Category Archives: Clifton

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 31 of Level 1, 21 October 2020.

 

Wednesday 21 October 2020, Day 31 of Level 1, Day 209 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a warmer day today, at 23C, lovely to be in the sunshine; for being able to write this morning despite numerous noise disturbances caused by workmen replacing an outside aircon unit alongside my apartment for the apartment above me, with lots of other noisy workmen on site too; for a longer walk up to 4th Beach Clifton, for which I was well rewarded by Discovery; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, allowing me to buy two Pick n Pay shopping vouchers with my accumulated Discovery Miles; for writing a proposal for a prospective client, for which I am holding thumbs; for a treat at Maison J; for shopping at Hartlief, Clicks, and Pick n Pay at the Garden Centre; for being spoilt a second time in two weeks by Chef Matt of Homespun in Blouberg, who invited me to try their regular Tasting Menu with a wine pairing, sharing this spoil with Stuart Bailey; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 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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Lifting of alcohol leads to welcome reopening of restaurants which were closed during Levels 3 and 4!

 

While not all restaurants and their diners are happy that the Curfew has not been lifted, they are definitely happy that the alcohol sale ban has been lifted as of Tuesday 18 August.  A host of restaurants at all Levels have announced their reopening for Sit-Down, being restaurants that only offered a Food Delivery and Collection Service, or Restaurants that remained closed since the start of Lockdown on 27 March. However not all restaurants are reopening, some still waiting for the international tourists to arrive back. Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 71 of Level 3, 10 August 2020.

 

Monday 10 August 2020, Public Holiday, Day 71 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for feeling good today despite a restless night’s sleep; for a sunny day, warm in the sun at 17C, but clouds on Lions Head conforming rain to fall tonight and tomorrow morning; for the joy I’ve had in paying tribute to our Women Restaurateurs and Top Chefs in Cape Town and the Winelands, such lovely stories; for a long walk to Second Beach in Clifton, litter being under control; for popping in to seek advice from the Law Enforcement Office about a death threat, advising me to lay a charge at the police; for amazing service from the lady police Constable, getting the guys picked up when they walked through Camps Bay; for a sun Vit D snooze on the terrace; for a walk through Bakoven in the afternoon, more litter here; for a glass of sherry with Lisa Hayden; for picking chives from my Veg garden to have with my scrambled egg supper; for seeing cloud hearts 💙💙💙 in the sky; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 34 of Level 3, 4 July 2020.

 

Saturday 4 July 2020, Day 34 at Level 4, after 66 days at levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for reaching the 100th day of Lockdown, having enjoyed this process and learning so far, sadly feeling at my lowest today in all the past 100 days, yet so happy to celebrate with the most beautiful music performed by Daniel Hope with Hope @ Home on Tour, from Zürich with the Zürich Chamber Orchestra, largely dedicated to the celebration of American Independence Day; for having Joel come to work today, not cleaning up Camps Bay for a change but transforming our apartment garden; for an energetic walk to Clifton Fourth Beach and back in sunny mild weather before rain comes along tomorrow; for a complimentary taste of Unframed ice cream, now available at Sunset Sessions 🙏; for a shop at Pick n Pay; for a shorter walk to Bakoven; finding horrid litter in the driveway of a house, mainly with beer bottles; for all the love in the sky today, so many 💙 clouds; and for a very early night in bed, to get over this pain. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 31 of Level 3, 1 July 2020.

 

Wednesday 1 July 2020, Day 31 of Level 3, after 66 days at Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful summery Winter day, ahead of a weather change tomorrow; for a good working morning; for an energetic walk to Fourth Beach Clifton, with no torn garbage bags; for being excited to see the City Parks department coming to Camps Bay to mow the lawns, the area around the Stream looking superb now; for checking out which restaurants are open for Sit-Down in Camps Bay; for a shop at Woolworths, Manager Gary Arendse coming to greet me after we hadn’t seen each other there for a while; for a VitD snooze on the terrace; for our vegetable garden getting on fabulously; for my suggestion to our Portfolio Manager to connect Henry to the internet in a money-saving manner being accepted, a positive outcome from the AGM yesterday🙏; for getting a Discovery Gameboard play; for receiving R300 CashBack on the jacket which I bought at Sportsman’s Warehouse, and R340 for my healthy food purchases at Woolies, both done in June, a nice surprise from Discovery; for Minsky just returning from a long walk-about which made me very anxious🐱; and for being healthy and happy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 28 of Level 3, 28 June 2020.

 

Sunday 28 June 2020, 28th Day of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for all the rain overnight and this morning, the day clearing to a mostly sunny afternoon, perfect for going for a walk as far as Clifton 4th Beach, as well as a late afternoon one through Bakoven, bumping into Haakon and Thomas Bauerkämper, the most often seen exercisers since Lockdown began over 3 months ago, I wearing a short-sleeved top, it was so nice and warm; for being a busy 🐝 this morning, having a deadline by which the Body Corporate AGM queries had to be sent to Sandak-Lewin 48 hours in advance, despite their Portfolio Manager still not having answered all my AGM questions sent to him a week ago, earning him a big fat Sour Service Award 😡; for a long cat cuddle in bed this morning 🐱; for a long chat with my MasterChick Jenny Stephens; for dancing to my playlist and to Kfm; for my stress level dropping, measured by my Resting Heart Rate; for receiving a call from the lovely Law Enforcement Officer Ivor Ramsay, who is back to look after Camps Bay, even if just for a few more days; for another concert by Daniel Hope with his Hope @ Home on Tour, performed at the Monopol, formerly a Distillery in Berlin; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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