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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 3 of Level 3, 3 June 2020.

 

Wednesday 3 June 2020, Day 3 of Level 3, after 66 days of Level 4 and 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a surprisingly warm start to the day, despite it being very misty, when I left home to exercise at 7h30, the cyclists having their lights on, getting up to Clifton First Beach; with fewer bags on the pavements and fortunately none torn open; for the rain falling overnight; for the generosity of Margit and Chris Roberts, residents of Camps Bay, for making a further contribution to Camps Bay Clean, which I collected from their home after the walk; for the Pick n Pay Manager finding me a box of Smarties at another store and having it collected, so that I can collect it from them tomorrow (stockpiling Gary Peterson… 😂); for not having writing pressure this morning as I had written the story about the Court finding the Level 3 and Level 4 regulations to be ‘unconstitutional and invalid’ last night already, for revisiting Dinkel Bakery and Peppertree Café, each sending me a message today that their free-range eggs and lemon chiffon cake, respectively, had arrived; for experiencing the professional Covid service of a security officer at a building of law firms on Keerom Street, having my temperature taken, at 35C, when I went to collect a file; for getting to my laundry service with my laundry of 66 days, and being able to receive it back tomorrow; for an ice cream treat at The Dairy Den in Sea Point, it having been on top of my list of places to go when it reopened; for having a spoil dinner of Lamb curry with yellow rice and sambals as well as Malva Tart delivered to my home by Café Charles in De Waterkant 🙏; and for being fit and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 23 of Level 4, 23 May 2020.

 

Saturday 23 May 2020, Day 23 of Level 4, after 35 days of Level 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a day that didn’t go as planned at all, but was filled with highlights; for our Building Manager Henry coming for the day, doing a fantastic job of cleaning up and doing gardening, so lovely to see him again after 8 weeks of him being at home 🙏; for a very short and sweet Exercise Time, my shortest since 1 May; for going shopping at the Oranjezicht City Farm Organic Market with Shubha Shukla; for meeting Farmer Ian at the Oranjezicht Farm and learning so much from him about the underwater springs and their ’architectural’ style of gardening there; of reaching the milestone of 4000 members in the Facebook Restaurant Food Delivery Group; for returning to my beautiful clean apartment block, after Henry’s hard work; for taking Henry back to Wynberg, giving me an opportunity to have a look at Four&Twenty Café, now purely a Deli during Lockdown; for Miss Minsky 🐱 being delivered to me just as I got home, both of us excited yet very nervous 😱; for dancing far less than usual, having to give love to both Minsky 🐱 and KitKat 🐱; for going to bed early after a busy day; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Babylonstoren 2 opens as The Newt in Somerset in the UK, celebrates local produce, history, and beauty!

 

It was by chance that I heard about The Newt in Somerset opening in the UK last year, a property which Babylonstoren owners Koos Bekker and Karen Roos bought in 2013 as Hadspen House, renaming the renovated estate, and turning it into a property similar to Babylonstoren outside Franschhoek. Continue reading →

Restaurant Review: Lunch in the Bramon vineyard in Plett best on the Garden Route!

The highlight of our Garden Route trip last week was having lunch at Bramon, a pioneering boutique wine estate outside Plettenberg Bay. This was one of the first wine estates in the area, and has established itself not only as a good wine destination, but as having a good friendly restaurant too. My French friend was blown away by us eating …. and drinking ……in the vineyard!  Continue reading →

Haus & Laib Deli, Speciality Butchery, and Bistro opens on Loop Street, sells Raith cold meats and other German Treats!

Yesterday I went to pop in at the new Haus & Laib Deli, on Loop Street opposite the back entrance to the St Martini Lutheran Church. I received a warm welcome from co-owner Cheryl Hauslaib, whom I had got to know from my shopping at Raith, now renamed Hartlief, over the years, before she and her husband Hans left to start their new venture. Continue reading →

Restaurant Review: Le Petit Manoir Restaurant just does not gel, despite Chefs’ experience In a Michelin star restaurant!

Last week I invited my friends Clint and Llewellyn Lambert (GM of the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel, and influential blogger at Hospitality Hedonist) to join me for dinner at Le Petit Manoir in Franschhoek, which opened in July. Having had more than enough time to settle in, it was a severely (and costly) experience, of a completely dysfunctional restaurant. I apologise for the longer than average Review, summarizing my experiences with Chef Kevin Grobler’s cooking since 2015.  Continue reading →

The Yard opens in Waterfront’s Silo District as multi-cultural cuisine Lifestyle Restaurant, Bar, Deli, and Homeware outlet!

The new The Yard in the Silo District of the V&A Waterfront opened last week, as a multi-cultural cuisine restaurant, but also offering a bar, a homeware shop, and a Deli. It is the most unique restaurant I have experienced, in its diverse food offering. Continue reading →

Melissa’s to open Mantra Café in Camps Bay!

imageHaving previously heard that Melissa’s was opening in Camps Bay, above the newly opened The 41, I was surprised to hear from its GM designate Ian Smith that the restaurant will be called Mantra Café, will seat 125 patrons, and opens on 13 December. It is in the upstairs space of the former Tuscany Beach. Continue reading →

Restaurant Review: Clare’s Cakes in Plett ‘tastefully decadent’ but service not!

imageDespite having been open on Main Street in Plettenberg Bay for the past four years, I only noticed Clare’s Cakes (& Deli) on my visit to Plett last week.  It offers very reasonably priced cakes, cupcakes, breads, as well as Deli items, in what is a pristine clean outlet. Service is Continue reading →