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accommodation in the Garden Route, South Africa

It was a hoot to build the Fairview owl-house (Guest Blogger is our son Alex Benkenstein)

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 | 0 comments

This past December when I returned to my family’s home in George I had an overwhelming urge to take on a project. I’m all for...

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Broad Beans and Green Beans

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 | 0 comments

We have just harvested the first beans of the season. I just have to share¬† our daughter’s memories of harvesting beans with...

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How important is it to you that a Bed & Breakfast offers an evening meal?

Posted on Jan 1, 2014 | 1 comment

  If you have the time I would really appreciate a comment in answer to the question: How important is it to you that a Bed &...

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the make-over of Shanty 21

Posted on Dec 27, 2013 | 2 comments

  When our children were still in school they formed a band and,¬† as you know, a band needs to practice. When you grow up in a house...

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when Winnie and Robert came to stay…

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 | 0 comments

Certainly one of the joys of running a guesthouse, is that you never know quite who will walk through the door… One of my favorite...

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5 rules for a tidy linen cupboard

Posted on Dec 7, 2013 | 1 comment

  About a year ago my daughter introduced me to the joys of Pinterest. What an amazing way to organize your thoughts, plans and to get...

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