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Rietondale Drivers

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Rietondale Drivers:

Everyone has their moment's, when speed-bumps seem like the stupidest of inventions or you cannot believe that a species of bird has survived evolution so far even to flourish,  though it does not move out of the road no matter how gently you approach it (I speak here of the pigeon).

For most of the time and in most locations this is my general outlook, but there is a place where a certain magic tends to descend and so palpable is it that it bears physical and mental good from all souls. Rietondale. When drivers  enter the area they don't just slow down for pigeons they slow down for our guinea fowl and their strings of hatchlings

 You drive a little slower, why not? The lanes and trees and houses are lovely. You let the man at the traffic circle go first mostly because you want to be friendly and have forgotten which one yields where.

Yes Rietondale. The speed-bumps might irritate but they were actually installed at a crucial point in Rietondale history when people had begun to use it as a thoroughfare to bypass Soutpansberg road. Resulting signs were put in place marking it as a traffic calming area.

My husband and I have simply come up with a name for it "Rietondale drivers" and "Rietondale people" mainly because we have a good chuckle when someone comes storming through the area pushing  you off the road. "Not a Rietondale driver," we joke, and similarly when someone gives you right of way with a smile and a wave, "Rietondale driver!"

Perhaps  this is all rather silly for people who don't live here but it's difficult to dismiss on those grounds. Who doesn't want to live somewhere where their children can safely cross the road and play in a park? Or go for a run with your dog and greet the people along the way.  I think it's something rather special.

Rietondale

Copy and photos by Sarah Webber for Louise Webber Estates

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