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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 68 of Level 1, 7 December 2021

 

Tuesday 7 December 2021, Day 68 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a peaceful relaxed working day, posting on clients’ Social Media; for doing some personal admin; for receiving delivery of a Christmas order I placed with Haack & Heart, so fabulous to receive it at home; for a walk to Bakoven; for collecting two 4 kg bags of Whiskas cat food, my CatKids’ favourite, which Pick n Pay Camps Bay had kept for me; for The Pottery Camps Bay confirming that they now serve tea 💙; for a meeting with Chef Pavel at Zest, so lovely to see so many diners enjoying the lovely view Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journey, Day 54 of Level 1, 23 November 2021

 

Tuesday 23 November 2021, Day 54 of Level 1. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#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 →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 17 of Level 4, 14 July 2021

 

Wednesday 14 July 2021, Day 17 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, but still chilly at 14C; for surviving on little sleep, with the Nigerian and friends partying from 1h30 until 5h00 this morning in Sacha Jack’s EbbTide Apartment 201 ; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, winning another Woolies voucher from points left over plus the new ones gained today; for walks to Camps Bay and then to Bakoven; for being able to share a not-good situation from yesterday with a wonderful client, a very good listener; for being safe in Cape Town; and for being healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Quentin at Oakhurst Restaurant in Hout Bay turns over a new leaf, now serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Early Dinner!

 

From being a restaurant that mainly served dinners, as well as Sunday Lunch, the latest Level 3 Adjusted regulations have created an opportunity for Quentin at Oakhurst in Hout Bay to open its restaurant for Breakfast, and for Lunch and Early Dinner.

Owner and Executuve Chef Quentin Spickernell has curated two menus, each dish costing under R100. He has also moved the seating outside the restaurant, setting up tables and chairs under a lovely shady oak tree, and under umbrellas on the terrace. Continue reading →

Lindt Chocolate Studio: exceptional chocolate, exceptional Macaron-Baking course!

It was on a visit to the newish Lindt Chocolate Studio in the Silo District in the V&A Waterfront that I saw a list of the courses which the Lindt Chocolate Studio offers. On Saturday my Parisian friend Aurélie Jullien and I attended the two-hour Macaron baking course, and we were very proud of our baking success.  We were to,d that there are only two Lindt Chocolate Studios in the world, the Cape Town one, and one in Johannesburg.  Continue reading →

Communal Dinners at Salushi on #WolftrapWednesdays launched!

imageLast night I attended a Communal Dinner at Salushi Asian restaurant in Claremont, the first trial dinner to which 20 writers had been invited. They will be held every Wednesday evening, and are called #WolftrapWednesdays, the wine being sponsored by Boekenhoutskloof’ Winery’s The Wolftrap.

Coming from the other side of the mountain, I struggled to find Salushi, which I could not see from Protea Road, being set back.   Continue reading →

Masterful MasterChef Season 3 Finalists proud Durban entrepreneurs!

imageYesterday I visited two coffee shops created by MasterChef Season 3 Finalists in Morningside in Durban, demonstrating how good the amateur chef competition has been in stimulating entrepreneurs to open businesses.

Spoonful Eatery

It was a delight to meet Roxi Wardman, winner of MasterChef SA Season 3, who opened her Spoonful Eatery inside Anthology shop in Continue reading →

Honest Chocolate at next stage of its ethical and artisanal evolution!

imageLast night I attended an interesting group discussion about chocolate, and Honest Chocolate in particular, at their Honest Chocolate Café on Wale Street. It demonstrated that the brand of artisanal chocolate has evolved in the four years since its launch, and that it cares enough to conduct market research to establish what chocolate lovers like and dislike about the brand.

Having received the invitation to attend whilst on holiday, I had not picked up that the event would be more than a chocolate and wine pairing. We had to document our demographic details, our chocolate purchasing habits, and source of information about the brand. Our Continue reading →