Research tells us that one of the most stressful life events is moving. Maybe even more so when braving the elements and making it happen between two apocalyptic Cape storms. This is what happened recently, taking two big transport moves, ducking the puddles and wind storms, to close a chapter of 25 years in Harbour Road and relocate our bookshop to Victoria Square in the CBD. Yes, moving certainly gets our vote as being right at the top on the list of stressors!

But we were saved by a miracle. On the recommendation of friends who had recently settled into a new home, having relocated from America, as well as receiving another referral, we were introduced to Johan and Ilse of Tetris Movers – a family-run business. From that moment, realising we were in the hands of a local professional company, we felt reassured, even though the reality of it all remained daunting. But Johan with his team of six strong men took it in their stride with a structured and faultless game plan.

While Noel and I flagged under the strain of such a huge move, they made it seem effortless, which of course it was not. Boxes upon boxes of books, heavy furniture and bookcases, plant tubs that weighed a ton, shop signage, a vintage Raleigh bicycle, and a thousand other things accumulated over the years could never be considered a walk in the park.

This is the reason we wish to accolade Tetris Movers for both their professional and personal attention to our move, which after a quarter of a century in Harbour Road, was undoubtedly an emotional one. But one thing we know, we could not have done it without them. They went the extra mile in ensuring we arrived at the other side in one piece. Thank you, Tetris Movers, for lightening our load.

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