the last day of the year, 31 December is traditionally the time we
sit, contemplate and draw up a list of resolutions for the New Year
– things we would like to change about ourselves and how we interact
with the world.
Perhaps this is a better time of year to be
doing this – after all, it is spring and the world around us is
changing, renewing itself as it does in that endless circle of
seasons. We should ask of ourselves, do we really need all the
baggage and negativity - emotional and material - that we lug around
with us, day after day. Maybe it’s time for the new growth within to
burst forth - like many of the beautiful spring flowers we see
Maybe a spring resolution or two right now would not
be such a bad idea!
of Halfampieskraal informed the Natter that there is great
excitement in the air – their new book, ‘Halfampieskraal Celebrates’
will be launched and available in bookstores end September.
It is a glossy food & lifestyle book, photographed by Simon
Scarboro and authored by Maia Du Plessis and is about celebrations
on a farm in the Overberg. Published by Human&Rousseau.
Check out www.kraal.biz.
A well deserved
Lodge will be closed from Monday 19th Sept till Tuesday 11th Oct.
2011. Neil and Rose will be closing shop and taking a break – the
first one in nine years!! We wish you a fantastic holiday and a safe
Daneel has been elected as the new chairman/chairperson of the Cape
Agulhas Executive Tourism Board. Thanks Renee for the ongoing good
work you do in promoting both Napier and the Overberg.
forget the following events at the Reneessance
• Sunday, 25 September : Peasant lunch no
• Friday eve, 7 October : Posh dinner no 1
and bookings: 028 423 3724
Braai4Heritage - 24
R70.00 pp, Bring own drinks & glasses, camping chairs; Please
Other activities: Birding, Hiking, Canoeing
Plek: Agulhas National
Park: Soutbosch werf, Struisbaai-Elim
Time / Tyd: 10:00 – 16:00
Steve Newman at The
Suntouched Inn - Sat 17 September
evening of exquisite music by guitar maestro Steve Newman.
Book your table now and enjoy the music and a meal.
charge: R50 - Meals and drinks
A big thank you to
reaction to the Natter appeal for support for Anel Fourie has
Many of you have pledged your support after the
Natter published an appeal for assistance for Anel Fourie, the
daughter of our own Napier butcher.
A big thank you to the
Botanical Society for their fund raising last
is running two raffles, the proceeds of which go to the Anel
Mike has informed the Natter that The Fox will be having a
special event on Heritage day, 24th September, a Potjie and Rib day
– all day – with live music and entertainment. A sheep will be
raffled with all proceeds going to the Anel fund. Tickets cost R100
with R10 per ticket also going to the Anel fund.
this event is absolutely essential.
Enquiries: 028 423
anybody still wishes to still make a donation to the Anel Fund,
please drop off your envelope at the Church office, marked “for
The very best support we as Naperians can give is to buy
Support the Napier Butchery and you support
Festival Program 2011: 23 – 24 September
Opening and welcome: Rev. M.
"Boeresport" program: Tug of war; sack races; shoe
races; "Bolletjie" eating; needle& thread
19:30 School Hall: Select “Oupa en Ouma”
: 24 /09/ 2011
– 10:30 Parade through the village: Wise men of the
10:30 – 11:00 Opening and welcome: Rev. M.
Mr. Christo van der
Minister I. Meyer
11:30 – 13:00 Marimba band
– 13:30 School performance and song
14:00 Elim brass band
14:00 – 14:30 Tribal
14:00 – 15:00 Wiseman of the East
16:00 Brothers Association
16:00 – 16:30 Elim String band
17:00 Tribal Echo
BBK Association: Elim in the sixties and
20:00 Dance in the Barn (Wiseman of the
Letter to the
I want to let you know about a particularly good
experience I had with Napier's new Dog Grooming Parlour, "Club
K9". I had heard about the special introductory offer in
August and thought I would take advantage of it. My dogs came
back happy, relaxed, polished and proud - and it didn't break the
bank either! The actual parlour is also really impressive and has
been specifically kitted out for the purpose of pet
grooming. I also found out that the owner, Jeanette O
'Toole, completed an internationally recognised pet grooming course,
before starting Club K9. So just want to encourage everyone to
give Club K9 a try! Local business deserves our
sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things. - George
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious
privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to
love. - Marcus Aurelius
This week in
F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in 1953;
President Salvador Allende was killed during a military
coup in 1973.
Mao Zedong, aged 82, died in Beijing
The last execution by guillotine was carried out
in France in 1977.
TOILET OUT OF ORDER...... PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE
ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT
London department store:
In an office:
WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE
STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE
In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE
TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING
MACHINES, ETC WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL
Notice in health food shop window: CLOSED DUE TO
Spotted in a safari park: ELEPHANTS, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR
Seen during a conference:
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND
DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR
Notice in a
THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR
FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.
On a repair shop door:
REPAIR ANYTHING! . (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T
for your contributions - until next