Last week I met with Marlene Truter, owner of the new wine brand less, with Chardonnay 2021 and Pinotage 2020 cultivars. Its focus is more on sustainability, being sustainably grown, containing less alcohol, and uses the lightest glass bottles available.
The sustainability also pertains to the employee ethics, and so Marlene had a difficult task to find a wine producer who met her sustainability criteria, and would make the wine available in a smaller quantity, as she is starting off from scratch. Viljoensdrift in Robertson was chosen as a partnership that created an excellent fit, given her less brand values. Continue reading →
#grateful for a wonderful day, dominated by my disbelief and shock in receiving a message that my new client wanted my bank details, not just to pay me for the month ahead but for six months, not my payment terms at all, and not having started doing any work, but deeply grateful for the trust and generosity it reflects 🥲💙; for a very windy all-day South Easter Day, still blowing a storm, even in Sea Point; for posting for my clients; for a walk to the Hussar Grill parking area, to meet St Cyprians Continue reading →
#grateful for a fabulous day, that just became better as the day progressed; for being able to do a Bakoven walk on a day with very strong wind, the wind having died down somewhat over lunch time; for preparing a proposal for a prospective client, loving writing it as it is different to the work I do for my other clients; for a meeting at Labotessa Hotel & Café, loving their tea and Appeltaart spoil 💙 ; for a photograph session at Anatoli, for its participation in Restaurant Week running from today Continue reading →
#grateful for a gorgeous morning of rain, and a much cooler day at a wintry 17C, fabulous for writing, completing my Blogpost and posting for clients, for a combined Bakoven and Camps Bay walk, with litter to clean up along the way; and for being happy, healthy and free. 💙❤️ Continue reading →
#grateful for a lovely relaxed day; for seeing Henry again, after he couldn’t get to work yesterday; for a working day from home; for a Bakoven walk mid-morning, and a sunset one to the Tidal Pool late afternoon, with a very strong wind now; for a lovely message from dear friend Gary Peterson; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
In his first speech to the nation in almost six months, his first Corona speech being two years ago, President Ramaphosa announced the lifting of the National State of Disaster Act once the public has commented on new Health regulations by 16 April.
The President enumerated the positive and negative effects of the Corona Virus over the two years.
He described our country as being at a watershed moment after four waves, due to 60 – 80 % of our country’s population having an illness immunity and/or being vaccinated. He said that the country’s economy has almost returned to normal. Continue reading →
#grateful for a beautiful day, hot at 29C with no wind; for ticking off another 2022 goal in passing my eye test by hook and by crook at the Gallows Hill Traffic Department in Green Point, taking 90 minutes, 30 minutes of which the eye test department was offline; for celebrating my temporary license with a lovely lunch at Cucina at the Goodman Gallery, a first visit, the Goodman Gallery preparing for a new exhibition, so I only saw one artwork already hung; for getting my client posting Continue reading →
Monday 21 March 2022, Human Rights Day, Day 172 of Level 1 😷
Lockdown Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for another beautiful long weekend day at 28C, but a strong wind blowing now; for posting for my clients; for a walk to Woolies and a spoil at The Pottery; for an afternoon snooze; for a sunset walk through Bakoven, the wind blowing the cobwebs away; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
#grateful for a quiet peaceful day; for a beautiful warm 29C day; for writing a blogpost this morning; for doing some client work; for a walk to Camps Bay; for Marlene Du Plessis-Zoetl coming to visit, with cocktails and snacks, catching up on the local restaurant scene and life in Germany 💙; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
#grateful for a lovely day, at 30C plus in parts of the city, a strong wind coming up late afternoon; for doing some work this morning; for a Hartlief shop in the Gardens Centre, so lovely when the staff asked where I’ve been; for finding tiny figs at Food Lovers Market, amazingly priced, not going there regularly enough; for attending a charity German Rotary Club Garden Party at the residence of Madam Consul of Germany in Bishopscourt, selling Bratwurst and Leberkäse on rolls, and beer, Continue reading →