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On the 25th of March 2020 we had nothing but dread for the year ahead. So much has changed in the past year. My plans for 2021? It would be a year of trips as I had wonderful Thereasa with the Fairview reigns firmly in hand. A trip to France, a trip to Australia to spend some time with our Ausie children and grandchildren, a trip to Cape Town where Desmond was going to attend a conference and I was going to spend time with my Cape Town friends, and of course our Cape Town children and grandchildren.
Covid-19 clipped the wings of the whole wide world. Literally.
Yesterday somebody sympathised with me as he felt that the hospitality industry was probably the worst affected. I immediately started listing the industries that were as bad off, if not worse. Corona strengthened my belief that it is not just about me and mine. We are all in this together.
Thereasa is now a receptionist at the Intercare Mediclinic where Desmond works. Desmond and I are both well, and happy with life at a slower pace. Like many accommodation establishments (12 when I last counted) we did consider selling, but we will be able to ride this out by changing direction, cutting down the overheads and reverting Fairview back to a family home, offering just two of the guest rooms on B&B. Thank you to all South African guests for the continual support, thank you to every e-mail or WhatsApp with words of encouragement. This too shall pass.
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This is the story of our house, lovingly restored and shared with guests and family since 1995.