WHEN I stop and think about life – and I mean really think about it – I sometimes wonder, “How on God’s green earth did it all get so complicated?” Continue reading The case for gardening
We tried something new last year in 2015: house concerts. It happened somewhere between reading the book of Acts and following a link on Twitter.
I have personally loved what has transpired in our musical identity over the last 12 months. We’ve moved from Continue reading Hello 2016
The final stop of our Cape tour had to pinnacle with the couple without whom there would be no RCB – Rob and Pam Calder. Continue reading 2015 House Concert #Thornton
The third installment of the #RCBHouseConcert December Cape tour found us at the reinvented White Water Farm – a beautiful guest house establishment just outside Stanford. Our brothers Rob and Alex have spent 2015 hard at work creating a beautiful environment just off the R326 between Hermanus and the N2, and the farm forms part of a thriving community of hard-working and delightful people. Continue reading 2015 House Concert #WhiteWater
On the Saturday morning of our #RCBHouseConcert in Pinelands, Jon and I stopped by the home of one Graeme Smith. THE Graeme Smith – not the ex-Proteas dude.
“It was kinda like: put an offer on the house, and then ‘Jon! Concert!?’…” he explained as we stood in their garden and Continue reading 2015 House Concert #MrMrsSmith
The last time Jon and I were in Plettenburg Bay was September 2013. Two and a quarter years later, we returned to our good friends Mark and Kelly Brown. Mark is the director of Nature’s Valley Trust, and he and his family moved from Pietermaritzburg (where we first knew them) to Plett over three years ago. Kelly had just handed in PhD thesis.
And so here we found ourselves, in the esteemed company of Continue reading 2015 House Concert #Plett
The idea of a house concert is a fairly novel one in most communities of South Africa.
So in the heart of Somerset West, some 33 people arrived not really knowing what they were in for on a Sunday afternoon at 4pm. In Cape Town, people go out… they don’t stay in. Continue reading 2015 House Concert #6
On 3 May 2015, in the middle of the KZN midlands, I was sound checking in a peach orchid, when my brother sent me a message. Continue reading 2015 House Concert #5
It couldn’t have been more than two hours after the #Gibsons house concert in the peach orchid that Stef sent me a message.
“Hey Ryan its Stef, we met at the Gibsons today, Bev gave me your info! Awesome gig :):):) my hubby is having his 40th on the 16th of May was hoping if you’re not booked you could come n do a house call? Heehee”
So two weeks later, here we were.
A great afternoon where we met plenty of great people who make these house concerts very special.
We were graced with a guest appearance by Kayleigh and Jade, who added their special vocal talent to a raucous rendition of “Happy Birthday” to Marius.
Some years ago I was on a golf course with my cousin on the south coast.
I like golf, except when it spoils a good walk. And this was one of those particular days. I was shanking every drive and toe-poking every chip on this beautiful course, which ruined the scenery and fresh sea air.
But somewhere on the 18th hole, I found myself with a fairly decent drive on a par 4. Continue reading Blog: A lesson on a golf course