Tag Archives: Alex von Ulmenstein

Corona Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 179 of Level 1, 28 March 2022.

 

Monday 28 March 2022, Day 179 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a good day, ending off in a surprise fashion; for it being cooler at 21C, and Lions Head covered, signaling the rain forecast for tomorrow; for a busy working day, posting for clients and finishing one of two client newsletters for April, but taking a lunch break walk to Camps Bay, also preparing my input for the Camps Bay & Clifton Ratepayers Association meeting I could not attend, clashing with a 18h00 event in the Waterfront; for another 2000 steps walked around the couch this Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 115 of Level 1, 23 January 2022

 

Sunday 23 January 2022, Day 115 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a catch-up day, on sleep especially, over 9 hours in total, not all in one go; for going shopping at Woolworths Camps Bay and finding what I was looking for, especially a birthday cake; for sitting down and writing most of a client newsletter; for a lovely late afternoon celebration of the birthdays of Capricornians Alex von Ulmenstein Mullerie Taljaard and Hans-Werner Klein, starting Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 114 of Level 1, 22 January 2022

 

Saturday 22 January 2022, Day 114 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for surviving a record-breaking 37C day, the hottest this summer; for my Alex and Patryk arriving safely, spoiling me with two bottles of my favorite ckone and a massive Toblerone; for bumping into my Tourist Guiding lecturer Julie Womack at the airport, also meeting family; for a lovely breakfast at Zest for the hungry boys; for Camps Bay being busy but not as manic as it was two weeks ago, cars parked on Victoria Road at 7h15 already, when I drove to the airport; for our building Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 98 of Level 1, 6 January 2022

 

Thursday 6 January 2022, Day 98 of Level 1, birthday of Alex von Ulmenstein and Mullerie Taljaard 🌹🌹

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful 27 C degree day, making Camps Bay very busy, with a very strong late afternoon South Easter, meaning it will be even warmer tomorrow; for a birthday call to my Alex, starting to plan his visit to Cape Town in 15 days ❤️; for preparing for my client meetings this afternoon; for a successful visit to the Civic Center, to renew my car license, but annoyed that one has to enter from the back of the building without any signage, and answer numerous questions just to be allowed in, for being able to jump the queue of persons who had waited for 90 minutes into the red Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 1 of Level 2, 13 September 2021

 

Monday 13 September 2021, Day 1 of Level 2

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a continuous 8 hour sleep, a luxury I haven’t had in ages, feeling energized for what I knew was going to be a busy day; for a sunny day with a mild South-Easter; for work work work work work, Mondays always being busier and closing times having to be changed on all our platforms when we go into a new Lockdown Level; for a maintenance contractor coming to quote on a balustrade at the apartment, something I have begged Sandak Lewin to do for the past 2 years, the contractor sounding very knowledgeable, so much Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 14 of Adjusted Level 2, 13 June 2021.

 

Sunday 13 June 2021, Day 14 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for spending a quiet day at home mostly, writing this morning; for it being colder initially after a few drops of rain; for a good nights sleep; for being able to get a mini mini pedicure done without booking at Sorbet; for a second walk through Bakoven, the sun having set earlier than normal, it seemed; for an uplifting call from my Alex with wonderful news, so happy that he is so happy ❤️❤️❤️❤️; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 81 of Level 1, 20 May 2021

Thursday 20 May 2021, Day 81 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another fabulous day, they are just getting better and better 💙; for the luck of a 4th restaurant added to my Client Portfolio today, pinching myself to check if this is real; for the excitement of working with a brand new restaurant, opening next month, attending a glassware selection and cocktail tasting today, oh what fun, meeting new suppliers and reconnecting with the mixologist Aidan Powrie, whom I hadn’t seen in 2 years; for collecting my poppyseed roll order from Dinkel Bakery; for amazing reaction to a Dinner Bed & Breakfast promotion Utopia is running with the Villa Rosa guest house in Sea Point; for a chatty Status Meeting and Dilmah Earl Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 70 of Level 1, 9 May 2021

 

Sunday 9 May 2021, Day 70 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely Mother’s Day, receiving a call from a cheerful and happy Alex, full of the joys of the English spring ❤️❤️❤️; for sharing in the celebration of the day at Utopia, taking photographs, so special to have 2 tables with three generations in the restaurant, that it was fully booked for Lunch today, and so sweet that each of the waiters wished me Happy Mother’s Day too; for celebrating my Mother’s Day with an ice cream spoil at The Dairy Den in Sea Point; for a lovely Sunday afternoon sleep on a cool afternoon; for being able to get out of bed to do a litter clean up in three hotspots with the McWilliam brothers, who helped me last week as well; and for being happy, healthy, and free. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 91 of Level 1, 20 December 2020

 

Sunday 20 December 2020, Day 91 of Level 1, Day 270 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a fabulous day of birthday celebration, first with my Camps Bay Cleaners, who joined me for cupcakes & tea before we did a clean up in the lanes of Upper Bakoven this morning, for Jenny Stephens coming for Pink Gin and Christmas cookies; and for my friends coming to celebrate my birthday, 4th Advent, and Christmas with me; for the beautiful sunny 27C day, the wind picking up but still allowing us to sit outside; for my Alex calling me for my birthday ❤️; for hundreds of birthday messages which I haven’t yet all read; for Brian Van Hansen taking fabulous pics, which I’ll post tomorrow; and for feeling happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Alex von Ulmenstein Acorn awarded as one of 30 best under 30 in the UK Hospitality industry!

I have never written about a family member on my Blog before, but today I salute my son Alex von Ulmenstein in his success in receiving a The Caterer Acorn Award 2019, as one of the 30 best in the UK Hospitality industry under the age of 30. Continue reading →