Category Archives: Beaches

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 70 of Level 1, 29 November 2020.

 

Sunday 29 November 2020, Day 70 of Level 1, Day 249 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beauty of a day, at 26C; for being spoilt with a fabulous breakfast at The 41 restaurant by Emma Faquharson; for signing the release form for participating in the Carte Blanche program soon, possibly next Sunday, with a coffee visit by producer Michael Duffet; for sorting out a conflict between two of the Community Cleaners, luckily amicably; for spending an hour cleaning up on both sides of the Tidal Pool with Community Cleaners John and Carmen; for time for a Vit D snooze on the terrace, a blessing after a busy week; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 68 of Level 1, 27 November 2020.;

 

Friday 27 November 2020, Day 68 of Level 1, Day 247 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a busy and efficiently planned day; for a warm 26C day after yesterday’s wind; for being able to see the new Camps Bay Police Station crime victim support unit, which was launched today; for an amazing Black Friday, my first time ever making use of discounts offered; for cleaning up the stream with the Camps Bay cleaners this morning and in Bakoven this afternoon; for an interesting talk on Consumer Insights at Whitespace Creative, invited by Tania Harrison; for a Christmas shop at the German Food Shop above Dinkel Bakery, Dinkel keeping some poppy seed rolls for me, and I seeing a must-have Berliner; for an always friendly shop at the Continental Butchery on Upper Kloof Street; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 41 of Level 1, 31 October 2020.

 

Saturday 31 October 2020, Day 41 of Level 1, Day 219 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Gratitude for another day of abundance; for a beautiful warm sunny day, the wind only picking up late this afternoon, and an even more special day lying ahead tomorrow; for a successful litter Beach Clean today, with 20 garbage bags filled, one team of two filling four bags, and winning our The 41 Restaurant prize for most litter collected; for receiving a pot of tea from The 41, with everyone else that participated; for Colleen de Villiers coming to visit, so that we could have lunch at Tindlovu Camps Bay, joined by George Sax for a short while; for saying ‘goodbye’ to Maison J, which is no more, becoming OK JA tomorrow, everything changing except the coffee and tea; for Colleen coming to my home, and I then walking her back to her car; for an amazing Discovery surprise; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 1, 16 October 2020.

 

Friday 16 October 2020, Day 26 of Level 1, Day 204 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a Beach of a day at 26C, and boy the beaches here have been packed today; for a relaxed peaceful day; for getting over a mental block about making a substantial payment 😱, what a relief 😊; for a walk in Camps Bay, combined with buying cat treats at Absolute Pets; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 15 of Level 1, 5 October 2020.

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Monday 5 October 2020, Day 15 of Level 1, Day 193 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for such a fabulous Monday and start to a new week; for being spoilt with two restaurant invitations for today, the reopening day of Yumcious of Chef Jennifer Morris, and at Homespun by Matt in Bloubergstrand; for Henry finding Maya’s Sarong at the bottom of the pool when he cleaned it today; for a lovely weather day after a misty start; for a short sunset walk in Bloubergstrand, my only walk of the day; for a quick catfood shop at Checkers in Sea Point, offering by far the best Whiskas prices compared to Pick n Pay and TakeaLot, but such a pity that the service is so bad; for meeting such nice persons at our joint table at the Secret Supper Club at Homespun by Matt; for getting home safely from Blouberg just before curfew; for there being no damage to my car after last night’s taxi incident; and for being happy and healthy.🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 13 of Level 1, 3 October 2020.

 

Saturday 3 October 2020, Day 13 of Level 1, Day 191 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a near perfect weather day, after what we have been through this week, with only a slight breeze, at 22C; for a peaceful first walk through Camps Bay, with a Pick n Pay shop, spending my Discovery voucher on cat food in the main; for a lovely Vit D snooze on the terrace; for a surprise visit from Anne Marie von Tielmann and her son, whom I hadn’t seen since the beginning of the year, seeing her when she walked past while I was dressing Maya in a new Sarong; for a crazy second Camps Bay walk; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 4 of Level 1, 24 September 2020.

 

Thursday 24 September 2020, Heritage Day 🇿🇦, Day 4 of Level 1, Day 182 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely day to celebrate our country’s Heritage; for a smooth drive to Cape Town, after stops at Good Food & Co to drop off a bottle of ADHARA extra virgin olive oil to Joey Stiglingh, one of two sisters owning the Franschhoek Deli, and buying cheeses, eggs, and yoghurt at the Dalewood Fromage Farm Shop; for the fabulous restringing of my pearl bracelets and repair of a favorite brooch by Caroline Smith in Claremont; for the collection of my Heritage Day treat of Duck Spring Rolls at Pilcrow & Cleaver; for receiving the scoop from Chef Darren Badenhorst about all his restaurant ventures coming up, a story I wrote this morning before leaving Franschhoek; for the lovely breakfast spoil at Maison Montagne; for the love connection with my babies on my return, having missed each other 😻😻; for the Jerusalema Dance Challenge we did on the Tidal Pool Beach, and later on the Tidal Pool wall, guided in doing the dance by Brazilian Eloah who lives in Camps Bay too, whose idea it was, it being hard to dance in the sand; for a wonderful sun relax on my terrace on this third great weather day,at 24C, in a row; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Venishree Mayer Continue reading →

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Cape Town in the running for five Leading Africa Tourism Awards at World Travel Awards!

 

Cape Town Tourism, the official destination marketing and management agency for Cape Town, has announced that Cape Town is in the running for five Leading Africa Tourism Awards organised by the World Travel Awards, and is seeking the support of Capetonians to vote for Cape Town in the following five categories: Leading Beach Destination, Leading Business Travel Destination, Leading City Destination, Leading Festival & Event Destination, and Leading Meetings and Conference Destination. Continue reading →

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Camps Bay celebrates International Coastal Clean Up Day with a Beach Clean Up in Cape Town, in royal company!

 

I heard about International Coastal Clean Up Day on Saturday 19 September, and spontaneously decided to organise a Beach Clean Up in Camps Bay, the Cape Town suburb in which I live and in which I have been picking up litter for the past eighteen months, under the CAMPS BAY CLEAN name. While the turnout was lower than I had hoped for, the twenty volunteer locals managed to fill 25 bags with litter, between Glen Beach and the Tidal Pool in Camps Bay. Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 33 of Level 2, 19 September 2020.;

 

Saturday 19 September 2020, Day 33 of Level 2, Day 175 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a super sunny day, not a cloud, and a warm 19C in the sun, but chilly now as the wind has turned North-West, bringing us rain tomorrow; for a successful Camps Bay Clean this morning, with a lovely community spirit; for a two-hour Vit D sizzle in the sun on my terrace; for another Camps Bay walk this afternoon, to shop at Pick n Pay, disappointed that there was so much litter after we had cleaned it up so nicely this morning 😱😢; for a catch up chat with Jenny Stephens this morning, not having seen her in a week, she being very busy; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 💙🙏 Continue reading →

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