Month: February 2015

van die Redaksie – 13 Feb 2015


In order for love to be real love, it has to be expressed as an action.

If you love someone, then you must show it.
By the same token, if you are loved, that will also show.

You will recognize it by the way you are treated.

Almal van ons begeer om liefgehê te word. Ons glo in die liefde, ons leer dit van kleintyd af. Ken ons nie almal 1 Kor. 13 uit ons koppe nie.
Maar weet ons regtig hoe om liefde te leef ? Dit voel en lyk dan nie so nie.
“Tot die dood ons skei”, beteken lankal nie meer wat dit sê nie.
Kyk net rond, egskeidings, ”affairs”, oop huwelike, internet verhoudings en so gaan dit aan.

Almal weet die dinge gebeur, maar dit word weggesteek. Ons sit ons maskers op en hou so die feëverhaal huwelik en liefde aan die gang.
Februarie, die maand van liefde.
Treat him/her this Valentine with love… and believe me, it will show.

Happy Valentines day !




Pic Courtesy of Caroline Gray

Mossel Bay will be the venue for one of sailing’s most exciting world championships when the international Fireball Class holds its most prestigious annual regatta here in December 2016.

The event is expected to draw between 60 and 80 boats from around the world. The Fireball is a 16-foot mono-hull sailing dinghy that’s sailed by a crew of two.
Organiser Anthony Parker, of the George Lakes Yacht Club, said that the event can be expected to bring between 200 and 220 people into the town for the first two weeks of the month.

Competitors will be expected to bring their own boats, and Mr. Parker, said that the overseas sailors will club together to ship their dinghies into the country in containers, each of which is able to hold a number of the craft.

“We’re probably looking at one or two containers from Europe, two from the UK and Ireland, one from the USA and Canada, and one from Australia,” he said.

Mr. Parker said that the organisers have begun negotiating with local accommodation providers for rooms and rates, and for the use of conference and dining facilities for daily meetings, and for protests (the process whereby competitors lodge objections, if any, after each day’s racing).

The regatta is expected to run from the 4th to the 16th of the month. The racing will be based at the Mossel Bay Yacht and Boat Club (MBYBC).

Presentation in Wales
Mr. Parker said that the South African class association – Fireball South Africa – will host an evening during this year’s world championships, which will take place in Wales in August. “It’s anticipated that there will be an entry of around 160 boats at this year’s Worlds, so it’ll be a great opportunity to market the country to a large number of people who could be coming herein 2016,” he said.

According to the Fireball International web site, the Worlds are “open to all Fireball Sailors who want to attend… This allow sailors with all levels of experience to participate, enjoying both the tough racing on the water and the great social atmosphere on shore… Fireball [International] prides itself on taking the fleet to new and exciting destinations. We get to see and experience some very special places.”

“The Fireballs have a huge following, and this is going to be an excellent chance for us to showcase South Africa and Mossel Bay as a top sailing destination. We hope that our presentation will convince large numbers of the competitors to come here in 2016,” said Mr. Parker.
Mossel Bay Tourism’s Marcia Holm called on members of the organisation to register their interest as service providers for the Fireball Worlds.

“The organisers would like as many competitors as possible to stay within walking distance of the Yacht Club, but they’ll also need to ferry people to various social events – including the gala dinner on the final evening,” she said.

She requested suppliers to mail their proposed rates and rooms availability for the first two weeks of December, 2016, to

Social Calendar February 2015

Tuine en Tossels:
Interessante byeenkomste word vir die jaar beplan.
Anita (044 695 2105 of 082 824 9590)
Petro (083 262 1739)

Midbrak Dames Vriendskapsklub:
Elke 2de Woensdag vd maand om 10:00 – Reebok Gemeenskapsaal.
Magda Rijksen (044 620 2930 of 072 374 2002)

Midbrak Tuinbouklub:
Elke 2de aandag vd maand om 10:00
Ledegeld R80.00 pj
Magda Rijksen (044 630 2930 of 072 374 2002)

Kleinberg Valentynsdans:
Valentynsdans- Saterdag, 14 Februarie om 19:00 op Kleinberg.
Musiek deur Ben Diezel se orkes.
Sorina (082 3358 342) of Kokkie (082 7888 456)

Mosselbaai Tuinbouklub:
Kontak – Thora (044 698 2072)
Linda (044 695 0712)

Sosiale Tennis:
Mosselbaai Tennisklub –
Sosiale tennisdae – Woensdae en Saterdae vanaf 13:00
(Besoekers en nuwe lede welkom)
Danie – 082 852 1454
Woensdae om 9:30, te Hartenbos
Kom speel saam – deelname gratis.
Grace Fischer – 082 718 4755
Markets Calendar:
Sat. 14 Feb. * Hartenbos Boeremark (8:00-14:00)
Sat. 28 Feb. ATKV Carney-gebou
( Elke 2de Saterdag vd maand en elke laaste Saterdag vd maand.)
Navrae: Charles Schutte: 082 852 1773

Reebok Mark – (Elke laaste Sat vd maand.)
Reebok Gemeenskapsaal (Car Boot Sale)
Ina Blom: 083 651 4517
Sat. 28 Feb.

Kleinberg Plaasmark (langs die N2 oppad na Albertinia)
(Elke laaste Saterdag vd maand.)

DBV Klereverkoping:
Elke Woensdag en Vrydag 10:00 – 16:00
Saterdae 9:00 – 11:00
Mans/Dames Somerklere R10 per stuk en
T-hempde R5 elk.
DBV – 044 693 0824

SPCA Clothing Sale:
Every Wednesday and Friday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00
SPCA – 044 693 0824

25 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

Is it more important to love … or to be loved?

Most of us would agree with George Eliot’s words, “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.”

Valentine’s Day is the occasion when you can experience both.  We asked FamilyLife Facebook friends and Marriage Memo readers to share some of their favorite Valentine’s Day ideas.

With a little help from our friends, here are 25 creative ways to tell your spouse, “I love you.”

1. On small pieces of paper, write down every kind of kiss that you can think of (examples: passionate, on the cheek, etc.). Then fill an inexpensive red felt bag with your “kisses” and give it to your spouse. Ask your spouse to pull several pieces of paper from the felt bag, and then give your sweetheart whatever kind of kiss is described.

2. Make a book about why you love your spouse and why you are thankful for him/her.  The woman who sent this idea wrote, “He loved it! Said it was the best gift he has ever gotten.  And it helped me to focus on the things I love about my husband and not his shortcomings.”

3. Take your sweetie on a scavenger hunt. Ask him/her to answer riddles to find the clues to items that you placed somewhere around town. The last item should give instructions that lead to your Valentine’s Day activities.

4. After enjoying a candlelight dinner for two at home, give your spouse a massage and watch a romantic movie. The woman who suggested this wrote, “Last Valentine’s Day when I got home from work, my husband … had our bedroom set up with a candlelit table for two. He is NOT a cook but he made an awesome meal … grilled steak, sautéed shrimp in lemon, garlic, and butter, a vegetable, and [he] bought a chocolate fountain that was flowing—surrounded by fresh fruit for dipping. After dinner he led me over to his homemade massage table. … We ended our special night with a romantic movie.

5. Surprise your spouse with a special getaway together. The man who suggested this made reservations at a bed and breakfast, arranged for childcare, asked for time off from work for himself and his wife, and packed his and her bags. When he asked his wife to go to lunch on Valentine’s Day she was in for a wonderful surprise. “The little bit of effort I put into that weekend paid off huge for weeks to come.”  (For an extra  special experience, take your spouse to one of FamilyLife’sWeekend to Remember marriage getaways.  It’s one of the best investments you could make in your marriage.  There are seven scheduled around the country forValentine’s weekend, and many more throughout the year.)

6.  Give your wife a dozen roses. On each stem attach a note for a future date—to do something that she would enjoy (example: Go to the symphony).

7. If possible, go on a date with your spouse to a restaurant that you enjoyed when you first met. After you order your meal, take some time to write down favorite memories from the past year. Then share your lists.

8. Have 11 roses delivered to your wife, and then give her a 12th yourself while reading her a love poem.

9. Fill a large box with helium balloons and special gifts for Valentine’s Day. The woman who suggested this said that her gifts included “new sleep shorts for him and a new nightgown for me, a box of chocolate-covered strawberries and red napkins … some new candles, and a romantic CD. He got the hint. And loved the weekend.”

10. Create an intimate Valentine’s Day evening at home, without the children. The woman who suggested this idea said that she and her husband “enjoyed planning the menu, shopping for the meal, and ultimately preparing the meal together. Cooking to soft, romantic music can really be a turn on! While dining, the same soft, romantic music is a wonderful mood-setter. Dinner was followed by just the two of us having the whole dance floor, our den, to ourselves. I won’t say what all this led to, but it was a truly romantic night that would not have happened at the local restaurant!”

11. Order food from a take-out restaurant and have a picnic for all the Valentines in your family on your living room floor.  The person who suggested this said, “The kids look forward to this every year. When we tried to change it, they wouldn’t allow it … it has become a tradition. The kids see the value of family and a loving marriage.”

12. Privacy and weather permitting, watch a romantic movie on your deck or patio.

13. If you are separated across the miles, send a care package filled with things that are red.

14. Make a meal with symbols of love. Examples: Write I love you with string beans, make a tart in the shape of a heart …

15. Hide little heart candies in your spouse’s shoes, coat, car, etc.  The woman who suggested this said that she’s been doing this for decades. “Now a couple of the grandkids help me with delight.”

16. Wives, show up at your husband’s office before lunch. Call him from the parking lot and tell him you are going to take him for a lunch rendezvous and that you will be waiting for him whenever he can take a break. Wear a nice outfit and tell him you have something sexy on underneath for when he gets home. Take him to a nice place for lunch and back to the office. Give him some great kisses telling him how glad you are to be married to him, and tell him you will be waiting for him when he gets home.

17. Fill a jar with Valentine candy and notes for your spouse. Examples of notes are: Good for a backrub, 10 kisses, etc. Notes could also express your love and respect: “I am so glad that God blessed my life with such a great husband like you.” Individually roll each note and tie it with a ribbon.

18. Surprise your spouse by taking a vacation day from work and enjoy Valentine’s Day at home. Have a relaxing morning together on the porch, deck, or patio. Then go to a favorite restaurant for lunch.  The man who suggested this idea had also reserved a spa treatment and tanning session for his wife. “While she was doing that,” he says, “I went home and made her a special dinner.”

19. Write a poem for your spouse and frame it.

20. On individual note cards, write why you love your spouse. Insert these cards in a small photo album.  The woman who suggested this idea began her album with a honeymoon picture and introductory note card, and ended it with a love note.

21.  Surprise your husband when he comes home from work on February 14. Place a welcome sign on the kitchen table and leave a trail of red foil-wrapped Hershey kisses to your bedroom.

22. With roses in hand and permission from your wife’s boss, go to her workplace and read a love poem to her. The woman who shared this idea said, “I am a teacher in an inner city school. Last year my husband dressed in my favorite suit and tie, came to my school with roses in hand.  He got permission and assistance from the office staff to open the speaker system into my classroom and proceeded to read a long and beautiful love poem to me.  He then came to my classroom and presented me with the bouquet of roses which I received while wiping my tears of joy and love for this wonderful man whom I have been married to for just under 30 years.”

23. Make a special “14 Reasons I Love You” Valentine’s Day breakfast for your sweetheart. On his/her plate, leave a letter or card listing 14 reasons that you love your spouse.

24.  If possible, send a card postmarked in a town that has a romantic name such as Loveland, Colorado; Valentine, Texas; or Romance, Arkansas.

25. After your spouse goes to bed, tape notes to his car’s steering wheel with reasons that you love him, or decorate the bathroom mirror with lipstick kisses or Valentine’s window clings.

Have fun on February 14, and remember: Love is not meant to be given and received on just Valentine’s Day. Instead, it’s to be practiced every single day of the entire year.


Mariaan Kotze

Piekniek vir Inkommers

Aangesien ‘n groot deel van die groter-Mosselbaai deesdae bestaan uit mense wat eens elders gewoon en gewerk het, het die idée ontstaan om ‘n samekoms vir alle sogenaamde “inkommers” te reël.

In die algemeen bekend, verwys die term “inkommer” na enige persoon wat in Mosselbaai bly, maar nie hier gebore is nie.

Die geleentheid sal op Saterdag, 14 Maart by die ATKV-Amfiteater in Hartenbos plaasvind.

Die doel van die geleentheid is vir kennismaking en die smee van nuwe vriendskapsbande.

Toegang is gratis en alle deelnemers moet hul eie piekniekgery, kos, drinkgoed en dies meer self verskaf.
Indien daar genoeg belangstelling is, sal vermaak gereël word teen ‘n geringe fooi.

Belangstellendes kan hul besonderhede per sms stuur na
083 604 4376
of per e-pos na

Almal welkom!!


Several enquiries have been received about load shedding, while there are also questions about the Municipality’s role in this.

Load shedding is determined entirely by Eskom, which also switches off the municipal sub-stations in stages (1, 2, 3a or 3b) depending on Eskom’s ability at any given moment to meet the national demand for electricity. Announced stages are often changed during the day, with notice periods sometimes less than two hours.

The load shedding is done according to a schedule drawn up by Eskom for municipalities. The latest schedule took effect on 1 February 2015 and applies to the whole municipal area. All areas in Mossel Bay, with one exception, are switched off more or less simultaneously for the same period in terms of the schedule.

The exception in the Mossel Bay area is Voorbaai, Island View and adjacent areas, which are served by the same substation. The substation is not switched off in order not to disrupt the pumping of diesel from tankers to the Gourikwa power station next to the PetroSA plant. Eskom imports diesel to Mossel Bay to supply the power station.

The load shedding schedule for Mossel Bay can be viewed on the Municipality’s website at

During Stage 1 load shedding the power is switched off for one period of two and a half hours per day. Mossel Bay is not affected during Stage 1 on days 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27 and 31 of the month, depending on the number of days per month.

When it is Phase 2 load shedding it alternates between one period of two and a half hours and two periods of two and a half hours each per day. When it is Phase 3a load shedding, it alternates between two periods of two and a half hours and three periods of two and a half hours per day. When it is Stage 3b load shedding the power is switched off for three periods of two and a half hours each per day.  •



“Dad! Dad! Who are those people in the street riding donkeys and mules and dressed like policemen” ?
“One has a lantern. There is also a woman in the group who talks non-stop. She is wearing a yellow overall with the words ‘Mobile Global Position System’ on her back”.
“My son, those are the electricity police. We are only allowed two hours of electricity per night. By the way, our candle is almost burned out. Better get another, while you can still see”.

“Dad, we read in history class about a time when there was lots of electricity and water, a time when all the cities were ablaze with light at night. Is it true”?
“Yes, my son. Long, long ago there was a time when we had all the power we needed. When we returned home after work we could switch on all the lights, the TV and even the stove all at once. We could even fill the kettle with water from a bent pipe called a tap”.

“Oh, come on Dad. This is hard to believe”.
“I know it sounds like something from a science-fiction movie. But sadly, it is true. It was called the period of enlightenment. Before the dark ages descended upon us”.
“So what happened, Dad”?

“Who can say? At one stage people governed us who did not want other people to see the mistakes they made. Whenever they made a blunder – like badly built houses, poorly maintained hospitals, potholes in the roads and a dilapidated water infrastructure – they put out the lights”.

“Did nobody warn them”?
“Yes, I remember we had a strange guy as president once. “He had a crooked finger which he often waved in the air as he warned us about the ‘swart gevaar’. Nobody realized he was talking about Eskom. “Now blow out the candle son, it is time to go to bed”.

“Will you tell me another fairy tale tomorrow night”?

“A pinch of salt”
Fred Boshoff