Fairview Homestead | Philda Benkenstein
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Last Saturday evening we went to bed early as we only had one couple staying - only to be cruelly awoken at 11.45 by the gate bell being rung - repeatedly...  As I have a slight hearing impairment the bell is set to ring very loudly and to discourage people from ringing it repeatedly it is also set to ring loudly at the gate. Desmond went down to open the gate as we could see that these people were not taking no answer for an answer.

Man comes to the front door of a guest house and says he's Mr Smith, booked in for two nights. Proprietor: 'Would you like me to carry your bag from the car, sir'. Guest: 'No, she can walk, but you can bring the luggage.' Innkeeper: The room is R1000- a night. It's R50- if you make your own bed. Guest: I'll make my own bed. Innkeeper: Good. I'll get you some nails and wood. Paddy is booked into a guest house,and looking round,notices a sign on the wall. He says to the owner: "What time do you get in by?" The owner looks confused and says: "Well ,I am the owner, I live here. Why do you ask?" Says Paddy,"Well,on that sign there,it says guests have to be in before you!" The owner replies,"No, it says: "Guests must be in before 1 am" !

I have noticed that guest houses will often set the television to a news channel during breakfast.To me that is just one notch above listening to rap while having a meal - who wants to start his day with bad news, and let's face it, 'news' will inevitably be bad news. For seventeen years my background music of choice at the breakfast table has been light classical music, but I also have quite a collection of 'soothing' background CD's. I think one should be careful with vocals and I prefer to play soothing instrumental music if not light classical.

fruit-platter-1st-choice-by-avo   bircher-muesli We take pride in our unique fruit entrées- sometimes a plated fruit salad, other times a mini portion of Bircher Muesli garnished with apple shards, or a homemade smoothie with carrot,ginger, orange and apple... On the buffet wehave an assortment of cereals: homemade muesli, pro-nutro, bran flakes, weetabix as well as yoghurt, more fresh fruit and a baked fruit compote, which in season consists of rhubarb or quince from the garden, otherwise stewed prunes,guavas or peaches.  

In The Oudshoorn Courant and Het Suid-Western on Wednesday September 27, 1978 Brenda Hartdegen reported: GEORGE: A magnificent leather-bound 260-year-old Bible was sold for R535 after brisk bidding at an auction of mostly antique furniture. The Bible was bought by a Cape Town dealer, Mr H A Lammers , who flew to George especially to attend the sale.