Varieties on a theme

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7-3-17-8The Jangle Dangle Earrings are a great success. The design is based on the mathematical calculations of the 12th century Italian scientist Fibonacci. Its fluent line attracts not only the eye but also adds comfort of wearing. The Jangle Dangle is made of South African Sterling Silver and soil/crushed rock particles in a wide variety of colours. The particles are grounded and naturally bonded together with the silver wire. They work as three balanced ‘pendants’ from the ear. If one looks at the final pieces, one will see how delicately, intricately and exquisitely each pendant hangs, individually, from a tiny common point. They are not soldered together; each of the three pendants somehow hangs perfectly in place. And in harmony with its opposite piece on the other ear.

New are the varieties of the ‘Jangle Dangle’ theme. Instead of three just two pendants; one set with the pendants bend to each other and…

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10 Days and 2480 km’s

A good way of discovering South Africa off the beaten track although on the way towards Baviaanskloof I would have made a detour via the Southernmost ferry of the African Continent (Malgas), Witsand and via the other gravel roads towards Albertina instead of taking the whole stretch of the N2. Okay, it would take an extra day but worth doing it the next time Fiona and Dan. BTW love tour travel stories!!! Herman

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Dan and I recently completed our longest road trip to date!

We departed early on Saturday morning & headed for Baviaanskloof approximately 630km from home. I made a deal with Dan that en route to Baviaanskloof I would not stop at farmstall’s apart from taking a leg stretch, toilet break or snack stop. I am proud to say that I managed to do just that. The trip was long & almost never ending, but think it was due to the excitement we had for the Leopard Trail that lay ahead, as well as the unknown as to where exactly we were going to be staying that night as the GPS was not picking up the exact location & there was no cellphone signal within the Baviaanskloof region.

After many memorizing long quite roads, passing through major industrial cities of South Africa (George & Mossel Bay), we turned right onto a…

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Centocow; more than just a Mission

Love the off the beaten track in South Africa. It’s a way to discover the real South Africa; a journey that begins >100 kilometer beyond Cape Town.

Africa far and wide

The great thing about living in the Natal Midlands is that we’re in the middle. Just a stone’s throw away from a whole heap of things to do and places to see. Go right and the mountains are only an hour from here, go left  and we’ve got the Indian ocean lapping at our feet! And since moving here, I am fast discovering that I need not even travel that far. There is so much right here.

The beauty about the Southern Natal Midlands is that it’s still a little raw. It’s not a polished pearl like it’s cousin…the Midlands Meander. There are many places of interest here that are only known by word of mouth or haven’t yet had their big moment of fame or that are simply off the beaten track. I quite like that; knowing that not everyone ‘knows,’ that there are still places waiting to be…

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I didn’t take that road …

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I just pictured it.

The opening of our gallery is planned for the first weekend of April. Besides jewellery of Yvonne visitors (on appointment) will be drawn into various landscape photographs in which ‘roads taken‘ or ‘roads passed’ are pictured. The Overberg region in the Western Cape, South Africa offers amazing, always changing, landscapes. Not many travelers go off the beaten track and that’s fine with me for it’s easy to get lost in nowhere. First the main picture; followed by a gallery of other photographs. The main picture will be printed and framed for the permanent exhibition as will a few from the photo-gallery below.

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