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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 29 of Level 1, 19 October 2020.

 

Monday 19 October 2020, Day 29 of Level 1, Day 207 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful day, but cooler at 18C; for a busy writing day, writing two stories; for celebrating KitKat being with me for 6 months already, my Easter ‘present’, giving me so much love and joy, just like his ‘sister’ Minsky 😻😻; for harvesting some carrots from the garden; for a longer walk, up to Clifton 4th Beach, sadly with lots of litter alongside Glen Beach and Maidens Cove, being well rewarded by Discovery in Miles, being very close to getting back to Gold status for the third year running; for dancing to Kfm 💃;and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 28 of Level 1, 18 October 2020.

 

Sunday 18 October 2020, Day 28 of Level 1, Day 206 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, but cooler than most days of the past week; for a Camps Bay walk, stopping at Pick n Pay to buy the Daily Maverick 168; for being driven safely to Hout Bay and back by Johan Prins; for a generous Sunday Roast Lunch at Quentin at Oakhurst Barn, seeing Melanie Davidow briefly for a hello; for a Bakoven walk; for dancing the rest of my step quota to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 27 of Level 1, 17 October 2020.

 

Saturday 17 October 2020, Day 27 of Level 1, Day 205 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a cooler yet sunny day; for a very relaxed peaceful day; for a late sleep in; for a walk in Camps Bay, with lots of litter to pick up; for Maison J keeping a croissant for me, until I could come to fetch it, they being busier on weekend days; for healthy shopping at the Woolies in Lifestyle on Kloof; for popping in at the Olive Branch Deli, having to wait in a queue as we did in Level 5, only 5 persons allowed inside at a time; for going to see ‘Made in Italy’ in the Labia Cinema, sadly my expectations of the movie not met; for dancing to the Kfm Blok Party; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 1, 16 October 2020.

 

Friday 16 October 2020, Day 26 of Level 1, Day 204 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a Beach of a day at 26C, and boy the beaches here have been packed today; for a relaxed peaceful day; for getting over a mental block about making a substantial payment 😱, what a relief 😊; for a walk in Camps Bay, combined with buying cat treats at Absolute Pets; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 25 of Level 1, 15 October 2020.

 

Thursday 15 October 2020, Day 25 of Level 1, Day 203 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another sunny day, at 22C; for another social and eating-out day; for a peaceful day and one of spoiling; for a short surprise visit for tea by Vivian Warby; for discovering Bo-Kaap Deli, now less than half the size of the former Batavia Café, meeting the owner Munier, and being impressed with the canopies erected over the pavements, given the reduced seating space inside; for a lovely catch up lunch with Michael MacKenzie at Oxalis Eatery in Wale Street; for chatting to Rafael and Marta, owners of OpenWine, which they have reopened on Wale Street, and meeting the most stunning Brazilian-South African Miguel there, singing my Blog praises – see the video 😱💙; for a walk through Camps Bay, happy to see that the City of Cape Town has erected safety barriers where the fence came down in the wind storm on Victoria Road, even if it took them two weeks to erect them; for a chat with Law Enforcement Officer Ivor Ramsay, always welcoming me into his office; for being happy for a big operation of removing Homeless structures around Maiden’s Cove and below Camps Bay High today; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 24 of Level 1, 14 October 2020.

 

Wednesday 14 October 2020, Day 24 of Level 1, Day 202 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for our warmest day to date, at 24C; for a relaxed entertaining day of socializing, tea drinking, and eating; for being able to work out how to post on Instagram, it having been changed today without any notification to users 😱; for a 90 minute goosebump meeting over tea and Zabaglione at Villa 47 with Chef Matt Schreuder of Homespun, what a creative food magician he is; for meeting school mates Elaine Wegelin and Jenny Stephens at Utopia (yes, I love this place, for its interior decor, its food, the views, and being far from the maddening crowd); for two walks through Camps Bay today, not as littered as usual; for two plays on the Discovery Gameboard; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 23 of Level 1, 13 October 2020.

 

Tuesday 13 October 2020, Day 23 of Level 1, Day 201 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a very sociable day, with good food; for a lovely sunny day, following a rainy night; for having time to do a quick Camps Bay morning walk; for an easy drive to Diep River, to the home of Michelle Fioroni for lunch, with Brian Van Hansen (an amazing photographer) and Florence Poretti (aquarobics instructor and hike leader) to thank us for our Facebook posts during Lockdown, such a lovely gesture ❤️; for a quick visit to Fat Harry’s in Kenilworth, which Stuart Bailey has taken over and is opening shortly after an extensive renovation; for another walk in Camps Bay and a chat to Law Enforcement Officer Ivor Ramsay; for a lovely catch-up dinner with Katie Friedman, visiting from Durban, at Utopia; for receiving a Discovery Car Insurance premium Cash Back; for a call from Carte Blanche about a possible interview about one of my Blogpost legal victories; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 1, 12 October 2020.:

 

Monday 12 October 2020, Day 22 of Level 1, Day 200 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for surviving 200 days of Lockdown, the ‘new normal’ of our life; for a beautiful sunny 22C day; for a hardworking writing morning; for harvesting my first cauliflower, and more parsley and nasturtiums, from my Vegetable garden; for a peaceful walk through Camps Bay, noticing only three new car guards today (they take Mondays off, but they forgot to tell us locals, and so all the illegal car guards are back); for posting my SwitchBitch Book 1 to Marianne Busche in Johannesburg via the Aramex courier service at Pick n Pay 🙏; for a second walk through Bakoven; for a chat with Officer Ivor Ramsay at Law Enforcement about persons selling insurance policies on the pavement at the Promenade, which is not allowed; for such a calm ocean; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 21 of Level 1, 11 October 2020.

 

Sunday 11 October 2020, Day 21 of Level 1, Day 199 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful 22C day, just perfect; for a relaxed peaceful day; for the spontaneous decision to head out to Hout Bay, and to Delish specifically, seeing their Sunday Special of Duck, my absolute favorite, and lucky to get a table at such short notice; for meeting Michelle Verhave Müller, owning the restaurant with her daughter Chef Amber, connecting with Michelle immediately, intrigued by her maiden name and the link, if any, to the late father of my Alex; for a walk through Hout Bay, not having done so in more than a year; for visiting the newish Deus ex Machina in the Kronendal building and former home of Kitima, what a culture clash 😱; for a walk up to the Camps Bay Tidal Pool, with a lot of litter to pick up there; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 20 of Level 1, 10 October 2020.

 

Saturday 10 October 2020, Day 20 of Level 1, Day 198 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another lucky day of this lucky week; for meeting the team of 18 Camps Bay Car Guards when they were introduced to us as residents (all 4 of us who pitched) this morning, and spoilt with a donut treat; for an invitation to lunch at Utopia on the 15th floor of the Mirage building in De Waterkant, to try out the restaurant with a view, the highest restaurant in Cape Town, a lovely lunch with generous portions; for a second Camps Bay walk to buy the third Daily Maverick 168 to date; for dancing to the Kfm Blok Party; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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