Constantia Fresh Wine Festival

Constantia-Fresh-Festival-e1422520592168Sip and swirl fine wines at Buitenverwachting in the Mother City’s most charming Winelands suburb.

The Constantia Winelands once more invites vino-lovers and connoisseurs alike to head to the region for an indulgent day of fine wine and gourmet food at the 2015 Constantia Fresh Wine Festival on Saturday, 28 February 2015.

Wine connoisseurs and budding vintners can taste over  200 wines from 40 of the region’s finest producers paired with gourmet canapés prepared by eight of South Africa’s top chefs at the food and wine exhibition on the sprawling lawns at the Buitenverwachting Wine Estate. Though, for those looking for something else to sip can check out the selection of local craft beers on offer, and for those who have been deemed the designated driver, there will also be coffee tastings available.

Entertainment and live music is scheduled for the day, and guests can peruse an assortment of exclusive items at the antique and collectibles market between sips.

Tickets for the food and wine expo are available via www.Webtickets.co.za. All food and wine samples as well as a tasting glass are included in the ticket price.

Doors open at 3pm, and the event comes to end at 8pm.

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Show Time in Constantia

Charming family home, close to Herzlia:

IMG_8480ac2This three bedroom home offers the perfect opportunity for getting a foothold in Constantia. Situated in a cul-de-sac, this contemporary property features open plan living areas with laminate flooring. The lounge has a gas fireplace. Dining room open plan to kitchen. Fitted kitchen featuring hob, extractor, oven and breakfast counter. Read more

Contact Chas Everitt agent Shanaz Sity-Herskovitz on 082 746 7788 for further queries.

Showhouse is on Sunday 1 March 2015, from 2pm – 5pm. 

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ICC Cricket Fixtures 2015

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Click on image to download and print pdf.

The Constantia Property blog and Chas Everitt are happy to bring you the key information for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including dates and times for every fixture in Australia and New Zealand.

The tournament will be jointly held across Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015.

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Fast Internet for Constantia

FibreConstantia Fibre’ is an initiative to bring super fast fibre Internet to the Constantia Valley and are represented by the Constantia Property Owners Association, Constantia Watch, Nova Constantia Crime Watch, Constantia Hills Community Watch and the Strawberry Security Association.

Fiber to the home , also abbreviated as “FTTH”, is the installation and use of optical communication fiber cable from a central point directly to individual residences, apartment buildings and businesses to provide unprecedented high-speed Internet access. FTTH dramatically increases the connection speeds available to computer users compared with technologies currently in common use.

If you have not yet registered, please take a minute to do so at www.constantiafibre.com/register as maximum support is required for this project. The registration is non-binding and simply allows the community to gather interest before talking to fibre service providers.

Spread the word to your neighbours and friends – and encourage them to register on the site. The more registrations Constantia gets, the quicker the potential roll-out will happen.

If you have any further queries, please read through the frequently asked questions and answers on www.constantiafibre.com or email get@constantiafibre.com

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Happy Valentines Day

The Property Constantia blog and Chas Everitt wish you our Constantia  residents a happy Valentines Day.

 

Valentines Day10 Irish quotes about love and romance:

I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, for qualities that would wear well.
Oliver Goldsmith

Women are made to be loved, not understood.
Oscar Wilde

The most important things in the world to do are to get something to eat, something to drink, and somebody to love you.
Brendan Behan

They lived and laughed and loved and left.
James Joyce

You dont love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
Oscar Wilde

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world, a mother’s love is not.
James Joyce

Love will heal what language fails to know.
Eavan Boland

It often occurs to me that we love most what makes us miserable. In my opinion the damned are damned because they enjoy being damned.
Patrick Kavanagh

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she was a perfectly normal human being.
Oscar Wilde

Noli Timere
Seamus Heaney – meaning ‘dont be afraid’. These were the last words the poet sent to his wife, just before he passed away.

Gravitation can’t be held responsible for people falling in love. 
Albert Einstein

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.
Albert Einstein

I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.
Rodney Dangerfield

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Journey to Japan | Fundraiser

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Stonehurst Estate resident Natalie Feint has been invited to attend the 17th Goju Kai Japanese cultural exchange tour where she will be training at different karate schools throughout Japan, she will also be attempting her grading to Nidan (2 Degree black belt) whilst in Japan.

Venue: Stonehurst Lifestyle Centre, Stonehurst Estate
Date: 7 March 2015 at 6pm
Tickets are R200 each. Tickets include a welcome drink and a platter of 16 pieces sushi.

Serious stuff:

Karate Demonstrations by Natalie Faint
Representatives from the Goju Kai All Africa Hombu Dojo

Fun Stuff:

Live band & entertainment:
By the famous Bootleggers Blues band
Raffle tickets – 3 great prizes to be won.

A cash bar will be available and oriental food stalls will be available.

“This opportunity means the world to me, I am looking forward to train with the Japanese Goju Kai students and to experience the home and history of my Goju Kai family” – Natalie Faint

For more information contact Charlene Faint on  083 765 2116 or email charlenefaint@gmail.com

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ICC Cricket Fixtures 2015

cricketThe Constantia blog and Chas Everitt are happy to bring you the key information for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, including dates and times for every fixture in Australia and New Zealand. The tournament will be jointly held across Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015. The first matches will be played in Christchurch and Melbourne on 14 February, with the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 29 March.

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New Load Shedding App

load shedding appNo more confusing PDFs, no more outdated schedules that are almost as frustrating as the power outages themselves – News24 has developed a nifty app that allows you to check exactly when your neighbourhood will be hit by load shedding.

The free web application, Grid Watch allows users to type in their suburb name, and will then churn out an easy-to-understand schedule that shows when your area is set for a power outage, depending on what schedule (Schedule 1, 2, 3A, 3B) Eskom is operating on at the time.

The best part? The app will show you schedules for the next two weeks.

The news site reportedly has plans to develop the app for Android and iOS, so you can check it out on the go.

 

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Soil for Life Open Garden | 7 February 2015

soil-for-life-open-garden-2Soil For Life will be holding an Open Garden this Saturday 7 February 2015 from 9am-3pm.  There will be a mini-market, with bountiful organic produce and garden supplies for sale and artwork on display.

Soil for Life is a Cape Town-based non-profit organization teaching people how to build the soil and grow healthy plants, so that families can sit down to plates of safe, fresh nutritious food, all year round.

Their tranquil HQ in Constantia is the site of a beautiful working food garden and if you haven’t yet visited, this weekend is definitely a good time to start.

Soil For Life Open Garden Event Details:

Where:  Soil For Life, Stables Lane, off Spaanschemat River Road
When:  Saturday 7 February 2015. 9am-3pm.  R10 entry.
Who to contact:  +27 (0)21 794 49 82 | E-mail:info@soilforlife.co.za

soil-for-life-mapHow to get there:

From town: Heading along the M3 towards Muizenberg take the Ladies Mile exit. As you come off the motor way you will come to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at these, and then at your next set of traffic lights go left again in to Spaanschemaat River Road. Go down the hill and at the bottom of the hill on your right you’ll see ‘Peddlar’s on the Bend’ (a restaurant), immediately after Peddlar’s turn right (on the corner of Peddlar’s) into a dirt road.

On the left will be a metal fence and the Waldorf School, go down this road until you see the stables. Just after the school and before the stables turn left and follow this road right round the back of the stables to the end and you’ll be at Soil for Life.

From Peddlar’s there are signs to Soil for Life.

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New Load Shedding Schedule

The new schedules below are designed around the days of the month and reflect Eskom’s decision to implement loadshedding nationally on a regular basis and over weekends. They replace the previous schedules, which were designed around days of the week and were applicable for occasional loadshedding during peak demand times.

Loadshedding stages depend on the extent of the shortage of generation capacity to meet the country’s electricity demand, with stage 1 being the least serious, and stage 3b being the most serious.

Loadshedding outages generally last for about 2,5 hours, with one area being affected at a time during stage 1 and four areas being affected at a time during stage 3b.

Click on image to download and print full pdf. 

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