The Pinelands Muse leaps into its third year of publication

Since October 2010, a glossy community magazine has popped into our postbox towards the end of each month (I wrote about their first anniversary here). Known as the Pinelands Muse, or just affectionately as ‘The Muse’, it focuses on the comings and goings in the neighbourhoods of Pinelands and Thornton, and it is a wonderful treasure chest of information about the fascinating people who live here and their unusual or exciting occupations, hobbies and travels to near and far.

Flowering fynbos, veggie patches and quaint cottage gardens: The Rotary Anns’ annual Spring Garden Day in Pinelands

Once a year in springtime, five brave residents of Pinelands generously open their gardens to crowds of curious visitors, as part of a fund-raising event organised by the Rotary Anns of Pinelands. Since moving to Pinelands about eight years ago, we have attended several of these Spring Garden Days, and they have always been most enjoyable and inspirational

In solemn celebration of our fallen heroes: Remembrance Day at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

Update: An article I wrote about this event was published on the Reserve Force Division website. Here is the PDF document. On Friday, 11 November 2011, military dignitaries in their regimental uniforms gathered on the premises of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Rondebosch, to pay tribute to the fallen heroes of wars…

The Pinelands Muse celebrates its first anniversary: Looking back over the last 12 months

Since October last year, a wonderful magazine has magically appeared in my postbox at home towards the end of each month. It’s like getting a surprise present every time! The Pinelands Muse is a colourful, A4-size magazine, full of interesting articles and information about the community and neighbourhood of Pinelands (and beyond). As the end…

Our first fun walk around Pinelands

“Can you hear that sound outside?” Doef-doef-doef-doef-doef…. Trap-trap-trap-trap-trap…. Excited voices. Breathless voices. An occasional cheer – clap-clap-clappity-clap-clap. “Are those people running down our street? What is going on out there? It’s Sunday morning, and the sun isn’t even up yet!” Ahhh! It’s the Pinelands Athletics Club, which is based at the Lower Oval in St…