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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 86 of Level 1, 15 December 2020.

 

Tuesday 15 December 2020, Day 86 of Level 1, Day 265 of Lockdown😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, at 21 C, with a South Easter building up, getting us ready for 10 days or more of wind; for being taken a step closer to my promising Horoscope for today, when a headhunter for a (different) German Amazon job did a telephonic interview with me; for the honour of being invited to join the international Tourist Guiding committee of my Canadian Tour Operator, having our first Skype meeting on Saturday; for a good walk through Camps Bay, with barely any litter; for a quick call with Jenny Stephens; for a winetasting followed by a cocktail tasting at Utopia, so happy to hear that they are fully booked tonight, so much so that Vivian Warby and I couldn’t get a table for tonight, booking for next week instead; for dancing to Kfm’s Dansdag; and for being happy and healthy. Continue reading →

Utopia Restaurant launches best value Tasting Menu in Cape Town, as well as Special Sunday Lunch Menu!

 

Utopia Restaurant has launched its first ever Tasting Menu, offering five beautiful courses on Monday to Thursday evenings, at an amazingly low cost of R195, the lowest in Cape Town for a Tasting Menu. It has also introduced a Family-friendly Special Sunday Lunch Menu, accompanied by live entertainment. It has  introduced new dishes to its À la carte menu.

Utopia towers above all other restaurants in Cape Town in being the highest, located on the 15th floor of the Mirage building in De Waterkant, offering magnificent 360 degree views of Cape Town.  Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 27 January

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Ladysmith Black Mambazo shared a Grammy with the Gypsy Kings for Best World Music last night, for its live album ‘Singing for Peace around the world’.  Their album is dedicated to the late Nelson Mandela, and a percentage of sales will go to the Nelson Mandela Childrens’ Fund.

*   Bruce Springsteen is ‘The Boss’ was the unanimous feedback on Social Media in reaction to his fantastic first ever concert on South African soil, held at the Bellville Velodrome.  He paid tribute to the late Nelson Mandela, and praised the ‘miracle’ peaceful transformation in our country.

*  German beer brewers have requested that their government refrain Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 31 August/1 September

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   Research has shown that the moderate drinking of wine reduces the likelihood of depression amongst 55 – 80 year olds significantly!

*   About 4000 UK pubs are expected to close next year, being old and outdated and serving ‘indifferent’ food, the 2014 Good Pub Guide predicts.  However 1000 new pubs are expected to open next year.

*   Is there a future for blogging?  It appears so, and having a blog may become as commonplace as ‘having a smartphone or an e-mail address‘.

*   The 8th annual South African Food & Wine Festival will be held at Grayhaven Winery in Gum Spring, Virginia in the USA, on 14 and 15 September.  Tastings of  30 wines from Anwilke, MAN Vintners, Ernie Els,  Fairview Estates, AA Badenhorst, Kanonkop, as Continue reading →