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‘Moulin Renaudiots’ visits Swellendam

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If you are in the market for a little trip to Burgundy we can highly recommend 'Moulin Renaudiots', the wonderful guest-house owned by Evelyne & Trevor Morgan. The house is set in a 17th century watermill and has been totally renovated, offering a high level of comfort and modern facilities. Five large guest rooms combine wood and stone with contemporary rural furniture & overlook peaceful gardens and surrounding hills. And just like at Augusta de Mist you can join Evelyne & Trevor for 'table d'hôtes' – dinner served on the terrace or in the main lounge. The guesthouse is the perfect...

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Cronut Time!

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It's official. The name is Cronut -- with a capital "C." United States Patent and Trademark Office records reveal that "Cronut" is now a registered trademark. Dominique Ansel filed the paperwork for the croissant-doughnut hybrid shortly after its public debut in May 2013, and the trademark was  registered  last month. "We're so grateful for everyone's support over our little pastry," a representative for New York City's Dominique Ansel Bakery reported to The Huffington Post via email. "Hopefully we can do something fun to thank our fans soon!" After Ansel announced his trademark...

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StreetSmart Swellendam says THANK YOU

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Your gift donations have changed the lives of children! Since 2005, StreetSmart SA has been instrumental in helping vulnerable children changing from being destined to long term begging on the streets, to children with a future.No matter what size of your donation, it helps StreetSmart to fund family reunification, education and skills training programmes for street children and children at risk.   ...

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Violons du Roy

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When we think of 18th century piano concertos, we usually think of Mozart. But it takes only a few seconds of listening to the opening track on Marc-André Hamelin’s lastest album to realise that Joseph Haydn also left a memorable and much-loved handful. Three of his concertos are even more compelling than usual, thanks to Hamelin’s beguiling playing. Released  by Hyperion, Hamelin’s latest installment in a planned journey through all of Haydn’s keyboard music is a must-have disc — for the connoisseur as well as a person who might be curious about listening to some classical music. Haydn...

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Bursary Fund Donation

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It was a wonderful occasion when on Sunday, Gabi Zahn donated R40 000 to the Bursary Fund in Swellendam. This is money which she has worked very hard to collect and it is a huge honour for Swellendam to be the recipient of such a donation, especially from such a wonderful source. Gabi is already planning the 2015 season of Cape Classic and sounds like it is going to be amazing. We are looking forward to the concert in Swellendam in February 2014, with tickets selling well.  

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