Category Archives: Loadshedding

Corona Virus, Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 25 of Level 2, 11 September 2020.

 

Friday 11 September 2020, Day 25 of Level 2, Day 169 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a warmer day, but not feeling like the forecast 23C; for a beautiful sunset combined with clouds, making for great photographs; for sleeping off all the horridness of yesterday afternoon, feeling energized and calm and peaceful today; for lunch with Henry at Firefly Café, which served food for the first time today; for a lovely trip to Regent Road in Sea Point, buying another pair of shorts at PnP Clothing and ordering more; for the surprise discovery of Bokeh Creative Space, a hairdresser/coffee bar opened on Regent Road by Adrian Lazarus last week, he recognizing me as a Facebook Friend (we had never met) and inviting me inside; for buying little treats at Spar and Woolies, the latter enlarged, having added the space of the former Tops; for a gift of five bespoke Kalahari Salts, delivered by Mark McCarthy from Iconic Brands; for another walk to Camps Bay, loving the sunset at the Tidal Pool and a long chat with Law Enforcement Officer Ivor Ramsay; for dancing to Kfm 💃; for hearing from my Camps Bay Clean helper Joel, not having done so in a month, coming back to work tomorrow; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to Sandak-Lewin!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town, for its spare electricity, which has lessened the Loadshedding outages for Cape Town, taking us down one Stage, often leading to no outages in Stages 1 and 2, particularly beneficial when the Loadshedding is scheduled for the evening. On a day in the past week the Loadshedding in our area was meant to last until 22h30, but the power was switched back on at 21h00. Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 21 of Level 2, 7 September 2020.

 

Monday 7 September 2020, Day 21 of Level 2, Day 165 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful day, at 22C, summer is almost here, but not for long; for a happy sunshine spirit after all the grey rain days; for a good admin and writing morning; for a call to Verishnee Mayer; for a sunny walk through Camps Bay, popping in at Firefly Café, checking if they got their tea ordered from Dilmah, at Tindlovu to check a menu detail with its GM Chris Papayannes, and at Ivor Ramsay at Law Enforcement to assist a local resident deal with a tented settlement going up opposite her house; for a visit from Ines, who cycled all the way from Hout Bay to buy SwitchBitch Book 1, having connected with each other via Facebook, she being very interested in local restaurants too; for loving my new black shorts I bought at Pick n Pay Clothing, fitting perfectly and comfortably, not having been able to try them on in the shop, so much so that I’m going to buy another pair 💙; for a sunset walk through Bakoven; for meeting a township gardener in town to buy two lemon trees, going into pots; for receiving a copy of Sommelier and winemaker Jean Vincent Ridon’s new book ‘Passion for Pairing’, personally hand delivered, for reviewing; for no Loadshedding for us today;  and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 20 of Level 2, 6 September 2020.

 

Sunday 6 September 2020, Day 20 of Level 2, Day 164 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for the arrival of Spring, finally, what a beauty of a day at 21C 🌞; for a glorious day; for meeting Johnny Nortje and walking to Camps Bay, dropping off a sample pack of Dilmah Teas at Firefly Café, to try out and to use until they get their tea order delivered; for a fabulous lunch with Johnny at Tindlovu Restaurant in the Camps Bay Promenade, meeting up with Chef Chris Papayannes (whom I’d last seen at the Newton Johnson Restaurant about 6 years ago), and now Group GM of the 10 Tindlovu restaurants around the country; for a drive with Johnny to Blouberg, walking along the Beachfront; for a second Camps Bay walk, walking with Lisa Hayden whom I bumped into when I was actually heading for Bakoven; for the City of Cape Town having spare electricity, which prevented us from being Loadshed at 18h00, coming off scot-free today; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 19 of Level 2, 5 September 2020.

 

Saturday 5 September 2020, Day 19 of Level 2, Day 163 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a loooong sleep, over 8 hours long; for only one Loadshedding today, already done this morning, sleeping through the first half, and then walking the second half of it; for having a strawberry milkshake at the brand new Firefly Café, as they currently only stock Rooibos Tea, so I connected them to Dilmah (my favorite) via Instagram; for a second walk, through Bakoven; for a light drizzle most of the day, not stopping me from going outside; for not being sent to bed in the dark by Eskom at 20h00, as has happened twice in the past three days; for completing my steps of the day to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 18 of Level 2, 4 September 2020.

 

Friday 4 September 2020, Day 18 of Level 2, Day 162 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a very successful and well organized day, having written my Blogpost for the day last night already; for getting my head together in writing a summary of issues relating to overcharging by Sandak-Lewin in numerous respects, needed for a meeting with my lawyer this afternoon; for not having Loadshedding at 12h00, giving me extra time to complete my summary, and to do a walk through Camps Bay, so excited to see Firefly open today, only serving beverages this weekend, and food from Monday onwards; for a quick pop in at Dinkel Bakery to get my favourite poppy seed roll; for fetching my restrung pearl bracelets from FreeRange; for a very productive meeting about Sandak-Lewin with my lawyer, finding it hilarious that they are managing agents for the Keerom Street building in which my lawyer has her chambers too, and she had little nice to say about them as well; for a shop in the Garden’s Centre; for a second Camps Bay walk, seeing The 41 and Mantra Café having reopened today; for being invited to The 41 by Marius Blanc as I walked past, not only offered an Aperol Spritz but also gifted a brightly designed mask; for a lovely sunset, taking photographs at the Tidal Pool; for a lovely 18C sunny day; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Camps Bay; Sour Service Award goes to LandsCape Art Garden Centre!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Camps Bay, and its Managers Yibanathi, who walked me through the store with his cellphone Torch when the store was in darkness during Lockdown earlier this week. The Promenade building has a generator, and has power in all its outlets during Lockdown, but on this day the lights in the Woolworths store were not working.  When my shopping was complete, he walked me to the tills, which fortunately were working. Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 17 of Level 2, 3 September 2020.

 

Thursday 3 September 2020, Day 17 of Level 2, Day 161 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day of sunshine 🌞🌞🌞, feeling so much more cheerful; for getting my work done this morning before Loadshedding hit us the first time at midday, an opportunity to go for a Camps Bay walk; for receiving more financial Information from a Sandak-Lewin Accounts person super efficiently today 🙏; for a quick break, sitting at a table in the sun, to enjoy a slice of the super moist Carrot Cake at Manna Epicure, seeing owner Agnes Renault briefly; for friendly service from the German Butcher across the road; for meeting Jenny Stephens for tea at the recently reopened Woolworths WCafé in the Waterfront, seeing the team of René, Tracy and their male colleague, not having seen any of them in the past five months; for some walking steps on the way to Jenny’s car; for a one-hour wonder of having a chipped tooth fixed and topped with a crown 😊; for being able to dance 💃💃💃 again, first with the lovely DJ Candice Heyns, and then at La Parada Bree Street; for bumping into Gary Peterson and Thomas at Chefs Warehouse & Canteen; for getting home just in time to eat something quickly before our next load of Loadshedding at 20h00; and for being happy and healthy, a fabulous day. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: My Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 16 of Level 2, 2 September 2020.

 

Wednesday 2 September 2020, Day 16 of Level 2, Day 160 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for lots of rain ☔️, not one break in the rain all day, and more to come overnight, luckily not as cold as earlier this week; for two Discovery Vitality Gameboard plays, giving me 360 Miles; for working in my warm bed this morning; for walking half my steps in the garage, as there was no break for a walk; for an adrenaline-charged day, communicating with Premier Alan Winde, the surprisingly efficient Accounts Department of Sandak-Lewin, and with Nu-Line lift company; for dancing the rest of my steps to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 15 of Level 2, 1 September 2020.

 

Tuesday 1 September 2020, Day 15 of Level 2, Day 159 of Lockdown, Spring Day 🌸, Cap Classique Day 🥂

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a slightly warmer day today, but didn’t feel like the forecast 19C, with a very strong South Easter/Berg Wind ahead of lots more rain tomorrow ☔️, thanks to the Full Moon; for a far better admin and good writing day, following up on a number of issues, none so sweet than the final checking on my Hermanus house, occupation going to the purchaser as of today, such a relief 🙏💙; for a Camps Bay walk, Raze Katz  (our ex Portfolio Guest House contact) stopping when she drove past and she couldn’t believe the weight loss, not having seen each other in more than 5 years, as did Debra Armstrong, a South African New Zealander, getting to know each other on Facebook recently, and have a date for a tea/coffee at the new Firefly when it opens, hopefully this weekend, having missed connecting with other walkers; for a drive to Sea Point, filling up today, saving a royal sum of 38 cents before the petrol price goes up at midnight, and then heading to Landscape Art Garden Centre, where I more than squandered my saving, buying a jasmine, a daisy bush, a third plant, more pansies, spinach, and cucumber seeds. Boy, how their prices have shot up, almost doubling since they first reopened three months ago, and all Covid procedures at the entrance thrown out of the window…. 😷; for my favourite ice cream and Belgian chocolate sauce at The Dairy Den, across the road from where the nursery was previously located; for a quick planting of one set of the plants, to give them a good soaking tomorrow; for a walk through Bakoven, always surprised about how many masks I see lying on the pavement, and throw into the bins 😷😱; for buying healthy vegetables at Woolies with which I made a soup for tomorrow’s wintry weather, with loads of coriander from the garden; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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