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Baobab Antiquity Trading – Hilton's best kept secret!
The ethos at Baobab Antiquity Trading can best be defined by the British craftsman and designer William Morris - "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful".
Baobab's trademark style is faded grandeur and the beauty of imperfection and each item is sourced with love and passion. The shop, which recently celebrated its 1st birthday, is located at The Quarry Centre in the village of Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal and is owned by sisters Michelle Haldane and Brigette Johnson. Brigette is an artist and exhibition designer at a local museum, and is responsible for the running of the shop. Michelle is responsible for the sourcing of the stock, and lives in England with her husband Bryan who has been in the antique restoration trade for over 15 years. They bring together their creative talents and love for antiques and all things vintage.
This will be their first time exhibiting at the Sunday Tribune Garden & Leisure Show. Michelle and Brigette were born in bread in Pietermaritzburg, and the garden show is somewhere they were taken to, and enjoyed year after year, as children. Exhibiting at the show seemed only natural, and something they really wanted to be a part of. Baobab has gone from strength to strength at The Hilton Quarry, and they wanted to use the Sunday Tribune Garden & Leisure Show to start spreading their wings, and getting themselves known to the wider KwaZulu-Natal audience.
Although Baobab stocks a variety of furniture, they mainly focus on furniture from France and Belgium. Some examples of the typical pieces they sell are; French armoires, parquetry dining tables with matching chairs, grand French sideboards/servers (perfect for the South African farm house!), beautiful vitrines (display cabinets), commodes of all shapes and sizes, beds and bedside tables, bookcases and trunks - painted and unpainted. They also stock vintage watering cans, chandeliers and wholesome décor items and gifts.
The Baobab team is on the constant look out for pieces that need a little TLC, and love nothing more than giving something forgotten and un-loved a new lease on life. They scour markets, auctions, fairs and charity shops throughout the UK, France & Belgium on a weekly basis to ensure that their shop is always full of new and exciting treasures. New stock arrives via ship every 1 to 2 months and they have already developed a solid base of repeat customers who pop in regularly to see what new and exciting treasures have been introduced to the shop.
Do yourself a favour and visit Baobab Antiquity Trading at the Sunday Tribune Garden & Leisure Show (alongside Hall 2, in the garage space 8) to see some of their finds. Some favourites (that they admittedly have found hard to part with), some rare and remarkable, some recycled, some rescued and some restored. You are guaranteed to leave with something ..... even if it's just a smile on your face. Life is certainly beautiful at Baobab Antiquity Trading!
Just some of the approximately 300 people who participated in the first Laddsworth Night Relay and Walk on Friday evening. Runners, walkers, toddlers in prams and even a gran being pushed in a wheelchair took to the lanes of Hilton with torches, head lamps and glow sticks to enjoy exercising by the light of the full moon. It was also a blue moon, the second full moon in a calendar month. The success of the fund-raising event means it is set to become an annual event, a Laddsworth Primary spokesman said.
Photos by Alistair Cotton and news submitted by Julia Denny-Dimitriou.
Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton recently held its Track and Field athletics competitions over two days.
The winning house this year was Duiker, with Duiker athletes also winning the Victrix Ludorum, (Robyn Ducasse) and Victor Ludorum (Senzo Ngidi).
Greg Brash set a new record in the Open 150m (19:35) and also broke the Open 100m record (12: 56). Another record to fall was the Under 11 girls' high jump, which had stood since 1992. Jamie Tegg set a new record of 1,27 metres, one centimetre up from the previous record of 1,26 metres. Thando Myeza broke the boys U11 long jump record with a jump of 4,35 m; and Lauren Knobel set a new record in the girls' U12 1 200m race (4:27:44).
The special guest who presented prizes at the recent Laddsworth Primary School Sports Day, Sandy Ducasse, with the Victrix Ludorum, her daughter, Robyn, and the Victor Ludorum, Senzo Ngidi.
Pictured below on the left are captains of Duiker house, which won the recent Laddsworth Primary School Athletics competition with the special guest, Sandy Ducasse (centre). The Duiker house captains are, (left to right): Liam Cameron-Mackintosh, Ross Clelland, Robyn Ducasse, and Keziah Dewing.
Pictured below on the right is Jamie Tegg on her way to breaking Laddsworth Primary's U11 girls' high jump record of 1,26 metres and setting a new record of 1,27 metres.
News and images submitted by Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton, KZN.
There are fun runs and sponsored walks, and then there is something completely different: A night relay race and walk by the light of the full moon. Laddsworth Primary School in Hilton will hold its first Night Relay and Walk on Friday, 31 August, when there will be a blue moon.
Trying out their torches and glow sticks for the inaugural Laddsworth Night Relay and Walk is the Plaatjes family who will be taking part, from left: Sean, Deniseé, Tarryn (12), Pascal (8) and Jordan (7). The race starts at Laddsworth and follows a 4km marshalled route along the lanes of Hilton. Local businesses have sponsored fabulous prizes like a weekend at The Cavern 'Berg resort. There are also goody bags for the first 100 people to register. Food and drinks will be on sale.
Book online here or contact: Nikki on 072 695 7321 or Shamaine on 033 343 3256 ext 4.
Photo courtesy of Alistair Cotton.
Article by Julia Denny-Dimitriou.
Sheelagh Antrobus from African Conservation Trust was invited to speak to the school about rhino poaching in February this year. We were informed about their drive to raise funds by skydiving. The minimum amount needed per skydiver was R5 000. She challenged our girls to support this worthy drive. The school had already raised funds for the organisation and their cause through a civies day.
The challenge was for the girls to raise these funds privately. Six of our learners, Georgina Dean, Olivia Broadley, Kayleigh Walker, Rebecca Pinnell, Holley Perrett and Alice Pearse were successful in raising R5 000.00 and more.
The skydive took place on Sunday 19 August at the Angels Way Farm in Eston.
Rebecca's first comment as she landed was "Please can I go back??".
So far, the campaign has raised over R4million.
News and Images shared by St Anne's Dicesan College in Hilton, KZN.
The Quarry Centre's next Market Day is on the 1st of September, which is SPRING DAY!
They will be giving out potted pansies to our shoppers on Spring Day have some exciting events happening this day! These are the result of various and combined efforts by the tenants.
Happenings will include;
Fashion Show – Pink Heather and Jewellery by Diana will be hosting a fashion show in the Superspar courtyard at 11am
Cupcake sales - For R10.00, kids can decorate their own cupcakes and all proceeds go to Hospice
Hospice will also be present with an info table and collection stand
Jumping Castle and Face Painting in the Jaxx courtyard
Clivia display and sale in both the Superspar and Jaxx Courtyard
Fruit and Veg Market, with hanging flower baskets for sale too!
Virgin Active will be holding an information table and promotion day.
The Quarry Centre must be congratulated on their efforts with the gardens, I am sure the Hilton community and all our visitors are enjoying their investment in such beauty, well done to all.
Special mention goes to Shane Arntzen of Cycacia for his attention to all the beds, pots, lawn and new areas, this focus has created extensive beauty! The Quarry Centre is worth as visit just to enjoy the season, not to mention all the great shops and popular Jaxx Restaurant.
When: Friday 31st August 2012
Where: Laddsworth Primary School, Lower Sports Field
Why: Fundraiser for Laddsworth Primary School
Contact: Call Nikki on 072 695 7321 or Shamaine on 033 343 3256 ext 4
How to enter: Online at HiltonVillage.co.za. Find link by clicking on Events from the Home page menu or select Read more on Home Page in Events Gallery to access online form.
RELAY to be held between 6pm and 8pm for TEAMS
Option One – RELAY RUN – for 12 year olds and over
A total distance of 16km is to be completed by four Runners, each doing one 4km lap.
Time allowed for completion: 2 hours
All runners to be at start by 5.40pm.
Cost R 400.00 per team, which includes a gazebo site.
Option Two – RELAY WALK – for 12 year olds and over
A total distance of 12km is to be completed by three Walkers, each completing one 4km lap.
Time allowed for completion: 2 hours
All walkers are to be at the start area by 5.50pm.
Cost: R 300.00 optional gazebo site can be booked at R100.00 per site.
Kindly note, we recommend headlamps are worn.
Additional information for team entries:
Gazebo sites can be booked at R100.00 – this is a great promotional and team-building opportunity for your business! Brand your team with company t-shirts.
Teams of four scholars entering to run will only pay R 200.00 per team.
Teams of two adults and two scholars will pay R 300.00
SINGLE LAP NIGHT WALK of 4km to begin shortly after the Runners and Walkers in the first lap of the relay have left, Walkers to be at start from 6pm.
This walk is ideal for parents with children, but also open to other entrants of all ages and U12's must be accompanied by an adult.
Adults: R 35.00 each
Children: R 25.00 each
Bring your torches and enjoy a fun Night Walk through the Leonards suburb of Hilton.
Spot Prizes will be awarded through the evening.
Prizes include a weekend at The Cavern for a family of four and a weekend at Umko Lodge for up to 15 people.
Wors rolls, Steak rolls, refreshments and Braai packs (fires provided) will be on sale.
You are also welcome to bring a picnic. Please be responsible for your own litter, bins will be provided.
All participants enter at their own risk.
The relay event is open to 12 year olds and over.
U12's must be accompanied by an adult on the walk.
Optional gazebo site bookings for R 100.00 are limited to the 80 Gazebo sites.
The route is fully marshalled.
PARKING is available at Laddsworth on the Daisy Ladds Field, the Centenary Field and also at Church of Ascension in Brindy Road.
The focus is on participation and fun!
Grace College girls, Marisa Lagrange (Grade 11) and Ki-An Kambaran (Grade 9) represented the inter-district girls' soccer team at the KZN trials recently. Both girls made the KZN team in their respective age groups. Grace College is very proud of their dedication on the sports field and congratulates them on this well-deserved achievement.
Pictured here are Ki-An Kambaran (U15 KZN girls' soccer team) and Marisa Lagrange (U19 KZN girls' soccer team).
News and image supplied by Grace College in Hilton. KZN.
Hilton College is proud to announce that the following boys have been selected to represent KwaZulu-Natal at soccer in the various age groups. They will participate in the various interprovincial tournaments in the forthcoming holiday.
Pictured here (L-R): David Burgess (u14), Cameron Badenhorst (u14), Ross Spriestersbach (u15) and Vongani Mukansi (u15).
News and image supplied by Hilton College in Hilton, KZN.
A huge thank you from Laddsworth Primary School goes out to the Hilton community and other supporters from further afield for helping to make Laddsworth's first Night Relay a success.
Awesome prizes from a wide range of sponsors made the blue moon night even more memorable for some.
The Cavern weekend for two adults and two children was won by Leanne Jarvel, we are certain you will enjoy your time in the Drakensberg.
iNsingizi Game Lodge and Spa donated a romantic evening worth R2800 which was won by Diaan Bromley.
A weekend for up to 15 people, self-catering at UMKO LODGE was won by the Briscoe family.
Jewellery by Diana R100 vouchers were won by Erin Ward, Carin Taylor, Zunckel, Compendium and Lauren Knobel. Thank you to Di Veness.
Advertising space, worth R688, in The Meander Chronicle PLUS designing of the advert was won by Teresa Jager.
Three cooler bags, each containing two bottles of wine were donated by Pam Golding Hilton and won by Julia Denny Dimitriou, Nelan Pillay and Carol Lowe.
Learning Identity have given one couple/partnership or a parent and child a voucher for two brain and learning/productivity style assessments and profiles and a one-on-one unpack of their results. This package worth R2000 and was won by Bronwyn Findlay.
R500 Spec-Savers Vouchers were won by the Yates family, Ambler family, Caitlin Mornet and Philippa Lowe.
Spec-Savers Caps were won by Jenny Raubenheimer, Angie Harvey, Jayne Tegg and Lwezi Ngobese.
Two African Organics Packs worth R90 each, won by Sereta la Grange and Colleen van der Merwe.
Two Protea Hotel, Hilton Sunday Lunch Vouchers won by Jason Oxley.
Shane Veness of Byterite Computer Solutions cc donated a new 18.5 inch LCD LG monitor which was won by Lisa Reintjies.
A Harcourts golf shirt was won by Kelly du Preez.
Three Radios from Kubela Stores won by Stellah Joubert, Danielle Terblanche and Ama.
Adams book voucher won by Hilton College.
Two Walton's Eco Boards were won by Philippa Baines and the Anders family.
A Walton's Laminator was won by Kinsley family.
A Merrivale Butchery Voucher valued at R100 was won by Lee Pachonick.
Tasha's Fantastic Fudge and pencil sets were won by Abby Reynolds, Sharon Houting, the Kirby family, Bosworth-Smith family, Brogan Tedder, Harry Shaw, Mark Janneker, Yvette McDonald, S Willows-Munroe, Jonathan Coleman, Jo Jennings, Angela Potgieter, Angie Muggleton and Scott Butler.
One hundred goody bags containing iNsingizi Game Lodge and Spa R100 vouchers towards Spa treatments, Green Door Apiary Raw Honey 25g, a Workwear Depot Raincoat, HiltonVillage.co.za Daisy Fudge, Mums Mail mags, Frankies, Jaxx Vouchers, mini soaps from Foodpak, Salusa 45 from Hilton Village Pharmacy, assorted Steers, Dulces, Lindsay's, Leonardo's Pizzaria and Boulder Creek Spur Vouchers were awarded to the first 100 paid entries.
All participants enjoyed the energy table set up with Wedgewood nougat bonbons and kindly manned by Janet Beaumont.
Our caterer's sterling endeavour was supported by Quarry Spar's generous donations of charcoal, firelighters, condiments, serviettes, rolls, margarine and cooking oil.
Then last but not least a great round of applause goes out to all our marshals, Howick Traffic Department, compere Andrew Tedder and the two Dave's who kept the music flowing.
Guy Houston, a Grade 9 pupil from Grace College, was placed first and second during the SANESA (South African National Equestrian School Association) KZN eventing show recently. Guy has proven to be a skilful rider and we wish him all the best for future events.
Picture her is Guy Houston.
News and image supplied by Grace College in Hilton, KZN.
The Hilton College Science Department is pleased to announce that our team of four have progressed into the final round of the iThink Challenge. The boys have been competing against a number of other schools across the country via an online format. The finals will be held in Cape Town on the week-end of 1 September and Hilton College will be competing against two other schools.
16 boys (two teams of 8 each) represented the school in the provincial Hip2B2iThink Challenge hosted at Epworth Girls earlier in the term. One of the teams got through to the second round which was held on Friday past. The team was then trimmed down to 4 boys (based on correct answers being submitted via SMS to the organisers). The four boys then competed in the semi-final round on Monday. The format of the competition involved social media site Facebook, an online radio link, WhatsApp as well as SMS communication.
Pictured here from left to right are Murray Lovemore and Thabang Ndawaonde with Joe Hacker and Jaiy Park at the back.
News and image supplied by Hilton College in Hilton, KZN.
It's that time of the year again! On Friday 21 September the Protea Hotel, Hilton and Hilton Quarry Spar will once again host the annual Hilton Food and Wine Fair.
A taste-testing sensation – with many of our regular favourite food and wine suppliers, as well as few new surprises...the evening will be one you wish didn't have to end.
Orders can be placed on the evening, and you may have the opportunity to purchase a few of your favourites at the event.
The community has become an integral part in the fundraising for Hilton Pre-Primary and we thank all of your for your continuing support.
Tickets are available from Hilton Pre-Primary and Quarry Spar, for R90.00.
Doors will open at 19h00
033 3431210 / 033 3434090
A NEW "coffee route" modelled on the concept of a loyalty programme is to be launched in a suburb that many people may not automatically associate with coffee: Hilton.
"People think we have only one of everything in Hilton. They have no idea that there are eight coffee shops," said Vince Wessels (22), an estate agent at Harcourts Hilton and the inspiration behind the new initiative. Named "the Harcourts Hilton Route" the initiative will entitle holders of a "coffee card" to a special deal at one of the participating coffee shops. These are: Hydrangea House in Winterskloof, Dulce, Jaxx and Lindsay's at the Hilton Quarry Centre, La Popote on Dennis Shepstone Drive, Nicolson's at Garlington, Sticky Fig at the Rotunda, Tasha's Fudge and Old Main Brewery (previously Crossways). Deals include a deduction off the cost of a meal, or a free coffee or cappuccino with a meal.
Andrew Line, owner of Harcourts Hilton, explained that he has lived in Hilton for 30 years and Wessels (22) is Hilton born and bred, and a product of Howick High. "We are passionate about living here, so the coffee route is designed to promote Hilton and encourage people to appreciate the lifestyle it offers. It really is unique, offering the sophistication of the café culture in a semi-rural, luxuriously gardened village setting. We hope that the Coffee Route will promote Hilton and attract more people to come and settle here," Line said.
Mark Heinrich, owner of Jaxx said: "Harcourts Hilton is very proactive in the area so we are very pleased to be involved with them. This is a great initiative for us, which we expect to bring new feet through the door. It is also great for the area's food outlets to be co-operating in a joint venture of this nature instead of always being involved in fierce competition." Jaxx is offering 15% off breakfast or lunch.
Lesley Strachan of La Popote said: "I think this is a fantastic initiative and a great way to introduce people to the restaurant. We function purely by word of mouth so this is a wonderful new way to make people aware of us." La Popote is offering free cake with a coffee. Lindsay's is offering a free cappuccino with breakfast and owner Lindsay Rose said: "I am happy to support this as it is a home-grown initiative involving local businesses."
One outlet that many people may not associate with coffee is Tasha's Fantastic Fudge at the Jacaranda Centre. Fudge fanatics can enjoy a free fudgescotti (a biscotti with fudge) with a cup of good coffee as Tasha's serves cappuccinos and filter coffee.
The Harcourts Hilton Route will be launched on Saturday September 1 at the Old Main Brewery's Spring Fair, a family market and fun day. Coffee cards will be available at the Harcourts stall.
Pictured here above, Andrew Line, owner of Harcourts Hilton prepares to welcome people to the Harcourts Hilton Coffee Route being launched on Saturday September 1.
For more information contact: Andrew Line, Harcourts Hilton 033 343-3345
News and photo supplied by Julia Denny-Dimitriou on August 23, 2012.
Grace College held their annual Inter-house athletics day on Saturday, 18 August 2012. All athletes need to be commended for their great efforts in the field and track events. Overall, 14 records were broken on the day. Ararat sports house were the winners once again, with Carmel in second place and Sinai in third place.
Special thanks go to the event organisers, staff, pupils and parents who assisted in making this day a huge success. We wish all athletes, who will be participating in the up-and-coming Inter-High athletics meeting, well and know that they will do us proud.
Pictured here is Charles Hough (Head boy) scaling the bar in the high jump event, breaking one of his four records on the day (including Open Boys' relay).
Pictured below is winning sports house, Ararat, captains Tori Packer and Ayanda Gumede receiving the trophy from Emilien Royer (Rotary Exchange Student from France).
News and images supplied by Grace College in Hilton, KZN.
HiltonVillage.co.za recently met with the Zunckels at their home to see how their newly installed grey water garden irrigation system is working out. Kevan and Karen are both environmentalists and Karen is the founder of iPhepha Beads and Co-ordinator of SLIP the Sustainable Living and Indigenous Plant fair.
I am happy to report that their kitchen and vegetable garden are both flourishing with this simple and effective Water Rhapsody unit in place. The unit is unobtrusive and quietly pumps water through the irrigation system to supply both gardens when the reservoir reaches a certain volume. The total capacity of the tank is 100l and it pumps out at a pace that ensures the grey water does not sit and stagnate. In the photographs below Kevan reveals the filter baskets and you will see the unit is almost completely submerged.
The following costing prediction shared by Karen Zunckel, 'The average person uses about 150 litres of water a day. Assuming 100 litres of that is grey water; a family of four will be reusing 400l of grey water a day. At the current cost of R 7.90/kl, a Garden Rhapsody system, which costs R7k + R1k pipes and fittings, the return on investment will be ±7 years.'
'There is an increasing demand for grey water systems and rain water harvesting solutions from our clients. It is very encouraging to see our community becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and water savvy. Naturally one must consider the monetary savings made when you're able to water your garden with "waste water". Any household wastewater is considered grey water, as opposed to that from toilets known as black water. 50-80% of your household water is grey water i.e. bath and shower water, washing machine waste, basins waste water. It is not advisable to recycle waste water from your kitchen sink or dishwasher as the water is often laden with food solids and fats, and is considered black water. One should exercise caution with detergents going through the system that may be toxic to nature and rather use biodegradable detergents. According to Guy Jubber, the local Water Rhapsody Agent, 'a Garden Rhapsody system will also increase the value of your property for resale'.
One of the biggest problems we have in Hilton with the current waste system is that due to the high clay content of the soil, our soak-away soon overfill and have an extremely limited life span. Continually rebuilding a soak-away becomes an expensive process. Installing a grey water system is affordable and is able to drain water from your entire household and then be used to water your lawn/garden with water that would otherwise be futile for future use. Why pay double for treated water and waste earths' most precious resource when such a simple solution exists!' said Graham Mallen owner of Will Forsyth Plumbing and Go Green who installed the water Rhapsody for the Zunckels.
The Zunckels are passionate about our environment and their home is a great example of how water can be better managed to ensure food security and ease the demand on municipal supply. Next they plan to add more solar panels and they are also very impressed with Warren Confait's Biogas Digester options avaiable through Renen. We look forward to future updates from them and would love to hear how other Hilton families are getting off the grid!
Head along to SLIP 2013 to hear how you too can work towards being more sustainable at business, school and home (25-29 April, Cattle Arena, Royal Agricultural Showgrounds, Pietermaritzburg).
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