Easter Chas Bear Colouring Competition


DOWNLOAD and print (A4 size pdf) the colouring entry form (see link below)
(or collect one from the Bergvliet or Tokai or Claremont or Fish Hoek Chas Everitt office) 

Hand in your completed entry in either at our Chas Everitt office in Meadowridge Park ‘n Shop Centre
or the office on Tokai Road or you scan and email to joan@everitt.co.za

We will display the entries at the offices over the Easter Weekend in our shop windows.

Multiple winners will be notified  (we will group by age and office).
The prizes will be a number of Easter Hampers of various goodies.

Easter Chas Bear  This link will take you to pdf download  🙂

8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

mistakesEvery day we make mistakes that leave our homes vulnerable to a break-in. A burglar will always choose the easiest target and that’s good news for you – it means you have a lot of influence on whether you become a victim or not.

  • Hiding keys by doorways – leaving keys near door ways is very risky as you risk someone duplicating your key and breaking in whenever they want.
  • Leaving out mail – an overflowing mailbox is a good sign that no one is home as well as it allows criminals to steal your mail and gain personal information.
  • Open windows – windows are often the easiest entry point for burglars to access your home as doors can be sturdy and deadlocked.
  • Leaving valuables in sight – valuables should be left out sight so that burglars and stored away as expensive items signal that you have money and is a clear indicator to a burglar that your home is worth targeting.
  • No visible security – securing your home with burglar bars and visible security measures is a huge deterrent to burglars.
  • Not maintaining your yard – a messy yard is a signal to a burglar that you are an easy target as untrimmed trees and hedges make for potential hiding places.
  • Updating social media – avoid using social media to let strangers know your whereabouts as you never know who is following you online.
  • A lifeless home – leaving lights and the TV / Radio on a timer can signal to a burglar that someone is home.

Download eBook: 8 Home Security Mistakes you’re Making

Resource: Cammy

Cammy is an Australian company that captures motion detected events only, saving you from searching through meaningless footage.

The Pamper Hamper is Back!

It’s that time of year where we like to help spread the Christmas Cheer.PamperHamper
Musgrave Park Service Centre, Diep River, has asked us to assist them in co-ordinating with the neighbouring suburbs as last years Pamper Hamper was such a huge success and enjoyed by all.
Fran & I with Citty & Jean
It’s been a tough year financially for many folks at the home and the service centre has suggested that 2015 gifts be essential toiletries needed daily.
Deodorant, toothpaste and soap are some of the items mentioned.
If you wish to contribute edible items like biscuits, chocolates and juice, you can email mpsc1010@gmail.com or call the Chairperson Citty on 012 712 8722 or 084 723 2203. Kindly drop off any donations before the 11 December 2015 at the Chas Everitt Constantia Office, Shop 26, Park ‘n Shop Centre, Cnr. Firgrove Way & Howard Drive, Meadowridge.

Halloween Safety Tips

This Saturday is Halloween, so dress to scare and remember that children in Diep River often like to dress up for Halloween and go ‘trick or treating’. If you would like to participate and have them ring your doorbell, please decorate your gate with something “Halloween-ish” (e.g. an orange balloon, jack-o-lantern etc.) and have your bowl of treats ready.

Walk Safely

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
    the right as possible.  Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

Trick or Treat With an Adult

  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
  • Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Prime Position in Chelsea

Light, bright and spacious:

Diep River PropertyThis Chelsea home is filled with charm and character. The beautiful open plan living spaces has great flow to the outdoor entertainment spaces. The patio has a built-in braai and drop down awnings to shelter you from the wind. The lounge and dining areas are separated by the newly installed wood and anthracite burning fireplace. The porcelain tiles add an extra feel of luxury to this room with it’s large windows and picturesque view of the pool. Add the lush green garden and koi pond for a touch of serenity.  Read more about this Diep River property for sale.

Contact Chas Everitt agent Joan Ross on 021 712 7002 / 083 419 5301 for further queries.

15 of the Very Best Braai Side Dishes

The Diep River blog and Chas Everitt wish all our Diep River residents a very happy Heritage Day.
Heritage Day
We have rounded up 15 of our favourite braai side dishes for you this Heritage Day! Enjoy!

1. Creamiest potato au gratin

2. Grilled sweetcorn

3. Creamy mushroom potato bake

4. Buttery, cheesy garlic bread

5. Creamy potato bake with caramelised onion

6. Butternut and onion gratin

7. Mielie bake

8. Biltong, feta and mushroom pap tert

9. Cauliflower with bacon and onion sauce

10. Baked bacon and spinach stuffed blooming onions

11. Bacon-wrapped mushroom

12. Potato salad with a twist

13. Creamy bacon potato salad

14. Braaied potato halves

15. Caramelised onion, potato and feta bake

Lekker braai” * Sourced from Food24