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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 29 of Level 2, 15 September 2020.

 

Tuesday 15 September 2020, Day 29 of Level 2, Day 173 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny 16C day, lifting the spirits, before more rain arrives tomorrow ☔️; for a quick Blogpost write followed by a Camps Bay walk; for a trip down south, buying plants, dropping off pearl bracelets at Caroline Smith in Claremont, needing restringing, meeting her for the first time, and driving to Kenilworth to see Fat Harry’s renovation, due to reopen in October under new ownership; for popping in at Flower Café at Petals in Woodstock; for a walk through Bakoven, bumping into my Lauren and my nephew Nick Solomon ❤️, staying in Cape Town while the hotel of which he is the GM in the Seychelles is still closed to tourism; and for being happy and healthy. Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 172 of Level 2, 14 September 2020.

 

Monday 14 September 2020, Day 28 of Level 2, Day 172 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for two seasons in one day, a wet rainy morning followed by a sunny afternoon, not feeling too cold at 14C; for a good writing morning; for walks through Camps Bay and Bakoven, the rain holding off; for dancing to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 24 of Level 2, 10 September 2020.

 

Thursday 10 September 2020, Day 24 of Level 2, Day 168 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful sunny day even if it was quite windy, our first early Spring South Easter; for a long writing morning; for a walk to Camps Bay; for the Pick n Pay store manager lending me his Pick n Pay card so that I could make use of the special offer on their strawberries 🍓, only offered to customers with their Smart Card and not with my Discovery Pick n Pay card 🙏; for some admin issues related to the Hermanus house sale, and the apartment block; for a walk through Bakoven, where the wind felt more chilly; for some Sectional Title advice from Lucille; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 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 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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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 14 of Level 2, 31 August 2020.

 

Monday 31 August 2020, Day 14 of Level 2, day 158 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for rain and rain ☔️ , the Cape Town dams now at an average of 90%; for a break in the rain this afternoon, which allowed me to walk through Bakoven and Camps Bay, feeling wonderfully refreshed in the 13C outside, loving seeing images reflected in the puddles on the pavements, in a deserted suburb; for getting a lot of admin done today, and for organizing an English class school reunion for next week, being able to speak to each class member ; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 13 of Level 2, 30 August 2020.

 

Sunday 30 August 2020, Day 13 of Level 2, Day 157 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 😷

#Gratitude for a beautiful sunny day, feeling warmer than 14C, and chilly when a cloud moved over the sun with a few rain drops at lunchtime, having to put my jersey back on again during my walk to Clifton, and then linking it to a Bakoven walk; for a most fabulous sun snooze on the terrace this afternoon; for feeling strong and organized about a big Admin week lying ahead; for loving sitting at my little table on the terrace, waving at the passersby that I know; for some follow-up calls; for trying to arrange more Women Restaurateur ADHARA deliveries for the owners who are further afield; for loving this calm day; for so many 💙 clouds today; for my long walk today, feeling far more energetic; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Level 2, 28 August 2020

 

Friday 28 August 2020, Day 10 of Level 2, Day 155 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for an all-day rain day, not as cold as it was forecast, being warm inside my home; for getting a walking gap to Camps Bay at lunchtime, and to Bakoven after sunset, getting caught in a heavy shower, finding shelter under my rain protection tree until it stopped, allowing me to get home dry; for an energetic working morning, allowing me a cosy snooze in my warm bed this afternoon; for dancing to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 8, 26 August 2020.

 

Wednesday 26 August 2020, Day 9 of Level 2, Day 153 of Lockdown😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, at 19C, slightly nippy with a South Easter, weird as rain is forecast on Friday and Saturday, with very low temperatures; for a good writing and admin catch-up morning; for a lovely chat with my Alex, sounding good; for a very good meeting with Lucille, owner of the Hillwood Property Management Company, very informative as to our Trustee rights, given the poor service we receive from Sandak-Lewin; for walks through Camps Bay and Bakoven, bumping into saxophonist George Sax and singer SiAnne, who live in Camps Bay; for two Discovery Vitality Gameboard plays; and for being healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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