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Cottage to Rent

Hi All

I am looking for tenants for my holiday home.

We do some sporadic holiday rentals but are looking for someone more permanent.(6month to 1year min)

Check out

R3500.00 per month payable upfront.

R3500.00 Deposit.

Added by Mark Winton on December 20, 2010 at 15:35 — No Comments

Endangered Frog reseach conducted in Hogsback by PHD student J Tarrant

Hi All,
Kirsten (Samango Monkey research) asked me to just add this document to the Hogsback site concerning research on the endangered frogs in Hogsback.
frog research_J Tarrant.pdf

Added by Gaylin on November 29, 2009 at 17:53 — No Comments

Graham's lovely photos on flickr

I was looking at Graham's photos and want to embed it here....

Really inspiring stuff. Waht do you… Continue

Added by Maggie Verster on September 4, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments

Thinking back on a magical Christmas in July

Did it really happen? Can a place truly be so magical?

I am yet again back in Joburg and after an especially hectic few weeks I am stopping to pause (due to a lovely poem written by one of my twitter friends). I cannot believe that I have not reflected on the magic time I had in my favourite place. So here it is.…


Added by Maggie Verster on August 18, 2009 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

What a wonderful day

Here we are in the most amazing place on the planet. I sat watching the sunset alone at the Edge, overlooking the Labyrinth with my faithful dog "Jumble". A gentleman came along who had visited my gallery with his wife the day before (from Cape Town). He said "hi" . I said I was working up a thirst for a beer. He offered to bring me one and I said thanks but no it's ok. Anyway he returned with a bottle of bubbly and a glass. "Here, enjoy, take it home if you wish and by the way we would like to… Continue

Added by Ken Harvey on August 10, 2009 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Back Home

Alas, all magic moments have a limited shelf life and I find myself back in Joburg hankering after a chilled (quite cold and laid back) existence in Hogsback. Yes, I know, we have to return to reality at some point. But that does not mean that I cannot lament the fact. I will moan and grown till I get to go back again in two weeks time. At least this time I have something to look forward to.

Where was I again? Oh yes the last time I did a Hoggie reflection was on Thursday… Continue

Added by Maggie Verster on July 17, 2009 at 11:47 — No Comments

Hiding in Hogsback

I wish I could stop time......

We (me, Sandra and niece Elrieka) arrived in Hogsback on Sunday night and it is now Thursday and I do not have a clue where the time flew!

What did we do on Monday? Let me try to remember. Oh yes we had a walk in the garden and then discovered that we do not have hot water. The blessing of life in Hogsback is that things go with the flow of the seasons and apparently the frost and snow of two weeks earlier (it always snow before and… Continue

Added by Maggie Verster on July 17, 2009 at 11:42 — No Comments

Missing dog

I have a staffie (about 9 months old) that went missing two weeks ago. She is brindle with a white chest. If anyone knows anything, or heard something would you pls let me know? thx

Added by Eleni on June 2, 2009 at 16:08 — No Comments

The HA!man experience in Hogsback

I attended the Ha-man show last night at the Edge and I must say I am glad that I finally got to see him and Lahra in action. A real inspirational treat!

I was a bit disappointed with the small number of people attending but then thought that it was, after all, a Sunday night when most sensible (and we are all so sensible here ;-) ) Hogsbackians retreat into warm beds or take in the Sunday night movie on DSTV. Also, I would imagine that Francois’s eclectic brand of symphonic… Continue

Added by Maggie Verster on March 16, 2009 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Religion CAN be funny without being blasphemous

Maybe it's the weather and the general state of things in the world, but I'm needing to have a laugh to lighten up and having just got this email from my Dad - I thought I'd share with everyone here. Hope it makes you laugh and forget your troubles!

How to tell if a Catholic is driving too fast

Jewish Olympic Swimmer…


Added by Diane Holmes on July 30, 2008 at 22:48 — 3 Comments

Good for a Laugh!

Newspaper Headlines that make you smile

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says No, really?

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers Now that's taking things a bit far!

Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over What a guy!

Miners Refuse to Work after Death No-good-for- nothing' lazy so-and-so's!

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant See if that works any better than a fair… Continue

Added by Diane Holmes on July 27, 2008 at 11:46 — No Comments

restaurants closed on sunday after christmas

hello everybody

we are now on sunday night after a wonderful weekend spent with some family an friends at the edge. I have many photos and will post them up as soon as back home following tomorrow

I have 2 gripes though

1. The overall quality of food in hogsback for sale in eateries is generally fairly average. The edge has good food and we enjoyed a great christmas dinner. We popped into ninas for lunch and while we are impressed by their pizzas and pastas, the… Continue

Added by Liam Beattie on July 20, 2008 at 20:03 — 6 Comments

Passing over of a loved and respected Hogsbackian

For those of you who have not already heard, Joan Parry passed away yesterday in the early hours of the morning after having suffered major injuries in a car accident.

Having just said farewell to her as she left us to start a new chapter of her life in Gonubie, it is doubly sad that we now find we were bidding her farewell for the long time.

All our thoughts and sympathies are with her family who were by her side these last few difficult days as she lay in a… Continue

Added by Diane Holmes on July 20, 2008 at 19:31 — No Comments

An evening to remember: Mikado Bravo

Find more photos like this on Hogsback Community Network

Had the most enjoyable evening in Hogsback at Hobbiton where the East Cape Opera company kicked off their annual Operetta "The Mikado" in great abundance.

I was layered in clothes to warn the cold off (bottom layer my thermal pyjamas + my sheep skin slippers) Now where else can you go and catch some real culture dressed in… Continue

Added by Maggie Verster on July 13, 2008 at 18:30 — No Comments

AWHOL - Away With Hobbits Online Learning!

The Hobbits are from Jo'burg, live down Winding lane on a property called "Ilifu" and go by the names of Maggie and Sandra. Kid you not!!

For the last week we have been attending, (Maggie presenting) via laptops, an online conference, attended by people from all over the world, a conference about technology in education. The website, says it like this: e/merge 2008 - Professionalising Practices is the third virtual conference on educational technology in… Continue

Added by Diane Holmes on July 11, 2008 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Clay Animal Creators (CAC)

From the last two Hogsback Times email posts by Neil and Attila it would seem that the CAC guys have been rubbing some visitors up the wrong way. I immediately think "forewarned is forearmed" - and what better way to do that than through our local websites - including Ben's and Joseph and Elsa's??

Let's face it, the CAC guys are going to be around, whatever we say or do - we have to find a way to work around them and seeing as a large percentage of the visitors do check out the… Continue

Added by Diane Holmes on June 17, 2008 at 15:16 — 2 Comments

Petrol Prices: What the heck!!!!


Added by Network Hog on June 13, 2008 at 11:56 — No Comments

Just an idea...

An idea popped into my head whilst looking at my collection of clay animals (the type that are foisted on to the more pliable villagers like myself by the local guys on the main road) in various stages of decomposition and that is, I am willing to bet that in each and every house in Hogsback there exists a similar collection of decomposing clay animals.

This reasonable idea was then rapidly followed by one that was somewhat less logical and that is - why not ask all Hogsbackians to… Continue

Added by Diane Holmes on June 4, 2008 at 19:56 — 6 Comments

A buzzy week in Hogsback

Graham & JD cooking breakfast Coming back to Hogsback was especially wonderful for me seeing that my son decided to join us. He brought with him a buzzy new girlfriend and lots of enthusiasm for all the walks. Jd's niece, Nicole and her hubbie, Graham, also decided to join us as they are “in between projects” and needed some inspiration!

We started off, as I said with lots of enthusiasm for all the walks (why am I stressing this point?). Of course, we first had to show off our delightful garden…


Added by Maggie Verster on May 2, 2008 at 13:25 — 1 Comment

Wobbits in Hogsback

The wobbits at work During last week I was so fortunate to do a Web 2.0 workshop in my favourite place. It was quite a daunting prospect as Gaylin has asked me to do it for a mixed group of Hogsbakians which consisted of children from the age of 11 to a few hobbits (Hogsback characters of undisclosed age). So I actually ended up having a sleepless night worrying how I will be able to keep the attention of such a diverse group.

But I did not have to worry. I thought that Hogsback only had…


Added by Maggie Verster on April 17, 2008 at 17:51 — No Comments

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