Posts Tagged ‘Cape Town’

Innovative Ideas for the Home at the Cape Homemakers Expo 2015

When it comes to innovative ideas to help improve the home, most of us need a little help to get our creative juices flowing as well as to provide us with the product we need to make these improvements. Fortunately, there are a number of events taking place that are ideal for those who want to be able get some inspiration when it comes to home improvements, decor and style. One of these is the Cape Homemakers Expo 2015, which is set to take place between 27 and 30 August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Many people will be attending this event, some to get ideas and inspiration from the experts and others just to have a look around to see what the latest trends are when it comes to the home. With hundreds of exhibitors set to participate in the 2015 expo, there will certainly be no shortage of ideas, products and advice for those who do attend.

The innovation continues with the 2015 expo

Over recent years, our homes have been revolutionised by all sorts of products, gadgets and devices. We have everything from smart TVs offering the latest in technology to mobile devices on which to enjoy all sorts of entertainment. You can use your mobile devices to access and enjoy a wide range of mobile sites and apps for your entertainment such as playing the exciting games on sites such as Springbok Casino, which offers a host of table games and virtual slots that can be enjoyed while you are relaxing at home as well as while you are on the move. Another popular entertainment option is Netflix, which allows you to stream your favourite movies and shows to your device and watch them wherever you like, whether it is in the house, in the garden or even when you go out.

The products displayed at this popular expo help to ensure that we are able to enjoy continued innovation in our homes, with products and innovation relating to many different areas such as kitchen and bathrooms, lighting, flooring, heating and cooling systems, energy efficient products, outdoor furniture, security, doors, windows, pools, roofing and a whole lot more.

You will be able to learn more about design, decor, and the latest style trends at this expo not to mention being able to see some fabulous new and modern products designed for use all around your home. There will be more than 300 people exhibiting at the show, so you will find plenty to feast your eyes on.

Amongst the companies that will be exhibiting at the expo is inVOGUE, which will provide information and product relating to the most modern and stylish interiors for your home. The Kitchen Specialist Association will also be present, and will as always be on hand to showcase some wonderful, contemporary and traditional kitchen designs to inspire and innovate. Other companies will showcase everything from handmade crafts and art for the home through to gourmet food, fine coffee, great wines and much more.

2015 Cape Town Carnival goes ELEMENTAL

A dazzling parade of carnival floats, hip-shaking dancers and foot-stomping bands, will storm the Green Point Fan Walk on Saturday, 14 March for the sixth annual Cape Town Carnival.

The evening will radiate glamour and glitz as 47 community performance groups  interpret the ELEMENTAL theme of Fire, Water, Air and Earth – ‘the unstoppable forces that shape us and our environment.’

Participants and spectators are invited to embrace the 2015 theme and dress for the occasion.  Shelley Finch, Cape Town Carnival’s Marketing, Media and Sponsorship Director says: “We encourage all of Cape Town to share in this spectacular night with us. Shine bright, dive into the sea, soar into the skies and float back down to earth while celebrating our interconnectedness, our relationship to each other, and our environment with Cape Town Carnival 2015.”

The first Cape Town Carnival was held in Long Street in 2010, when close to 11 000 people marked the occasion, together with the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. Since then, the crowds have swelled to over 50 000, with the parade now taking place along the Green Point Fan Walk. The expansion of Cape Town Carnival has helped to create local job opportunities, and assisted with skills and economic development across many communities, all within the inspiring arena of creative expression.

An explosion of fireworks at 19h00 will mark the start of the procession, which will wind along the 1.2km Fan Walk. Crowds will be blown away by the dazzling performers, inspired floats, imaginative puppets and extravagant contraptions.  Local designers together with an astounding array of costumes, puppets, gadgets and giant floats, will ensure that audiences will be treated to a world-class experience.

According to Finch, a life-sized elephant walking through the forest and a 10-meter long snoek puppet, operated in “Chinese dragon” style are two of this year’s creative highlights.

On event day, the audience is encouraged to join in the street festivities anytime from 16h00, when it will turn into a pedestrian walkway with food vendors, stalls and festive hospitality areas. “This is a great opportunity to introduce children to the diversity of our magical city and get them in the mood for the evening’s festivities with goodie-bag giveaways, face painting, acrobats and buskers,” says Finch.

“Many youths are participating in the Cape Town Carnival, and by simply being involved in creative and positive activities, they learn new skills and develop pride in their work.” The Fan Walk will close at 18h00, to allow for final preparations and cleaning ahead of the procession at 19h00.

Cape Town Carnival is an exciting multi-cultural event that enables Carnival-goers to “escape into carnival realm,” says Finch, where friends unite to celebrate their diversity. “Dress up… be a diva… bring your own style tribe with you. Come together with pride in Cape Town’s biggest street party and flaunt your cultural identity!” adds Finch.

The Cape Town Carnival After Party brought to you by Redd’s will allow partygoers to rock to some of SA’s hottest musical talent on the Green Point Stadium Forecourt from 21h00 until midnight. Entry is free on presentation of a ticket given away along the Fan Walk during the Carnival (for over 18 year olds only). One lucky person in the party crowd will win a car through the Redd’s After Party competition.

Getting to the Cape Town Carnival with public transport will be easy as additional MyCiti and Park & Ride facilities will be in operation. Metrorail will also offer a selection of late night trains for commuters.  Restaurants and cafés all along the route will be open and there will be seating stands along the Fan Walk for those wanting to be within inches of the performers.  Finch adds, “It’s a safe and wonderful fun-filled extravaganza, and a perfect place to meet friends and bring the family. Make Cape Town Carnival an annual tradition!”

In the lead-up to the 2015 event, Carnival-enthusiasts can sample a taste of the action at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre every weekend where participating community performance groups will display their hip-shaking dance talent and energetic music. Expect the glam lead performers to photobomb your selfies in their outrageous ELEMENTAL costumes. Grab a free Carnival mask invitation here, with all the info you need to make 14 March 2015 a memorable family day.

For more information on the 2015 Cape Town Carnival, visit, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @CTCarnival.

Places in Cape Town you should have – but might not have – heard of.

Capetonians are often called fickle, they are also accused of being cliquey, and we are kind of, but fickle? We prefer discerning.

Because of our discerning nature it is difficult to sustain certain places in the Mother City. Namely restaurants, coffee shops, bars and any place that serves booze, coffee or food, often all three if they hope to survive.

The goods news is that the challenge of sustaining these businesses does not stop people trying. Some succeed and manage to stay open, many do not.

The other good news is that the plethora of places open in Cape Town forces those opening new spots to create something different; where the experience offers something more than just food & drink.

Some places doing it different in Cape Town.

Disclaimer: While I hope & think these places will survive – if they are no longer open by the time you read this post, let me know and I will edit. End disclaimer.

Its a House

Its a House

It’s a house

No, this is not some party club playing house music; then again maybe it is.

This is a restaurant cum bar / coffee shop, cum creative hub (a Cape Town favourite) with some of the coolest clientele around. Sure, there are plenty cool funky people in CT; but seriously, the young crowd on the evening I visited was – how you say – all dressed up but looking like they just threw their ensemble together. All funk, fashion and fun – kinda of like me…not!

There was a mini pop-up mall, cool tunes being spun by the DJ and a very busy looking laptop brigade sprinkled around. The furniture is cool and my Scoops (the almost six year old offspring) also enjoyed the place, especially scribbling on the chalkboard bar counter.

We were hoping for the 2 for 1 burger special but it was not to be on that particular night so we sufficed with a couple of Zameleks (Black Labels dammit). They also serve a R10 breakfast, which is not bad value at all. The coffee is Tribe – not my favourite.

Peter’s house

Peter's House

Peter's House

An eclectic little restaurant with cool stuff and a quirky owner.

We actually went there after It’s a House as it was Monday night and anyone who’s anyone knows that Monday night at Peters House is Mac & Cheese Monday. They offer Mac & Cheese for R25 but for R5 or R10 per extra you can add additional toppings from bacon to mushrooms. Tasty & good value.

Peter’s House opened in the last 8 months or so. Ziggy, the owner, worked overseas, saved up some pounds, and like many others returned to Cape Town and opened a restaurant. Named after Peter Rabbit, this is a cute little place, with loads of character. It’s across the road from Rafikis and The Power & the Glory in Tamboerskloof.

Offering a variety of meals, playing loud but good music and with plenty of games and kid’s stuff, Peter’s House will keep you entertained and well fed at the same time.

Funky laundromat

Funky laundromat

I love my laundry

Compared to the above two Ilovemylaundry seems to have been around for ages but the truth is they only opened a year and some months ago.

In that time they have established a laundromat that will clean your dirties, while serving you coffee and dim sum. They have also established an online wine shop, host art exhibitions and throw some mean parties.

Clayton & Mico, the owners, seem to have a winning formula and have achieved almost cult status in a very short time; they also have a branch in Durbanville (The Laundry Corporation).

I have enjoyed many parties at the Laundry. These include an art exhibition opening by Arno Carstens, a whiskey deconstruction (look it up), a Peroni beer night and many more. They also host their famous Thursday night fondues and have created a Laundry brand that will stick to your tighty whities.

Just three places, amongst many, strutting their off-beat stuff in the Mother City

Oranjezicht City Farm

For the past few years I have driven past the old Oranjezicht Bowling Green on many occasions. The bowling club, which operated for 50 years, closed down leaving this prime piece of city land abandoned in its wake. Wasted green space in a city fast running out of the precious green stuff.

Oranjezicht City Farm

Oranjezicht City Farm

Fortunately local residents, led by Cheryl Ozinsky, saw a future for the plot. They proposed an inner city farm to local city officials, jumped through the necessary bureaucratic hoops and within a month had received permission.

With the help of some generous donations (about R500 000 at last count) led by the Madam Zingara Group donating R100 000; and a group of volunteers, the once derelict land has now being transformed into an oasis of fast greening soil – an inner city organic farm.

This one plot of land won’t change the world, however it shows what can be achieved with a little bit of land, a lot of initiative and people willing to give up their time, energy and in some cases money, for the greater good. This does sound a bit grandiose to be honest but the idea is not to solve world hunger but to use local land more productively and make organically grown veg available to residents without the carbon footprint attached.

It sets an example of what can be achieved with limited space; be it a small balcony or a patch of garden, you can grow your own veg without too much hassle or expense.  I have

Volunteers hard at work

Volunteers hard at work

now started noticing many other disused pieces of land in the City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard region and would love the veggie growers to get hold of them before the developers do. We do not need more suffocating concrete monstrosities.

My five year old and I popped in to take a closer look. The youngster was keen and quickly entered into the spirit of things, planting protective hedges as well as peas and spinach while chatting up some local talent at the same time. He loved it and spent a healthy and productive couple of hours getting his hands dirty, learning about growing food and generally having a good time.  We have returned and he again pitched in, as did mom and dad this time. I have seen many kids there and I think it’s a great way of introducing them to alternative means of obtaining healthy food other than procuring them at the local supermarket. It’s also fun and educational.

The land was originally a farm with a weekly market where they used to ring a bell to call residents to buy. The bell still remains and I look forward to it ringing again when the produce is ready for sale. This is a great way of getting the community involved in a collective project, making unused land productive and educating kids and adults alike.




Not on the Backyard menu

“I’m going to fuck you before the night is over.”

Backyard Grill & Lounge

Backyard Grill & Lounge

Hellavu thing to hear from a woman on a gentle summer’s evening out; especially when uttered in a strong Eastern European accent to the gay guy sitting on her other side.

What the fuck am I, chopped liver?

Now I may be in a relationship and not particularly interested in fucking the exotic temptress next to me – but I am straight and at least, technically, on the menu.

Fucking chopped liver I tell you.

Earlier she told the gay dude to feel her tits to prove they were real, he replied that tits repulsed him and he wasn’t interested – so my PIA (partner in action) told me to feel them.

Now, as tempted as I was, it’s not every day one’s significant other tells you to feel up another woman. I had to decline; my days of public fondling are over. Not PIA’s, she agreed to prove the lack of silicon in said European’s breasts – so she copped a feel.

Europa and her friend, a pre-school teacher, who we had met earlier landed up joining us at our table at the Backyard Grill & Lounge on Regent Road in Sea Point; along with gay dude and his friend, an old acquaintance. Said pre-school teacher and Europa were sucking on their Digital Berries like – well let’s just say they were sucking. Digital Berries are the latest electronic cigarettes to hit the market – some sort of fruit flavoured water filler, which, according to the teach, is perfectly safe. Now it well may be a healthier alternative to the real thing, but it clearly was not doing the job as both smokers alternated between regular cigs and their digital versions. “We just got them today” was the excuse given.

Luckily Junior was sitting in the indoor area watching TV, as the table talk got kind of steamy.

Gay dude was browsing gay dating sites on his mobile – checking out dick sizes and G-d knows what else. There was talk of shemales and whether the European woman had a dick or not and I was suddenly put off the piece of boerie that I had ordered.

Junior had no such issues, which was a slight problem as this Backyard Grill is not shy to charge; a pity as it’s a fun place to hang out, informal with an outdoor area conducive to meeting people – all types! Its not often you go to a restaurant and meet a mixed bunch of people – making it a fun evening with some interesting characters.

I like the Backyard’s relaxed setting and will return. Although I found their food tasty, it is expensive for what it is, making it slightly prohibitive to make this a regular hangout.

The Dog’s Bollocks

Naming your burger joint after canine testicles takes…. well balls I suppose. But Nigel Woods’ burgers really are the dog’s bollocks.

The Dog's Bollocks

This is my kind of place, a driveway come alleyway in Gardens; a few old-style table and chairs, some hot coals and a been-there done-that still-doing-it Englishman making the best burgers in Cape Town.

This is a no-frills burger driveway; bring your own cutlery, if you think you need,  your own drink, any kind of drink,  unless you want wine, in that case buy 1½l  of Nigel’s own brew – good wine and excellent value at R50 for the funky tube. It comes papsak style inside the tube but this papsak is quite o.k. to take to a party.

Then there are the burgers. Choose one from the generous list, considering the no frills approach of the place. R55 a burger or R50 for the plain and you get a tasty large burger with a good piece of meat and plenty other goodies plus your choice of toppings. Pepper mushroom was my choice and delicious but the American 50’s style slider also looked good. Pity @Capetowncandy didn’t leave me a taste. Anyway, I’m putting this burger joint at the top of my burger list DB2and I know my burgers – I was eating them before they became trendy – lots of them.

Nigel only makes 30 burgers a night – first come first served – and late comers might get Nachos if they behave. But you don’t tell people you went to the DB and ate nachos – they give you that pitying, condescending look – like everyone knows you need to get there early and the Nachos are really a consolation prize. Being occasionally helpful people we tried to assist some new arrivals with advice but were told very quickly, “we’ve been here before.”

Who would have thought burgers in a Gardens alleyway would become the trendiest food spot in Cape Town?

He opens at 5pm – don’t try booking. Cash only.

6 Roodehek Street, Gardens or find them on Facebook

Picnic envy, Kirstenbosch & Jonny Clegg

When one of South Africa’s favourite artists plays at one of SA’s most beautiful botanical gardens on a magnificent summer’s day in Cape Town – it’s always going to be a good evening out. Sitting on the sloped lawns, mountains standing majestically in the background, thousands of eager concert goers and a cooler bag full of cold beer, it was a perfect afternoon. Except for one thing.

Awesome venue

Awesome venue

I acquired a case of severe picnic envy. Not that me and @CapetownCandy – my PIA – partner in adventure (at least those that don’t involve steep ascents and severe drop offs) don’t know how to put a decent picnic together. On the contrary; we are highly experienced picnic-goers capable of doing wildly creative picnic stuff on an almost empty fridge and sometimes empty wallet too. But we don’t always get it together to the best of our ability.

This Sunday was one of those. Even though Provita and cheese, olives, Pringles and peanuts were adequate for our needs – it paled in comparison to what I saw flaunted on the hallowed Kirstenbosch turf. It wasn’t just the sushi platter the couple next to us devoured but the range of amazing looking treats served from perfect looking picnic baskets that got to me.

A trip to the gents took me past so many awesome looking picnic hampers that I had to put my hands deep in my pockets to stop me helping myself to a quick snack here and there. Seeing so much tasty food brazenly displayed does make it feel a bit like a large cocktail party where you are welcome to help yourself – but here it would seem wrong. Bbq chicken pieces cut into perfect bite size helpings, platters of exotic cheeses (well they looked exotic), pies, meats and other goodies which all seem to glow with a robust tastiness – despite the hot sun beating down on it. Luscious fruits, expensive nuts, sweet nibbles and amazing looking sandwiches – it all looked so good. But I restrained myself and made do with our humble offerings and cold beer, which did help ease the envy. One neighbour did share his homemade beer with us, which was excellent; he also informed us about the local subculture of home-made beer brewers developing in the Cape. Check out

Full house at Kistenbosch
Food aside – Jonny delivered as always – singing old classics and introducing new songs that we hadn’t heard before. As much as I enjoyed the concert I couldn’t help keeping one envious eye on the mountain as the setting sun made it glow with a come hither look (even though I had enjoyed an awesome morning adventure up Kloof Corner Ridge, and my other eye on the delicious looking food surrounding me. Next time we will be better prepared.

Three Peaks Challenge: 10 Done – more to come

Running up and down Cape Town’s three peaks (Devils Peak, Table Mountain and Lions Head) isn’t most people’s idea of fun – but it is mine. This is kind of strange as I used

Three Peaks Challenge 2011

Three Peaks Challenge 2011

to hate running. Well hate is a strong word; I just didn’t like it much. I loved hiking though and found once I got into it that I could hike pretty fast up some fairly steep mountains. Then I saw an article in the paper about the Three Peaks Challenge which caught my interest, but after reading that they start in town near to Greenmarket Square and return to the Square after each peak – I laughed to myself “fucking crazy” and lost interest.

The following year, 2002, the Three Peaks reared its beautiful three heads again and a friend, a Celtics runner at the time, told me to phone fellow Celtics runner Gavin Snell, the organiser of the event. As sceptical as I was I soon found myself chatting to Gavin who told me about the event, showed me some pics and hauled out his shoebox of memorabilia including the hand carved trophies of the Three Peaks that every finisher gets. The trophies are made by Don Hartley, founder and co-organiser of the event. All well and good I said but I don’t run. Don’t worry said Gavin you’ll be fine. Far from convinced I decided to give it a bash and entered.

I started doing some running, completed my first half marathon in the process, and on the first Saturday in November, 2002 I found myself lined up in Long Street at 5am with a bunch of other nutters. About 8 ½ hours later I completed my first challenge, had the best time and was hooked – not just on the Three Peaks but on trail running in general.

A Don Hartley orginal - my reward for completing my 10th

A Don Hartley original - my reward for completing my 10th

November 2011, nine years later, I have completed my 10th Challenge. Those years have seen me become a seasoned trail runner who now loves running and has his own shoebox of Three Peaks memories. I have watched the local trail running scene explode into a main stream sport with many roadies finally seeing the light and now stretching their legs regularly if not exclusively on the mountains. Where once there were a handful of trail events there is now one almost every week.

While the trail running scene has changed I’m glad to say the Three Peaks Challenge has not. The organisers are the same, the atmosphere is the same, and the entry fee kept affordable, unlike many events which charge almost 3x that amount for far less, and you still receive a hand carved Three Peaks trophy if you finish. More importantly I still love this event. I have roped in many an unsuspecting runner who landed up running next to me at some run or another, burning their ears with tales of this special event – some of them completed their 5th challenge this year. The one difference is that nine years ago you could phone Gavin the night before and get an entry – that is no longer possible.

Thanks Gavin, who has not only organised all 15 events to date –read the history of the event here –  but has run every one as well –  and thanks Don for starting this event in 1997, 100 years after it was first completed. Looking forward to no 11.

Cape Town stealing Durban’s winter thunder

With Cape Town experiencing a mid winter summer paradise, tourism authorities finally have something to celebrate as the Mother City looks to steal Durban’s winter thunder by becoming South Africa’s best all year round destination.

Cape Town in winter

Cape Town in winter

“Everyone knows that people only go to Durban in winter because it’s hot but this global warming is turning things around.” said a Cape Town Tourism official from Clifton Beach today. “We know Cape Town rocks in summer, now it rocks in winter too. We have never needed to effectively market this city, and wasted millions not doing so. Now the weather is on our side and we have all-year-round summer. Our strategy worked – nature is on our side.”

With tourism officials and hospitality players recently bemoaning the quiet season – this opportunity has come at an excellent time for the city. What was once the secret season is a secret no longer as Cape Town looks to market itself as the city with an endless summer. Lifeguards and umbrella custodians have been woken from their winter slumber and rushed to beaches around the  Cape to cope with the expected influx of beachgoers. But while the few lucky tourists who are here have rushed to the beaches, Capetonians have stayed away, not believing their eyes and sweaty armpits and steadfastly refusing to hit the beaches until December.

Premier Helen Zille was quick to jump on the overheated bandwagon. “The Western Cape is now not only the best run province in the country but now also has the best weather and any attempts by the ruling party to control the weather will be met with fierce resistance.”

Talk of water shortages and rain-starved farms were put aside as the sun continued to shine. A shirtless Capetonian, sunbathing on Long Street,  said:  “Hey,  if this is what global warming is all about – bring it on. Ya, it may not be PC to celebrate rising temperatures but it sure is lekker.”
Barry Washkansky

Group buying & saying no to Google’s billions

In the 90’s start-up IT companies dreamed about been bought out by Microsoft, and many were. In the 0’s internet start-ups dreamed about been bought out by Google, and many were. Today’s start-ups, apparently, dream about turning down Google. And that’s what Groupon has done – the group buying giant from the States has reportedly turned down an offer of $6 billion from the search engine giants; this for a business that was started in November 2008.

Who and what are Groupon and what do they do? Groupon is the largest collective buying or group buying site in the States, and I imagine, the world. These sites secure group deals with companies, whereby the deal, which is offered at a discount from between 20% to 90 %( depends on the site and the deal), only kicks in when enough people buy it. The site acts as a conduit between the supplier and the public, offering the supplier publicity, marketing and often some much needed business.

South Africa has about 20 group buying sites and it looks like this year will see Group buying really take off in South Africa. Groupon have made their move and bought local guys Twangoo and there are a number of guys staking their claim in this potentially lucrative industry.

The more the merrier I say, and although I have been slightly under-whelmed by the deals on offer – my low-maintenance self doesn’t do beauty treatments –  this should definitely improve as the industry and awareness grows.

One of the local contenders, is just four months old but is already making a name for itself; I spoke to internet entrepreneur and Ubuntudeal
group-buying specialist, Jess Green.

Do you think this is the year for collective buying to take off in South Africa?
I think it took off in 2010, but this year we’ll see a phenomenal growth in the industry.

There are probably 20 sites in SA at the moment – what sets you apart from the others?JG:
Quality, not quantity. Firstly, our deals are always at least 50% off. No other group buying site in SA has adhered to this at all. It’s easy to ask for 25% or 40% off. Hence, we have had fewer deals, but they’ve given the consumer a bigger and better deal. Secondly, our site is the best by far. We’re the only ones to have film/video on every deal, who have an updated blog, who have a scalable site that can hold millions of users, if and when it comes to that. 🙂 We are also very strong on customer-service; something the group buying industry is notorious for being bad on. We have our 0861 UBUNTU number – we’re a real company out there, not a one man band like many SA group buying sites.

I see many of your deals are spa and treatment related, what other kinds of deals will there be?
I think on all group buying sites there are more spa deals than others, but we still have one of the best spreads in terms of deals. Just look at our Underground Cape Town adventure, our yoga classes, restaurant deals, t-shirts and much more.

I see Groupon have bought Twangoo – your thoughts
Yes, they did. Twangoo grew quickly due to getting deals on the one hand, which I applaud them for. They also got subscribers abnormally quickly, mainly through spam, which I, well, don’t applaud them for. Groupon doesn’t mind if you’ve grown due to spam, they bought a Brazilian site too which had even had court action against them for spam. It’s an unfair method of growing quickly, but I suppose it’s worked for them.

Do you know what they paid?
No, and I don’t think this is important. What is important is how they were bought. I see that the owners are now on contract for three years for Groupon. That tells you they weren’t just paid a lump sum, and were probably tied into what Groupon usually does – a revenue sharing offer. This could be the right or wrong choice for them.

How do you feel about these guys entering the market?
How many banks are there in South Africa? How many car companies? I’m elated – the group buying industry worldwide will now look to SA. LivingSocial and BuyWithMe are coming too. The world is now watching us much more closely.

How many people are you at UbuntuDeal?
Including the whole team, 12 people.

Where do you see UbuntuDeal in two years time?
That’s a tough question, because in our industry, two years is a very long time! UbuntuDeal will probably have been bought by then, but our quality focus will always be there. We’ll be sure to still have the best deals and service.