Category Archives: cycling

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 66 of Lockdown, Day 31 of Level 4, 31 May 2020.

 

31 May 2020, Day 31 of Level 4, after 35 days of Level 4, 66 days of Lockdown to date. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful that we have survived 66 days of the Lockdown, that I am healthy and do not know anyone local who has contracted the disease 🙏; for a wonderful walk this morning, up to the start of Bantry Bay, starting at 7h15, with the street lights still on and cyclists having their lights switched on, it being warm enough for shorts and a sleeveless top; with a lovely pink and blue sky at sunrise; for being grateful to the City of Cape Town for repainting the street lines and pedestrian crossings on Victoria Road in Camps Bay 🙏; for friendly service from Woolworths, Maison J, and Absolute Pets when I popped in there to shop on my way home; for facing my major dislike of filing, and finally getting it done, after 66 days…. 😱; for the support of Gary Peterson, Eva Meklis Mazza, and Michele Antelme especially in a debate I lightheartedly sparked about wearing masks and Social Distancing in Camps Bay; for dancing and walking to my playlist; for the Solid Waste Department doing its best to clear our green bins in Camps Bay and Clifton, despite being short-staffed; for some Vit D therapy on the terrace; for a beautiful sunny day; for my FitBit behaving itself today; and for being fit and happy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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

 

Sunday 24 May 2020, Day 24 of Level 4, after 35 days of Level 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for my energy this morning, after a fabulous night’s sleep, heading out at 7h15, my earliest Exercise Time so far, being determined to get to the other end of Clifton, 11000 steps 7,5 km, and high Cardio exertion, earning me 300 Discovery Vitality points; for the number of people I meet along the way, often with a little chat; for it not being so busy as the weekend days normally are; for the fabulous service from Absolute Pets, when I went to buy a cat harness, treats, and catnip for Minsky; for finding my cat kids safe and peaceful when I arrived back home; for bonding with Minsky while KitKat went out wandering; for eventually being able to bring both cats into the apartment space, having had to separate them last night; for going shopping in Sea Point; for a lovely relaxed afternoon, both cats at peace with each other now; for enjoying the last sun before winter strikes tomorrow; and for feeling happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 4, 22 May 2020.

 

Friday 22 May 2020, Day 22 of Level 4, after 35 Days at Level 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful day, at 20C, and the 12C when leaving home for Exercise Time didn’t even feel cold when I started walking; for getting as far as Clifton First Beach, with far less litter to pick up along the way, making 9000 steps and a good Cardio workout, bumping into Mahmud Fredericks on the way; for a peaceful day spent at home; for some Vit D therapy on the terrace; for reaching a total of 502 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Level 4, 10 May 2020.

 

Sunday 10 May 2020, Mother’s Day, Day 10 of Level 4, after 35 days at Level 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful sunny day after a very foggy start; that I could still go out to exercise despite the fog, choosing to walk in the opposite direction to normal, as far as the Food Truck parking spot, and then up and down the lanes in Bakoven, deserted, making it very pleasant to walk here, and doing 45 minutes of Cardio (200 Discovery points ❤️); for a Mother’s Day message from my Alex at 4h00 this morning already; for the delivery of a Mother’s Day treat from Food by Kai, including delectable eclairs and more, delivered to my door, being a member of the Restaurant Food Delivery Group (pic below) 👏; for lovely phone calls with Shaun Terry, Stuart Bailey, and from German swallow Gabi Vocke; for enjoying my playlist on a Sunday, not liking the DJ who spends most of the day on a Sunday in the Kfm studio; for hearing from Marlene Du Plessis-Zoetl and that she is finally home again; for a lovely sun snooze on the terrace; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 9 of Level 4, 9 May 2020.

 

Saturday 9 May 2020, Day 9 of Level 4, after 35 days at Level 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another spectacular 24C day, how lucky we are, and how good for one’s soul and spirit; for going to exercise earlier, and therefore walking further, up to First Beach in Clifton, quickly getting to 10000 steps by the time I returned home; for having a relaxed day after the energetic start to the day; for spoiling myself with a pizza delivery from Col’Cacchio Camps Bay, superbly executed hygiene and ordering wise; loving the Vit D sun therapy on my terrace; for yet another lovely sunset; and for feeling happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus : Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 3 of Level 4, 3 May 2020

 

Sunday 3 May 2020, Day 3 of Level 4 Lockdown, after 35 days of Lockdown Level 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for the lovely rain that fell all night, yet stopped just in time for Exercise Time this morning, giving me a good hour walk; for bumping into Eddy Cassar on my walk, a former neighbour from across the road of my Camps Bay guest house, and on the committee of the Cape PR Consultants Forum with me many moons ago, now living in Mallorca and still having a house here, and for bumping into estate agent Bev Joffe who remembered showing me houses in Sea Point before I bought in Fresnaye 12 years ago, very complimentary about what I do in Camps Bay 🙏; for having the laziest Sunday since Lockdown, working from bed and snacking popcorn……; for growing the Food Delivery page to over 2000 members and in excess of 200 restaurants in one week, a big task as more and more restaurants decide to also offer food delivery, with a number of persons wanting to start lists like mine too…. 😱; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus Lockdown: Government announces final Level 4 regulations commencing on 1 May 2020, reverses cigarette sales and allows exercise!

 

In a Speech to the media this evening, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma went through the key regulations contained in the 36 page document of the new Lockdown Level 4 regulations. Tobacco product smokers are beside themselves in anger, having been told that the sale of such products would be allowed from 1 May, only to be reversed again this evening.  Exercising is allowed with a 5 km radius from one’s home, but only between 6h00 – 9h00 in the morning, the assumption being that dogs may now accompany exercisers, having been cooped up in their homes for five weeks. Schools are scheduled to start reopening on 18 May for Grade 7 and Grade 12 learners, it was announced earlier today. Wine exports appear to be allowed again.  Continue reading →

40th Cape Town Cycle Tour makes history for all the wrong reasons!

For the first time in the forty year history of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the race was cancelled, two hours after its start, due to a number of factors, leaving 35000 disappointed cyclists who had traveled from around the country and internationally to participate in the world’s largest timed cycling event. Continue reading →

Café Pavé at Camberley unique Bistro in cycle shop!

imageI received an invitation from Chef Couple Sidwell Yarrow and Angelique Dreyer to attend the launch of their Café Pavé at Camberley Wine Estate in Banhoek in Stellenbosch ten days ago. It was my first visit to the low-key wine estate neighboring Michael and Rose Jordaan’s Bartinney, and I was impressed with the quality of the food that was served. Continue reading →