FOCUS Your Community Magazine • April 2015

Well, nearly halfway through the next fifty years and I hope this is still true about the British – I must check up with the English Swallows (regular annual human visitors) to Port Alfred. However I know that it certainly was true because a couple of British old maids...

FOCUS Your Community Magazine • March 2015

So what is light and amusing as opposed to solemn and serious? Maybe something silly? A Cartoon. I don’t know maybe it’s just got to come out in a picture rather than words. What picture? Punch used pictures – of silly misunderstandings and things – to good effect. Christmas...

Focus Your Community Magazine – December/January 2015

• This owl story is absolutely fascinating. Recently Eco Solutions found two Spotted Eagle Owl babies nesting in one of the owl boxes and decided to ring them. The Nature Association members and some residents gathered to watch and while waiting to get started were intrigued to see the...

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...