We’re Open!

Yip, this is shameless self promotion after weeks months of no posting. The season has started, holiday makers are here in abundance, and our hours are from 10 in the morning until 7 in the evening.

We open the gates, open the garage, and people stop by – on foot, on bikes, in cars, you get the picture. It’s fun having a shop again, it’s been ten years since we closed our book store in Joburg, and I’d forgotten how much of a blast retail can be. Meeting people, the thrill of cold cash. . . and we can sit on the deck in the sun and have a glass of wine while waiting for customers.

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5 Responses to “We’re Open!”


  1. 1 shoreacres December 16, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Hooray for shameless self-promotion! And congratulations!

    Great to see your post, which answers a few questions (has she died? given it all over and fled to Timbuktu? been captured by aliens?) You’ve been transforming yourself into a real shopkeeper – albeit a very sophisticated and laid-back one.

    Hope your business is so good you sell every lick of everything in a flash and are reduced to sitting on the deck with no purpose but that wine!

    • 2 Jeannine December 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm

      Hey Shore! I’ve missed you, it’s great to be back in touch. Alive, no Timbuktu, and while there were aliens, the abduction was short-lived as they released me pretty quickly. I just don’t really like to hear the word ‘probe’ any more.

  2. 3 oh December 17, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    It DOES sound like fun. And looks grand. The best shopkeepers are those who love it – so, now looking forward to some of your tales of “shopkeeping.” Good think I’m not there – I’d be buying all number of things that just would not fit in my suitcase! Happy Holidays!

  3. 4 shoreacres December 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Just a quick fly-by to wish you all the greetings of the season. I hope Christmas is a Big Deal there, and lots of people have found you to be their primary supplier for the perfect gift(s)!

    Enjoy your favorite festivities, even if it’s just sitting around watching the world go by!

  4. 5 shoreacres January 18, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Jeannine ~ Guess what I just found? A webcam for Knysna Heads! You can see it here. You should give us all a time and go down with the boys and wave to your American friends!


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