Tag Archives: Gardens Centre

Pick n Pay goes ‘nude’, trials plastic-free Fruit and Vegetable shopping!

On Facebook I saw an article that attracted my interest and attention, being a proud litter cleaner in Camps Bay, about Pick n Pay trialing the use of paper bags in its fruit and vegetable departments, and selling these items loose and not pre-packaged, in 13 of its stores around the country. 

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Dalewood Fromage Sweet Service Award; Sour Service Award goes to ABSA!

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Dalewood Fromage factory shop and its Manager Tracey Falconer. I was in Franschhoek and wanted to stop by the shop in Klapmuts, but was running late from a lunch. I called to find out at what time they close. Tracey told me that they close at 16h00, but that she had to do some admin work, and would still be there until 16h45, which suited me perfectly. Not only did I buy their fabulous Camembert and Brie cheeses, but fresher than fresh same-day laid eggs too. Continue reading →

Wizardz Sweet Service Award; Senior Advocate André Bosman Sour Service Award!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Wizardz, and its assistant Yumnah, who assisted me in the layout and first print run of my first book ‘SwitchBitch: My journey of transformation from Sour to Sweet’. I had a deadline for the launch for 20 December, and I was in Yumnah’s hands to get the copies printed and bound by the day before. I received a message on the 15th already, telling me that the books were ready for collection at the Garden Centre branch. This was unexpectedly good service. In a very quick turnaround time, the staff was also able to print a small amount of menus onto the photograph of the book cover, which meant that I did not have to wait for them or return to fetch them!  Continue reading →

The Silo Hotel Sweet Service Award; ABSA Sour Service Award!

The Sweet Service Award goes to The Silo Hotel. As the Rooftop Bar is so popular now, one has to book a table for it. Training Consultant Mark Bland was kind enough to organize this for me. We enjoyed a drink with the glorious views and sunset from the Rooftop, and experienced The Royal Portfolio charm of its staff, starting with Louis Page, the Assistant Restaurant Manager, who we bumped into upstairs. He immediately offered to take us Continue reading →

Dubai City Tour lifts the spirit after shocking Emirates service!

I had the misfortune to experience Dubai under less than perfect conditions, and with it Emirates airline, which once was the best airline in the world (now dropped to number four, as rated by Skytrax)! A City Tour by Sun Tours helped to restore my appreciation for what Dubai has to offer! Continue reading →

Shimmy Beach Club Sweet Service and Vodacom Sour Service Awards!

shimmy-beach-club-goldfishThe Sweet Service Award goes to Shimmy Beach Club and its GM Malcolm Moodie, its Deputy GM Stephan Fourie, the Shimmy Luxury Collection CEO Nicky van der Walt, and The Ritz GM Clayton Howard, for allowing me to see the fantastic Goldfish concert at Shimmy Beach Club earlier this week, and with it fantastic seating which enabled me to take excellent photographs and videos.  It is a world class act, and it filled me with pride to see how far this talented duo has come.  Impressive too was the ease of getting there with Uber, and then being shuttled to the Shimmy entrance.  Continue reading →

Facebook Sweet Service and Pick ‘n Pay BP Express Sour Service Awards!

FacebookThe Sweet Service Award goes to Facebook, for removing two defamatory comments about restaurants I had visited, on the Facebook restaurant review page ‘Cape Town Restaurants, the Good, the Bad, and the Nastyyyy…‘, within an hour of my request, agreeing that they were harassment. Continue reading →

Pick ‘n Pay Gardens Centre Sweet Service and Col’Cacchio Hermanus Sour Service Awards!

Pick 'n Pay logo 2The Sweet Service Award goes to Pick ‘n Pay Gardens Centre and its staff member Annie Hendricks.  Annie has been praised on numerous occasions on this Blog for her wonderful service in packing our weekly grocery order and delivering it to our guest house.  Before my trip I sent her an sms to notify her that I had sent her an order.  She replied that she was ill, and that her colleague who does the orders when she is off had been moved to another branch.  As it was a busy weekend, we could not do without the order.  Annie smsd that she would get someone else to do the order for us.  When Pick ‘n Pay arrived, there was Annie, who had got out of her sickbed to assist ourselves and two other clients with their orders, offering service beyond the call of duty. Continue reading →

Kfm Sweet Service and Gardens Locksmiths Sour Service Awards!

Kfm logoThe Sweet Service Award goes to Kfm, for its improved broadcast quality and volume in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Camps Bay, and in Hout Bay.  After years of only receiving the radio station in the car or by livestreaming, and then not very well (in the car in Franschhoek in particular), the radio station is now broadcasting on a number of frequencies close to its main 94.5 FM frequency!  The Kfm App is fantastic too, with better quality than livestreaming via the internet, and the radio station on can be listened to all over the world.  Continue reading →