Tuesday 7 July 2020, Day 37 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4.😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a perfect day, organized and calm, with no stress, as reflected in a three point drop in my resting heart rate since yesterday, to 58 beats per minute; for a productive writing morning; for the plant shopping at Landscape Art Garden Centre as well as Sunset Sessions in Camps Bay, ahead of the big cold front arriving on Thursday; for two walks to Camps Bay, finally seeing Law Enforcement Officer Ivor Ramsay again, who I last saw at the beginning of Lockdown, inviting me into his office for a chat, sharing with him what I see in Camps Bay on my walks – what a lovely man; for bumping into Paul Kovensky, also going for a walk, updating me about the delayed opening of some of his Kove Collection restaurants to after the six-day winter storm from Thursday; for a Pick n Pay shop for my hungry cat family; for lovely weather, sunny and warm, even at 16C today; for a quick chat with my Danish friend Soren, stopping quickly while I was pushing a rescued Pick n Pay trolley back to the store, seeing him for an exciting evening tomorrow 🍷; for dancing to Dansdag on Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙
I did a 6 hour sleep in one stretch without painkillers last night, feeling refreshed when I woke up. I had been very busy last night, writing up my notes of the aspects I discussed at the AGM last week, to make sure that the Minutes will be far more comprehensive and correct than they were last year. Getting this off my chest must have brought my heart rate down.
My Blogpost focused on the unprofessional copying of my Restaurant lists out of two Blogposts I posted in the past month, without permission or credit. Good to get that off my chest too.
Cribbing Restaurant lists is not cool, is plagiarism, and is unprofessional!
Henry and I are so excited about our expanding vegetable and herb garden, I buying beetroot, lettuce, rosemary, lavender, thyme, origanum, parsley, cauliflower, and garlic to keep the snakes from next door away 😱. Henry has green fingers, so I bought more agapanthus, and he split some existing ones too. He replanted some other existing plants too. We have started making compost, and used the first batch of it to prepare the beds for the new plants. ☘️🍃🌿
The service at Landscape Art was fabulous, Luke knowing his plants, and my maturity-discount made it even more of a pleasure to shop there. They have a new coffee shop inside the Garden Centre too. I bought rosemary and some lillies at even more amazing prices at Sunset Sessions in Camps Bay. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
I have just been spoilt with a most delicious Roast Duck delivery by Chef Kuan Geo Lai mmmmm ❤️❤️❤️. Thank you Chef Kuan Geo Lai for the very kind compliments you paid me about the Facebook Restaurant Delivery & Collection Group, and about my passion for the Restaurant industry. ❤️❤️ We have never met, but we did connect on the phone briefly today, Chef Kuan wanting me to try his Roast Duck, nothing I like eating more, a love I shared with my late dad. Chef Kuan offers a Delivery service, as well as Kuan Kitchen Club Cooking classes via YouTube. He also has a Deli service, sending me some kimchi too. Chef Kuan was previously at Kitima in Hout Bay, renowned for its cuisine. https://kuankitchenclub.com/shop/
#Thankyou for the spoil Chef Kuan. 🙏🙏🙏👏👏👏💙💙💙
SA Corona Status : 215855 cases 3502 deaths 😷😢
FitBit 14000 steps 10 km
The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, and lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.
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