Category Archives: Loadshedding

Zest Restaurant in Sea Point loses its zest! Why I resigned!


This weekend my resignation from Zest in July has made news in the Restaurant industry.

To date I have not written about how disrespectfully I was treated by Zest, hoping that some degree of decency would prevail by its so-called ‘owner and operator’ Chef Pavel Dimitrov. I referred the matter to the CCMA, as I have not been paid outstanding compensation, and in the proceedings I was treated with the utmost disrespect by the labour relations consultancy representing Zest.

I have decided that the time is right to tell my story, and that of abused Zest staff too!

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President Ramaphosa calls Family Meeting about Energy Crisis!


For the first time since his regular ‘Family Meetings’ during Lockdown, President Ramaphosa addressed the nation via Livestream on YouTube. His topic was the ‘Energy Crisis’.

The ultimate goal of the measures announced is to never have to experience energy shortages again, the President said.


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Sweet Service Award goes to City of Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to ESKOM!!!


The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town, which does its best to keep Cape Town electricity users at a stage below that of ESKOM users.  While it could not prevent us experiencing Stage 6 last night, it is able to lighten our power load on most Loadshedding days. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to TakeaLot ; Sour Service Award goes to Trecastelli in Blouberg!


The Sweet Service Award goes to TakeaLot, the delivery service I trust, not being a fan of online ordering generally. I found a reasonably priced USP to keep my internet router going, and ordered one as well as some cat food.  I was given a one week delivery time, probably due to the USP availability, but the actual delivery was done in two working days after placing the order. The company communication about the delivery is easy, and even allowed me to change the delivery date to suit my availability. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 164 of Level 1, 13 March 2022


Sunday 13 March 2022, Day 164 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely cool continuous rain day, welcome after yesterday’s 30C plus heat on the Garden Route; for a comfortable bed and good sleep at the Turbine Hotel (except for the Knysna Forest Marathon ending right outside the hotel, to loud cheering from 6h30 onwards); for the most delicious and spoiling 90 minute breakfast, encouraged to order from the Continental and the Hot Breakfast menu sections, all included in the room rate, with delightful service from Kamuelihle ; for Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 161 of Level 1, 10 March 2022.


Thursday 10 March 2022, Day 161 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day with a difference, getting up early to complete my work before leaving on a Safari Tour; for fetching my American clients Sonja and Mark; for Mike my favorite petrol attendant at BP President being at work and getting my car ready for the big trip; for the amazing Jeanette Loring allowing us to leave my clients’ suitcases with her in Gordon’s Bay 💙; for a smooth drive to Swellendam, where we had a lunch stop, finding that the Old Gaol had moved to the other end of Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 160 of Level 1, 9 March 2022


Wednesday 9 March 2022, Day 160 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a well organized working day, with little sleep last night, and starting to write at 5h30 this morning, due to Loadshedding from 8h00 – 10h30, using the ‘down time’ to pack for my trip, and compiling my Do List; for preparing for four Status meetings, meeting all my clients this afternoon; for a shop at Woolies Piazza da Luz, with good service; for dropping off my house key at Gary Peterson, meeting Gary’s nephew and his friend there, a lovely hour and a bit of relaxing and Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 159 of Level 1, 8 March 2022


Tuesday 8 March 2022, Day 159 of Level 1, International Women’s Day 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a fabulous 27C day, with no wind; for a day of working, working, and working, having to catch up for yesterday and work ahead for the rest of the week; for a sunset walk to Camps Bay; for not being affected by Loadshedding today 💙; for the end of eye drops three times a day for four weeks; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →