Your guide to whats happening in and around Harfield Village.

Your guide to whats happening in and around Harfield Village.

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July is known as the rainy month, and it is almost always cold. July receives the most rainfall of any month of the year, sadly this year while the weather has been lovely we did not receive as much rain as we should. Please continue to save water as our dam levels are nowhere near where they need to be to sustain the city. We hope that you are keeping warm and planning lots of activities. See our Upcoming Events section below for some ideas.
As always, this month's newsletter is packed with interesting articles from our contributors, specials, and a few new businesses. Remember to enter the competitions which includes great prizes from our generous sponsors. Do also have a "peep" at the many properties for sale from Norgarb Properties.
Once again, we hope that you enjoy the newsletter, and remember to send us feedback as we do enjoy hearing from you.
Norgarb Properties Unique Property
Norgarbs Competition Winners
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our June Newsletter Competition sponsored by Norgarb Properties.

- William Nash from Harfield Village, receives a free eye test to the value of R365 from Spectacle Warehouse.
- Cynthia Duchenne from Claremont, receives a photoshoot voucher to the value of R500 from MelPhotography.
WIN AN EYE TEST @ R365
Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store providing eye care and eye-wear requirements. They also offer an optometric (eye care) service which includes comprehensive visual assessment by registered optometrists. This month they are, once again, giving away a free eye test to the value of R365.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.
WIN A FREE HOUR LABOUR @ R550
Newly listed, ReWired Electrical is offering a free hour of labour valued at R550.
Their services include but are not limited too new installations, maintenance and repairs of socket-outlets, indoor and outdoor Lighting, stove installations, geyser installations, geyser & pool timers, DB boards, LED conversions, LED strip lighting, fault finding and certificates of compliance.
To find out more about ReWired Electrical click here.
WIN A DISCOUNT VOUCHER VALUED @ R500
Vanessa Phillips Design, this newly listed business, is offering one lucky winner a voucher to the value of R500 towards a design service.
Vanessa Phillips is a freelance graphic, product and web designer and her services include logos and business cards, printed marketing material (flyers, brochures, etc), websites as well as mobile applications.
Click here for more information about Vanessa Phillips Design.
* t’s and c’s apply
ENTER COMPETITIONS HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on 6 August 2018.
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
feature articles
KIDNEY FAILURE
Kidney (or correctly named renal) failure is a common disease found in cats. It is not only elderly cats that are at risk even kittens are vulnerable. Renal failure is devastating and the onset is rapid.
As cat owners one needs to know the subtle signs to look out for that will alert you to the fact that your cat may be in trouble.
Kenilworth Vet tells us more about Kidney Failure.
CONTROLLING YOUR APPETITE WITHOUT WILLPOWER
Are you trying to lose weight but your appetite just won’t play along? Do you need to rely on willpower to control your appetite and cravings? It doesn’t have to be this difficult.
Kim Hofmann shares 5 tips that we need to control the physiology correctly?
BUTTER BEAN STROGONOFF
Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties, the agent with the winning recipe, shares a delicious Butter Bean Strogonoff recipe with us.
Lyn's recipes are perfect for those on the go, as an Estate Agent specialising in the Southern Suburbs, Lyn provides recipes that are quick to prepare, easy to make and delicious to eat.
AUGUST IN THE GARDEN
Celebrating wonderful rains of June and hoping that there's more to come in the following months. It is a huge relief to know that our dams and water tanks are filling up.
For those keen gardeners who wish to do some planting, it suffices to say that August takes us closer towards Spring and the plant list expands to include plants that enjoy the warmer weather.
COMMON POISONOUS PLANTS
A beautifully green garden is a welcome sanctuary in a busy world. With the water situation, people are taking a closer look at the types of plants that they have in their gardens. The majority of people are unaware that some of their favourite plants, though seemingly innocent, are poisonous.
Andre Ter Morshuizen supplies a list of a few common poisonous plants often found in South African gardens. See the list here.
DON'T BORROW MORE IF YOU WANT TO BE A HOME OWNER
The economic situation with a weaker Rand, rocketing fuel prices and the steep electricity and municipal tariff increases which are being implemented in many cities and towns could shatter many families’ hopes and dreams of becoming homeowners.
Betterbond advises would be homeowners not to borrow more to make ends meet.
Betterbond explains more about the implications of borrowing too much here.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
RELOCATING AND THE BRAIN
As we see the high number of FOR SALE signs going up in and around Harfield Village lately, one wonders what neuroscience reveals about relocating and the brain?
Dr Samantha J. Brooks, a Neurocientist at UCT shares her thoughts on the effects of relocating here.
Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D including "the effect of dagga on the brain" and "why yawning is contagious".
new businesses listed
LETTINGWORX PROPERTY RENTALS
For personalised service, flexible options and competitive rates from their experienced team, contact LettingWorx. With extensive knowledge of the property rental industry in the Southern Suburbs, they are unrivaled in the service they offer. Read more here.
REWIRED ELECTRICAL
With over 10 years experience our qualified electrician at ReWired Electrical offers new installations, maintenance and repairs of socket outlets, indoor and outdoor lighting, stove - and geyser installations, geyser and pool timers, DB boards, LED conversions, LED strip lighting, fault finding as well as the issuing of compliance certificates. Find out more about ReWired Electrical here.
DUE SOUTH
Due South Home Maintenance & Improvements is managed by local resident Robert Stella. To retain the value of your property, regular maintenance is essential. Due South offers peace of mind when it comes to regular maintenance and repair work. Find out more here.

VANESSA PHILLIPS DESIGN
Vanessa Phillips is a freelance graphic, product and web designer, with over ten years of experience.
She is passionate about crafting functional, beautiful designs for her clients, focusing on a balance of colour, typography and structure.
From logo designs, to websites and mobile application designs, she can assist in designing anything you need to frame your business in the best possible light.
updated businesses
RE-MODEL / UPCYCLE YOUR WARDROBE

Re-Model your Retro or Vintage Clothing and/or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe.

Oneaspect of the Fine Feathers Sewing School is Alterations.

Another is Remodelling your wardrobe which is as easy as 1) Make an appointment; 2) bring a few items of clothing to Sharon; 3) discuss and transform your wardrobe together.

The initial hour-long appointment will cost you R150. Sharon will advise what is possible & suitable to transform your clothing. Sometimes small changes or a minor adjustment can make all the difference. After the initial consultation, Sharon charges R75 an hour.

Another of Sharon's offerings is "Hems in a Hurry" from R75 for a simple hem increasing for more complicated ones due to cut or fabric. If you are able to sew yourself, Sharon can fit and cut the item for you to sew in your own time.

Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons, from beginners to advanced, during the holidays at a rate of R150 per hour. She will adjust to suit your requirements.
DA VINCI'S SPECIAL
DA VINCI'S SPECIAL
Upcoming Events
Dreamland by Kirsten Beets (4 July - 4 August) Gardens, Cape Town
‘Both, and’ at Stevenson Gallery (5 July - 22 August) Woodstock

Jive Cape Town Funny Festival (10 July - 6 August) Baxter Theatre
Once Upon A Nation (14 July - 18 August) Artscape Theatre

Women’s Walk (4 August) Cape Town
V&A Waterfront Playground (Open daily) Cape Town
GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World (Open daily) Cape Town

Planet Kids (Open daily) Muizenberg

The Kids Gym (Open daily) Milnerton

Bubble Soccer at Bounce World (Open daily) Cape town

Rush Trampoline Park (Open daily) Claremont
Celebration of Wine (2 - 5 August) Stellenbosch
Robertson Slow Food & Wine Festival (3 - 5 August) Robertson
Solo Studios (9 - 12 August) Riebeek Valley

The Chocolate Festival (18 August) Stellenbosch

Poetry in McGregor Festival 2018 (24 - 26 August) McGregor
Jordan Wine Estate Annual Winter Charity Drive (3 May - 31 August) Stellenbosch
principals pen
Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
Modern Lock & Go With A Touch Of Class
(R 2 495 000)
Hooray, It’s Finally Here!
(R 2 495 000)
Gorgeous Starter Or Scale Down Home
(R 2 150 000)
Tucked Away - Sunny, Chic And Secure
(R2 775 000)
House in Harfield Village

Every Now And Again Something Special Comes Along

(R2 295 000)
House in Hafield Village
WHO WOULD EVER HAVE THOUGHT.....
3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms,a study, plus BONUS flat with en-suite bathroom and kitchenette, garden, pool, under cover ent area, garage plus secure parking for at least 3 cars!
(R3 995 000)
FOR SALE:
House in Kenilworth Upper

Landmark Vintage Residence
(R10 000 000)
Relax And Enjoy
(R5 900 000)
Position, Position, Position
(R2 850 000)
Style, Charm And Charisma
(R2 695 000)
Bright And Spacious Semi
(R1 895 000)
Sought After Secure Complex
(R1 450 000)
COMING SOON:
HARFIELD VILLAGE: 2 bed cottage in the Village needing some care. Contact Lyn Staples. (R1 995 000)
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If you would like to know what your property is worth or are thinking of selling please feel free to contact us for a free valuation with no obligations at all.
Office Tel: 021 674 1120
Lew Norgarb: Harfield Village - 082 894 1004 or info@norgarb.co.za
Lyn Staples: Kenilworth/ Claremont Village - 082 846 0739 or lyn@norgarb.co.za
Andre Ter Morshuizen: Claremont/ Lynfrae - 082 602 1367 or andre@norgarb.co.za
Jeanette Kroon: Wynberg - 082 370 7797 - jeanette@norgarb.co.za
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
9 August - National Women's Day
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