It’s an exciting day in Cape Town today, being the second New Year’s Day and proclaimed as a public holiday, the city showing its colourful side with two events.
The traditional Tweede Nuwe Jaar Cape Minstrel Carnival takes to the streets between Bo-Kaap and the Grand Parade this afternoon, with thousands of minstrels expected to participate in the procession. Continue reading →
#grateful for a peaceful organised hard working day of writing and posting; for staying home most of the day; for a slightly cooler day, the wind picking up strongly late afternoon, and feeling a first touch of autumn; for having tea with Rose Klein and Hans-Werner Klein at buzzy The 41 Restaurant, and then coming to my home afterwards for a spontaneous red wine and some snacks; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
#grateful for a day that didn’t start off too well but got better and better; for getting 6 hours of continuous sleep last night 🙏; for a working morning, doing some chasing up of promises made, and preparing for two Status meetings; for fetching my new specs, very happy with them, and delighted that I received a 20% discount as a Discovery client; for donating blood, there being a huge shortage 🩸; for a wonderful gin tasting of Cape Saint Blaize gins from Mossel Bay at Utopia Cape Continue reading →
On a historic day when the South African representative in the United Nations chose to remain neutral in a vote in support of Ukraine, one of 35 countries of 140 countries, the City of Cape Town lit up the Cape Town City Hall last night, sadly only as a once-off occurrence.
The lighting up of the City Hall follows the recent lighting up of the Western Cape Provincial Legislature on Wale Street, and was initiated by Mayor Geordin Hill Lewis. Continue reading →
#grateful for a Wednesday with a difference; for feeling right as rain again this morning, getting a little more sleep than in the past week; for rain this morning; for getting my work done calmly and efficiently, despite a little explosion Camps Bay related; for the excellent news that Rhode Snyman our very non-efficient ‘Chairman’ of EbbTide is selling her apartment – hallelujah – illegally having a For Sale sign erected on Body Corporate property; for preparing for the status meetings this morning; for bravely sticking my neck out in asking Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis on Facebook why no Continue reading →
#grateful for a looooong day, getting home at 21h30; for lovely rain this morning; for Minsky coming back safely early this morning, being out all night and surviving the rain 😻; for preparing for four client Status meetings in a row this morning, followed by a half an hour me-spoil in Sea Point; for a quick chat with Celia Mauerberger, having parked near the Frosted shop; for meeting with newkings boutique hotel and Zest, lovely to see Zest so busy for lunch, and welcoming Takuan von Arnim of Continue reading →
Following a fire over two days early this month, the Parliament Buildings have become unusable for the presentation of the President’s State of the Nation Address on 10 February, and the debate which follows.
The ceremonial gilted key which was used for the inauguration of the City Hall 117 years ago was handed to the representative of Parliament, its Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula today.
German couple Wolfgang and Cornelial wanted some Cape sunshine, and booked a two week trip to Cape Town spontaneously. Their travel agent booked them three destinations: Franschhoek, Sanbona, and the V& A Waterfront in Cape Town. They had visited Cape Town seven years ago.
The Travel Ban was instituted by most countries in Europe, the USA and UK on their last day, a Black Friday of 26 November. They received notification late that evening that their Qatar flight to Frankfurt had been cancelled for the following day. Instead of being upset about it, they saw the positive side of it, in enjoying a further week in our beautiful Cape and country. Continue reading →
#grateful for a day with a difference, with a 4h30 start, cramming in a day full of work until I left home at 10h00; for proudly wearing my Tourist Badge for the first time; for my first Tourist Guiding in 19 months, fetching German couple Cornelia and Wolfgang from the V&A Hotel and walking towards the city centre through a very quiet Silo District, they having a glass of bubbly at Utopia, showing them the wonderful 15th floor view and giving them an overview of ‘my Cape Town’ from the map of our city; for a walk through Bo Kaap, still very quiet, only seeing one tourist group at Atlas Continue reading →
Sunday 4 April 2021, Easter Sunday, Day 35 of Level 1. 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for Minsky coming back home, very worried, 11h00 being the latest homecoming ever 🙀😻, she exhausted and sleeping all day; for a few drops of rain, making the Cape Town tradition of the start of winter being over Easter true, very overcast all morning, but clearing this afternoon; for Banele coming to clean Camps Bay and Bakoven with me; for playing Easter Bunny by handing out Easter eggs to the Camps Bay CSI car guards; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →