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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 33 of Level 2, 19 September 2020.;

 

Saturday 19 September 2020, Day 33 of Level 2, Day 175 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a super sunny day, not a cloud, and a warm 19C in the sun, but chilly now as the wind has turned North-West, bringing us rain tomorrow; for a successful Camps Bay Clean this morning, with a lovely community spirit; for a two-hour Vit D sizzle in the sun on my terrace; for another Camps Bay walk this afternoon, to shop at Pick n Pay, disappointed that there was so much litter after we had cleaned it up so nicely this morning 😱😢; for a catch up chat with Jenny Stephens this morning, not having seen her in a week, she being very busy; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 💙🙏 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 32 of Level 2, 18 September 2020.

 

Friday 18 September 2020, Day 32 of Level 2, Day 176 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a fabulous day, my horoscope about financial abundance for today being spot on, having the confirmation of my house sale money being paid into the Trust Account and receiving news of another windfall 🙏🙏🙏; for a mild day with the slightest drizzle at times; for a morning walk to Camps Bay, having tea with Emma Farquharson at The 41 to discuss tomorrow’s Beach Clean; for having another pot of Dilmah tea with a delish croissant 🥐 at Firefly Café as the waxing next door ran a little late; for a delightful leg wax with Angelique, done with love and care, not hurting at all; for a trip to Sea Point to exchange black slacks at PnP Clothing, and a top up of my Smarties stock, unbelievable how the price of sweets and chocolates is increasing month by month; for the purchase of cat food and treats at Absolute Pets, so that the cats can share in my good luck too; for a meeting with Rick Jackson and Tracy Jackson to discuss tomorrow’s Beach Clean Up; for spoiling myself to a very light supper at Tindlovu; and for being very happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 31 of Level 2, 17 September 2020.

 

Thursday 17 September 2020, Day 31 of Level 2, Day 175 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for sun, sun, sun, after a misty morning, with a slight chill in the 17C day; for a late sleep in, having written today’s Blogpost last night; for a walk in Camps Bay, making a leg waxing appointment for tomorrow, shopping at Woolies, and collecting discount vouchers from Tindlovu; for learning more about the cost of electricity in our apartment block, after the Power Audit was done; for having the patience in filling in more forms to be registered with CATHSSETA as a Tourist Guide, a challenging career when it comes to all the governmental paperwork prescriptions; for dropping off the forms at the lecturer’s house in Rondebosch, combining it with a number of other stops in the city, including buying my first alcohol in almost six months of Lockdown, having run out of Jameson; for more fantastic service from PnP Clothing in The Point in Sea Point; for a slice of carrot cake and tea and company from the lovely staff member at Bokeh Creative Space, looking forward to dancing there soon Adrian Lazarus; for popping in at Oxalis Eatery to drop off a bottle of ADHARA extra virgin olive oil, with four female owners of the restaurant, which opened in late August; for a half an hour stop at Pilcrow & Cleaver, having a glass of Valley Pinot Noir and a Scallop Ceviche with Orange segments, pine nuts and sultanas, oh wow…; for ending off the day with a first visit to the home of Stuart Bailey, loving my Jameson 🥃; for a Discovery Insure Fuel Cashback; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 30 of Level 2, 16 September 2020.;

 

Wednesday 16 September 2020, Day 30 of Level 2, Day 174 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another rainy day, not too cold at 16C; for giving myself this morning off, a rare treat, meeting Isabella Niehaus for coffee/tea and a treat at Manna Epicure, personally looked after by owner Agnes Renault; for a special lunch at the brand new Oxalis Restaurant, which is owned by four former female staff of Janse & Co; for a productive afternoon writing replies to lost baggage and flight cancellation customer complaints, the first in German and the second in English, for a potential airline call centre job application; for a longer call to my Alex, doing better and better career-wise; for a walk through Camps Bay, a refreshing break after being indoors all day; for two Discovery Gameboard plays making 330 Miles; for Discovery Cashbacks for Healthy Food purchases and for one-third back on the Adidas shoes I bought at Sportsman’s Warehouse last month; for the interest rate remaining unchanged; and for being much happier and healthy today. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 29 of Level 2, 15 September 2020.

 

Tuesday 15 September 2020, Day 29 of Level 2, Day 173 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny 16C day, lifting the spirits, before more rain arrives tomorrow ☔️; for a quick Blogpost write followed by a Camps Bay walk; for a trip down south, buying plants, dropping off pearl bracelets at Caroline Smith in Claremont, needing restringing, meeting her for the first time, and driving to Kenilworth to see Fat Harry’s renovation, due to reopen in October under new ownership; for popping in at Flower Café at Petals in Woodstock; for a walk through Bakoven, bumping into my Lauren and my nephew Nick Solomon ❤️, staying in Cape Town while the hotel of which he is the GM in the Seychelles is still closed to tourism; and for being happy and healthy. Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 172 of Level 2, 14 September 2020.

 

Monday 14 September 2020, Day 28 of Level 2, Day 172 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for two seasons in one day, a wet rainy morning followed by a sunny afternoon, not feeling too cold at 14C; for a good writing morning; for walks through Camps Bay and Bakoven, the rain holding off; for dancing to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 27 of Level 2, 13 September 2020.

 

Sunday 13 September 2020, Day 27 of Level 2, Day 171 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for lovely rain today, less this morning but coming down regularly and heavily this afternoon, and more forecast for tonight; for bursts of sun in-between, yet the rain ☔️ arriving so quickly that I had to take shelter at Kauai and drink a tea while waiting for the heavy rain to end ; for a very quiet start to the day, lazing in bed; for the highlight of watching ‘My Octopus Teacher’ 🐙 by Craig Foster, filmed in Simonstown, what a documentary, unable to eat octopus after watching it; for harvesting my first spinach from the veggie garden, adding it to a mushroom and port sauce I made with my pasta for supper; for dancing to DJ Fresh on Kfm; for having the 💙 of KitKat for five months 😻; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 2, 12 September 2020.

 

Saturday 12 September 2020, Day 26 of Level 2, Day 170 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a day of 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞, warmer today than yesterday despite a lower temperature forecast; for a late movie night last night, with the luxury for not having to get up early this morning; for Joel my homeless cleaner coming back to work after a month’s absence, with all sorts of dramas where they live at Safe Space, mainly having their possessions stolen; for doing a deep clean at Glen Beach, at the Maiden’s Cove parking area, and really bad below the High School; for organizing a Beach Clean up for next Saturday, in honour of International Coastal Clean Up Day, together with Pick It Up run by Tracy Jackson and Rick Jackson; for a fabulous VitD snooze on the terrace all afternoon, getting a tan too; for another walk, through Bakoven, where I saw groups of youngsters walking towards Camps Bay without wearing masks 😷😱; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus, Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 25 of Level 2, 11 September 2020.

 

Friday 11 September 2020, Day 25 of Level 2, Day 169 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a warmer day, but not feeling like the forecast 23C; for a beautiful sunset combined with clouds, making for great photographs; for sleeping off all the horridness of yesterday afternoon, feeling energized and calm and peaceful today; for lunch with Henry at Firefly Café, which served food for the first time today; for a lovely trip to Regent Road in Sea Point, buying another pair of shorts at PnP Clothing and ordering more; for the surprise discovery of Bokeh Creative Space, a hairdresser/coffee bar opened on Regent Road by Adrian Lazarus last week, he recognizing me as a Facebook Friend (we had never met) and inviting me inside; for buying little treats at Spar and Woolies, the latter enlarged, having added the space of the former Tops; for a gift of five bespoke Kalahari Salts, delivered by Mark McCarthy from Iconic Brands; for another walk to Camps Bay, loving the sunset at the Tidal Pool and a long chat with Law Enforcement Officer Ivor Ramsay; for dancing to Kfm 💃; for hearing from my Camps Bay Clean helper Joel, not having done so in a month, coming back to work tomorrow; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 24 of Level 2, 10 September 2020.

 

Thursday 10 September 2020, Day 24 of Level 2, Day 168 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful sunny day even if it was quite windy, our first early Spring South Easter; for a long writing morning; for a walk to Camps Bay; for the Pick n Pay store manager lending me his Pick n Pay card so that I could make use of the special offer on their strawberries 🍓, only offered to customers with their Smart Card and not with my Discovery Pick n Pay card 🙏; for some admin issues related to the Hermanus house sale, and the apartment block; for a walk through Bakoven, where the wind felt more chilly; for some Sectional Title advice from Lucille; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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