as you can see we have a rather short Napier Natter this time
around - we have had very few contributions from the readers.
I would like to remind you that Napier Natter will only be
produced if and when locals have something to share and to
Perhaps the very cold spell we are currently
experiencing is driving many into hibernation, but this too
will come to an end soon. When next you take that short scenic
drive to Bredasdorp - take time to stop and indulge your
senses in the splendor of the beautiful canola that is
breaking into bloom - set against the greenest of wheat
fields. It never fails to take my breath away.
we live in a beautiful land!
A reminder of
the upcoming Botanical Society
10th August - Come and listen to a talk by Ismail Ebrahim who
heads up CREW ( Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wild
flowers), he wants to tell you why your country, or at least
the wild bits, needs you. You can find out how to go exploring
undeveloped areas of the Overberg and make amazing botanical
discoveries. Ismail knows his plants and has exciting stories
to tell of long lost plants rediscovered. You can
7.30pm at the Bredasdorp library. All are welcome,
there will be snacks and wine. Free entry, just a small
donation towards costs.
FORGET ... Wednesday 24th August, our trip to Agulhas
Park. Limited numbers . Open to
members and a guest. It will be a whole day trip led by those
who know the park well. Lunch will be approx R70. Call us to
book a place. Lyn Hawkins 028 423 3672 Louise Hislop 028 423
3512 Sarah Foyle 028 423 3358
Old Age Home is having it's annual bazaar on the 27th August
at 9h00, on the Home's premises. Please come along and support
this very worthy cause.
From here to
Robinson from the Red Windmill needs transport for one full,
but very lightweight black bag containing Alpaca fleece to
Elizabeth as soon as possible. It could
be collected once there. Is anyone going to PE in the near
future? Please contact Dee.
Looking for a
small business opportunity,then
this may be right up your alley! I'm sure most of you are
familiar with the old Pam Golding site - the house next to the
old video shop (to the right of it). Well, there is some
interest in turning it into a multi-small business venue with
the emphasis on media - a "Media house" of sorts. Currently
Sharon Baert - "The Village Post" as well as David Jones from
"Boot Up" are considering coming aboard. They are looking for
other "micro industries" - preferably in the
media/stationery/tourist field to come on board and join them.
Each business gets a room in the house resulting in very low
rentals for all. The concept is still in a developmental stage
so anyone with input or who is interested in being part of
this exciting opportunity, please contact David Jones
Tel: 028 425 1344
Fax: 086 500 7030
Cell: 08 444
Cape Agulhas Tourism had
it's annual general meeting on the 25th July in Arniston, and
despite the doom and gloom of lower foreign and local tourist
numbers, everybody seemed pretty upbeat about what can be done
- despite the usual lack of adequate funding - to promote the
Agulhas /Overberg area as a great tourist destination.
Although a new CEO has not yet been appointed (after Angela
Millar's resignation) the new Executive Committee was
nominated and we are very pleased that we will have Renee
Daneel looking after Napier's interests for another 12 months
- at least!! Thank you Renee!
One very pertinent issue
that was raised was the fact that only 160 businesses across
the entire Agulhas region are members of Agulhas Tourism -
this despite the fact that almost all businesses, especially
those in the hospitality industry, guest houses and
restaurants, benefit hugely from the tourists that visit our
region. It's Agulhas Tourism that markets this region as a
destination - and we should support them!
cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. -
is wise to forgive your enemies, but wiser to remember their
names. - Anon
when I get up in the morning, I feel very peculiar. I feel
like I've just got to bite a cat! I feel like if I don't bite
a cat before sundown, I'll go crazy! But then I just take a
deep breath and forget about it. That's what is known as real
maturity. - Snoopy
This Week in
abdication of King Farouk. He was thirty-two when he lost his
throne on July 26th, 1952. He had been King of Egypt for
flight across the English
Channel by Louis Blériot on July 25th,
won the World Cup for the first time in 1966.