to do the best I can, but most of all to enjoy it while I can." says Dot.
GRAHAM, HOW DID YOU FEEL WINNING THE IMPEY CUP?
"Well, this isn't the first time I have won, and I didn't expect to win again. It is good to be acknowledged but I don't think I was born with the required attributes — they come with hard work and maturity." Graham played provincial tournaments as a teenager, and still plays league tennis. Dot comments: "Graham is a very good doubles player — he reads the game well and has good anticipation skills. He is now able to offer his mother a few good tips." The men's sportsmanship trophy is known as the Impey Cup, and for the ladies The Shirley De Wet Memorial Cup. The Citation reads as follows: "An award to the lady (man) who epitomises the qualities of a true sportsman. Does not get angry or upset while still remaining competitive; Does not give up trying; Congratulates the opposition on a stroke well played and match won; Accepts dubious calls from her (his) opponent with good grace; Is always prepared to give her opponent the benefit of the doubt on the calls. Supports and encourages her partner at all times. Does not bad-mouth other players behind their backs."
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PINELANDERS An incredible story of perseverance and hope told to us by a bubbly "happy go lucky" Bev Evans, who was born with a severe diaphragmatic hernia in Mafeking in 1963. Her loving parents opted to look after and love her at home - and not to send her to a care facility. A story of constant and rewarding love. Main Picture: Beverley Evans is on the right, and her mother Anne Evans on the left.
BEVERLEY-ANNE EVANS A BEAUTIFUL BABY
Anne remembers the day that she held her beautiful new baby, Bev, and what a shock it was to discover that her child had problems with her internal organs being misplaced because of a hole in her diaphragm. An emergency trip to Johannesburg for corrective surgery followed two days later. Complications during the life saving operation resulted in brain damage affecting Bev's motor neurones. She remained in hospital for five months and the family was told that Bev would probably not live for long, and would never be able to walk. Photographs and interviews: Glynnis Schutte
FAMILY MOVE TO CAPE TOWN
Anne took her precious child home to share life with her brother David and sister Gail. She put every effort into getting her to eat, and encouraging her in every way to walk. Bev is however, confined to a wheel chair, and her parents made the move to Cape Town when Bev was six years old, so that they could be near the Red Cross Children's Hospital for the care that Bev needed.
REMARKABLE 51 YEARS SURVIVAL
"In spite of the medical team not holding much hope for the future I have just celebrated my 51st birthday and remain happy and positive", says Bev, admiring the bright arrangement of sunflowers and cards received for her birthday.
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WRITING FAMILY STORIES
Cheerful Bev loves drinking tea and chatting. She keeps herself busy typing old fashioned love stories describing the lives of Lords and Ladies, and says she is a great believer in love that comes from the heart. An inspirational poem from a St Giles booklet (see below) is still a favourite for Bev, who feels we should accept one another, without judgement, just as she has accepted her physical disability, and the pain that comes with it.
A ROSE FOR THE QUEEN
Bev is confident and charming, and has a great sense of humour. She has met Boris Becker, and loves to tell the story of her meeting with the Duke of Edinburgh where she jovially greeted him as "Philip" and gave him a rose to "give to his wife".
MEETING MOTHER THERESA
Bev is touched by the love shown to her by others, and one of her icons is Mother Theresa, who she met in 1988 when the Missions of Charity opened a home in Khayelitsha. Mother Theresa's words still ring in her ears: " Keep your faith child and know how much God loves you".
DEDICATED AND LOVING PARENTS
Thinking about it, Bev realises she has her very own angel of hope in her mother Anne, now 82, who strives to make sure Bev is comfortable and her medical needs
are seen to. Their only help is the daily care-giver fondly called "Twiggy", who joined them about a year ago. The days of pleasurable reading with her father Des, came to an end last year when Des sadly passed away just prior to celebrating his 60th wedding anniversary with Anne. See Muse April 2013.
VIEWS ON LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
"I believe that you should never try and change a person. Accept them as they are, never take a partner for granted. Work at your relationships and remind each other of your love. The most important virtues are commitment, trust and respect. ď€ź It was but a Friendly Smile And little it cost in the giving But it shattered the night like the morning light And made tomorrow worth living It was but a Kindly Word. A word that was lightly spoken Yet not in Vain For it chilled the pain Of a heart that was nearly broken. It was but a Helping Hand And it seemed of little availing But its clasp was warm So it saved from harm A brother whose strength was failing.
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START OF PRE SCHOOL YEAR 2014
he new year has begun. Our children have now spent some time in their new class. Entering school is one of the most important things that will happen to them and it is important to make this as happy and as stress free as possible. Pre−school is preparing children for life itself and is where they form a positive or negative picture about school affecting their future years. The task of the pre−school is to create a playing and learning environment where your child will be able to join in varying activities learning many aspects of their development without even realising it. The teachers create special activities throughout the day giving children the opportunities for social and emotional development. Here they learn to think about what they are feeling and how to work positively with those emotions. It is so important to be able to work and share
with other members of the class, where each pupil is equal and all the activities belong to everybody. The day also includes cognitive development — the children are given activities that involve thinking and developing the mind. Last but not least, is the physical development of the child. This involves the whole body as well as large and fine motor skills which play a huge role in your child learning to write – an important skill needing plenty of practice. It is important for parents to realise that it is not just the teachers’ role to educate their children but theirs as well. Children of pre-school age need to be able to follow instructions, do tasks themselves and listen to an instruction or request and carry it out. Children who have been taught these skills at home are more confident and understand solid firm boundaries. The child who has been given a free reign
By Carol Booth Principal of Cannons Creek Independent School
at home struggles to share, or follow instructions. When they do not receive instant gratification, discipline issues arise. All five year olds are very aware of what is right or wrong. Parents and teachers need to develop this starting even earlier than age five. They also need to learn consequences. A popular one is time out — the child sits away from any activity in the home for one minute for every year of their age. At school one cannot implement this and they need to be encouraged to comply with the instruction in a positive way. If this does not happen then the other pupils in the group ‘label’ the child as being difficult or naughty. By the time your child has reached preschool, it is important for them to know good manners; to say please and thank you, to wait their turn and to greet people correctly. I always talk about silent teacher (what we do and our children see is what they do) so it is so important for adults to have impeccable manners at home and to talk to each person in the family respectfully. In order for your child to obtain a good general knowledge about the world around them, take them to places over the weekend and most importantly talk to them about what you are seeing. Children are like sponges, but we need to check how they retell what they have absorbed. Happy outings!
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NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION By Sue Torr Director at Crue Consulting
ike eating less and exercising more, taking charge of one’s financial affairs is usually top of the list when it comes to new year’s resolutions. Not having the time is never a good excuse — if you don’t organise your financial affairs then you’d better expect fiscal confusion. The first step would be to consult a certified financial planner®,but many people shy away for a number of reasons. The greatest deterrents when seeking financial advice are as follows:
You don’t earn enough money
A common misperception is that one needs to earn a large amount of money and have a substantial asset base before retaining the services of a financial planner. Ironically, the converse is true. The best time to seek financial advice is as soon as one starts earning an income. The earlier you start working towards your lifestyle goals, the longer you have to invest and the greater your opportunities to reach your goals. The words of the recent Allan Gray advert featuring deceased actor James Dean speak right to the heart of the matter. “Given time, imagine the possibilities”.
You will be sold something
Given the history of the financial services, this is a valid fear. If you seek financial advice from an advisor who is not independent (i.e. is linked to one insurance house) and who does not hold a Certified Financial Planning® certificate, then it is entirely likely that you will be sold a life policy, retirement annuity, education endowment or some other commission-based product. On the other hand, a Certified Financial Planner®, who operates as an independent practitioner and charges fees for his services, will provide you with a written financial plan — meaning the only thing you will be ‘sold’ is sound, independent financial advice.
It’s never going to happen to you
While you are working, your greatest asset is your ability to generate an income. And although it is idyllic to believe that disease, disability and life−altering accidents are disasters that visit others only, the truth is that your earning potential can be obliterated in one fateful instant. Protecting
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your income through cost-effective and appropriate insurance is one of the most valuable financial planning tools you can implement while you are still young and healthy. Although we don’t condone fearbased selling of insurance products, we do believe that a rational “what if” scenario planning exercise should be undertaken together with your financial planner to source the most affordable option for you.
Retirement is too far away to worry about now
It goes without saying that the last thing on anyone’s mind when they first embark on their career is retirement. When a person first starts working they generally have a multitude of financial goals that they want to achieve — vehicles, marriage, homes, travel and further education to name just a few. Funding for retirement is generally not a priority when you receive your first pay check. The reality, however, is that if you start working at age 25 and plan to retire at age 65, you only have 480 pay cheques to fund for your retirement. Every year that you delay funding for retirement, you need to spend a greater proportion of each month’s salary to catch up your retirement shortfall. Don’t delay. Start investing today.
You won’t understand it
A good financial planner should be able to summarise your financial plan in one completely understandable page. Further, a good financial plan should address three major areas of your portfolio. Firstly, appropriate risk cover solutions to protect yourself in the event of death, disability or disease. Secondly, an analysis of your investment needs and how to achieve your retirement and other investments goals (such as your children’s education or funding for a new home). Lastly, advice on how to structure your Will and do your estate planning effectively. It may include a debt reduction plan and sound budgeting advice. Don’t allow your decision to take charge of your financial affairs become one more failed new year’s resolution. Seek advice from the experts. Take ownership of your fiscal future and enjoy the benefits of a personal financial revolution.
Independent, fee-based advice from financial planning experts Crue Consulting (Pty) Ltd is a completely independent financial planning company, owned and managed by husband-and-wifeteam, Sue and Craig Torr. Supported by a team of Certified Financial Planners® and legal experts, Crue Consulting provides advice covering the full range of financial planning needs. OUR FEE-BASED ADVICE COVERS • Retirement planning & investing • Risk & insurance planning • Wills & Estate Planning • Short & long-term investing • Effective tax structuring
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FINANCIAL LITERACY COURSE for domestic workers and gardeners As part of our upliftment programme, we will once again be running our Financial Literacy Course for domestic workers and gardeners in Pinelands. The course is presented by Director, Craig Torr, who is fluent in Xhosa, English and Afrikaans. The aim of the course is to empower delegates by educating them on important matters such as how interest works, the dark side of debt, why credit costs so much, how to budget and how to get out of, and stay out of, debt. When: Wednesday, 12 February 2014 Where: Pinelands Baptist Church Hall Time: 9:00 –10:30 am Cost: No charge
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FAMILY CRUISE TO PORTUGUESE ISLAND AND MADAGASCAR
have never really contemplated a cruise, but when an offer is made to you by your parents to go on a whole hog of a family holiday that incorporates a 7-night cruise aboard the MSC Sinfonia, departing Durban and visiting Mozambique and Madagascar, it would be irresponsible to turn it down.
The boarding process and passport control was relatively smooth, and we were all issued with our cruise cards, which were to be used on the ship in place of actual currency. All meals were included, but any extras were for our account. All prices are in US dollars, and all purchases carry an automatic 15% gratuity on top of the list price. I didn’t find the prices prohibitively expensive, but the lack of physical cash means you need to keep your wits about you — your account can rack up quickly! A hint: Pre-buy vouchers for drinks, wine, cooldrinks and ice-cream. They provide significant savings to the on-board price.
A BLISSFUL BALCONY SUITE
We upgraded our cabin to a balcony suite, which was worth every cent. It gave us the opportunity to have our own haven of
tranquillity, out in the open if you felt like some quiet time, or to shake off some initial sea-sickness.
At sea, the daily ritual revolved around eating, sunning yourself, and taking in the morning and afternoon talks or entertainment. First seating for dinner was at 6:30pm, followed by a show each night at 9pm. If we were docking somewhere for the day, then we’d get on to the excursion early morning, and get back to the ship mid-afternoon. There is a kids club on board, open mornings, afternoons and evenings, as well as a gym, board games, putt-putt, golf simulator and enclosed court. Entertainment is provided throughout the day and night by the myriad, cosmopolitan staff.
final destination. I found Madagascar fascinating: very tropical, very rural with little villages appearing around every corner. We found the lemurs and giant chameleons in the Berenty Reserve, and had a really wonderful day. The weather was tropical, and quite humid. In Portuguese Island it was very hot, with Madagascar slightly cooler, but still humid.
SAFELY BACK TO DURBAN
A 2-day sail back saw us dock in Durban on the 21st of December, with seamless disembarkation, great holiday memories — and slightly unsteady feet.
In Mozambique, we visited Portuguese Island about 40km from Maputo. After a quick transfer in an inflatable zodiac we spent the day swimming and sunning on the beach, in beautifully warm water. Separate snorkelling excursions were available.
Fort Dauphine in Madagascar was our
Main Picture above: Duncan, Cathy, Dylan and Samantha boarding the MSC Sinfonia for the family holiday. Below left: In the Berenty Reserve, Dylan, Samantha and cousin Jason being shown a giant chameleon by a guide — and right: lemurs can be seen curled up in the trees. Bottom right: The scuba diving boats used for the snorkelling expedition.
by Duncan de Groot
Lemurs are endemic to Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world. There are more than 60 species and subspecies of Lemur on the island, with the smallest being the 25g pygmy mouse lemur. Lemurs are primates with mixed characteristics that appear to combine features from cats, dogs and squirrels. Seen above is the Fat tailed Dwarf lemur. The Malagasy giant chameleon occurs in a wide range of habitats and can grow up to an astonishing 65cm.
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A TOURIST IN CAPE TOWN
Our journey from Camps Bay took us to the waterfront, through the dry dock area, and then meandered through town visiting various historical sites and museums, with the opportunity to disembark, explore, and catch the next passing bus 15 minutes later. Eventually the bus wound its way up to the lower cable car station. The stop here was longer than the other stops to allow for a bathroom break and snack purchases. The views were stunning across the city bowl to the sea . Robin Island looked larger than life
appearing between Lion's Head and Signal Hill, with frothy waves stroking its shores. The final leg of the journey took us back to Camps Bay, where we could decide "to do it all again", knowing this time where the best photographic opportunities would be, and which stops appealed the most.
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The city looks completely different from the top of an open topped bus. It is surprising how one finds oneself looking skywards to admire the various types of architecture making up the city skyline. Much of the intricate stonework and carvings are not visible from street level. We captured a few beautiful reflections in the windows of the city buildings.
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ur Saturday morning began with a plate of French toast and coffee at a seaside restaurant in Camps Bay while we waited for the first Hop On -Hop Off open topped City Sightseeing tour bus. The buses start their tour from the V&A waterfront and run every 15 minutes. One can board a bus at any stop and tickets can be purchased on the bus for R150, or via the internet for R130 see www.sightseeing.co.za. There is a running commentary describing various historical sites or city features, for which ear phones are provided. There are two main tours, a mini Peninsula "blue route" tour and the one we did which was the "red route" city tour.
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FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer Pinelands resident, foodie and author of Food from the heart.
MANGO AND NECTARINE DESSERT
4 ripe nectarines with the skin, sliced in thin wedges 1-2 ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced 75 g pecan nuts, coarsely chopped 350-500 ml plain or Greek yoghurt or a mixture of the two 60-75 ml soft brown sugar mint for garnish 1. Use individual glasses or a large bowl for the dessert. The size and shape of the container will determine how much fruit you need. 2. Pack a layer of fruit and nuts in the bottom of the glass or bowl. Spoon a layer of yoghurt on top and sprinkle with a little bit of sugar. 3. Repeat the layers and end with a layer of yoghurt and a sprinkle of sugar. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes and garnish with mint.
Packed with summer flavours
easonal fruits pack quite a punch and little can beat their flavour! Whether you eat them as a snack, in lunch boxes, as part of a meal or for dessert, it’s always delicious. Some of my favourite summer fruits include grapes, litchis, berries, nectarines, sweet melon, watermelon and mangoes. These are really versatile and great as the focus of a dish, like this dessert. When you use an ingredient which is already full of flavour, you don’t need much to prepare something special. The list of ingredients for this dessert is so short and yet it’s one of my favourite summer treats. You can easily vary the fruit – use mangoes on their own or try it with grapes or litchis.
Heleen Meyer has a passion for inspiring, encouraging and teaching others about the joys of good food. Not only are her recipes creative and thoroughly tested, but they are easy to cook, interesting, delicious and healthy. As a working mom who cares about her family’s nutrition, Heleen can relate to your cooking needs. Invite her to
Another benefit of making dessert with fruit is that it’s delicious, yet healthy. There are many variations on this theme, so you can add different nuts or add a layer of crumbled ginger biscuits or chunks of meringue next time. Just remember that the biscuits or meringue should still be crunchy, so don’t prepare the dessert too long in advance. Other ways to use summer fruit are in salads and salsas or a smoothie. Combine cucumber, green leaves, fresh herbs, peppers and green beans with fruit like mango or grapes for a fruity salad and serve it with fish or chicken. Make the most of summer’s offering and enjoy it in many different ways.
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A cut above the rest! Immaculate family home. Large open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area. Lounge has fireplace and aircon. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 full en-suites with state of the art finishes). Sheltered front patio with braai. Private deck, Zen style garden with pool and pool shower with shaded area/lounge and Koi pond. 2 Self-contained units with separate entrances. Solar geysers, excellent security. View WMP4332 Call Dave Brown or Lorna Francks
Elegance on a grand scale at one of the most sought after addresses in Pinelands. Magnificent golf course views. English charm and Cape ambiance. 5 Bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, spacious lounge, conservatory, wine cellar, MQ. Good security.
A Hidden Gem! Modern family home in quiet street. Open plan living areas. Private north facing garden. Pool. TV room leading to braai room. Separate cottage plus additional study.
Charming family home in Olde Pinelands. 3 Beds 2 baths (mes). Lounge, fireplace. Large entertainment room, flow to well maintained garden with pool. Secure parking, plus garage.
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In Olde pinelands. Spacious corner position. 3 Beds, family bathroom, lounge, fireplace, dining room, wooden floors. Lapa, beach pool, magnificent garden, garage
Immaculate family home in prime location! 4 Beds 2 baths (mes). Under cover patio, pool & jacuzzi room. Self-contained cottage, maidâ€™s quarters. Double + single garage. Ample secure parking
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Pinelands / Thornton
Rondebosch / Thornton
T 021 531 3041 C 083 659 9333 *asking price
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