The Art of Living happiness

The Art of Living happiness program level 1

Live every day with abundant Joy, Purpose and Confidence

The centre piece of the Art of living Happiness program is a unique and profound breathing technique.

A practical tool that restores body, mind and spirit into its natural rhythm of being, the Sudarshan Kriya has positively transformed millions and millions of lives. Its uniqueness is not only in its performance, but also in its formation as Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar emerged with the Sudarshan Kriya after a ten – day silence period.

Along with Sudarshan Kriya, other powerful breathing techniques, yoga and meditation taught in the interactive sessions of the Happiness Program.

It is all that you need for an experience of happiness like never before

Come and join us at The Studio for the last 6-Day programme.

Dates: 6 to 11 June
Times: Tuesday to Friday 18h30 to 21h30 – Saturday: 14h00 to 19h00 –  Sunday: 09h00 to 14h30
Cost: R850.00 (Regular) – Pensioners & Full Time Students R500.00 –  Repeaters R0
Venue: The Studio, The Old Village Centre (above Verandah), 10 Blairich Bldge, St Francis Drive

The price goes up to R1100.00 at the beginning of July so join us now.

Call to book:

Susan: 082 601 3559

Stella: 072 144 6175

Living happiness


Night of the Proms

St Francis Prime Timers at Night of the Proms

On Sunday,   28 Prime Timers left St Francis for their annual buffet lunch at the Humewood Hotel Summerstrand.  The lunch was exceptional as usual providing a vast selection of  delicious fare.  After the members had wined and dined they left the hotel and drove to the Feather Market for The Last Night of the Proms.

The members settled in their seats with their programmes and coloured streamers ready to celebrate with Richard Cock conducting The Eastern Cape Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert is always a very special charity event which includes dancers,
several choirs, soloists, Caledonian Pipe Band, and the  full orchestra entertaining  with music to suit everyone.

Prime Timers is a social club for retired people and details for membership can be obtained from Paulene Hardy 042 2940301      084 7897801.

Prime Timers Night of the Proms

Prime Timers enjoying lunch at Humewood Hotel, Port Elizabeth before Night of the Proms

Night of the Proms

St Francis Market Day

It’s Market time again!! Join us on Saturday morning for all your fresh produce, funky gifts, tasty treats and a cuppa with friends and family.

St Francis Market

Dogs Poisoned

Dogs Poisoned in Port area

Port St Francis resident Sian Hamilton-Browne submitted this heart breaking account of her dogs being poisoned in the Port area. Whilst this may not be the case in this instance dog owners dhould be aware that in the past this was a commong practice used by criminals in their planning to rob homes so be aware and alert – just in case.

“Saturday evening we arrived home to one of our worst fears – our dogs were viciously poisoned (poison was identified as Temik otherwise known as 2step and disguised in viennas).  If it wasn’t for Dr Barker’s quick assistance we would have lost both dachshund pups, heartbreakingly our little Louki consumed the bulk of the viennas  (this was shown in the autopsy) possibly dying minutes before we got home as it’s quick acting.  Our bully and ridgy are fine however traumatised.  Little Odin is healing well.

Please – please – check your garden every morning before letting your babies out, notifying neighbours and your security company of any suspicious behaviour.

We live in the Port area, fully walled with alarm system.  Changes will be adopted in respect to vigilance,  additional lighting (as we don’t have adequate street lights in our road or garden), security and urgent plea requests for plot clearing surrounding us and the area.

The only thing of value in our property is our animals.

Thank you to all who supported us and shown concern”.

Neil and Sian Hamilton-Browne

Reports on Two-Step being used to poison dogs

Dogs poisoned with ‘two-step’

Dog-poisoning plague hits city

Treatment rationale for dogs poisoned with aldicarb (carbamate pesticide)

Better late than never

Better late than never – King of the Kromme results

Greg Louw, the “Bay Bullet”, in a time 1hr 44min is the 2017 “KING OF THE KROMME”, winning R1500, plus 12 months bragging rights, and his name engraved on the beautiful trophy … again! This is the first time in 11 years that we have a two-time winner! Local up-and-coming Phil Smith took second place, narrowly beating East London’s super-fit veteran Hennie Roos, both 4min behind Louw. Another local, 14 year-old Graydon Mitchley, was the first junior, performing exceptionally well for his age, and was not far behind in 5th place, just behind experienced Josie Williams, who hadn’t been well. Another top paddler, Richard Von Wildemann, didn’t fire on all cylinders this time, and was well back.

There was also a 12km short course, plus a 1km under 10 and under 12 guppy race. Entry fee of R75 included a sumptuous Quaysyde meal. As usual, Carbonology supplied a paddle valued at R2500 as a lucky-draw and another one for the juniors, thanks Jason Goedhals and Hein Van Rooyen!

This annual race started and finished at Quaysyde on the Canals at 10am on Easter Monday 17 April 2017, and wound up the beautiful Kromme and Geelhout Rivers.

Thanks Sacha Park for the photos and videos. Thanks also to Dave and Marie Louw, Ingrid Staples, Gail Brooker, Alicia Vorster (registration/time-keeping), Pete King (turn buoy and safety boat), Phil Niven (safety boat skipper), and Catherine Mitchley (safety boat vice-captain).

King of the Kromme results


67 Blankets

67 Blankets for Talhado Montessori School

What joy! Thanks and gratitude were abundant at Talhado  Montessori School when all the children received a beautiful hand-knitted warm blanket courtesy of a small group of ladies in East London who call themselves the Nanny Knitters.

The project was the brain child of Jean Hempel whose daughter-in-law is Cathryn Hempel the school’s headmistress. The Knitters took up the project for their 67 minutes of community service for Mandela Day. The 67 minutes turned into 67 blankets for the children of the school.

 67 Blankets for Talhado Montessori School

Thankful Mums Khanyisa Sibanga and Lindelwa Sibanga with little learners Anold Sibanga, Ntuthuko Sibanga and Aluncedo Vephu

Thanks to these wonderful knitting Nannies who put a lot of energy and thought into this very kind gesture these children will be very warm this winter.

Article and photograph – Lynette Aitken