*. Getting my cataracts removed and hence able to pass my driver’s license renewal
*. Getting my passport renewed, after a very long wait, having the freedom to travel this year
*. For buying a house, my passport to freedom from sharing a property with AirBnB renters, despite the noise disturbances having reduced vastly in the past few months and the first Trustee having sold her apartment…. two more to go… And for asserting Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes the City of Cape Town’s Cleansing Department, which cleaned up beaches between Bakoven and Blouberg today on Reconciliation Day, litter having washed in from the ocean. Part of the clean-up will have been done in the thunderstorm and rain earlier today, making it even more appreciated!
On Saturday 14 May Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis attended our Community Litter Clean at Maidens Cove in Camps Bay, his presence attracting 77 adults and children, with 145 bags filled and taken for recycling by I know a Guy Recycling!
I organise a Community Litter Clean in Camps Bay once a month, usually focusing on the Camps Bay Beach area, meeting opposite The 41 Restaurant, which sponsors a beverage for each participant, and a prize of two The 41 burgers for the person collecting the most litter. Continue reading →
#grateful for a lovely sunny day and NO wind 🙏, the wind having blown over two metal plant pots with my bougainvilleas overnight, not happened in 4 years of living here; for a relaxed day; for the company of Earl Grey when I’m at home, having taken over the spare room as his bedroom; for replying to my clients’ diner reviews; for seeing Viv again, fetching her and taking her to Labotessa for an afternoon treat, enjoying their all-day breakfast; for each of us shopping at Fideli’s across the Continue reading →
#grateful for a wonderful day, dominated by my disbelief and shock in receiving a message that my new client wanted my bank details, not just to pay me for the month ahead but for six months, not my payment terms at all, and not having started doing any work, but deeply grateful for the trust and generosity it reflects 🥲💙; for a very windy all-day South Easter Day, still blowing a storm, even in Sea Point; for posting for my clients; for a walk to the Hussar Grill parking area, to meet St Cyprians Continue reading →
#grateful for a gorgeous morning of rain, and a much cooler day at a wintry 17C, fabulous for writing, completing my Blogpost and posting for clients, for a combined Bakoven and Camps Bay walk, with litter to clean up along the way; and for being happy, healthy and free. 💙❤️ Continue reading →
#grateful for a day of spoiling 🙏; for a quick post for a client; for a good Camps Bay Community Beach Clean, with 6 adults and 3 children, filling 10 bags, and meeting a new resident of Camps Bay, and a German family which has just taken over a Sea Point guest house; for bumping into Johnny Nortje on the beachfront, with a catch up after a long time of not seeing each other; for being spoilt by The 41 Restaurant, our Camps Bay Clean sponsors, with tea and water on the lawn at the Beach, and then with a breakfast, their Manager Emma Farquharson being extremely efficient 💙; for Continue reading →
#grateful for a most beautiful day, at 28C, but over 30 C while I was driving 😱; for popping in for a very quick croissant breakfast at Labotessa, the word having spread in that there was no table available outside, and I was so rushed that I forgot to photograph it 😱, having received a message that the Qatar flight of my American clients was arriving 45 minutes early; for receiving a spoil gift of shampoos and soap from La Botessa owner Johan du Plessis 💙; for getting to the airport on time Continue reading →
#grateful for a 29C day, with no wind; for a generous day, three of my clients paying me today, and one having paid earlier this week 💙; for receiving a referral for a tourist guiding client from Thursday’s German Grischa client 💙; for being lucky to get an airport collection job for Monday via one of my clients, with my Tourist Guide hat on 💙; for a fabulous The 41 tea on the lawns at the beach, being the envy of a number of passersby, and making up for my disappointment that NO one Continue reading →
#grateful for a beautiful hot windfree 35C day, taking it easy and recharging; for a record 95 minutes of deep sleep 💙; for an early CAMPS BAY CLEAN Community Beach Clean with The 41 Restaurant, two participants from the Rapepayers Association, and the other 12 being learners at Camps Bay High, including two exchange students, one from Italy and another from Berlin; for a quick shop at Woolies; for driving to Edgemead, with little traffic, for a matric reunion of the Huguenot High Continue reading →