Monthly Archives: April 2018

Mother Nature

The Earth, a flat surface where people walk around hoping they don’t fall over the edge…or a Globe where people walk around in circles hoping to start where they began…whatever school of thought you come from we all call this beautiful planet of ours Mother.

She is here for our protection and as good children it is our duty to look after her too right, everyday should be Earth Day but ok seeing that someone allocated a special date for it lets start there.

Today is Earth Day. There are so many environmental issues going on it is actually scary how we are destroying this beautiful planet, the very place we want our children to grow up and enjoy themselves on.

It is all not doom and gloom though, there are various organisations who take initiative and allow for everyone to get involved in helping clean up the mess we started. One such organisation is Clean C helping to keep our beaches clean. I love the ocean and I’d like to enjoy myself as much as possible without the risk of stepping on a broken glass bottle but more seriously the plastic waste that float around are dangerous to our marine life too.

Today many people came out to help clean our beach as well as enjoy a bit of beach football, the kids enjoyed this part and I think it is cool that they combined sport with a bit of education.

The beach clean up happens every Saturday morning, it is a good social activity for Youth Groups, Friends, Parents, bring your pets if you want but clean up after them too and get active. If we all work together we can make a difference.

  1. KEEN to keep our beach clean.. https://shaunjengel.wordpress.com/2016/04/03/keen-to-keep-our-beach-clean/
  2. Beach Clean Up https://shaunjengel.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/beach-clean-up/

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”-Native American Proverb

Lets preserve this beautiful Earth for our Children to enjoy for many more years to come.

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Medal of Honour

Your mission *insert name*, should you choose to accept it, involves hidden secrets under an old Fort in Cape Town.

Ok now that I have your attention, the new TOP SECRET tour by GoodHope Adventures will take you through Tunnels and Bunkers and enter a decommissioned ammunition magazine.

You’ll see the workings of ammunition lifts as well as the ONLY disappearing cannon in South Africa.

Matt, a War Veteran himself and fellow guide Chris will unlock doors and take you on a tour up and above discovering year old secrets hidden within the walls of

FORT WYNYARD 1795

Granger Bay Boulevard, Green Point, Cape Town
The main entrance is across from the Granger Bay MyCiti Bus Station.
GPS: S 33 54.196 (Latitude) E 18 24.826 (Longitude) 18m above sea level.

With Matts dynamic style this tour is definitely something out of the ordinary…there’ll be whispers, stories and who knows what will pop out behind those old wooden doors but don’t worry you in good hands he knows how to disarm a bomb if you hear something ticking.

A good team building activity or if you just interested in the vast array of history our beautiful South Africa has to offer, come and experience it first-hand. You’ll learn about the World War II (WW2) SSS Special Signal Services, 17 Secret Rader Stations, German Boats, Ventura’s, and Wolf pack German U-Boats that sunk over 100 000 tons of shipping in the Cape Waters.

After completion of the tour you can enjoy some refreshments at the Cash Bar it’s always good to unwind and exchange stories maybe chat to some of the Men in Army Gear around the Fort……

.. As always, should you or any of your Force be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions. This blogpost self-destructs in ten seconds.

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To arrange a tour contact Matt Wiesse at mattweisse@mweb.co.za – there are many other historical tours on offer which Matt would be happy to help you explore – The Secret Radar Stations, Simons Town naval Museum, Tour of a Submarine or any other TOP SECRET location.

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Cat out of the Bag

If you haven’t heard or you are on holiday in PARIS reminiscing about THAT FIRST DATE…I have news for you, HE’S NOT COMING BACK.

It’s ok though, now that the CAT is OUT THE BAG..

..I think it is time for you to STEP INTO YOUR LIGHT, there is no better way to do that than by taking some time out and MEDITATE on the awesome work of Yvette Hess, the first artist exhibiting at the Association for Visual Arts Gallery as part of their ArtReach programme.

“What started off as a form of therapy as prescribed by my psychologist two years ago, art has slowly evolved from a way to medicate my Bipolar disorder to owning my voice. I speak in colour and bold strokes which have the audacity to ignite conversations. This is easily seen in my impressionistic style. I want to show the world that there’s no shame in feeling and feeling intensely. In fact, that is where our power lies.” – Yvette Hess.

Don’t wait for tomorrow because what if TOMORROW NEVER COMES, you might just miss out on the opportunity to put your red dot on one of the visual masterpieces on display.

I don’t know much about art maar ek ken mos darm die Kunstenaar and I know the hard work and dedication she puts into her work, owning an Yvette Hess you are bringing apart of her into your home. The amazing person that she is I think that’s a sound investment, right.

So pop in at the gallery, you will not REGRET it. And when you are sitting at home by the fire this winter taking that LAST SIP of red wine, white wine or water, you’ll thank me for inspiring you to make that purchase.

To Yvette, congratulations this is the start of many, wear your CROWN with pride, you deserve it!!!!