Tag Archives: Lockdown

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

 

Friday 7 May 2021, Day 68 of Level 1 😷πŸ₯²

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#grateful for a relaxed day, waking up early and getting my work done by midday; for the lovely rain which fell overnight, and during the course of today; for a lovely refreshing power walk in the drizzle, up Houghton Road, up Camps Bay Drive, up to Fulham Road, and back home; for meeting the prize winner of a Vegan Tasting Menu competition at Anatoli Turkish Restaurant, such a lovely couple; for being healthy, happy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 67 of Level 1, 6 May 2021

 

Thursday 6 May 2021, Day 67 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a successful day; for getting up early to finish all my work so that I could squeeze in a power walk up 100 Houghton Steps, and coming down my secret Bakoven lanes with a total of 100 steps, being protected against the very strong Southeaster, receiving 300 Discovery points; for my Dinkel poppyseed rolls being ready for me; for an interesting meeting at Origin Roasting, drinking a lovely Nigiro Earl Grey Bloom tea; for a good Utopia Status meeting with Dilmah Earl Grey tea, crowned by a rainbow; for a quick pop in at Grand Pavilion, but the owner wasn’t there; for a cosy soup-in-bed evening; for Kfm playing great music to finish my steps for today; and for being happy, healthy and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 66 of Level 1, 5 May 2021

 

Wednesday 5 May 2021, Day 66 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a fabulous and efficient day, packing a lot in after a solid 6,5 hour sleep; for starting writing just after 6h00, getting everything done so that I could fit in a power walk on my secret Bakoven path, gaining another 300 Discovery points; for tackling the email of response to the R1 million plus maintenance quote for our EbbTide apartment😱; for 2 Discovery Gameboard plays, giving me a R100 Woolies voucher; for a lovely lunch at Roots CafΓ© & Kitchen at Roeland Square, across the road from Wembley Square; for a lovely client meeting at Anatoli, spoilt with Dilmah Earl Grey tea and lovely crunchy chocolate biscuits; for a fabulous hot restaurant news update; for a quick shop at Hartlief; for the weather being less dramatic than was predicted for today, without the thunderstorms forecast ; and for being warm in my winter pyjamas, happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Lockdown Restaurant closures in Cape Town & the Winelands now at 100! More than 70 new restaurants have opened in the past year!

 

The Level 1 regulations introduced on 1 March, with a restaurant closing time of 23h00, and the serving of alcohol being permitted since February, have been a boost to the local restaurant industry, one of the hardest hit industries since Lockdown started a year ago, with good bookings in the past two months.

Despite the Lockdown regulations affecting the restaurant industry so badly in the past 13 months, a total of 75 new restaurants have opened in Cape Town and the Winelands during Lockdown. Restaurateur Michael Townsend Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 65 of Level 1, 4 May 2021

 

Tuesday 4 May 2021, Day 65 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a cooler day, fog rolling in from Lunchtime onwards, not clearing, ahead of a major storm; for a hardworking day; for a power walk up the 100 Houghton Steps, up to Ingleside Road, and then to Woolies, buying soup ingredients for the cold weather and rain coming, and gaining 300 Discovery points; for a productive afternoon tackling a major maintenance quote challenge for our apartment block, exceeding R1 million, someone having lost the plot 😑; for a refreshing Bakoven walk, with only a hint of a sunset; for such s lovely response to my photographs of the sunset yesterday πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 64 of Level 1, 3 May 2021.

 

Monday 3 May 2021, Day 64 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#grateful for a continuous 7,5 hours of sleep; for a busy working day, Mondays always being the busiest; for a hot 29C day, with thunderstorm-like clouds creating a beautiful sky; for a most beautiful red and pink sunset tonight ❀️; for a power walk giving me 300 Discovery points; for finding a new litter cleaner; for a Woolies shop; for bumping into Sherryl, a neighbour nearby, whom I hadn’t seen in months; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 63 of Level 1, 2 May 2021.

 

Sunday 2 May 2021, Day 63 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a very relaxed catch-up with myself Sunday; for it being surprisingly hot today, at 27C; for a power walk through my secret Bakoven lanes, scoring 300 Discovery points, feeling good in making up for zero points 😱 yesterday; for finishing off the litter hotspot of yesterday, filling a garbage bag with all the cardboard boxes that had remained; for having two Camps Bay brothers Ben and Troy McWilliam assist me in cleaning up litter at the Tidal Pool, doing this for their Rondebosch High school community project, lovely to see them so eager, and the luck that there were fewer picnickers and hence less litter, despite the heat; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 62 of Level 1, 1 May 2021

 

Saturday 1 May 2021, Worker’s Day, Day 62 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#grateful for a lovely relaxed day, after an unbroken sleep of six hours πŸ’™; for a Social Media morning; for putting my civic duty of cleaning a specific litter hotspot in Camps Bay ahead of my steps and points quest, being helped by Learner Marc from Bakoven; for a lovely dinner at Utopia with Tania Harrison, watching the sun set, meeting interesting diners, and being entertained by George Sax 🎷; for a pop-in glass of wine and belly dancing πŸ’ƒ at Anatoli; for my cats being happy to have me back home 😻😻; and for being happy, healthy and free. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 61 of Level 1, 30 April 2021

 

Friday 30 April 2021, Day 61 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Gratitude for a wonderful unplanned day, starting early at 5h00, and surviving the reduced sleep; for it being slightly warmer today, but still with a chilly wind this evening; for getting all my work done this morning; for getting the hacked Instagram account operating again; for a power walk with 36 minutes of Cardio from my home to The Roundhouse, half of it being uphill, earning me 300 Discovery points; for my tea/coffee date with restaurateur Ian Halfon at The Lawns turning into a 7-course 5 hour delight and indulgence at Salsify at The Roundhouse, Camps Bay’s secret best restaurant by far; for the lift back to home, receiving some wine from Ian too; for a quick walk through Bakoven, to catch the sunset; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 60 of Level 1, 29 April 2021.

 

Thursday 29 April 2021, Day 60 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for the unexpected rain overnight, bringing autumn/winter weather, with only 17C today, a chilly bite in the wind; for a productive writing morning, preparing for my client meeting; for a power walk at midday, taking my secret uphill Bakoven route, earning 300 Discovery points, and ending with a shopping stop at Woolies and paying the rates & taxes at Pick n Pay; for my weekly dose of Dinkel rolls waiting for me; for a good meeting at Utopia, celebrating my six month anniversary of working on the brand with a Kir Royale, Continue reading →