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PINELANDS COMMUNITY MAGAZINE issue
56 | Oct 2015
ANNIVERSARY 2010 - 2015 EDITION
OUR BIRDING EXPERT RICOTTA Heleen CRUMPETS Meyer
JAMBATS Community IN JAPAN Travellers
NEWLANDS Out and BREWERY About
FANCY A SPRING ROLL ? COME BOWLING WITH US! it’s all happening at
PINELANDS BOWLING CLUB
St Stephens Road, Pinelands
JOIN THE NEWBY FRIENDLY LEAGUE FRIDAYS 17:45 - 19:00 from 9 Oct to 20 Nov
No experience needed. Choose which weeks to play. Stay on for supper afterwards. NON-MEMBERS ARE VERY WELCOME. BOWLS PROVIDED. DRESS CASUAL. YOU JUST NEED TO WEAR FLAT SHOES.
HAPPY HOUR on selected drinks Join us for a great season of activity
We have bowls for young children from six and up. They are most welcome.
WEDNESDAYS 18:00 - 19:00 from 7 Oct
Corporate Days and Team Building
SUNDAY AFTERNOON CHILL
You can book a green for any weekday afternoon. We have full facilities available at a nominal cost. Enquiries: Email Bill at email@example.com
SUNDAY 18 OCT 14:00 - 18:00
A light snack is available from 19:10. PLUS a members draw and a raffle with great prizes.
Come and relax with live light music. You can braai or buy borewors rolls on sale.
Our hall is available for hire at certain times. Enquiries: Email Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL 021 531 6382 between 5pm - 7pm
My Story, My Song
Nassau Theatre my song
Groote Schuur High School, Newlands
will be released at this event
13, 14 & 15 October 2015
Doors close at 8pm. Arrive from 7pm and 11:51 AM 16/09/2015 enjoy the beautiful harp playing in the art gallery before the show while savouring Barista Ricci’s Truth Coffee. There will be secure parking and refreshments for sale.
In this fusion of performance, poetry and song, Miacarla Johns sings of the pain and the hope which have marked her love story. What started out as a pleasantly unexpected invitation turned into a long and unwanted season of soul surgery, a crisis of her own making which she had no power to fix.
Then, when everything she had tried to do fell apart, it was a gentle force called grace that carried her through the mess and taught her that, no matter what, love never fails. Vulnerably sharing her highs and valleys with her soothing, jazzy timbre, Miacarla sings of a beauty which rises and rises from the ashes of life.
Bookings can be made online at webtickets www.webtickets.co.za and paid at any Pick n Pay cashier.
Tickets are unreserved @ R100 per person Check online for other payment options.
Above: Pied Crow
FIVE YEARS ON…
Incredibly, this October marks the five year anniversary of publication of the Muse magazine! Thank you to all the readers, contributors and advertisers who have made it possible and so enjoyable. We have learned so much about our amazing suburb through the many people we have met. We hope you have enjoyed reading their stories. We also look forward to meeting those of you we are yet to encounter. Glynnis, our writer and photographer, would also like to thank the many people who have taken the time to phone or write in with news or to tell us about somebody we should feature in the magazine. Keep them coming – we rely on you to share your stories with us! For the cover, I chose a traditional printer's galley illustration. It seemed appropriate as we are proudly a 'traditional' printed magazine. One of the skills I have slowly learned, and come to love, is the art of typesetting – selecting appropriate fonts and making fine adjustments to text size and spacing to arrange it on the page for ease of reading and visual appeal. Of course, it is much easier now with software and computers. I have a greater respect for the old time printers who manually set the type into galley blocks especially since they did it all with a mirror image view and the absence of colours! Sadly, we recently learned of the passing of David Carlse from RSA Litho who prints our magazine. David was our personal rep and over the years became a friend of ours. We will miss his visits, his smile and his excellent service. We welcome Christian Jaggers who will now be looking after our Muse magazine at the print shop! Enjoy the edition!
Editor Max Schutte Photographer and Writer Glynnis Schutte Regular Contributors Heleen Meyer Freelance Food Consultant Callan Cohen FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology Carol Booth Cannons Creek Independent School Sue Torr Crue Invest
Next Muse Edition: November 2015 Content Deadline: 16 October 2015
Pied Crows are the most prominent of the crows in Pinelands and they are naturally occurring (indigenous). They are very intelligent and opportunistic and have increased in numbers all over the country in recent years due to increasing urbanisation. They can easily be recognised by their white chests and backs, unlike the smaller all dark Indian House Crow (an alien species that robs bird nests) or the larger White-necked Raven (which sometimes strays from Table Mountain in winter). Pied Crows often gather together to mob larger raptors, so if you hear them calling overhead, try and see what they have found. Text: Dr Callan Cohen, research associate at the UCT FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, bird book author and director of Birding Africa tours: www.birdingafrica.com. Bird photo: Mike Buckham.
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BIRDS IN PINELANDS
Buying, Selling or Letting Property?
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RIVER CLUB Parking OLYMPIC CYCLES
SA Astronomical Observatory Valkenberg
La Gratitude Amazing Duck Race
1 October 2015
23 & 24 October 2015
Come to the Vista Nova High School in Loerie Road to learn more about scribing for children who cannot manage on their own. Meet staff and children over tea from 3:30pm till 5pm. Call Bianca 021 531 7192.
Starting at 7:30pm on Friday and at 2:30pm on Saturday at the Church Hall in Ridgeway. Buy tickets at the door or email email@example.com for advance tickets.
VISTA NOVA TEA FOR SCRIBES
3 October 2015
24 October 2015
Come to Nerine Ave, off Crassula or Daffodil (from Ringwood), browse and find those items you’ve always wanted. From 9am until stocks run out. Enjoy some tea and cake. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 9am to 2pm on Cannons Creek Independent School's Sports Field in Nursery Way, Pinelands. Rides, tea garden, entertainment, food stalls, craft market. Something for everyone. Email Merrick at email@example.com.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH WHITE ELEPHANT AND BOOK SALE
28 October 2015
Visit the Rondebosch Park Market held on the corner of Campground and Sandown Roads in Rondebosch from 9am to 2pm. You will find a variety of crafts clothing, jewellery, food and much more. Queries email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ladies cancer support group meets at 20 Peak Drive, at 7pm. Call Catherine 072 040 7563 or 021 531 3963.
RONDEBOSCH PARK MARKET
23/09/2015 12:24 PM
J&G ANNUAL E-WASTE COLLECTION
Bring your old computers and electronic equipment to Central Square between 10am and 3pm. This is a Jeffares and Green non-profit initiative to recycle e-waste and prevent toxic contamination of the environment. Call 021 532 0940.
13,14, 15 October 2015
MY STORY, MY SONG PERFORMANCE
SOLD BY US PINELANDS
Come, listen to Miacarla Johns' love story in performance, poetry and song. Live band! 8pm at Nassau Theatre - Groote Schuur High, 77 Palmyra Rd Newlands. Harpist plays from 7pm in the Art Gallery. Tickets R100 from Webtickets. Refreshments on sale.
21 October 2015 PRRA AGM
THORNTON R610 000
Chris Crous 082 410 5559 FREE VALUATIONS PERSONAL SERVICE *asking price
Office: 021 531 5457 Email: email@example.com We b : www.crousrealestate.co.za
CANNONS CREEK CARNIVAL
10 October 2015
10 October 2015
PINELANDS METHODIST CHURCH MUSIC AND VARIETY FUN CONCERT
Please note that the Pinelands Ratepayers and Residents Association AGM will be held at 7:30pm in the Pinelands Town Hall and not in the Library Hall. Email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
31 October 2015
HELEN KELLER SOCIETY FÊTE
Come along and join in the fun at the Annual Spring Fête on Saturday 31 October, from 9am. Teddy bears knitted by residents will be on sale. Any donations are welcome. Call Ruth on 021 531 5311.
31 October 2015
LA GRATITUDE DUCK RACE
La Gratitude Pre-Primary School Duck Race and craft market runs from 10am until 2pm, on the Pinehurst Primary School fields. Enjoy the activities and see if your duck is the winner! Craft stalls R100, Ducks R20, and Corporate Ducks R100 - buy on the day.
7 Dec - 22 Dec 2015
PINELANDS CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR
Diarise the ever popular Pinelands Craft and Gift Fair at the Kent Hall, Pinelands High School.
1 Oct 2015 – 30 Jan 2016 PINELANDS LIBRARY MAINTENANCE
Pinelands library will be closed for maintenance from 1 October 2015 to 30 January 2016. See page 5 for details.
ADVERTISE YOUR EVENTS! email email@example.com.
Send content for the November 2015 edition by 16 October 2015. R100 ensures placement in the calendar.
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Positively Pinelands If you can’t pay your bond then don’t rely on your tenant to pay it for you.
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The property market, like any investment, has its cycles and you must be able to ‘ride the storm.’ If you are going to borrow money to purchase property as an investment, then you must be able to pay your debt, even if the tenant defaults. If you are going to rely entirely on the rental income for loan repayments, then best you do not chose property as an investment.
I would advise owners who are thinking of renting out their homes to provide an additional income to consider this carefully. If you cannot afford the bond repayment, rather sell and invest in a more secure investment. Letting out property has added risk, not only of nonpayment and the possible cost of evictions, but also the costs relating to maintenance, rates and taxes and insurance. If you are comfortable with your financial resources then property investment remains one of the asset classes that you should consider.
LET BY US
Investing in property is something that should always be part of your pension plan. I remember the advice given to me by an astute client whilst working in the bank in the 60’s that you should always split your investments three ways – One third should be in the equity market, one third should be in cash (which would include fixed deposits or money market) and one third should be in property.
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on your 5th anniversary
We are blessed to have been a part of your amazing journey. Thank you for your endearing spirit of community and the way you so wonderfully celebrate all that is good in our beautiful neighbourhood. May we enjoy many more years of your delightful publication! From all of us at
Creating and protecting your wealth
MIGHTY MATHEMATICIANS MAKE PINELANDS NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL PROUD Shereen Stadler, Head of Mathematics at PNPS, reports on the success of the grade 4 to 7 pupils at the WCED annual Metro Central District Competition. Eleven pupils were invited to the second round held at Alexander Sinton High School on 22 August. PNPS became the top achieving school in Circuit 4, which includes all schools in Pinelands, Milnerton, Langa and Maitland.
The winners: Grade 4 first place tie: Jody Syndercombe and Asher Anderson; Grade 5 first place: Savar Jain; Grade 6 first place: Amy Bower; Grade 7 tie for first place: Matthew Killer and Noah Peterson, with Luke Watermeyer, also from Pinelands North, third.
YOUNG SCIENTISTS EXCEL AT ESKOM EXPO
18/09/2015 10:31 AM
I will offer you cash for any of these items:
GOLD (even scrap gold) remember when you lost that
earring and buried the other in your jewellery box? SILVER from scrap jewellery to silver teasets MEDALS Boer War, WW1, WW2 inc badges & buttons. COINS remember the old tickey, sixpence, shilling, 5 shilling and R1 coin from the 60’s? POSTCARDS up to 1945 (1900-1920 are best) CUPS & SAUCERS duos & trios (plate, cup & saucer) OLD TOYS Schuco, Dinky, Meccano etc. BRASS & COPPER who still wants to clean it?
Call me… my number is 083 775 00 55 … you stand to earn some cash for those old trinkets, bits & pieces that no longer serve you.
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Right: Zara Nijzink-Laurie, PNPS Principal Ann Morton and Tarawen Corfield. From Monday 31 August until Wednesday 2 September, Tarawen Corfield and Zara Nijzink–Laurie represented Pinelands North Primary School at the Cape Town ESKOM EXPO 2015. They confidently convinced the panel of judges of the findings and results of their research regarding the quality and effectiveness of a variety of plasters found on the shelves of our local retailers. Not only did they stand out as some of the
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youngest participants at this prestigious event, but also achieved Silver medals for their excellent efforts. Nicole Masureik, from Pinelands High School, was instrumental in the preparation of the presentation and hosted a practice run a few weeks before the actual expo. Similar guidance will be given in 2016 enabling more young scientists to meet the EXPO guidelines.
Pinelands & Thornton
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VAUGHAN GAY (6yrs) ACTS TO STOP FIRE IN CORONATION PARK On a hot and windy day in January 2015 Vaughan, his little 3 year old sister Nina-Reece and au pair Jolandie Britz arrived at their beloved Coronation Park in Pinelands. After playing around for a while, Vaughan happened to notice smoke rising from a pile of leaves. He immediately thought of the hazards of a potential fire. He ran to Jolandie and said “Please phone my Mom and ask her to bring as much water as she can.” Mother Kim Hallock Gay dropped everything, and hurried to the park with two 5 litre bottles of water. By this time small flames appeared. Vaughan grabbed one bottle of water and doused the flames himself, successfully extinguishing the fire. Congratulations to Vaughan for being alert and taking the required action to prevent a dangerous and devastating fire. A pupil at University Pre-Primary school in Mowbray, Vaughan was lucky enough to visit the Roeland St Fire Station in 2014. The way the fireman fight fires made a dramatic impression on him. Next year Vaughan will be attending Pinelands North Primary School.
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Thinking of selling or WE DO IT renting your property? ALL THE TIME! SALES AGENTS
Richard Smith 083 557 7515 Linette Smith 082 466 1825 * asking price
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LET BY US Vaughan Gay with his mother Kim in Coronation Park, pointing to the spot where he doused the fire.
PINELANDS LIBRARY CLOSES FOR MAINTENANCE FROM 1 OCT TO 30 JAN 2016 Due to pro-active maintenance, the Pinelands Library will be closed from 1 October 2015 to 30 January 2016. Library items may be returned to Athlone, Central, Goodwood, Kensington, Maitland, Mowbray, Rondebosch and Woodstock libraries during this period. The hall and committee room will be available from 4 January 2016. The library apologises for any inconvenience. Meetings of the Pinelands Stamp Circle at the library will resume early next year.
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In most cases, when selling via a real estate agent, the Consumer Protection Act does not override the voetstoots clause in an offer to purchase. However, the CPA affords consumers the right to receive safe and quality goods. This does not apply in cases where the consumer has been expressly informed that the goods are offered in a specific condition and has agreed to accept them in that condition. A disclosure list in an offer to purchase, signed by both parties, makes provision for this. Sellers have a common law obligation to disclose any known latent defects to a buyer: withholding such is effectively committing fraud. Sellers however cannot be held accountable for defects of which they were unaware of at the time of the agreement.
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FULL-SIZED ASTROTURF OPENED AT PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL On Friday 21 August 2015 Pinelands High School saw the realisation of a 25-year dream at the official opening of its fullsized hockey astroturf. The opening was a fantastic community event, beginning with a junior school super-skills clinic coached by students from
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Alumni Men's match: Robin Timm (Head Boy 2011) trying a reverse-stick short corner shot. the PHS boys’ and girls’ First Teams. PHS U14 and U16 girls and boys then played a round robin tournament with the aim of affording as many hockey players as possible the opportunity to play on the new astroturf. The evening culminated in two alumni matches. A star-studded Men’s Alumni
team played the PHS First boys’ team and the Women’s Alumni team played the PHS First girls’ team. Mr Jeremy Gibbon (previous Principal) and Mr Dave Campbell (current Principal) cut the ribbon together in a short ceremony. Action shot by Johan Harzon.
is freezing penguins and selling them as Christmas turkeys. MI5 disguised as polar bears come to the rescue with an aviator descending from the giddy heights of the
stage. Exciting adventures through Chicago follow and, after consulting with a Sultan in the East, the shop curios do a trade that, in the end, saves Mrs Foggarty's shop.
THE GENIE'S TRAVELLING LAMP AT PINEHURST PRIMARY SCHOOL Written and produced by Paula Pursch and staged at Pinehurst Primary on 10th and 12th September, this vibrant and entertaining stage production showcased the talents of 100 children in grades 1 - 7, who acted, sang and danced their way through the hapless Genie's travels in his quest to save the Curiosity Shop. Shop curios - Genie, Birdie and music box dancer, Jasmin, set off for the East looking for riches to save the shop, but end up on a pirate ship where they have to walk the plank (off the edge of the stage!) They escape using the eel's electric charge but find themselves at the North Pole where an evil scientist
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Retirement Centre Community Services Resource Centre Low Vision Service Full Nursing in Care Centre (temporary or permanent) Assisted Living in Home & Askew Suites Independent Living in Cottages Links Drive, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405 Private Bag X25, Howard Place, 7450 Phone +27 21 531 5311 Fax +27 21 531 8275 E-mail email@example.com Web www.helenkeller.org.za
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE SERVICES & COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM
JOIN PNW - HELP TO MAKE OUR AREA SAFER
Join us and be a part of the 'eyes and ears' of the Pinelands community. There has been a steady growth in membership, which has resulted in an increased awareness of safety and security in the community. To find out more, or to join us, to purchase a radio or to view the chairman's Safety Tips, see www.pinelandsnw.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us at facebook.com/pinelandsnw or twitter.com/pinelandsnw.
LOCAL SAPS ARREST SERIAL SUSPECT
Tel: 021 683 3380
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A 25 year old suspect who was linked to house breaking, house robbery and theft was arrested in North Way on the 6 August whilst once again attempting to enter Pinelands via the Pinelands Railway Station. The arrest came as a huge relief to everyone especially as the suspect was linked to an aggressive attack on a Pinelands resident. Information from W/O Waters, Pinelands SAPS.
Local SAPS officers. From left: W/O AW Burger, Sgt T Kotzé, Cst NF Maduna, Cst T Nqweniso, Cst JH Mentoor.
THE CAMERAS ARE UP!
Phase one is operational with the LPR (licence plate recognition) cameras which have battery backup during power failures. Funds for phase two are now required towards CCTV cameras that will form part of the Street Surveillance project. We urge all residents and businesses who have not yet contributed to do so via deposit to the Section 21 bank account: Account Name: Pinelands Street Camera Project NPC. Standard Bank Pinelands. Account number 271774738, Branch code 051001. Swift Code: SBZA ZA JC. Use your surname and street address as the reference.
Many thanks to the Pinelands Community for their generous donations of toiletries and basic essentials towards the Pinelands Neighbourhood Watch Women's Month Pinewatch-M5-056.indd Initiative. A total of 70 Rape Recovery Packs were donated to Rape Crisis. Special thanks to Villagio, Merrypak and Salmarz SAPS DELTA VAN and082 411 2484 Pharmacy for donations assisstance.
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IN THE DARK? CALL
P OW E RW IS E PIZ Z A
From left:PINELANDS SAPS Co-ordinator: Nandipha Ganya - Thuthuzela Community Service Centre 021 506 2022 Finance Manager: Charlene Whittern Life threatening emergenciesShiralee McDonald 107 Counselling Co-ordinator:
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SHOP, WORD, WIN
HOWARD CENTRE COMPETITION WINNERS
The Howard Centre Shop, Word, Win competition ended on 31 August. The winners for July and August were Rebecca Parry and Judith Rothwell respectively, seen above with Centre Manager, Rosalynn Children. Each winner received a R5 000 Woolworths voucher. Congratulations!
AMAZING PEOPLE, AMAZING DOG RESCUE
On returning from walking my dogs, a friend Karien and I stopped at the BP garage in Forest Drive and were told by the attendant, Sidwell, that he had seen two dogs trapped in a drain near Clyde Pinelands. Karien called the SPCA and guided them from a bridge on the N2 highway to the spot. In the meantime I tried to feed the dogs some pellets. They were very weak and ate the pellets while lying in the drain. Eventually the SPCA was able to rescue one dog, but the other one ran further into the drain. The SPCA official then phoned Fire and Rescue and soon five more guys with ropes and other rescue equipment were on the scene. One of the Fire and Rescue team went down into that hot, stinking drain and he and the team struggled for nearly 45 minutes to get the dog out. From Sidwell telling us about these dogs, to the SPCA official and the wonderful guys from Fire and Rescue, there really are good people in the world. Story and image sent by Rachel Zeelie.
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3 Beds (mes) with bics & laminated floors, family bathroom, lounge with fireplace o/p to dining room, kitchen, TV / enclosed entertainment area, built in braai. Double garage plus flatlet. Tim Christien 082 578 0610 • Web RXBS-0176
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VISTA NOVA INHABITS VERONA
Performers from Vista Nova at the Shakespeare School's Festival: Romeo – Nkanyiso Ngubane; Juliet – Chelsea Trew and the angel – Nikita Visser.
On Wednesday 24 June Vista Nova High School took part in the Shakespeare School’s Festival at Artscape, performing a riveting Romeo and Juliet to much acclaim. After rehearsing for 7 months the hard work was rewarded as they stepped out into the mystery of the stage and allowed the iridescent lights to whisk them away into another world. The actors were highly committed to each moment of performance, the well-oiled back stage crew worked magic with quick changes and the talents engaged in sound, makeup, props and scenery gave the play artistic flair. Although the play was a tragedy, much laughter and fun was had during rehearsals and great thanks goes to festival director Kseniya Filinova Bruton and the Artscape team for filling the festival day with wonder and delight. The play will remain etched into the hearts of the students with the passionate strokes of Shakespeare's plume: “For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” By Lauren Bates, teacher at Vista Nova.
APPEAL FOR SCRIBES FOR VISTA NOVA HIGH SCHOOL
Many of the Vista Nova students can't write tests and exams for themselves due to physical and learning disabilities. They rely on scribes to read and write tests for them. We urgently need some new recruits to help with scribing. • Do you have time on a Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:45? • Do you have transport to the school in Loerie Road? • Can you spare larger chunks of time during exams? This rewarding use of time will be a great blessing for a young person with a disability and will give you the opportunity to become a part of our unique Vista Nova family. Call Bianca 021 531 7192.
JUNIOR BLADES CERTIFICATE FOR MICHAEL MORGAN Michael Morgan earned a certificate for competing in the Junior Blades Club Competition. He skated in the Grade 1 under 8 category. He earned a medal for coming second in his group. This means he goes on to skate in the interclub competition in September 2015.
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First floor studio apartment.
Thornton Apartments in First On Forest.
Quentin 082 864 8708 WMS2454
Quentin 082 864 8708
O/p tiled kitchen, lounge area, sleeping area with bics. Juliet balcony, full bathroom, shower over bath. Mountain facing, prepaid electricity, parking bay. Complex has 2 pools, gym, laundry security. Walk to Old Mutual.
Centrally located home.
Large open plan kitchen with breakfast nook. 4 Fairly large bedrooms. Leafy, spacious backyard with covered outdoor deck. Secured with electric fencing. Safe walking distance to the famous Observatory hub.
Tina 071 479 7133
Various apartments are available. Prepaid electricity, parking bays, close to transport. Prices reduced: 2 Bedroom, Ground Floor: R540,000 2 Bedroom, Second Floor: R510,000 1 Bedroom, First Floor: R495,000
Great starter home in Silver Mile.
Your TLC can transform it into your dream home. Duplex with 3 beds mes, family bathroom. Lounge, dinningroom, o/p kitchen. Off-street parking, space to kick a ball. Close to all leading Rondebosch schools and freeways.
Firoza 082 676 3575 WMS2475
3 Bedroom family home.
In quiet cul-de-sac, close to schools, transport and amenities. Large family room, fireplace, dining room. Farmstyle kitchen. 2 Bathrooms, guest toilet in undercover courtyard. Single garage. Pet friendly (small pets).
3 Bedroom Townhouse to Rent.
Bright double storey townhouse, large open plan lounge, fitted kitchen, guest loo. Kitchen has stove and fridge. Upstairs 3 bedrooms, family bathroom. Sunny courtyard, single parking behind motorised gate.
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By Carol Booth Principal of Cannons Creek Independent School When I was a child we were always taught that we should be seen but not heard. It was as if we did not exist in the eyes of parent gatherings. I believe that we always over-react and the pendulum never stops in the centre but swings to the other side – and the result is that children may think that they are the centre of the universe and that adults are there for their benefit. Teaching our children etiquette, respect and the small gestures in life from a very early age is so important and makes our world a better place. For example, I was taught to always let the elders through the door first and so I have stood back for my sixty odd years but now when I stand back for an elder, I find teenagers barging through or ahead of their elders. Sometimes I even have to stop at a doorway because the youngster definitely is not going to stop! A sad day I know, but clearly we have letPMthe pendulum swing too far. 4:20
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Meal times can present an opportunity for the family to share experiences and conversation while we break from the busy technological world around us. It is also a time to learn how manners can add to a pleasant experience with friends and acquaintances later in life. Seemingly small things are important: such as not talking with one's mouth full, waiting until everyone has their food before eating, allowing others to have a chance to talk and afterwards helping with the clearing away.
Nothing makes a child stand out more than showing respect for elders. Standing up, saying good morning or at least greeting them pleasantly will go a long way to earning respect too. The list is endless but if we teach our children the suggestions above, our world will once again be a lovely place for all generations to live in harmony.
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Having a Will is not the privilege of the impossibly wealthy. It is the right of every South African who wishes to plan their legacy while they are still alive. Anyone who has assets and/or minor children, and who wishes to lessen the burden on their loved ones, should have a Will. The drafting of a Will is a carefully crafted gift and an act of love towards those who are dear to you.
Why do many people die without a Will?
Reasons range from misconceptions such as one’s estate not being large enough to warrant it, to ill-fated beliefs that there is a ‘good understanding’ between one’s children as to how your estate should be divided. Sadly, many young couples delay preparing a Will – sometimes until it is too late. It is claimed The Buddha said, “The problem is, you think you have time.” You are never too young, too poor or too busy to prepare a Will.
What happens if you die without a Will?
If you die intestate (i.e. without a Will), your estate will be distributed in terms of the law of intestate succession. The Master of the High Court will appoint a curator, and any assets left to your minor children will go to the Guardian's Fund where they will be administered by authorities until your children are old enough to inherit. In addition to this, the State will appoint a guardian who may not suit your choice.
Who can draft a Will?
Although anyone can effectively draft a Will, it must meet certain legal requirements and it is strongly recommended that an estate planning expert drafts your Will – regardless of the size of your estate. Simple errors such as allowing a beneficiary in your Will to sign as a witness can result in him/her being disqualified from inheriting.
What is an Executor?
The executor (or executrix in the case of a female) winds up your estate and distributes your assets to your nominated heirs. It is important to appoint someone with sound financial and administrative skills, and who has your personal best interests at heart.
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If you have minor children, it is imperative to name and appoint a legal guardian in your Will. The appointed guardian would take custody of your children and care for them until they reach adulthood. Leaving
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By Sue Torr Director at Crue Invest
the guardianship of your minor children to the state is less than ideal.
What is a testamentary trust?
A testamentary trust, which is set up in terms of your Will but only comes into being upon the death of the testator, is designed to protect the interests of your minor children. All money bequeathed to your children will be managed by the trust and its appointed trustees until they are old enough to manage their own financial affairs. As the testator, you can choose who you wish to appoint as trustees, and you can also stipulate at what age the assets will transfer to your children.
How often should I update my Will?
The need to revise one’s Will is generally triggered by events such as a birth, marriage, divorce, the death of a beneficiary or executor, or gaining property that is not part of your existing Will. Failure to keep your Will updated may result in heartache such as children not inheriting, or your exspouse unintentionally inheriting from your Will. Review your Will once a year to ensure that it still reflects your desired legacy.
Where should I keep my Will?
Ideally, one’s Will should be kept in a fireproof safe and its whereabouts should be known to your loved ones. It is also advisable to keep a copy of your Will with your lawyer or financial planner.
What if I can’t find my Will?
Having recently participated in South Africa’s 5th financial planning week, we became acutely aware of the widespread need for effective estate planning. In response to this need, Crue Invest has decided to provide an ongoing, complimentary Will drafting service to the community. Our aim is to ensure that as many people as possible have a valid, updated Will in place. Regardless of your net worth, a written Will ensures that your estate can be wound up more efficiently and alleviates the administrative burden on your loved ones.
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If you have misplaced your Will, it is strongly recommended that you have a new Will drafted. You would need to explicitly revoke all previous Wills and codicils. Far from being a complex legal document designed for those who have amassed enormous wealth or as a tool for overcontrolling testators to ‘rule from the grave’, a Will should be seen as a final gift of love that has less to do with you, and more to do with those who are left in the wake of your death.
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JAPAN The 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan in August this year was scheduled to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima. Special Remembrance services were held, with scouts participating. Tristan Ahlers: One of the best parts of the Jamboree was the pretour. We went to many different places. The most memorable place was the Tokyo Tower.
Ashley Davies: I don't have a favourite or significant memory as each day was so different from the last, but I think this picture perfectly sums up the feeling of appreciation and awe I felt throughout my journey.
Scouting does not just involve cookie selling, knot tying, fire making and helping grannies across the street. The Scout Movement was originally started by BadenPowell for teenage youth to be adequately prepared for serving King/Queen and country. I had the honour of joining 152 Scouts from around South Africa on a journey to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan. A land holding 48 degrees in temperature on a good day, this indeed did make travel, sleeping and pretty much everything, a challenge. When we arrived in Japan, the first thing that came to my mind was the cleanliness, and the fact that each and every person took pride in their job, whether it be from janitorial duties or currency exchange, to a stock exchange speculator or the head of a top dollar / Yen business. I enjoyed the locals' tendency to smile at anybody who walked past. It reminded me how a simple smile can change your disposition. After a week of visiting various religious centres, shrines, markets, Disneyland and traditional food stalls, we arrived in Yamaguchi for the start of a 10 day adventure with every possible culture in Scouting. After arriving at our campsite, pitching tents, setting up an impressive gateway, mingling with neighbouring Scouts from various countries and using anything possible for a fan, for the heat was like standing in an
oven next to the Christmas Turkey, I was hit with a bomb of realisation, I was in Japan, on an island, with 33 000 Scouts, attending the 23rd World Scout Jamboree! Pretty cool right? Excuse me, that’s an understatement. This is something huge, this is an honour, this is the definition of a ‘’once in a life time opportunity!” For the next 10 days, I experienced every culture imaginable. I learned languages, handshakes, catch phrases. I traded scarfs, shirts, badges, badges, badges, flags, and best of all, my vuvuzela (for a kimono). A big highlight was the social rugby games we played every second evening against true South African rivals. This included New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. We won all of them, in case you were wondering. I took part in a peace module, science activities, a biathlon, a social sports day on the beach, cultural day, where we served rooibos tea and rusks - which the American Scouts called ‘’stale biscuits’’ – and many many more activities. I made friendships that I know will still be strong way into the future. This was something that I love about Scouting. We are all caring and welcoming to each other. We are all part of an international movement that has been growing for over a century. I think one of the activities that deserves special mention is the memorial anniversary of the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I had the extreme
PERSONAL MEMORIES Josiah Senior at a resort near Mt Fuji.
Josiah Senior: The 2015 World Scout Jamboree in Japan was one of the most amazing experiences of my Scouting career so far. It was a very special event as it was my last activity as a scout. My 18th birthday was on the Jamboree, so now I progress through the Scouting ladder to become an adult leader. New opportunities have been presented to get involved with Scouting in different countries. Through visiting troops of different nationalities, I have seen and learnt many things that I would never have known otherwise. The Jamboree may have been in Japan, but it revealed the world.
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honour of visiting “Ground Zero”. This is where the first atom bomb was dropped. Ground Zero included a hospital which still stands today, a river which runs parallel to the hospital and a park with various memorial shrines and plaques. For the duration of my time at this memorial park I was continuously reminded of what horror took place here. The amount of sorrow that I could feel, but yet the sense of peace and prayer, and no urge for revenge or anger. I could see how each and every person at the park would bow, pray and walk away peacefully when passing the memorial stand. It made me acknowledge that revenge is not the answer and that seeking guidance through prayer and practice is the solution.
Sunrise Park, Prestige Drive, Maitland me to be ready for this adventure, (and of course paying for it). I’d like to express a huge amount of love and thanks to my troup scouter Norman Davies for being like my second dad. He was the one who INDEPENDENT SCHOOL 1 20/09/201 would answer UrbanTherapy-M5-056.indd my phone calls at unearthly hours when I needed advice on last minute requirements for being allowed to attend the adventure. By Calvin Hammond
I’d like to acknowledge my parents, for being willing to help me prepare and guide
Jonathan Campbell: My time in Japan was one of the greatest times of my life. At first I was nervous, being so far away from my family in an unfamiliar country. The language and culture were very different. I enjoyed the pre-jamboree tour, going to Disneyland, Tokyo Tower, Mount Fuji and Koyoto. At Jamboree, to see all the Scouts from different countries and cultures was amazing. On Culture Day, I enjoyed sharing in South Africa’s own culture by serving iced Rooibos Tea and Ouma Rusks to scouts from other cultures who had never tasted them before. It was also a great privilege to go to Hiroshima and to the National Peace Memorial Hall. I will not forget that time. I would also encourage all Scouts that if they get the opportunity, they should to go to the next 24th Scout Jamboree in the USA in 2019.
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As the 10 days drew to an end, all 33 000 Scouts were packing up their respective campsites, saying tear-filled goodbyes, trading the last of our spare uniforms. This was something that changed the hearts and minds of hopefully all participants. It made each person have a different view on life and what it offers. Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport in South Africa, I felt a wave of relief as I was back home, back home to a loving family, and I knew in my heart as I walked off the plane that I had just completed a journey that had changed me and what my take is on the world today.
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CALLAN COHEN Meet the writer of the regular bird feature in the Muse, founder of Birding Africa, bird enthusiast and lover of nature who enjoys living with his wife Deirdre and son Finn in Scarborough. Callan Cohen has had a lifelong appreciation of birds and revels in the birding and nature tours that take him to see exotic birds worldwide. SURROUNDED BY NATURE
BIRDING AFRICA TOURS - THE BEGINNING
While studying at the University of Cape Town, Callan started his business Birding Africa. The call of nature is strong for Callan and his interests spread beyond the world of birds to flora, trees, butterflies, frogs, dragonflies and mammals. A research associate of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology at UCT, Callan completed his doctorate in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley on the evolution of African desert birds. He has co authored two birding books - Southern African Birdfinder: Where to Find 1400 Bird Species in Southern Africa and Madagascar by Callan Cohen, Claire Spottiswoode and Jonathan Rossouw; and Essential Birding: Western South Africa - Key Routes from Cape Town to the Kalahari by Callan Cohen and Claire Spottiswoode.
ADVICE FOR WOULD BE BIRD WATCHERS
Firstly get yourself a good pair of binoculars. Then invest in a good book to aid with bird identification. Joining a birding group adds to the pleasure as you can travel to places together and share the experience learning from each other. Listen out for bird calls – this will alert you to the fact that there is a
bird in the area. When looking for particular species, find the flora that they enjoy feeding from – and wait. Patience is paramount, especially if you are hoping to photograph birds, which is not easy. Good places recommended by Callan for bird watching in Cape Town include Intaka Island which is safe with plenty of birds; Rondevlei and the Cape Flats Nature Reserve at Strandfontein Waste Water Works.
LOSS OF HABITAT IN PINELANDS
Callan was a resident of Pinelands for seven years so when we hear the call of the Bokmakierie – he comments that due to lack of habitat the call is no longer heard in Pinelands.Then we hear a Cape Robin chat – but it was mimicking the Olive thrush – and we see both of these birds in Pinelands. There are smart phone apps available with the various bird calls but it is always better to hear the call in nature. Google images is also a resource used in bird identification.
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WHAT WAS THE HARDEST BIRD TO FIND
For the tiniest glimpse of the Congo Peafowl I walked 170 km over 17 days, wading knee deep through 30km of rivers. Other rare
finds for me have been the Namuli Apalis in Mozambique, described in 1932 and then not seen since, and the Warsangli Linnets in the Daalloo mountains of Somalia.
SEEING THE WORLD WITH BIRDING AFRICA
Birding Africa now has many tour group leaders with a wealth of knowledge about birds, mammals and nature. Callan has lead more than 100 tours into 23 African countries for Birding Africa and also for British and American Tour companies. He was also a consultant for the BBC Natural History Unit showing Bill Oddie birds in Cape Town. Together with his wife Deirdre, who holds M.Sc. degrees in Ecology, they have lead more than 23 tours to Madagascar, focussing not only on the five endemic families of birds but also on primates and mammals – the many species of lemur being the favourite. Together Deirdre and Callan also host tours to Rwanda, Gabon, Tanzania and his favourite destination for birds - Uganda.
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Earlier this year Callan hosted Noah Stryker, the 28 year-old ornithologist from Oregon who is aiming to see 5 000 bird species in a year. If successful he will be the first person to do so. Noah writes an interesting blog of his adventure and daily bird sightings. We look forward to more of Callan's bird features in the Muse and possibly some butterflies in our nature section.
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Interview: Glynnis Schutte Image: Glynnis Schutte
The Hub in Scarborough was the ideal place to meet - a source of free range chicken eggs for Callan, a good meal and excellent coffee, while we kept an eye open for the mother baboon with her baby clinging to her belly. Callan is Capetonian born and bred with a love for birds fuelled by the challenge of seeing the vast variety of bird species.
PINELANDERS Well known personality Tony Sanderson has been in broadcasting for more than 50 years. He has tried to retire 5 times, and even though he has just celebrated his 71st birthday, he finds himself at the forefront of another exciting first in South African Radio. The new offices at Golf Park are abuzz with preparation for the launch of a new music station Magic 828am, of which Tony is the CEO. We speak to this energetic pioneer about his career, the new station and life in Pinelands.
STRINGS TO TONY'S BOW
Tony is best known for his presentation of The Chuckle and Chat Show in the 80's – which boasted one of he biggest listenerships in South Africa. You Must Be Joking with Leon Schuster was another very popular production. The Solid Gold music station which ran for a couple of years in Johannesburg was also Tony's brainchild. He has directed and produced documentaries for SABC TV and BOP TV He lectures in electronic media and is also a motivational speaker. These are but
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a few of his exploits, not least of which is the fact that he was a professional soccer player with West Ham United and coached Orlando Pirates for three years. He remains a fervent Liverpool FC fan.
This new venture that is unfolding on our doorstep can be considered a jewel of broadcasting history in South Africa. Magic 828am has its own licence to operate as an independent radio station, with a dedicated 95m commercial mast at Klipheuwel. Tony is a shareholder along with Cape Media, and Independent Newspapers. The station's official opening broadcast will be on October 1st - but you can catch a taste of it right now on live streaming – go to www.magic828.am.
houses and cars. The offices in Golf Park in Pinelands don't just house a radio station, but are fully equipped with a green screen for video interviews for You Tube or website marketing.
Besides walking Max on the beach and going out for good meals, Tony is a prolific reader. He has a degree in Industrial Psychology and enjoys reading books on the paranormal – he finds these most interesting because the scientific study on this subject doesn't have the answers. The Muse wishes Tony and Magic 828am all the very best.
MODERNISING SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO
Tony dreams of a fun radio station with "more music, and less talk". He aims to include good news bringing cheer into our lives with some weather and sport. His DJ's are referred to as entertainers and will play music from the 60's to the present. The station plans huge give-aways including
Interview: Glynnis Schutte Images: Glynnis Schutte
Italian born Tony has a love for good food – Italian food – he loves cooking and admits freely that his favourite restaurant in Pinelands is Magica Roma. Although Tony and his wife Jean have an idyllic home in Shelley Point, complete with a giant black poodle called Max, his commitment to the new radio station meant finding a place to live in Pinelands. He describes the neighbourhood as having a village atmosphere, where people know each other – and know a lot about each other he says with a wry smile...
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Water feature outside the Letterstedt Pub The historic Mariendahl Tower Brewery
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History and Heritage at Newlands Brewery After a comfortable lunch at the Josephine Mill restaurant in Newlands we went across the road to meet our guide who was to take us through the workings of the huge brewery that boasts many years of history and brewing success. In 1658, Pieter Visagie brewed the first beer from the waters of the Liesbeeck River and had ready customers in the form of sailors who, at that time, thought that beer prevented scurvy. He named the brewery Mariendahl after his wife. Over the years there have been various brewers connected to Newlands Brewery – Jacob Letterstedt who arrived with the 1820 Settlers; Anders Ohlsson from Sweden bought the Mariendahl Brewery in 1889 and with it came the rights to two mountain springs. Ohlsson worked on creating a merger between Ohlsson's and The South African Breweries (which consisted of Castle and Union Breweries). This came to fruition in 1956. Charles Glass founded the Castle Brewery in Johannesburg in 1894. Subsequently, SAB merged with Miller Breweries of the USA to form SABMiller. The tour at Newlands brewery takes one through the whole plant from fermenting
the hops to to the final stage of bottling and packing. It is only open to over 18's; and is not wheelchair friendly as there are a number of steps and galleyways to traverse. There are some interesting heritage buildings worth taking a look at. In 1995 the original buildings that were still standing were granted national heritage status – the old malthouse; the oasthouse; and Mariendahl Tower Brewery. They have been beautifully preserved. The natural spring still runs to this day and is used by the brewery to make their beer. On the corner of Letterstedt Road and Main Road, next to the brewery, members of the public can collect spring water free of charge every day from 6am to 9pm. There are a few tours every day except Sunday. Booking is essential. Call 021 658 7440 or email email@example.com. Tours cost R80 including tasting afterwards. To win a pair of tour tickets, answer the question: "Whose signature can be seen on the label of a bottle of Castle lager?" Send your answer with your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 021 976 6112 021 975 4617 082 924 0057
CELLULAR REPAIRS & ELECTRONICS CENTRE repairs to all cell phone makes and models water damage • broken screens ACCESSORIES software unlocking & upgrades ALSO AVAILABLE
M.A. RANA • 074 579 6815 • 073 145 6777 SHOP G18, HOWARD CENTRE, PINELANDS
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Refurbishments Building • Renovations and New Builds Painting • Waterproofing
BUILDING SERVICES Call Chris Francisco
083 453 3399
Enhance your outdoor living area with a cosy pergola!
Gerhard van Rensburg Dear Homeowner, I have been a Pinelander since 1994 and specialise in
Carport looking tired ? Time to revamp!
• My team consists of well trained and screened workers • Personal supervision • Guaranteed workmanship
ALL PROJECTS ARE OWNER SUPERVISED
Contact Henry on 084 551 3695 and prepare to be delighted!
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Gates, fencing, burglar bars, balustrades and staircases
FOR ALL DSTV AND XTRAVIEW INSTALLATIONS, REPAIRS AND UPGRADES Single View HD & Explora PVR XtraView Combos Additional Points
HOME CCTV SYSTEMS Cameras Remote viewing on Smart Devices 3 Year warranty
Incomparable Products • Unexpected Service Unmatched Proficiency • Realistic Pricing
Contact Hendrik Pienaar on 078 48 777 97 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.mydstv.org
Your Pinelands automated gate GP
Clive Fletcher Centurion & ET Systems 021 531 8674 Sliding and swing gates 082 963 3992
OLD SCHOOL HANDYMAN CALL DON 072 334 8913
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For all your swimming pool requirements
Architectural and Gate automation, landscape features, motors and structural steel beams, intercoms garden arches, etc. David Craig • 072 266 0722 • www.dcd-design.co.za
call 021 689 7693 | 083 463 4914 email@example.com
NEW fibreglass shell and solar heating installations
Pinelands Garden Maintenance Ian Hinrichsen 084 702 8037
REEDWORTH POOL RENOVATORS CALL · 083 521 8271 · 021 712 3011 We undertake building, tiling and paving for patio & pool surrounds.
We also service pools on either a weekly or fortnightly basis.
firstname.lastname@example.org · www.reedworthpools.co.za
ELECTRICAL pty (ltd)
RYAN 072 381 6142 DAVIES 021 637 0593
Service & maintenance of distribution boards Compliance certificates Load testing All electrical installations repairs and maintenance. …garage door motors, intercoms, sliding gates gate buzzers.
Pine Power ELECTRICAL Electrical Installations Maintenance & Repairs Security Lighting 021 531 5419 • 082 448 8023
FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer
OAT & RICOTTA CRUMPETS WITH CHOCOLATE SAUCE Recipe from Make five/ Maak vyf Makes 25 – 30 small crumpets Chocolate sauce 15 ml (1 tbsp) cocoa powder 125 ml (½ cup) milk 60 ml (¼ cup) fresh cream 50 g good quality milk or dark chocolate, chopped 10 ml (2 tsp) soft brown sugar 2 cardamom pods, crushed Crumpets 2 eggs, beaten 300 g ricotta cheese 350 ml milk 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence 250 ml (1 cup) self-raising flour 250 ml (1 cup) oats 45 ml (3 tbsp) melted butter oil for frying 1. Sauce: Mix cocoa with some of the milk to make a paste. Mix with the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan. Heat until the chocolate melts and the sugar dissolves. Simmer for a few minutes and set aside. 2. Crumpets: Beat eggs, ricotta, milk and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the flour and oats until well mixed. Stir in the melted butter. 3. Heat a thin layer of oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Pour spoonfuls of batter into the pan and fry until bubbles form on top. Carefully turn over and fry until golden brown and cooked. 4. Spoon out and keep warm. Repeat with the rest of the mixture and serve with the warm chocolate sauce.
Food Image: Neville Lockhart Portrait: Neville Lockhart
Pinelands resident, foodie and author of Food from the Heart, and the new Make five /Maak vyf.
Homemade family treat Many of the articles I have written for this page had a specific theme and accompanying recipe. This month I had no specific theme, but really wanted to share this recipe, as it is one of those that you just have to treat your family to, sooner or later. While I was busy putting everything together for the page, Max told me that this issue will celebrate the 5th anniversary for the Muse. Yippie! Now we have a reason to celebrate and treat ourselves with something delicious (and a theme for the page). These crumpets are just the thing for a weekend brunch and you can decide whether you want to serve them with the chocolate sauce or cinnamon sugar as dessert. Combinations like bacon and banana or bacon and berries are very popular, especially on crumpets. Either way, it will be loved by all.
When you’re in for a treat, homemade is always best, as you know what goes into it. If you are trying to eat a little healthier, then the oats in these crumpets are ideal to add fibre and to keep you feeling full for some time without eating a lot of refined carbs. The ricotta contributes to a soft and smooth texture – despite using oats. If your family ask for these again, you can add grated apple or even a few blueberries for an interesting change. These are easy to make and ideal for the kids to help with over a weekend or during the school holidays. And if you don’t want to make crumpets, then at least treat yourself to the chocolate sauce. It’s heavenly over ice cream or fruit salad. Remember to use a good quality eating chocolate and definitely not cooking chocolate.
Cook up a storm with Make five Heleen’s recipe book Make five/Maak vyf inspires us all to use a variety of everyday ingredients in five delectable and interesting ways. The recipes are easy and versatile with lots of practical tips on how to cook delicious, wholesome food for your family. Heleen also shares easy kitchen ideas to take the planet into consideration on a daily basis. To order a signed copy of Maak vyf/Make five or for more information on any of her books, visit www.heleenmeyer.co.za, email her on email@example.com or like her Facebook page www.facebook.com/ HeleenMeyerFood.
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Local expertise, national presence, international audience Christo Sharon Jacques Office
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TOP AWARD ACHIEVERS
For all your home needs in Thornton please contact Jacques van Rensburg
www.svrproperties.co.za • www.fineandcountry.com • www.property24.com
R4 400 000
New Release. Exclusive Instruction. BOWLED OVER. Enchanting and beyond your expectations. Double storey thatch in prime position. Entrance, guest cloak downstairs. Expansive, lounge, entertainer’s dining room both open to patio and landscaped garden. Family room. fireplace, study. Beautiful, classical kitchen. scullery/laundry. Upstairs: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (mes). Extra spacious main bedroom (mes). Plus self contained flatlet. Tandem garage, double carport.
R3 100 000
New Release. Exclusive Instruction. RED SCHOOL AREA. Entrance, large open plan lounge, fireplace & dining room. Spacious, modern kitchen, leading into family room out to patio and pool. 5 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (mes). Full family bathroom with separate loo. Big main bedroom (en suite). Garage & plenty of parking.
R3 200 000
New Release. Exclusive Instruction. EXCELLENT LOCATION. Immaculate, well maintained and sunny. 1063m² Erf, entrance, lounge with fireplace, open plan dining room. Kitchen, separate laundry. 4 Double sized bedrooms, study, 1 full modern bathroom, 2 guest toilets. Plenty of builtin cupboards, lovely wooden floors. Undercover patio and pool. Big outside room and loo. Garage, double carport and space for extra offstreet parking. A real catch.
R3 200 000
New Release. Exclusive Instruction. CHARMING MODERNISED THATCH. Spacious open plan lounge, fireplace, dining room, kitchen, scullery. Patio & saltwater pool. Braai room, upstairs loft. 3 Double beds, 2 baths (mes). Flatlet with bedroom (es), kitchenette. Double garage and outside room with bathroom.
R3 900 000
New Listing. BEST OF DUAL LIVING. Downstairs: entrance hall, o/p lounge (fireplace), dining room and kitchen, laundry. Undercover braai, pool.1Bedroom (bics), full bathroom. Upstairs : 3 Beds, 2 baths (mes). Cottage with 2 Beds, 2 baths (2 es), big kitchen, dining room, patio.Triple carport.
Harcourts Maynard Burgoyne, Pinelands T 021 531 3041 E firstname.lastname@example.org View www.harcourtsmaynardburgoyne.co.za
New Release. Sole Mandate. Stunning family home on 1400mÂ˛ erf. Entrance to o/p living room onto eat-in kitchen, separate scullery. O/p dining room & lounge with maple flooring. 3 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms (mes). Undercover patio & pool. Triple automated
Versatile home. Main House: Entrance to o/p lounge & dining room / kitchen, private garden, pool. 3 Beds upstairs, 2 baths (mes with walk in cupboards). Downstairs: 1 bed, separate bathroom. Cottage:
garaging. Large established garden. View WMP4932 Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell
2 beds (mes), office room or 3rd bed, kitchen, lounge, dining room, private patio. Triple carport. View WMP4932 Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell
Imaginatively and attractively updated. Entrance to lounge, dining room open plan to modern kitchen, scullery and laundry. Family room and study. Stacking doors to patio and pool. 3 Double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (mes). Triple garaging. Easy access to shopping and schools.
View WMP4935 Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell
Townhouse in security complex. Large o/p lounge/ dining room. French doors onto spacious, private, pet-friendly garden. Fitted kitchen with built-in cooker. Integral garage attached to scullery. 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Master bedroom has direct access to garden and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath.
View WMS2375 Call Roxy Pugh
Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell
Spacious open plan kitchen, dining lounge area. Small garden/courtyard which is easy to maintain. 2 Bedrooms and a bathroom with both bedrooms having bics. The bathroom has a bath and a shower over bath. This property is not pet friendly.
Call Roxy Pugh
Add your finishing touches to this inviting family home. Open plan living areas with great flow, double garaging with direct access Swimming pool and great outdoor entertainment area. Bonus: a completely separate self contained maisonette, makes this home ideal for a dual living.
View WMP4922 Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell
As pretty as a picture in Olde Pinelands. Lovely garden, entrance to charming lounge and dining room, modern well-fitted eat-in kitchen with oven and gas hob. 3/4 bedrooms (b.i.câ€™s), study. Modern family bathroom, separate toilet. Single garage and carport. Move in and live condition.
Call Dave Brown / Peter Lovell
A diamond in the rough. Cute 3 bedroom thatch cottage set in a lovely treed garden close to school and shops. Quiet location, feature wood strip flooring with high ceilings and plenty of charm.
Call Roxy Pugh
T 021 531 3041 C 083 659 9333 *asking price
Prime position, accommodation galore! Spacious, indoor/outdoor flow. Large lounge, dining room, family room, flow to private solar heated pool & patio. 6 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 es), sep loo. Large kitchen, laundry. Large double garage with direct access plus extra off street undercover parking.
T 021 531 3041 C 082 330 4111
T 021 531 3041 C 079 529 6939
T 021 531 0993 C 079 066 3716
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