PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK – Eleanor van Niekerk (Knijpers Kreatief)

What is your current occupation?

I am the owner of Knijpers Kreatief Stilbaai.

How long have you lived in the Hessequa area?
I was born in Cape Town , lived most of my life in Pretoria and have lived in Hessequa area for about 10 years.

Name one thing that always peaks your interest.
I love anything creative. It always amazes me to see how interesting and creative people can be. Here in the Hessequa area we have so many people with an amazing amount of talent.

What’s one movie that always makes you laugh?
To be quite honest , I don’t really like watching TV or movies. But Candid Camera did make me laugh. Interesting to see peoples reactions ….and to wonder what my own reaction would have been in the same situation.

What talent do you have that nobody knows about?
I have a wonderful ability to work with people with mental illness. I have loads of patience and understanding for this kind of illness.

If you could take over one persons job for a week, who’s would it be and why?
My husbands ! The reason…. To give him 6 months leave. ( But to be quite honest I wouldn’t cope ! )

What book are you reading at the moment?
At the moment I am reading an Afrikaans book called : Die man van Cirene. Written by FA Venter.

If you won a Million, how would you spend it?
I would pray for wisdom how to spend it.

I never leave home without ……….
My cellphone.

What is your favourite restaurant and meal?
Ocean Basket seafood platter.

Your favourite holiday destination?
Mauritius ! I love it , have been many many times. Never grow tired of Mauritius. I must add , I do not go the luxury way. I go local style. Use buses not taxi, stay in local flat no hotel , cook my own food with local produce or buy at beach stalls.

Tell us some interesting facts about yourself.
I have had an interesting life. Travelled to more than 18 countries, spent 15 years mostly isolated looking after a child with special needs. I am a very positive person , I love people. I am now really enjoying my work at Knijpers Kreatief. I was born English speaking and married Afrikaans so speak both languages. I also love water. Love the sea, can spend hours in a pool or a jacuzzi.

What is your message to the community of Stilbay and area?
I would like to thank the people of Stilbay and area for being the wonderful people that they are. It is wonderful to live here and be part of this very special community.

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