Home for the homesick
Some say that soon South Africa will be a country of “old” people. Sometimes I think they’re right, with so many of our sons and daughters living abroad… What a waste of incredible energy and talent.
My son lives on Prince Edward Island off the eastern coast of Nova Scotia in Canada – a small community of “old” Canadians and some younger ones. Rather idyllic, but not home. Once, many a Skype conversation would start with: “Ek wil huis toe gaan na…” We were both getting a bit despondent.
And then along came Platteland! On my recent visit to him we pored over copies of Platteland, go! and Real Food. We ate like kings and woke the neighbours with sawing and drilling late into the night, all because of Platteland.
My son is now the proud owner of a hand-made, slightly modified biltong slicer thanks to you and is educating the islanders in ways African. Thank you, Platteland, for reaching to the ends of the earth to bring “home” into my son’s homesick heart.