Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax minus Ships and Sealing Wax Plus Elves


One of our recent excursions that I have lacked the time to blog about was to revisit Groundcover Leather Company in Curry’s Post near Howick in Natal. Daughter K wanted to take a couple of pairs of their leather sandals back with her to England. Their handmade products are of superb quality and workmanship.  I have lost count of the number of soles I have worn out completely on a pair of all-purpose shoes I bought from them decades ago. The uppers remain in good condition.

The factory and shop are in a hundred-year-old farmhouse; very quaint.

In the grounds one may see a charming sculpture, ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’, based on the fairy tale.

Here is a view of the countryside the farmhouse is set in.

© May 2018 Colonialist

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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8 Responses to Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax minus Ships and Sealing Wax Plus Elves

  1. nrhatch says:

    Love the sculpture of the elves & the shoemaker.

    Like

  2. travel460 says:

    As ons ooit weer in die omgewing kom, sal ons defnitief hier aangaan.

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  3. Dis die mooiste ou plaashuisie! Sou graag wou weet wie dit gebou het.

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  4. Oh, the sculpture is lovely, I’d love it my garden.

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