Category Archives: Camps Bay

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 3, 26 June 2020.

 

Friday 26 June 2020, Day 26 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 4 and 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a most fabulous day, everything just falling into place; for being so happy with my 🐱 family; for the rain and clouds clearing after rain overnight; for a busy work morning; for the most stunning rainbow 🌈 I saw on my way home, when it started raining, but the end result pic of it was so amazing that it did not matter at all that I got wet; for a good walk to Clifton Fourth Beach; for tea with Debbie, the owner of Sorbet Camps Bay, who showed me the new protocols in her shop; for having the most amazing luck with my photographs, the sunset ones earlier this week, and the Rainbow one today, posting them in Facebook Groups which are just about pretty pictures, not having known about them before, having massively high member numbers (in the 30000s) so it is not hard to get over 1000 likes for a photograph (In my next life I’m coming back as a photographer 😱); for boldly and professionally writing to Sandak-Lewin, our apartment block managing agents, documenting all the issues we have with our Portfolio Manager, a huge relief when I got this off my chest; for dancing 💃 to Kfm out of happiness this afternoon; for a lovely honest chat with Stuart Bailey; and for being very happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 25 of Level 3, 25 June 2020.

 

Thursday 25 June 2020, Day 25 at Level 3, after 66 days at Levels 4 and 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny morning, switching to clouds and rain from late afternoon; for an upside down morning which became a lovely day, feeling calm and peaceful; for my lawyer calming me down about the Body Corporate AGM; for a walk along Camps Bay, popping in at the new Sunset Sessions Deli, ‘bottle store’, and coffee bar; for receiving a box of cooking ingredients to make Beef Wellington, under the guidance of Chefs Luke Dale Roberts and Pete Goffe-Wood for Live Cook Channel; for a walk to Bakoven, as the rain made its way to us; for a surprise visit ❤️🐱; for the fabulous company and assistance of Jenny Stephens in preparing Beef Wellington for our dinner tonight, being very happy with our end result; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 24 of Level 3, 24 June 2020.

 

Wednesday 24 June 2020, Day 24 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 4 and 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another fabulous day, ahead of five winter days from tomorrow; for a good morning of writing; for a walk to Clifton Fourth Beach, with minimal litter to pick up; for chatting to David Raad, owner of Caprice about restaurants’ frustrations of not knowing the reopening date nor regulations, the topic of my Blogpost today, and he telling me that a coffee brand restaurant group has opened its doors to sit-down already, ignoring all regulations; for getting myself immersed in the Sectional Titles Act and the Body Corporate AGM, receiving some very good advice; for some dancing to exceed my step goal, in addition to a walk to the Tidal Pool for some sunset pics; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 23 of Level 3, 23 June 2020.

 

Tuesday 23 June 2020, Day 23 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 4 and 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful sunny day, feeling warmer than the 17C weather forecast of my Weather App; for two lovely walks through Bakoven and a Camps Bay one; for seeing Reinard Gerber, GM of the Bay Hotel, whom I didn’t recognize with his mask on after not seeing him in three months, at Sunset Sessions, which they are reopening in the next few days; for bumping into local Rick Jackson, having just returned from his holiday, and into Howard, who I see almost daily on our walks in opposite directions in the main; for finally hearing from the Western Cape Provincial Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism, three weeks after I emailed a lady working there all the papers we were told to send to her, so that we can receive our Tourist Guiding Badge and card…. it’s getting closer to the end now 💙; for getting a Sorbet appointment on day 1 of reopening today….; for Minsky being a good lady today; and for feeling fit and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Lockdown Level 3: Updated List of 682 restaurants offering Food & Alcohol Delivery & Collection in Cape Town and the Winelands!

 

The Restaurant industry is still in a state of flux, not yet having been given a date as to when restaurants may reopen for Sit-Down Service, as announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 17 June. In the mean time, restaurants are continuing with their Food and Alcohol Delivery and Collection Service. 

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 3, 22 June 2020.:

 

Monday 22 June 2020, Day 22 of Level 3, after 66 days at Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another fabulous day, so misty this morning that it looked as if it would rain, but it cleared this afternoon; for a good challenging Blogpost written today, which just flowed; for getting more Body Corporate AGM work done; for a good walk to 4th Beach in Clifton, with minimal litter 🙏 ; for a quick small shop at Pick n Pay; for getting a waxing appointment at Sorbet when they open tomorrow 👏👏👏; for Minsky climbing her first tree, and getting down it again, a challenge initially 🐱; for being calm and peaceful; for fabulous sunsets tonight; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 21 of Level 3, 21 June 2020.

 

Sunday 21 June 2020, Day 21 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a rainy wintry day ☔️, not too cold at 17C, enjoying working in my bed all morning, facing my annual headache of and preparing for the apartment Body Corporate AGM taking place in a week; for a peaceful day; for a rain break early this afternoon, allowing me a Camps Bay walk and buying cat food for Minsky and having a good chat with Bukeka at Absolute Pets; for another walk to Bakoven this afternoon; for Minsky not being adventurous when she was allowed outside 🙏; for lovely chats with Michele Antelme and Jenny Stephens; for enjoying my self-cooked supper; for another fabulous concert by Hope@Home on Tour with singer Tim Bendzko, oh wow, performed in the Muschelgrotte in Potsdam in my Heimatland; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 20 of Level 3, 20 June 2020.

 

Saturday 20 June 2020, Day 20 of Level 3, after 66 days at Levels 4 and 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for the little bit of rain we had early this morning, with more to come overnight and all of tomorrow; for having my helper Joel to assist me in cleaning up Camps Bay every second week; for Maison J keeping croissants for me until the end of my walk, and spoiling me with a bonus; for a very relaxed day, allowing myself a two hour sleep 😴 ; for my new FitBit Charge 4 working perfectly, being able to get my sleep time and heart beat readings again, the battery still almost fully charged, and reading at least 1000 steps more than Apple Health; for a visit by Thabied Harris to drop off a treat of Brewz Krew coffee and Bee Wild honey with a catch up chat; for a catch-up call from Shaun Terry; for listening to Hope @ Home on Tour, performing in the Richard Strauss Haus in Garmisch-Patenkirchen, the American Solist Thomas Hampson describing these incredible concerts as an ‘oasis of humanity’ 👏👏👏, so proud of organizer and violinist Daniel Hope, with his SA roots and now living in Berlin; for another concert coming up, L’Chaim, which includes Goldfish, how lucky are we….. ?; for my fourth week with Madame Minsky 🐱❤️; and for being healthy and happy 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 19 of Level 3, 19 June 2020.

 

Friday 19 June 2020, Day 19 of Level 3, after 66 days at Levels 4 and 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful summer day, the berg wind giving it away that rain is on the way for the weekend; for finishing an unplanned but hot story last night, which gave me some extra snoozing time this morning; for seeing my dearest friend Stuart Bailey for the first time in 85 days, driving to Stellenbosch together for a meeting, with a long catch-up time, even though we chat on the phone regularly; for receiving a message from Sportsman’s Warehouse that my repaired FitBit was ready for collection, at no charge; to buy beautiful cheeses and preserves at Dalewood Fromage on our way home, the first time in more than three months❤️❤️❤️; for collecting my favorite of favorite Tiramisu dessert treat from Janse at Home at Janse & Co…. mmmmm; for finding three multipacks of Smarties outside my door when I got home, sent to me by Charlotte from Knysna by Woolworths ❤️❤️❤️; for having time for a quick walk when I got home, with the most magnificent sunset; for dancing the rest of my steps of the day; and for feeling happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 18 of Level 3, 18 June 2020.

 

Thursday 18 June 2020, Day 18 of Level 3, after 66 days at Levels 4 and 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another magnificent day…. can we be so lucky to have a week of summer in the middle of winter ?❤️; for walking twice today, at lunchtime up to Clifton Fourth Beach, bumping into Thomas and Haakon again, and a Camps Bay beachfront round at sunset time with Lisa Hayden who lives in Bakoven, with the most stupendous sunset; for having a writing-free morning after writing about President Ramaphosa’s speech last night and posting it then; for Henry getting my apartment alarm fixed after putting in the new battery and reprogramming it; for getting appointments at Sorbet and for my hair as soon as the opening date is announced (1 July probably); for loving how my vegetable garden is flourishing, with the compost we have been adding, tomatoes just growing wild, and the bought beetroot and coriander plants loving all the sun as well as rain; for receiving an invitation to participate in an online cooking show with one of our country’s top chefs…. 😱; for a long Vit D fix on the terrace; for Minsky now knowing her surroundings, and returning back inside without I having to panic; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →