Winter is in the air!!
Winter sheets are on the beds,
hot chocolate on the buffet,
heaters in the units
the middle of the year has come and gone!!
It’s now time for a few New Year’s resolutions to be revisited or made for that matter…
Why not start now?
It’s never too late!
Just imagine how good you will feel when spring arrives and you can say,
“I have achieved this goal or that target!”
Look for change and improvement!
Live on the edge!
Try something new!
Think about your bucket list and make it a goal to tick of one of the to do’s this year.
To make it all legitimate… Find a friend to join you or motivate someone else. Get an eyewitness to be there when you achieve your goal!
Welcome to our new guests and welcome to all our beloved return guests.
This month I’m thinking about anniversaries, birthdays, celebrations, things that creep up on us and they can either be happy or sad or somewhere in between.
Ten years ago, would you have imagined yourself where you are right now?
Has it been a period of growth and change, wonderful times of inspiration and awesome memories?
If yes, do you count your blessings daily?
If no, what is keeping you from leaving the past behind you and living a future of growth and change and fulfilled wishes?
What do you need, or do you have it already?
Where do we get the wisdom, courage and power to conquer the world?
Make the lists, take the actions.
“Every day you make progress, every step may be fruitful yet there will stretch out before you an ever lengthening, ever ascending, ever improving path. You still never get to the end of the journey but this, far from discouraging only adds to the joy and glory of the climbing”
- Sir Winston Churchill
May every step you take this year lead you closer to your dream!!
Have a wonderful week
Welcome back to returning guests and Welcome home to all our new guests.
We are so privileged and grateful to have you here at this place in the world this week. May each and everyone feel special and have a comfortable homely stay!!
My thoughts, for this week originates from my migraine!
LIFE SOMETIMES ASKS FOR TOO MUCH, DON’T YOU THINK?
When I open my mails, it jumps out to me, all the temptations, demands to make choices, voices screaming to my conscience…”You’ve got 25+ new Pins waiting in your home feed!! Tips to get even more Pins delivered follow any people, boards and interests that look interesting.”
Now, should I even open one?
Should I not?
If I start will I be able to stop?
How long may I allow myself to indulge?
May I even look at the Groupon deals, Daddy Deals, Home Exchange Pages?
Should I keep flagging them for later or delete the 1646 already flagged items in the box?
What if there are some life altering mails or messages or pins that I am missing because I’m pressing delete?
I know I keep clutter.
I know I should prioritize, organize and focus. I am normally very good with time management, planning and helping others with these issues – Why is this so difficult?
!! MY HEAD EXPLODES !!
I need someone to arrive and distract me!
Help and tell me I am not alone!
Visit me, socialize and let me get out of this technology trap
Anybody out there feeling the same?
to each and every one crossing our doorstep this week!
We had a super busy Easter period and are jealous to
hear about all the interesting holiday encounters.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of many different groups of people last week,
we had such interesting discussions and philosophical talk’s, I cannot help to bring it up here.
Mottos, Mantras, life purposes and or sayings…so many people, so many different,
wonderful ways or words of wisdom to learn from, follow or take to heart…
Here's a few for you:
“You are given this life, because you are strong enough to live it!!” – Mads
“As a leader, if you are not looking for change and improvement, what are you doing?” – Alna
“Don’t put a crown on another one’s head!” – Arne
“It is impossible until it is done!” – Nelson Mandela
“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living!” - Amanda
We would love to hear from you.
Welcome back everyone, also a warm welcome to all the Performing Arts Guests.
Why is it that TIME really has a life of its own?
Not only a life, but a will of its own, a priority setting capability of its own and decision making power ability of its own! WHY?
I never have New Year’s resolutions but I have lists, lots of lists. To do lists, weekly priority lists, delegation lists to hand over, job card lists for myself and others and a few more. These are to help me to get things done, many things, and the well-known URGENT as well as the IMPORTANT things…..
I’ve woken up to April 2015. I have been blessed to be healthy and motivated and would hope that it is true for all of you as well.
The problem with this, however is that I have realized that we are in the 4th month, a quarter of the year gone, with very few of my lists discarded of, completed or handled to my satisfaction.
The culprit you ask? TIME, the Speed of TIME! TIME has a personality and will of its own. END OF STORY!!
“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it in yourself”
Welcome everyone, especially welcome back to all our return guests! We have officially survived another holiday season and are looking forward to a busy 2015.
At Ons Dorpshuis 9 we can show off two new rooms with the funkiest 'new look' decor as well as our brand new spacious dining room.
We also acquired many new pieces of incredible metal sculptures and paintings from our in house, local artist Hannatjie Visser, to enhance our outside spaces.
The metal ‘car guards’ will still be moving around as we are planning to use them in the gardens outside as landscape art in the near future. As mentioned before in one of our previous newsletters, there is always something exciting in 'NEWNESS'!
We have discovered and explored Geocaching during 2014, have since discovered 54 caches and placed our very own box. On the exciting NEW list for us for 2015 are the following:
1: Our Housekeeping Supervisor Melissa has set a wedding date! (At last)
2: Our daughter Hanneke got engaged and has also set a wedding date!
3: We have discovered how expensive weddings are and have realized that we are probably in the wrong line of business. Maybe we should build a function venue…watch this space
4: Our son Konrad has passed his first year at University with flying colors and we have come to the conclusion that the empty nest is for real and for sure there to stay, he is not coming back home!
5. If Konrad is not coming back home, it is time for a new hobby!
6. New for me…I am going to find the time to take some time off, to meditate and rekindle those old thoughts and dreams. I will find that something new to start again and have fun with it.
PS: Find out more about GEOCAHING www.geocashing.com
Welcome back everyone; here is some food for thought:
I hope that in this year to come -
you make mistakes!
Because if you are making mistakes,
then you are making new things,
Trying new things, Learning,
Changing your world.
You’re doing things, you have never done before and more importantly you are doing something.
---- Neil Gaiman
Welcome everyone, especially welcome back to all our Huisgenoot Skouspel return guests!
We have officially survived another year and are looking forward to a busy October.
At Ons Dorpshuis 6 we can show off five newly renovated rooms with the funkiest
'new look' decor imaginable. We will be posting many pictures as the week progresses.
There is always something exciting in 'newness'!
We have discovered a wonderful new hobby.
Team Ons Dorpshuis is now GEOCACHING for fun. Finding hidden treasures internationally for no good reason whatsoever!
The only reward is the excitement of a successful find! The people we are talking to and whom we are trying to motivate to participate react in one of two ways…
One: Utter astonishment and disbelief that anyone can waste time on anything so irrelevant and childish!
Two: Amazement and excitement with a need to find out more and to start out searching immediately themselves.
The conclusion, we differ, in the ways we have fun, but we do need to have fun. Whatever your preference, find that something that ignites the passion in you.
If you have difficulty remembering it, take some time off, meditate and rekindle those old thoughts and dreams.
Find that something new to start again, to have fun with.
As Ellen DeGeneres once said,
"Procrastination is good, start now, and use it to your advantage to slow down your life!"
PS: Find out more about GEOCACHING www.geocaching.com
Welcome back everyone!
We are planning many functions during this month and we are receiving many guests into our facilities, who are visiting Rustenburg to attend ceremonies and functions.
It begs the question…
Why are we putting in so much time and effort to arrange and attend these functions?
Is it our underlying need for recognition? Is it our need to break away from the ordinary and celebrate something, even if it is for the sake of our colleagues and or friends?
In the end we all need some kind of identity, and for many our work will always be part of that identity. It does not matter what we do at any given time, we need to be caught 'doing something right'!
May your last quarter of 2014 build up to something big! May the feeling be of building and growing and not of winding down or slowing down! May you receive something at some function soon!
At Ons Dorpshuis we are planning a stunning new dining room to enable our guests to have a buffet dinner at night. Starting a building project this late in the year will give us the feeling of a build-up towards year end and we plan to have the first phase finished before Christmas!
I think each and every one will agree with me…
There is nothing that can compare to the chirping sound of birds before sunrise this time of the year.
It’s such a happy sound!
The Sound of promise and joy,
New beginnings and closure.
At Ons Dorpshuis we are also looking forward to new developments. We are revamping and redecorating and are looking forward to showing you some fresh and modern rooms by the end of September.In the pipeline we have a stack of plans for Ons Dorpshuis 9, that include a new lounge and dining area, an improved kitchen, additional rooms as well as staff quarters.
We thank you all for the patience during the upgrades of our parking areas and trust that you enjoy the benefit of the new space.
We also found beautiful Rama, Koffiehuis and Pepsi signboards to brighten up the parking space.
! Happy Spring Day !
May the season bring you lots of joy
Welcome to Everyone!!
We are in the middle of the winter and the middle of the year. We have already had the longest night, the winter sheet on the beds and we are forging ahead with day to day tasks. A continuous circle of the seasons! After 14 years, the circle of life, for Ons Dorpshuis has been confronted face on, with the reality of the circle of life this month, with more than one person in my life, who is facing terminal illness.
We are all going to struggle through the valley of death to a place where there is rest and peace and happiness…
We are all too busy to think about it and to consider the option – and one morning one wakes up and none of those activities makes sense anymore.
We need to realize that every day we have is precious and a gift. We are allowed to choose how to use it. It is up to us to decide whether we are going to have doing what we are doing or spoil it with the wrong activities or the wrong choices.
For as long as we have control over some circumstances or situations, let’s choose the positive options.
!! Life today is all we have !!