Last 23 and 24 November 2012, the South African Embassy had the pleasure of participating in the 2012 Diplomatic Bazaar, the proceeds of which will this year go to institutions supporting the elderly.  The Embassy would like to thank all of its partners for helping to make the Bazaar a success and for their kind generosity, namely Vanessa Azevedo with her beautiful custom jewelry from the Cape, Joaquim and Rosário Alfaiate with their lovely graphite statuettes and stone necklaces and Zita and Isaura Silveira for their expressive paintings.  Carlos Neves and Graça Jesus also participated for the first time with their beautifully carved ostrich, goose and chicken eggs.  Graça Jesus is one of only two people in the world who embroiders eggs, with Graça using the traditional Viana do Castelo motif to decorate goose eggs.  Thank you so much for coming all the way from Viana to participate with us!  You can see and read more about these eggs by visiting http://ovoseven.blogspot.pt/.  Lastly, we’d also like to say a special thanks to the GB Store in Cascais for providing us with a selection of South African savoury treats, including biltong.  For more info visit http://www.gbstore.org.  And again thank you to all of the ladies who put so much hard work into organizing the Bazaar.  You’re efforts and dedication are highly appreciated!