With the glorious sunshine experienced lately it is a great time to get outdoors where loads of fun is to be enjoyed in nature, in and around our beautiful city. 

October is also ‘’pumpkin month’’. An excellent source of Vitamin A, and a really great source of fibre too. And not surprisingly, Halloween – 

Soon the festive season will be upon us too.

This newsletter is filled with interesting articles from our regular contributors, as well as our monthly competition with great prizes from our sponsors. What is more, take a look at the beautiful properties for sale by Norgarb Properties.

NEW BUSINESS IN THE VILLAGE

Competition Winners

Norgarb Properties congratulates our September Winners:

– Hugh Delport from Kenilworth receives a free eye test to the value of R480 from Spectacle Warehouse.

Jennifer Russell from Rondebosch receives a Free Individual, Simple Will from STBB valued at R1 500.

Monthly Competition

WIN AN EYE TEST VALUED AT R480

Once again, we thank Spectacle Warehouse for offering a prize to one lucky winner – An eye test valued at R480! 

Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store providing eye care and eye-wear essentials.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.

WIN AN ADMIN VOUCHER VALUED AT R250

Vooma VA provides remote quality administrative support and services.

They are offering an Admin Voucher to the value of R250.

Please note, when entering our competition, please specify which prize you would like to win.
The draw takes place on 14 October 2020. 

Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and mentioned again in our next newsletter.

Good Luck!

Feature Articles

ONE WORLD-WIDE WILL OR SEPERATE WILLS?

What are the benefits to having a separate Will in every country where I have assets? Is it a problem if I have only one Will for all of my worldwide assets? 

STBB answers these questions and more. Read the full article here. 

What questions do you have for STBB?

FOHP RETURN TO THE PARKS

It’s been a very difficult and wearying time for us all, however the Friends of Harfield Parks are delighted to announce that, with Level 1, we are returning to work in the Parks.

Please consider setting up a monthly donation or even a once-off donation to assist us in our efforts to keep our parks clean and flourishing.

Read more here.  

OCTOBER IN THE GARDEN

We have experienced wonderful rain! Our dams are adequately full for the Summer months – a relief indeed with reason to rejoice as we move into the warmer months of Spring and Summer.

Blossoms on the trees, flowers blooming everywhere, and we are certainly ready for Spring after an extended period of Winter hibernation and home-stays during the various levels of ‘lockdown’. 

It is time to get out into the garden, a green-space which can be beneficial to health and well-being, and enjoy planting seedlings and plants which bring you joy!

Patchwork shares the October Plant List. See it here.

SUPPORT ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANISATION

You can support ARO by donating any unwanted quality household goods.

All goods are sold in the ARO Charity Shops to raise funds to relieve the suffering of sick and abused animals living in poor communities. Read more here. 

BOND GRANTS FOR WOMAN TRIPPLED

As Women take control of their financial independence, evidence shows that more are applying for bonds to buy property. 

In the last decade, the number of BetterBond’s applications from women has increased.

Read more here.

COPING WITH COVID-19

A recent UK poll demonstrates that there are three major responses to lockdown. How did you cope with lockdown? What does the results tell us about how the brain works? Read more here. 

Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D. 

HOW TO KEEP CRIMINALS OUT

Our homes are meant to be safe havens, places of peace and relaxation.  

Fidelity ADT shares the 6 most common methods criminals use to gain access into homes and how to keep them out. See it here.

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DOES YOUR WARDROBE NEED RE-MODELING

Fine Feathers Sewing School offers just that and many other aspects in sewing.

Alterations, Re-Modeling your Retro or Vintage Clothing and/or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe are just some of the offerings.

To remodel your wardrobe: 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 set you back only 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 in price for the 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, in your own home.

Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons, to beginners and advanced, at a rate of R150 per hour. She is willing to adjust her plan to suit your requirements.

BALLETWEAR BONANZA AT OGGI ACTIVEWEAR’S NEW SHOP

It is well known that Oggi is the go-to store for swimwear but did you know they have a large selection of ballet wear as well?

Oggi are stockists of ballet shoes, stockings and hair accessories. The Oggi leotards are made of swimwear quality lycra which will last really well. Presently Oggi have a 50% promotion on all Oggi Brand Items. 

For the cold weather Oggi have lovely snuggly cotton lycra leggings and ballet wraps to help keep our little dancers comfortable and warm. 

For the Kids

As lockdown eases, we share some links of exciting activities and things to do with the kids at home and further afield.

Traditional games to bust boredom and grow.
These games are suitable for kids aged 2 years and up. The focus is on development.

Fitbrain.
Educational Toys and Games

Keep the kids busy with fun activities.
28 fun activity ideas to keep your kids entertained.

29 kids’ activities to keep them busy, and you sane during lockdown. 
Have time set out for educational tasks and take a break with fun activities (and actual breaks!) to keep your kids engaged and happy.

Child Friendly Wine Farms in Cape Town
Child-friendly Wine Estates in Cape Town to Visit as a Family.

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STUDIO BASED EXTRA MURAL POTTERY CLASSES

Classes will run from the studio in Claremont, Clay Creations will only allow 6 children at a time to allow for the 1.5 m rule for social distancing. They will sanitise hands upon arrival and the studio will be disinfected before each lesson. Find out more here.

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NEW PRODUCTS COMING SOON

The Aurora Rose brand is moving beyond Castile Soaps.  

This November the brand will officially launch an Aurora Natural Skincare Range with a vegan balm range.  

Look at their FB page to join the focus group to be of the first to enjoy pre-launch products at discounted prices.

The updated Aurora Rose contact details are here.

BATH RE-ENAMELLING COMPANIES

We are looking for bath re-enamelling companies in our village. 

If you own or know of a reliable company, please let us know on admin@harfield-village.co.za.

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PUPPIES LOOKING FOR THEIR “FUREVER” HOME

We are Lola & Rashford and we were rescued by the Animal Army from Tafelsig. We are 8 weeks old and we will grow into meduim size dogs. We would love to be part of your family. 

Please contact Jaci Harrison at jaci.harrison@gbcsa.org.za if you would like to meet us. 

Animal Rescue Organisation
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Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books. 

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 / 082 297 2970
Lew NorgarbHarfield Village – 082 894 1004 or info@norgarb.co.za
Lyn StaplesKenilworth/ Claremont Village – 082 846 0739 or lyn@norgarb.co.za
Andre Ter MorshuizenClaremont/ Lynfrae/ Plumstead – 082 602 1367 or andre@norgarb.co.za

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

31 October: Halloween

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