A quirky painting of our family | Schoone Oordt Country HouseThere has been a very bare wall in the foyer/reception area for the longest time and we’ve often spoken about putting a beautiful painting of the house onto it. A few months ago, whilst browsing at the local Swellendam market, I came across a very cool artist – Alida, diTekenar, which translated means ‘The Drawer’ and commissioned her to do a painting of our house with us in it. This sort of morphed into including the staff, the children, close family and the resident pets! I’m really happy with it. It livens up the room and creates a definite talking point!

I’ve also included a photo that was taken by Jules Morgan in June of last year showing all of us on the steps of the house, so you can see what we really look like. Unfortunately, that pic doesn’t include Ashe as he’s still in my tummy!

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