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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 169 of Level 1, 18 March 2022

 

Friday 18 March 2022, Day 169 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day of working from home, writing and posting for clients; for a beautiful 26C day, with only a breeze; for a sunset walk to Woolies, and to Gibson’s for an ice cream; for the feeling of a long weekend ’holiday’ lying ahead, with excellent weather ❤️; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Discovery; Sour Service Award goes to Standard Bank!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Discovery, for paying all the costs associated with my recent eye operations, including the opthalmologist cost the day hospital expenses, and the cost of a PCR Test which I needed prior to the first operation. While I realise that I have paid for the insurance costs, and have never previously claimed, it was an effortless process, the staff of Dr Vayanos doing the paperwork with Discovery. All that was required was my Discovery number.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 154 of Level 1, 3 March 2022

 

Thursday 3 March 2022, Day 154 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#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 →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 148 of Level 1, 25 February 2022

 

Friday 25 February 2022, Day 148 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a warm day at 24C; for a working and writing morning; for booking my 2022 Discovery Health Check with DisChem for next week; for having the new spectacle script checked by optometrist Bernard Coppez, he being somewhat shocked that I’ve been driving without specs; for being delighted to hear that they offer a 20% discount for Discovery clients; for meeting a lovely lady at Coppez, possibly his wife, chatting to different clients in the shop, including me, saying she has seen me walking in Camps Bay on numerous occasions when she drives from Hout Bay to Sea Point, a fantastic ambassador; for surviving a 90 minute wait at Standard Bank Sea Point, to get a bank statement for the past year, the ATM only offering one going back for 6 months, not impressed to sit there until 16h30; for doing a retail therapy shop at Woolies at St John’s Piazza after that long wait, finding a perfect winter jacket and some food spoils; for spoiling myself with a scone, grated cheese and jam at WCafé .….. mmmmm 💙; for a sad/happy seeing of Celia Mauerberger as I walked past Frosted, for which she has been such an amazing ambassador ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️; for working on my return to home, going through a huge number of emails and messages; for a refreshing walk to the Tidal Pool, with a very strong wind; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

The Sweet Service Award went to Bernard Coppez optometrists, and the Sour Service Award went to Discovery…. again 😱

Sweet Service Award goes to Bernard Coppez Optometrists; Sour Service Award goes to Discovery!

SA Corona Status:  3,669,671 cases 99145 deaths  31,406,387 vaccinations 

FitBit 7500 steps 5,5 km 👣

LovemylifeandloveGaryslife 💙❤️

The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July,  returned to Level 3 on 26 July, returned to Level 2 on 13 September, returned to Level 1 on 1 October,  and the Curfew Curfew lifted on 30 December 2021 is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: www.whaletalesblog.com www.chrisvonulmenstein.com/blog Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein, My Cape Town Guide/Mein Kapstadt Guide Instagram: @Chrissy_Ulmenstein @MyCapeTownGuide

 

Sweet Service Award goes to Bernard Coppez Optometrists; Sour Service Award goes to Discovery!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Bernard Coppez optometrists, for assisting me in getting an appointment today, to test my script for a new pair of glasses, written by my ophthalmologist, following two eye operations. I was checking the prices of two optometrists, and the waiting time for the checking of the script, apparently a standard procedure, was one week at Riaan King Camps Bay optometrist, its prices going up each time I spoke to them. The  receptionist at Bernard Copper tried her best to find me a 15 minute slot, squeezing me in for today.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 146 of Level 1, 23 February 2022

 

Wednesday 23 February 2022, Day 146 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful 26C day; for writing a newsletter and preparing for Client Status meetings this morning; for seeing my ophthalmologist at lunchtime, for a check up, and to receive a prescription for new specs for driving; for popping in at Discovery Sea Point a third time in one week, getting one of my three questions answered 🙏😱; for a day of numeric achievement, reaching 1000 followers for newkings boutique hotel, 2000 for Zest, and 2000 followers for my own account, celebrating with cupcakes in our meeting; for a quick shop at Woolies; for posting for clients this afternoon; for a Camps Bay sunset walk; for a call to my German Tourist Guiding client, about to fly to Cape Town, arranging where to meet tomorrow; for two Discovery Gameboard plays today, not having had two plays a week in a month 😱; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

To get a Discovery discount for my prescription specs, I have to go to Mellins, which have branches everywhere except in the city centre and Atlantic Seaboard. Claremont will be the closest branch to me. One cannot call a branch directly, all calls leading to a call centre! One has to wait for them to call you. Tomorrow I’ll compare the costs of having the specs made by my usual optometrist in Sea Point and the Discovery-discounted Mellins optometrist in Claremont. 😱

Zest regulars will be happy to hear that waitress Josie Milner is back again.

SA Corona Status: 3,665,149 cases 98978 deaths  31,218,528 vaccinations 

FitBit 7500 steps 5,5 km 👣

LovemylifeandloveGaryslife 💙❤️

 

The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July,  returned to Level 3 on 26 July, returned to Level 2 on 13 September, returned to Level 1 on 1 October,  and the Curfew Curfew lifted on 30 December 2021 is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: www.whaletalesblog.com www.chrisvonulmenstein.com/blog Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein, My Cape Town Guide/Mein Kapstadt Guide Instagram: @Chrissy_Ulmenstein @MyCapeTownGuide

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 144 of Level 1, 21 February 2022.

 

Monday 21 February 2022, Day 144 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for an organized day, having two hours in which to plan my day, and getting admin duties done; for an interesting Workshop with 40 representatives of 20 sponsors of the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival, which was held at Zest this morning, both Zest and newkings boutique hotel being sponsors of the Festival from 6 June to 3 July, and ended off with a light lunch prepared by Zest chefs; for getting an error fixed made last week by Discovery Sea Point; for finding Kanéle Café inside Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 141 of Level 1, 18 February 2022

 

Friday 18 February 2022, Day 141 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely warm day at 31C; for a working morning, posting for clients and and facing my #provisionaltax; for an apartment clean up; for our Ebbtide garage door getting brand new beams late this morning; the door as good as new now; for a catch up visit by Brigitte Kaese, now a Londoner, driving her back to Sea Point; for a light supper with Gary Peterson and NF, before walking to the Theatre on the Bay to see ‘Shirley Valentine’, a one-woman ( by Natasha Sutherland, Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to The Creamery in the V & A; Sour Service Award goes to Discovery!

The Sweet Service Award goes to The Creamery at the new Harbour View in the V & A Waterfront, and to Marvellous, for his marvellous service when I wanted to pay for my ice cream treat in cash. They only accept payment by credit card, probably not due to Covid, but due to staff pilfering! Putting R44 on a credit card is ridiculous! Marvellous found a way around this and made me a very happy customer, enjoying my treat on the shared outside terrace. Details of his gesture will remain a secret. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 140 of Level 1, 17 February 2022

 

Thursday 17 February 2022, Day 140 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a mainly organized day; for it being warm at 31C without wind, after last night’s hefty storm; for preparing for my client meeting this afternoon; for our garage door getting the day wrong, refusing to close today, usually playing up on Saturdays; for ‘fortunately’ forgetting my cellphone at home, having to return from Gardens to fetch it, to find out that Henry was unable to get the garage door to close, so Ms Organizer Chris jumped onto my phone, found the garage door guy recommended by Nicholas Fjord via Gary Peterson, giving us amazing service to get the garage door Continue reading →