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Sweet Service Award goes to Pick n Pay, Sour Service Award goes to ESKOM!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Pick n Pay Camps Bay, for supporting my Camps Bay Clean initiative to clean up the Camps Bay Beachfront by employing disadvantaged persons, offering us Garbage bags for the approximately 100 bags per day we fill with litter, at half price. The retailer’s generosity is much appreciated. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Marion Taylor Properties, Sour Service Award goes to Pick ‘n Pay Camps Bay!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Marion Taylor Properties, and its owners estate agents Marilyn and daughter Caitlyn, who were the first and most generous Camps Bay residents in responding to my request to Camps Bay residents to support a Camps Bay Clean initiative I have launched, employing homeless persons to clean up litter on the Camps Bay Beachfront area every day over the Festive season, and carrying this through until Easter on a reduced scale. Marion’s motivation is as follows: ‘I am very happy to help and greatly appreciate your efforts and interest in our beautiful suburb. I make a living within the community and feel very happy to give back’. The company has very generously pledged a contribution of R1000 per month until Easter. 

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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 Rainbow Camps Bay; Sour Service Award goes to UBER!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Rainbow swimwear store in Camps Bay, and its Manager Juanita McSweeney, for her kindness in lending the City of Cape Town cleaner a dustpan while he was sweeping the pavements, not having been provided with a dustpan by his employer. I popped into Rainbow, and asked if they had a piece of paper or cardboard for him to scoop the dirt up with, to throw away. Juanita immediately offered him the use of the store dustpan for the rest of the afternoon. 

 

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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 KONG; Sour Service Award goes to Sandak-Lewin!

The Sweet Service Award goes to KONG Bar & Grill in De Waterkant, where I have watched the last two Rugby World Cup matches, have eaten a dinner, and went to dance yesterday evening. The service by the managers Dave Mitchell and Grant Grobbellar is beyond standard, always friendly, and checking that all is in order. Their chefs are amazing and last night sent a complimentary plate of Valrhona chocolate and beetroot as well as a cinnamon ice creams to where I was dancing upstairs, knowing my weakness for ice cream. Continue reading →

South Africa #StandsTogether after Rugby World Cup win, History made with first Black captain, world learns about the reality of living in our country!

It was a moving day on Saturday, one which we will not forget in a long time. South Africa won the World Cup Rugby for the third time, continuing a twelve year winning streak cycle. A black captain would have been unheard of in a national sport that was dominated by Afrikaans players in the past. It was a day in which transformation in our country made world history. How proud the late Nelson Mandela would have been, so present at the 1995 World Cup Final when we won.  Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to A4 Arts Foundation; Sour Service Award goes to Woolworths Hermanus!

The Sweet Service Award goes to the A4 Arts Foundation, which I discovered on Buitenkant Street whilst going for a walk near The Fugard theatre last night. Despite being past 19h00, I was allowed to enter to view the exhibition, and then was offered a glass of Boschendal red wine as well as a bag of popcorn, a generous way to kill time whilst I was waiting for the show to start. The staff were very friendly and the exhibition impressive. The Foundation website  describes it as ‘a free to public not-for-profit laboratory for the arts of Southern Africa’Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Hout Bay; Sour Service Award goes to EbbTide apartment 201!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths in Hout Bay, and its Assistant Manager Claudia. I went shopping at the store on Wednesday, and we had to wait for quite a while in the queue to pay. Claudia came up to us, apologising for the wait. At the till I was not greeted, but told to go to another till, but then told to stay, back and forth after quite a wait in the queue. I expressed my irritation to the cashier,  Claudia observed the interaction and came to the till, took my name and number, and Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Councillor Nicola Jowell; OffLimit Communications Cape Town Sour Service Awards!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Sea Point/Camps Bay Councillor Nicola Jowell, for the excellent work she is doing in making Camps Bay a better place for its residents. Since meeting her about a month ago, I have reported the need for the mowing of the lawns on the Camps Bay beachfront, the requirement for additional rubbish bins, homeless structures near the beach, signage issues, drains that are too high in the promenade pavements, pushy marketing to beach goers, problems with mobile beach vendors, and more, sending her almost daily feedback about what I see in Camps Bay on my walks. She has managed to obtain super quick action on most issues from the City of Cape Town to date, following up when there is no action. Continue reading →