We inherited this gorgeous old army chest from a dear friend and we found the little hanging cupboard at a local antiques shop. We love our white crockery – collected over the years – and try to use it often.
We have also collected old cookery books and some of them are by Hildagonda Duckitt – a famous South African cook from the early 1800s. We discovered a copy of one of her books in an old book store in Hermanus and found it contained newspaper clippings of the Pentz family from Groote Post. As we had met Nick Pentz, we offered this book to him and he was delighted to swop us a normal copy for this “family” one. Great that it returned to its rightful owners!
Do visit Groote Post if you are in the Darling area of the Western Cape. It has a beautiful old Cape Dutch house, restaurant and winery and is bursting with early Cape history. Fabulous wines too!