the coffee-shop writer

Revisiting the Owl House

It is mid-December and the temperature is heading into the forties. The Karoo in mid-summer is not for the faint-hearted.

Jones jam factory in Suider Paarl

H Jones & Co in Suider Paarl was built in 1910 at a time when prospects for the local wine industry were very poor and farmers were encouraged to plant orchards of deciduous fruit instead.