Wednesday 29 April 2020, Day 34 of SA Lockdown, Day 45 of SA Corona Virus 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for another stunning day, with a bit of mist early this morning; for a long walk to the shops, and to the home of Petra to collect my new cotton masks; for good service at the Camps Bay pharmacy; for a fabulous Vit D snooze on the terrace; for the delivery of some more BioMedCan SLEEP CBD capsules by courier; for being reassured by Councillor Nicola Jowell about going into Level 4 on Friday; for it being International Dance Day today, and for how starting dancing three and a half years has changed my life, bringing out my inner 18 year old teenager, and is keeping me fit and healthy💃; for two Discovery Vitality Gameboard plays today; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
Saturday 25 April 2020, Day 41 of SA Corona Virus, Day 30 of SA Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a beautiful 26 C day, without a breath of wind; for receiving greater clarity about which businesses are allowed to operate, and which new restrictions lie ahead for us from 1 May; that outside exercise is allowed from next Friday; that I could do a shopping trip by car, only the second one in a month, with excellent service; for a lovely sunny Vit D snooze on the terrace this afternoon; for feeling good after a hair wash and wearing a dress for the shopping outing 😂; for dancing to Kfm; for feeling happy for the restaurant industry in being allowed to do Take-Away deliveries; and for feeling healthy and happy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
I was invited by Award-winning Rare Grill steak house owner Greg Bax to attend a Steak Master Class in a venue above his Kenilworth-based steak house on Monday evening. Not being sure of what to expect, other than excellent steaks which I had experienced after it was named the Best Steakhouse by Eat Out two years running, it turned out to be a fun, informal and educational evening, being taught how to buy the correct steak, how to age it, how to grill it, and which sauces to serve with it, paired with a selection of Quoin Rock wines.
Doubleshot in Plettenberg Bay is a cosy friendly coffee shop with a range of freshly baked sweet and savoury treats, and excellent coffee. It is worth giving this establishment a shot, the best breakfast venue on our Garden Route trip two weeks ago. Continue reading →
Yesterday I had the honour to get to know Koekedoor judge Mari-Louis Guy better over a 3½ hour period, first visiting the Cakebread Studio which she owns with her brother and business partner Callie Maritz. The get-together was crowned with a visit to the One & Only Cape Town, where the three of us indulged in what is my favorite Afternoon Tea in Cape Town. Continue reading →
How exciting to experience a restaurant, on its fourth (followed by its 6th and 8th!) day of opening, and enjoy the meal, the service, and the experience! Villa 47 is an exciting three-story Italian food emporium, Continue reading →
I was bowled over on arrival at Doubleshot Coffee Bar yesterday morning, when co-owner Sue Dalzell welcomed me back and asked if I would like my favorite dry cappuccino, especially as I have not been there Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to the Heritage Day/National Braai Day joint Checkers and Uber promotion yesterday, whereby a 1 kg pack of Checkers Boerewors was delivered to one’s home by Uber, at a charge of R60 to one’s Uber account. The delivery was made in an unbelievable delivery time of seven minutes from placing the order via the Uber App! Continue reading →
The 14th South African Cheese Festival opens today, and runs over the next three days, with more than 30000 visitors expected. Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde will open the Festival today, and wants to see Western Cape cheese the focus of our country’s cheese industry, and that it be exported.
Two records have already been set for the 2015 Cheese Festival: it has the highest number of exhibitors ever, and the largest amount of space dedicated to cheese exhibitors in the history of the Cheese Festival. The Cheese Festival is so popular that tickets for today and tomorrow are sold out already.
Visitors to the Cheese Festival will be introduced to new cheeses, and can enjoy cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, and meet personalities:
* In Dairy Square the Checkers Cheese Emporium has been set up. In the Checkers Continue reading →