My Linen cupboard is testimony to the fact that I have a fetish for tablecloths!!
Over many years of being in the events and advertising industry, and being in charge of family and office parties, my linen cupboard is to be envied!!
There are of course the very precious ones, beautifully starched and folded, cloths that my dear Mum used to embroider, her favourite medium was Madeira Lace work. She would only use white or cream firm cotton and her absolute favourite was the Madeira work. She always used always a delicate 'cafe au lait' brown for the scallop stitch and a tiny pair of embroidery scissors for the cutout and open work. Woe betide Gavin or me if we even thought of touching her embroidery scissors!!
Her work was outstanding, in fact exquisitely painstaking, and the pile of table cloths of all sizes in my cupboard bears witness to the extraordinary abilities of women at the beginning of the century.
I wonder what my daughters and daughters in law will think of this precious legacy that has to be boiled to remove the tea stains, and actually starched and ironed!!!
Less majestic but fun, I have the bright and colourful floral cloths used for party tables on our giant lawn. We have a miscellany of tables of all shapes and sizes, and a garden luncheon party is always vibrant and picturesque with cloths festooned with poppies, pansies, petunias, peonies and pointsettias.
Then of course there are the Bridge Table cloths! I have such talented friends, Jenny, Teri, Jeannie who have endless artistry and brilliant ideas!!
Christmas cloths - now there could be a whole chapter on Christmas Cloths, the best time to buy table cloths is on 1 Jan at the Christmas sales. I have damask cloths with edges of poinsettias, cloths festooned with tiny ivy and holly motifs. I even went 'Cornflower Blue' one Christmas and made napkins of blue decorated with silver snow crystals and outdid my creativity by making blue and ice-white beaded napkin holders!!
Over the years the table cloth sizes increased as the family increased. From a romantic twosome size to a Sunday lunch of twenty, but now the dining table is sadly diminishing once again in stature.
However table cloths are all very well in Zimbabwe, where willing workers will spend Boxing Day washing the darn things, life in the First World is not so privileged and a fair number of plastic table cloths have crept into my collection. However I just cannot bring myself to actually 'throw them away' as is the intention!!
This year, spent in the Arctic Circle, I have purchased some sturdy sleigh-red felt circular table mats with a festive edging of cut out snowflakes. Teamed with (dare I say it white PAPER) napkins, which will be held elegantly and laboriously rolled up, with charming red wax Holly berries and green leaves!!
NOZIZWE MOTHER OF NATIONS
As Christmas draws closer and we are almost set for Christmas soup kitchen, we have a special request for 500 cakes of bath soap to add to our goodie bags for the kids . If anyone would like to help us out please do get in touch with me +263772241552.
Donations big or small, (even if you can only donate one, five or ten bars), greatly appreciated all soaps to be in by Monday morning latest please .
Morning Mirror Christmas Closure
The final Morning Mirror for 2021 will be published on 20 December. The publication will resume again on 11 January 2022.
LIGHT A LIGHT FOR HOSPICE
To our dear friends of Island and the Byo community
It is with deep regret that we were unable to host our popular annual 'Light a Light for Hospice' again this year due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic.
Over the years we have enjoyed being with you, family and friends, at this event where we remember our loved ones who have died but continue to live in our hearts. It has also been an occasion where we share in the joy of the holiday season. We pray that we will soon be able to meet in person again.
As an alternative, this year we are launching our 'Memory Tree' project which offers an opportunity to help save the environment while creating a long-lasting tribute to our departed loved ones.
The trees can be purchased at our offices at $3.00 each ( 2 George Silundika Street, tel 0292277972, cell 0712845003) and you can then plant the tree in a location of your choice.
The idea is that when you gather under the shade of the tree you and yours will be able to share memories of your lost loved one and thereby create a lasting monument.
We hope that you will support this new venture with the same overwhelming response we have been privileged to receive in the past.
2) Notices and Events
ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS BULAWAYO
Tel: 60684 / 67195 E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
The Academy office is open 8.30 - 4.30 Monday to Friday and full details of lessons, fees, etc. can be obtained from there: Tel: 60684 / 67197 - E-mail: email@example.com
A reminder that DVDs will usually begin at 6.30 with supper available beforehand. Please note that advance orders will still be of great assistance to The Note and orders for any cooked meal must be placed by 6.00 p.m. Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org - or phone 0774 004 449 or 0771 048 995.
THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER AT 6.30 P.M. THE JUNGLE BOOK
Raised by a family of wolves since birth, Mowgli must leave the only home he's ever known when the fearsome tiger Shere Khan unleashes his mighty roar. Guided by a no-nonsense panther and a free-spirited bear, the young boy meets an array of jungle animals, including a slithery python and a smooth-talking ape. Along the way, he learns valuable life lessons as his epic journey of self-discovery leads to fun and adventure.
- As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch, The Jungle Book is the rare remake that actually improves upon its predecessors. [Rotten Tomatoes]
- The latest incarnation of The Jungle Book - almost half a century after Disney's much-loved musical cartoon - is a stunner. [Times (UK]
- Favreau's reinvention of a beloved '60s classic is delightfully entertaining... bordering on perfection... [leonardmaltin.com]
Admission: $2.00 [Free to Film Members]
FRIDAY 17 DECEMBER AT 6.30 P.M. MUSIC BY SAINT-SAENS
Camille Saint-Saens died a hundred years ago on 16 December 1921 and is perhaps one of the most underrated of all composers. The programme celebrates one of the most consummately skilled of all the great composers with some of his best-known and most attractive music works including:
Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor (Artur Rubinstein)
Le Route d'Omphale - Symphonic Poem
Piano Concerto No.5 in F major - 'Egyptian' (Aldo Ciccolini)
Symphony No.3 in C minor - 'Organ Symphony'
- Incredible presentation [of Concerto No.2] by this great pianist at the age of 88!!
- At 88, Rubinstein is still magically fluent and elegant in the Saint-Saens. Twilight performance, but what a sunset! [BBC Music]
- The Saint-Saens [Symphony No.3] is persuasive and vivid. [Rhinegold.co.uk]
Admission: $2.00 [free to Red Carpet Members]
THURSDAY 23 DECEMBER AT 6.30 P.M. EVER AFTER - A CINDERELLA STORY
This updated adaptation of the classic fairy-tale tells the story of Danielle (Drew Barrymore), a vibrant young woman who is forced into servitude after the death of her father. Danielle's stepmother Rodmilla (Anjelica Huston) is a heartless woman who forces Danielle to do the cooking and cleaning, while she tries to marry off her own two daughters. But Danielle's life takes a wonderful turn when she meets the charming Prince Henry (Dougray Scott).
- The best Cinderella movie ever. [San Francisco Chronicle]
- This is a fantastic film, it is a wonderful story that keeps to the basic story of Cinderella but with differences that make it more realistic rather than just a fairy-tale..it is a perfect feel-good film. [Amazon]
- A treat for the whole family; stunning filmmaking accessible to everyone. [Urban Cinefile]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]
Plans for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are somewhat dependent on Covid restrictions. Ideally there will be a double bill each evening with a dinner interval but details will be confirmed nearer the time!
FRIDAY 24 DECEMBER. LESLEY GARRET'S CHRISTMAS / PROKOFIEV: CINDERELLA
Well-loved soprano Lesley Garrett stars in a spectacular Christmas music show alongside international special guests, including opera superstar Jose Cura, famous jazz trumpeter Guy Barker and South African diva Sibongile Khumalo. The performance features exciting new arrangements of Christmas and classical songs, along with traditional favourites including the Alleluia from Mozart's Exultate Jubilate, a jazzy version of Purcell's Sound the Trumpet with Guy Barker, a swinging, South African style Little Drummer Boy with Sibongile Khumalo and a virtuoso duet with Jose Cura in Silent Night.
- This DVD is a must for all Lesley fans, and for others too. It is most certainly not your typical Christmas Musical Extravaganza, of which one often feels weary. Lesley has chosen a wide range of musical styles, and there are excellent new arrangements of well-known favourites. The end product is a live performance which is stunning in all respects. [David's Review Corner]
- When you reach the end, you just want to hear and watch it, all over again.. [Amazon.com]
After the interval comes the much-loved story of Cinderella which has captured hearts and minds for centuries and this historic colour recording from 1969, full of dreams and magic, shows why. Infused with the drama of Prokofiev's luscious score, the tale of transformation provided creative inspiration for Frederick Ashton's acclaimed first full-length ballet. His enchanting production stands as a showcase of choreographic mastery and features one of The Royal Ballet's most celebrated partnerships with Antoinette Sibley as Cinderella and Anthony Dowell as the Prince whilst Ashton himself appears as one of the Ugly Sisters opposite Robert Helpmann! A collector's item for ballet lovers indeed!
- Cinderella may be Sergei Prokofiev's most accessible ballet, both musically and visually, and in the hands of a master choreographer, it can be a thrilling experience. And so it is with this 1969 Royal Ballet performance, with then-resident genius Frederick Ashton pulling out all the stops in a staging guaranteed to please fans and win new converts. [Amazon.com]
- Neither this cast nor performance deserves less than praise. This is a priceless document for any fan of ballet. [Dancing Times]
- From the legendary ballet performances that have been filmed at London's Royal Opera House, this star-studded 1969 Prokofiev's Cinderella holds a special place. It was danced to Frederick Ashton's choreography, the first complete ballet from a British choreographer, and a cast that included the graceful Antoinette Sibley in the leading role, partnered by Anthony Dowell as a very stylish Prince. [David's Review Corner, April 2021]
Admission: US$3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]
FRIDAY DECEMBER EVITA / THE BERLIN CONCERT
After more than a decade of false starts and several potential directors, the hit Lloyd Webber musical finally made it to the big screen with Alan Parker at the helm and Madonna in the coveted title role of Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron. Released 25 years ago on Christmas Eve 1996, it was a triumph of production design, costuming, cinematography and epic-scale pageantry and follows the rise of Eva Peron to the level of supreme social and political celebrity in the 1940s. Like Madonna, Peron was a material girl (she was only 33 when she died); she was instrumental in the political success of her husband, Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce). But Eva was also a supremely tragic figure whose life was essentially hollow at its core despite the lavish benefits of her nearly goddess-like status.
- This Evita is not just a long, complex music video; it works and breathes like a real movie, with characters worthy of our affection and deepest suspicions. [Time]
- Director Alan Parker's visuals enliven the music, and Madonna and Banderas bring it passion. By the end of the film we feel like we've had our money's worth, and we're sure Evita has. [Chicago Sun-Times]
- This brash, glitzy, energetic entertainment has the power to hold an audience enraptured [ReelViews]
Hopefully to usher in the New Year Evita will be followed by an all-star concert recorded at the Waldbuhne amphitheatre in Berlin with Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazon performing music by Verdi, Puccini, Lehar, Bizet, Rossini and more.
- The greatest voices of their day came together again on Friday evening. . . Domingo still works his magic, Netrebko symbolises the combination of skill, charisma and naturalness and Villazon is the perfect masculine counterpart. . . Great opera needs protagonists like these. [Die Welt am Sonntag, Berlin]
- There's a real sense of occasion, our greatest living tenor benignly crowning superstar successors who provide comparable art and intelligence. [BBC Music Magazine]
- Perhaps the best put-together opera show of all time - the tunes are familiar, the singers rise to the occasion. [Amazon]
- This evening was the stuff of myth. [Berliner Morgenpost]
Admission: US$3.00 [free to Film & Red Carpet members]
4) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
Priscilla Kay Stobbs - Passed away peacefully 10th December 2021 in her home.
'Dance isn't just dance. Its magical and sets you free'
Many thanks to Rosemarie and the Karasarva Family
Fondly remembered by Guy, Mandy, Jamie and families.
The memorial service for the late Priscilla Stobbs will take place on Thursday 16 December at 14.30 at Farley's chapel, Jason Moyo/3rd Avenue.
There will be a celebration of the life of Lindsay Bullivant in the Robert Sibson Hall at 3.00 p.m. on Tuesday 21 December.
Lindsay Anne Bullivant
Lindsay Anne Bullivant, much loved wife of Michael and mother of Robin, died peacefully on 26 November, now at peace after too many years of a cruel illness. She will be remembered as an inspiring teacher, an outstanding seamstress, a superb cook and a rock of support to Michael over forty years of musical endeavour. As one of their musical friends wrote, 'I have such fond memories of Lindsay - quietly making everyone so welcome, cooking all those delicious meals, listening to our endless stories, always attentive, always so kind, always ready to help.'
Michael Stephen van Rooyen
Michael Stephen van Rooyen (37) son of Hilda van Rooyen, passed away on Monday night 29.11.21 after 6 years with Multiple Sclerosis. His pain and suffering is now over, he rests in peace.
His memorial service will be held at Sharon Tabernacle on
Friday 3/12/2021- 10am in North End, with the burial at Athlone Cemetery, followed by teas at Sharon Tabernacle.
He leaves behind a 12 year old daughter, Jessica, whom he loved dearly.
Michael, you were brave and dignified, uncomplaining, and an example to all sufferers. I am so proud to have been your Mother, you taught me so much. I love you - you live in my heart.
Take your rest my precious son, in God's beautiful garden, you deserve it. I love you. Mommy.
5) Roses And Raspberries
6) Pets Column
8) Bulawayo News
GOOD HOPE ORPHAN CARE GOOD HOPE ORPHAN CARE
IS IT TOO EARLY TO START TALKING ABOUT CHRISTMAS - NEVER!!
IT HAS BEEN A VERY TOUGH FINANCIAL YEAR FOR THE FOOD AND
SCHOOL STATIONERY PROGRAMMES FOR THE CHILDREN OF GOOD
HOPE, BUT WE ARE DETERMINED TO GIVE THE CHILDREN A PARTY
THIS YEAR, AS COVID RESTRICTIONS ALLOW
We are appealing to the kind and generous public of Bulawayo for your help!
Contributions of goodies such as juice, snax, sweets and biscuits are most
welcome. In addition, any second hand clothing, shoes and outgrown toys
would be a blessing for these dear children who have very little of their own
Please contact Betty Chiwambo on 0773 743 671 or
Leila Hunt on 0773 028 812 for drop off details or collection
GOOD HOPE ORPHAN CARE GOOD HOPE ORPHAN CARE
Appeal from BULAWAYO SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
Knowing that the lockdown has given folk time to sort out cupboards, garages etc - please have a look at our Charity Shop List and our Kennel Wish List - you may be surprised how many unwanted items to you - are just what we are needing here at the kennels!
All the volunteers who work at the charity shop deserve a big pat on the back, but they DO need items to sell! - apparently the shelves are rather bare, so they would appreciate any unwanted saleable household goods, such as ornaments, glassware, crockery, pictures, clothing, garden tools, small items of furniture, jam jars for the jam makers! - in fact anything they can sell to make money to help the kennels.
They have Ecocash for convenience - items can be dropped off at the Charity shop - 127e,Robert Mugabe Way.
Kennel and Clinic Wish List
If folk could donate any one of these items, that would be fantastic!
Old blankets and towels, Newspapers,Tinned + Dried Pet Food for Dogs and Cats, Fly Smear, Old Crepe Bandages, Latex Gloves, Face Masks, Paper Towels, Disinfectant Wipes, Antiseptic Wound Spray, Dressings, Toys for Cats, Cat Carriers, Dog Boxes or Cages, Fly Spray, Bolt Cutters, Brooms both Soft and Stiff, Disposable Aprons, off cuts of Foam Rubber to cover donkey harnesses.. all can be dropped off at the Kennels, cnr of Magazine and Khami Road - if you can donate just one of these items.. it will improve the welfare of at least one animal - Thank You!
9) Harare And Gweru News
10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses
11) Property For Sale or to Rent
PROPERTY FOR SALE
1 CBD-shops on ground floor, Offices upper floor. Basement,storage.
2 KELVIN: Bakery & grinding factory, current use.
3. ESIGODINI - industrial stand 1 acre, fully serviced, with Title Deeds.
HOUSES FOR SALE
1 ILANDA: Corner stand, 4 bedroomed, 2 lounges, large kitchen, 2 verandahs, 2 bathrooms (en-suite) with prolific borehole.
2. Hillside - b.u.i.- 4 bedroomed, 2 lounges, large kitchen, 2 bathrooms
3. TSHABALALA: Semi, extended comprising: 3 bedrooms, bathroom/wc, lounge/dining room, and kitchen.
4 PELANDABA - extended property with title deeds, 4 bedroomed, lounge, kitchen, separate bathroom and w/c and additional external w/c.
5 WORRINGHAM: Along Gwanda Road, 2.5 ha.
6 SELBOURNE BROOK - Stand, built to slab level.
Deed of sale may be acceptable only to approved purchasers.
Please contact IAN & CO. REAL ESTATE -
(029) 2886626 or (029) 2886256 at 111 J Tongogara St., Between 11th/12th Avenues, Bulawayo.
Cellphones: 0775 306 392 or 0712 871 455 or 0775 662 160
RODOR PROPERTIES (PRIVATE) LIMITED
5A, 9TH AVENUE, BULAWAYO
HOUSES FOR SALE
KUMALO - $210,000 (NEW LISTING)
Superb spacious family home. Four bedrooms, (main bedroom, fully carpeted, nursery, small office, main ensuite), family bathroom, study, fitted kitchen, laundry, double lock-up garage, carport, working borehole, sparkling
swimming pool, solar geyser.
SUBURBS - 160,000
The perfect property for the professional, close to the city centre, comprising 4 bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, (borehole needs attention), double garage. Stand Size +/-1479m
MALINDELA - $85,000 REDUCTD FOR QUICK SALE
Ideally situated, close to Mater Dei hospital, and Shopping Centres. This property comprises: Brick under tile, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, combined lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, lock - up garage, walled with sliding gate.
Stand size: 1309m
FLAT FOR SALE
CBD - $50,000 NEW LISTING
2 Bedrooms, bathroom, sept. toilet, lounge, fitted kitchen, veranda
LAND FOR SALE
KENSINGTON- Undeveloped 2 acre stands $30 000
KENSINGTON- Undeveloped 5 acre stands $50 000
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR SALE
SIZINDA - $180,000
Business opportunity in the heart of Sizinda. Double storey.
Downstairs: Shop, 2 storerooms, kitchen and cold room 120m Upstairs: Bar and storeroom 120m
OUT OF BULAWAYO
BEIT BRIDGE - $110,000 (NEGOTIABLE)
BUT, 3 Bedrooms, lounge, diningroom, carport for 4 vehicles, enclosed veranda COTTAGE:
2 bedrooms. Property is walled and gated
HWANGE - $85,000
Built on Baobab Hill, close to the Baobab Hotel, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, fenced and gated.
For these and other properties for sale phone (029) 2274581/3 (landline), Kelvin 0773 366 207,
Bryan 0772238431, Probity 0782119972, email email@example.com or visit us on Property Book
We are registered with the VALUERS COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE, and offer a complete and
efficient service of Property Valuation for any purpose.
For Valuations, phone (029) 224581/3 (landline), 0772238431, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Property Management staff will be happy to assist you in securing suitable tenants for your property,
and managing it thereafter. At present we have:
CBD: 2 Bedrooms, fitted kitchen, bathroom and shower, separate toilet - US$500 - 1stJanuary
MORNINGSIDE: 3 Bedrooms, bathroom, sep. toilet - US$500 - Immediate
Donnington - double storey - factory/offices/good parking area situated on 6000m of land.
Must be seen to be appreciated - Full details on enquiry
For information on properties available for renting, or if you wish to place your property on our letting
list, you are invited to contact us on (029) 2274581/3 (landline), email@example.com
12) Accommodation in South Africa
12b) Accommodation in Botswana
13) Accomodation and Travel In Zimbabwe
14) Catering and Food
15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire
16) Travel and Tours
17) Computers And Electronics
18) Lifts Wanted And Offered
19) Seeking Friends
I wonder if you might be interested in an article I wrote for the Britain-Zimbabwe Society recently. It is about two photograph albums that I found at a book fair in London and I am keen to make contact with the families of anyone in the photographs so that I can share them. The pictures are on Flickr at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWYdYDc and https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWVUt8m.
Andrew Ross (formerly from Bulawayo,Shetland and London and now en route, emigrating to New Zealand)
20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
I am a mature young lady seeking employment as a Girl Friday. I have 2 years experience in general admin work as well as various receptionist duties. I am also computer literate with the knowledge of Pastel and Microsoft Office.
Available to start immediately.
Contact info: Catherine 077 241 3912 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Women's Empowerment Provisional Tuition at Crystal's Driving School in Jan
A once off $10 registration fee is required to be apart of the above 3 week
program ( excluding Saturdays & Sunday's ). No other money is required
for tutoring at the school. Learning Material is given to you for " FREE ", yes you heard me, for " FREE ".
Registration opens on Monday the 13th of December until Friday the 31st of December.
Contact 077 659 2654 for any queries.
ANTE NATAL CLASSES, BABY VACCINATIONS and BIRTH ATTENDANT/ DOULA
I teach a set of 5 classes covering pregnancy, labour, baby care, breastfeeding and other information. I also do a "crash course" for out of towners.
These classes are valuable even if you're having an elective CAESAREAN SECTION!!
Please book early.
I can be with you at the hospital when you're in LABOUR to help you to cope!
I also work part time at a BABY CLINIC :-)
For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (09) 466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Fri
or (09) 2237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on email@example.com
22) Health And Beauty
24) Miscellaneous For Sale
25) Wanted To Buy or Hire
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats and Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
Kraal manure $2.00 a 50 KG bag.
Free delivery over ten bags.
Phone Ollie on 0771289677
JILL'S SUPER ORGANIC COMPOST
99% WEED FREE
EXCELLENT FOR POTS, VEGETABLES, FLOWER BEDS, SEEDLINGS AND LAWNS.
WILL DELIVER 5 X 50KG BAGS OR MORE LOCALLY.
CONTACT JILL AT 2246688 OR 0778495599
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