160524 - V&A at SunsetWinter has waved her magic wand and as the drops of rain fall, so the once golden fields and vleis turn to a carpet of green. Arum lilies show their luminous faces, scattered across the vlei and yellow daisies brighten foggy mornings. Bougainvillea – the hardy shrub that flowers throughout the year, seem to froth over walls and scramble up trees, proudly displaying colours that one would think could only really ever be seen in summer. It’s been years since I’ve been here in the Cape at this time of year. You forget how quickly the African nights draw in…. and how long they last…. Strange to be leaving the house just after 7am in the morning, start walking my daughter to school in the dark, and watch the sunrise. As those of you in Africa know, an African sunrise can be one of the most spectacular shows nature performs for us… beautiful soft pinks and bursts of orange flush the clouds and make a brisk morning walk quite lovely.

We have also had some beautiful winter days. You know those days when the wide African sky is so blue that seems to dazzle your eyes and almost make your teeth ache? The air is crisp and clear, and it’s a pleasure to stand in the sun and soak in the heat. Talking about soaking up some sun – some of our clients have finally managed to do just that!

VCS – More time for YOU provide experienced personal assistance and office management. Our clients pay only for the time we spend on their tasks. Some of our clients have been taking full advantage of the service we offer, giving themselves a chance to finally take a holiday and relax! VCS give our clients time out from their incredibly busy lives. We do those tasks for them that have, until now, prevented them from taking a much needed break.

When you find you don’t have enough hours in the day VCS can help you. VCS provide professional administrative, technical and creative assistance. We are passionate about giving our clients the best possible Customer Service and creating more time for you. Another professional who delivers great customer service is the inimitable Alison Maytham of www.vizibiliti.co.za.

Alison established Vizibiliti Management Services in 2012. Recognising the need for insightful practice, business management support and advice within the local optometric industry, Alison decided to focus on healthcare utilising her expertise and experience to become a practice management specialist. This has grown from strength to strength and Alison continues to assist many a practitioner.

VCS – More time for YOU believe that the personal touch we provide can make a different to your life. We handle just about any task so you can concentrate on your work and life balance. From the simple to the unexpected, VCS can make it happen by either performing the service directly, or quickly and efficiently sourcing the best resource for the job. We help restore the balance to your life.

16024 - Greyton BeautifulThis winter weather brings to mind cosy evenings, eating scrumptious food and relaxing around a warm wood fire, something you can do very easily at the Post House in Greyton. Greyton is a small town in the spectacular Overberg region in the Western Cape, surrounded by the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, the Riviersonderend Mountains, the Atlantic, Indian Oceans and the Breede River. Towering mountains, covered in a blanket of green winter grass, slope down towards the village nestling in the foothills. The picturesque town boasts a variety of art galleries, eateries and quaint shops. Situated in this charming village is the Post House. It is always a pleasure to meet people who are as committed to customer service and restoring the balance to your life as those at the Post House are. Built in 1860 the Post House is a national monument and has been refurbished to offer guests elegant, luxurious services and surroundings, a gem of a getaway spot, conference facilities for businesses and intimate country weddings.

Some comments by guests include the following…

“We stayed in a spacious luxuriously decorated room….. we would have gladly stayed another night or two”. Another says “We spent a lovely night in the quaint village of Greyton 2 nights ago at the Post House. We stayed in room 6 which was stylishly decorated, very comfortable bed and all the amenities you could need. The weather was wet and cold and thus perfect for the fire in the small charming pub on the premises”.

“The Posthouse provided a very luxurious stay for an active weekend for my husband and I. We spent the day mountain biking on the many MTB trails the town Greyton has to offer and coming back to our room to be enveloped in luxury….. Breakfast was scrumptious and the chef went out of his way to accommodate for our special needs meal….. The staff, especially the waitresses were super friendly. I would return to The Posthouse.”
Also, “We have just spent a night at the Post House. We loved it. The staff went out of their way to be helpful. The room was cosy and luxurious and the food was exceptional. The dining is of fine dining quality but very reasonably priced. I had a Gnocchi dish which ranks as the best gnocchi I have ever tasted anywhere in the world. The ambience is delightful, the furnishings, fittings, setting etc. are all in keeping with the charm and environment of Greyton. I highly recommend this hotel. We will go back on a regular basis. A real find.”

There is not much more I can add to these remarks. The Post House values their clients and offers an exceptional hotel experience to their guests. The Post House also offers a unique setting for conferences, team building or other group meetings you may wish to hold in an interesting and wonderfully relaxing space.
For groups and delegates who spend long hours in the office or car, you can stretch your legs (and mind) on one of the many scenic walking paths and hiking trails. Mountain biking, cycling and horse-riding are also some of the exhilarating activities to do in this area, quite often called “little England”. Wine tasting, chocolate and whiskey parings or afternoon teas are just a few of other activities the Post House can arrange for groups looking for something special. Look out for them on www.posthouse.co.za or Facebook page The Post House Greyton.

Myself, and my partners, Dawn and Rachel, here at VCS – More time for YOU www.moretimeforyou.co.za are working hard and having great fun. We provide a range of professional services to resolve those tasks that get in the way of your family or career. Delegate to us and we will give you back your most valuable commodity – TIME! We are extremely busy but hey, we are absolutely enjoying our journey. We are also very grateful to all of you who are supporting us and referring us – thank you, it is very much appreciated.