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Happy New Year to you from all of us at Norgarb Properties and Harfield Village Online. May 2018 be a prosperous year filled with much delight for all our readers.
If you missed out on last year's newsletters you can see them here.
January has started off with a huge knock as the City of Cape Town implemented Level 6 water restrictions having launched it's much anticipated Water Usage Map towards the end of last year. We have found out a little more about this for you, so click here to read all about it. Furthermore Norgarb Properties Agent Andre Ter Morshuizen shares some great water saving tips.
As January is notorious for being a little tight on funds, enter our competition for a chance to win some great prizes including financial planning from The Bookkeeping Company, a voucher from Oggi Activewear and an eye test from Spectacle Warehouse.
There are some great events taking place in the coming months including the renowned Harfield Village Carnival.
We hope you enjoy this newsletter - please feel free to share your feedback with us as we enjoy hearing from you.
WIN AN OGGI GIFT VOUCHER @ R250
Summer is here, no better time to get new activewear. Oggi Activewear is your one-stop shop for all your yoga, dancewear, swimwear and active gear. This month Oggi Activewear is giving away a gift voucher valued of R250 to spend in-store.
WIN A FREE BOOKKEEPING CONSULTATION
The Bookkeeping Company is offering a 1-hour free business consultation (valued at R250) to all small/medium businesses and/or individuals. This is a great opportunity to get some guidance on your finances.
WIN A FREE EYE TEST @ R365

Spectacle Warehouse is an optical store offering eye care and eye-wear requirements. They also provide an optometric eye care service which includes comprehensive visual assessments by registered optometrists. They are giving away a free eye test to the value of R365.

* Vouchers can be redeemed any day of the week, excluding Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please book your appointment in advance.
ENTER COMPETITIONS HERE
Please note that the draw takes place on the 9th of February 2018.
Winners will be announced via email as well as on our Facebook page and will be mentioned again in our next newsletter.
Good Luck!
feature articles
MISTAKES NEW PUPPY OWNERS MAKE!
Welcome to 2018! We hope that you enjoyed a wonderful summer holiday! Perhaps Father Christmas brought you a new fur baby.
Kenilworth Vet explains 6 common mistakes new puppy owners make.


KNOT AND A CONTRACT
STBB explains what a knot and a contract have to do with each other. Click here for full article.
PLANNING FOR THE NEW FINANCIAL YEAR
Planning starts now – Let’s talk Budgets! Single person, Household or Company budgets. Do you have a budget? The Bookkeeping Company explains more.
BE A PART OF SOMETHING MEANINGFUL
For as little as R25 per month you can join the Friends of Harfield Parks and make a contribution to maintaining and beautifying our parks. Or email them at harfield.parks@gmail.com if you would like to join them to garden, design or just socialise as a Friend of Harfield Parks.
Funds raised are used to fund labour (weeding & cleaning) and make improvements (irrigation, gym equipment, flower & vegetable beds, etc.) in all four Village parks (Surrey, Hampstead, Princes, Purley). Payments can be made via a monthly debit order or by SnapScan, click here to complete a Membership form and join this commendable group.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REPORTING CRIME
HVCID says that reporting a criminal incident to the Police is very important as SAPS, private security companies and Har-Lyn Neighbourhood Watch need to know what is happening in our area to be able to focus their crime prevention efforts properly and to acquire statitics of the various cimes.
EASY PEASY BREAD
This month Lyn Staples, the Norgarb Properties agent with the winning recipe shares an amazing EASY PEASY BREAD recipe with us.


FEBRUARY IN THE GARDEN
While this Summer has been cooler than previous years, water in Cape Town is also more scarce than ever before. If you are growing veg, please ensure that you water them sparingly and only in the evening or early morning to prevent water evapourating.
Patchwork shares their planting list for the month.
BRIC-A-BRAC, UNWANTED GOODS APPEAL
Animal Rescue Organisation appeals for all your unwanted household goods and bric-a-brac to sell at their charity shops. They will gladly collect, simply contact them on 0213965511 OR you can drop them off at Norgarb Properties in 2nd Avenue.
STRATEGY TO KEEP THE SHOULDERS STRONG
The shoulder is probably one of the most interesting joints in the body.
A good strategy to keep the shoulders strong, mobile, and happy is needed and this can be achieved in a number of ways, Claremont Chiropractic Health Centre shares a few tips.
GREY WATER FOR YOUR GARDEN
The water crisis in Cape Town has Day Zero fast approaching.
Grey water – that is, waste water from baths, showers, washing machines and kitchen sinks – has become an essential part of the water saving strategy.
Andre Ter Morshuizen the Norgarb Properties Agent, shares more information here.
GET ORGANISED IN 2018
Anne-Marie Bamber from Better Life shares some great ideas for becoming really organised in 2108. Most agents agree that they are more productive when they are organised.
Here is a list of 10 tasks that you can accomplish in just under 30 minutes.
Dr Samantha Brooks - Neuroscientist
LONGEVITY IN RELATIONSHIPS
As Valentine’s Day approaches, what can neuroscience tell us about longevity in relationships?
Dr Samantha J. Brooks explains more. Read the full article here.
Click to read all previous articles by Dr Samantha J. Brooks Ph.D.
RE-MODEL / UPCYCLE YOUR WARDROBE

Re-Model your Retro or Vintage Clothing and/or Up-Cycle your Wardrobe.

A new aspect of the Fine Feathers Sewing School is Alterations.

Remodelling your wardrobe is as easy as 1) Make an appointment; 2) bring a few items of clothing to Sharon; 3) discuss and transform your wardrobe together.

The initial hour-long appointment will cost your R150. Sharon will advise what is possible & suitable to transform your clothing. Sometimes small changes or a minor adjustment can make all the difference. After the initial consultation, Sharon charges R75 an hour.

Sharon's offerings include “Hems in a Hurry” from R75 for a simple hem increasing for more complicated ones due to cut or fabric. If you are able to sew yourself, Sharon can fit and cut the item for you to sew in your own time.

Sharon offers private Sewing Lessons during the holidays at a rate of R150 per hour which is suited to your requirements, from beginners to advanced.
Upcoming Events

RAILWAY LINE CLEANUP FIRST SUNDAY IN MAY 2018

The Friends of Harfield Parks event is an ideal way to spend time on a Sat/Sun morning with the rest of the community cleaning up the area. We hope to see you there.

Date: 6 May 2018

The Harfield Village Carnival returns this year and will be organised by HVCID in conjunction with HVA. Most of the funds raised from the Carnival will be allocated to purchase much-needed security cameras for the Village.

For more information visit the Carnival website www.harfieldvillagecarnival.co.za and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HarfieldVillageCarnival/

If you are interested in booking a stall at the Carnival, please e-mail Gillian on stalls@harfieldvillagecarnival.co.za.

Date: 14 April 2018
Time: 9 AM - Late
Hope to see you all there!
(1 Feb) - Artscape
(9 - 10 Feb) - Cape Town Stadium
(10 - 19 Feb) - Salt River
(25 Feb) - Artscape
(8 Dec 17 - 11 Mar18) - Tyger Valley Centre
(Tuesday to Thursday) - Milnerton
(Open daily) - V&A Waterfront
(1 September to 30 April) - Strand
- Cape Town - (Closing Down Soon)
(31 October 2017 to 27 April 2018) - Cape Town
- Stellenbosch
- Clarens
- Between Klapmuts and Stellenbosch
- Wiesenhof Wildpark Private Nature Reserve
- Stellenbosch
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Have a look at the latest properties Lew Norgarb and the Norgarb Properties Team have on their books.
SOLD:
House in Kenilworth - Exciting Find (R 1 595 000)
Apartment / Flat in Claremont Upper - Walk To Cavendish (R 895 000)
FOR SALE:
House in Kenilworth Upper - Country Feel In Tranquil Surrounds (R 6 200 000)
House in Kenilworth - Large, Leafy Garden With Resident Squirrel (R 3 350 000)
House in Kenilworth - Enjoy The Lifestyle (R 3 100 000)
House in Harfield Village - Gorgeous Character Cottage With Exquisite Mountain Views (R 2 995 000)
House in Pinelands - Perfect Hideaway (R 2 995 000)
House in Harfield Village - Absolute Charmer In The Heart Of Harfield Village (R 2 550 000)
Apartment / Flat in Kenilworth - Stylish Garden Apartment (R 2 295 000)
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If you would like to know what your property is worth or are thinking of selling please feel free to contact us for a free valuation with no obligations at all.
Office Tel: 021 674 1120
Lew Norgarb: Harfield Village - 082 894 1004 or info@norgarb.co.za
Lyn Staples: Kenilworth/ Claremont Village - 082 846 0739 or lyn@norgarb.co.za
Andre Ter Morshuizen: Claremont/ Lynfrae - 082 602 1367 or andre@norgarb.co.za
Jeanette Kroon: Wynberg - 082 370 7797 - jeanette@norgarb.co.za
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

14 February 2018 - Valentines Day

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