Category Archives: Cellular phones

Sweet Service Award goes to City of Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to Cellucity/Vodacom


The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town, for its humane action toward a homeless person and his dog, during the Corona Virus Lockdown, received from Councillor Nicola Jowell:


Many of you will know of Rasta who lives on Tramways Road. Rasta is 67 old and has lived on the streets for 55 years. His dog (Sharni) has been his companion for many years and like any pet owner there is a deep bond between Rasta and Sharni.
Today when we were on Tramways Road we were there to offer transportation for Rasta to the bus to go to the emergency shelter. Everyone realised that this was a tricky situation as Rasta would not easily want to be separated from Sharni.
Cllr Dave Bryant and Marc Truss made arrangements for Sharni to go to the very kind and generous people at the @Fritz Dog Hotel. Although Rasta was extremely worried about this he understood that it was a necessity. Transport was arranged for Sharni to go and Rasta accompanied us to the bus pick-up point.
Unfortunately when Sharni got to @ Fritz Dog Hotel she bolted and ran away. She would not come to anyone who came near her. The information as circulated via the CIDs and community contacts.
We had to break the hard news to Rasta who was understandably upset about this. He was taken to the area to assist with looking but he was adamant that Sharni would find her way home to Sea Point so he wanted to go and wait for her there.
The search continued and the GP CID spotted Sharni on Kloof Road but she ran away. They kept an eye on her whilst Rasta was fetched from Sea Point. There was an immensely happy reunion between the two!
Our plan has been for Rasta to accompany us to @ Fritz tomorrow to settle her in and ensure that she does not run way.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 15 of Level 4, 15 May 2020.


Friday 15 May 2020, Day 15 of Level 4, after 35 days of Level 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful day, starting off rainy, but stopping just as Exercise Time commenced, a nice fresh walk up to Clifton 2nd Beach; for another bout of rain at lunchtime, and a sunny ending to the day; for a lovely tea/coffee chat at the side of the road after exercise with Barry Aaron about Charlie aka KitKat 🐱, who visits me daily; for all the love in the sky today, one heart cloud after the other throughout the day 💙💙💙; for being so up to date with my writing early this morning that I could go to town, only the fourth such trip in 7 weeks; for the most amazing service from Hennie Kriel of Audi Cape Town in the Waterfront; for #eyecandy walking past my home and chatting with him from my terrace; for shopping what I need for the next two weeks, including some German comfort food 🇩🇪; for another good step day, with an excellent heart exertion rate gifting me 300 Discovery points; for dancing to Kfm this afternoon; and for being happy and healthy 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown extended until end April, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Address to the Nation, 9 April 2020.


In a moving but firm Address to the Nation, on the eve of the Easter weekend, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the extension of the Corona Virus Lockdown by a further two weeks, until the end of April. The Government is tackling the Pandemic and its economic consequences for our country with a three-pronged approach, the President explained in depth. The full speech follows below, supplied by Moneyweb.  Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths, Sour Service Award goes to Vodacom!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Camps Bay and its Manager Gary Arendse, for his very generation donation of twelve rolls of garbage bags towards my Camps Bay Clean action, used for cleaning up litter in Camps Bay with a team of homeless workers daily. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Famous Kalahari Biltong; Sour Service Award goes to Vodacom!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Famous Kalahari Biltong in Camps Bay, and its assistant Erika, for gifting me a packet of droë wors when she felt that she had been unfriendly to me a few weeks ago. From being not so nice when I first shopped there, she now waves at me when I walk past, and was very welcoming when I went there to buy some Biltong for my son before he returned to the UK. 

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Sweet Service Award goes to Addictions, Sour Service Award goes to Vodacom!

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Addictions ice cream shop in the Camps Bay Promenade, and its staff, for their generous scoops, inexpensive price, and good service for ice creams I have become ….. addicted to. Sometimes they are short of change, and take less money or ask me to pay the following day. If I have forgotten my purse at home and I have an Addictions attack, they allow me to pay the following day. An excellent relationship of trust. Yesterday I took my son and his partner there, and they received extra large scoops of ice cream. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Apple iStore; Sour Service Award goes to Vodacom!

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Apple iStore in the Waterfront, and its technician in the Service Department, who helped me efficiently to transfer all my data in my cellphone to a new iPhone XR which I had upgraded to at Vodacom. He used the iCloud to quickly and efficiently transfer the data, and helped me to set up the phone. Apple charges R200 for this service compared to the R150 by Vodacom, a small extra price to pay for far greater efficiency.  Continue reading →