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Posted on Jan 9, 2015 | 0 comments

The grounds on which Fairview stands was first registered in 1864 in the names of Messrs. Swemmer and Meyer, directors of the first bank...

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A foodie wandering in the desert (a blogpost by our daughter Nelleke)

Posted on Dec 31, 2014 | 0 comments

I’ve been on a family holiday in the small coastal town of Walvis Bay for the past two weeks and am really settling into the slow...

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Lavender at Fairview Homestead

Posted on Dec 29, 2014 | 0 comments

We initially planted a rose garden in front of the house ,but because of the huge  trees, the ground is quite dry and they did very...

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7 days to Christmas…7 guests a-parking, 6 agents phoning, 5 children swimming, 4 people sharing, 3 drop ins knocking, 2 couples asking, 1 guest-house owner multitasking

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 | 0 comments

… and no golden eggs. Yes, it’s that time of the year again… You have to understand – as much as I hate the start...

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Summer garden 2014

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 | 3 comments

After 20 years at Fairview  our garden can now be described as  a mature garden. It amazes me that Desmond still finds space for new...

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