Focus Your Community Magazine – November 2014

Dear Friends Congratulations and good luck going forward to the new Nature Association Committee. I’m delighted that Wim Spronk has responded to my request for feedback from residents. He says and I quote “I would love to see what people see in their gardens and on their nature walks...

Focus Your Community Magazine – October 2014

Dear Friends Die Hel. No I’m not swearing! It’s a hidden difficult to get to valley – have you been there? I haven’t but plan to shortly. In fact I will be away when my deadline hits so perhaps I can tell you about our travels next month –...

Focus Your Community Magazine – September 2014

The feeding programme went very well for 7 weeks and the birds were very responsive. Towards the end, nearing their release, they started flying around the pen a lot, before being fed. The one owl was a more sociable fellow, but the other smaller one was a lot more...

Focus Your Community Magazine – August 2014

Dear Friends In our part of the world it’s been cold, it’s been warm, it’s been mainly dry, even the odd rose has been misled –our beautiful yellow one (not easy to grow roses at the sea!) has more flowers and buds than ever so I can’t bear to...

Focus Your Community Magazine – July 2014

Dear Friends A month of World Cup fever! From the little I have watched of the goings on in Brazil (I‘m not a soccer fan) I re-affirm my belief that South Africa put on a fantastic show four years ago. I don’t have to worry about not watching soccer...

Focus Your Community Magazine – May 2014

Dear Friends Autumn is here and that means glorious days especially here in Port Alfred. In fact I haven’t been able to resist going down to one of our wonderful beaches and walking and walking and walking, even trailing my feet in the warm ocean every now and again....

Focus Your Community Magazine – April 2014

Yes, high-quality paints do typically cost more, but they provide better coverage and last longer. If you go with a lower-quality paint based solely on the price tag, you’ll probably end up spending more money and time in the long run. Poor paint equals more coats, which equals more...

FOCUS Your Community Magazine • February 2014

Until quite recently if you said you were sitting – or standing – on the footplate people would know what you meant. All steam locomotives have footplates. That’s how the engine driver and the stoker climbed in to drive and stoke the engine – and where they often seemed...

Focus Your Community Magazine – December 2013

Dear Friends By the time you read this I will be playing in the snow with two of my grandchildren who, new to Canada, have not seen snow before. Last time I was in Canada I had a photo of me in the snow barefoot and in my rugby...