Tag Archives: Pick ‘n Pay

Sweet Service Award goes to Minstrel Parade, Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay!


The Sweet Service Award goes to the Minstrels Parade held on Monday this week, in which 20000 persons participated, marching from the Grand Parade to Bo-Kaap. There was a fantastic turnout, after a two-year absence due to the Lockdown. Despite many road closures, the event appears to have gone off without a hitch. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Pick ‘n Pay Camps Bay; Sour Service Award goes to ESKOM!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Pick ‘n Pay Camps Bay, and its head office staff, for hosting a group discussion with customers, requesting feedback about their shopping experiences at the branch. We learnt that the store is to undergo a major renovation and upgrade in January, that the Hot Foods section will be revamped, that the positioning of the tills is to be amended to address the queueing problem, that the till staff is to be trained to address their disrespect to customers, that fruit Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths, Sour Service Award goes to Pick ‘n Pay!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Camps Bay, and its staff member Nicole, who took the trouble to find two boxes of multipack Whiskas pouches which the store did not have in stock, to fetch them, and to alert me to the availability within 24 hours of my request. Fantastic service.



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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 132 of Level 1, 9 February 2022.


Wednesday 9 February 2022, Day 132 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a reasonably peaceful day, hard working this morning; for a Bakoven walk; for a check up at my Opthalmologist Dr Vayanos, all looking good, going back in two weeks to get my prescription specs updated; for popping in at the new mini Coco Safar at Hertex opposite the Gardens Center, sadly with very poor service; for only one Discovery Gameboard play; for receiving my German birth certificate translation from Astrid Hambrock; for a Camps Bay walk; for Pick n Pay keeping Whiskas cat food for me, to collect this afternoon;  and for being Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 121 of Level 1, 29 January 2022


Saturday 29 January 2022, Day 121 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for being focused in catching up on writing for my clients, it having been a very disruptive week; for the most amazing support received during the 28 hour Word War 3 from friends today, with calls and messages, really grateful for your support, that from Christopher Mark V Lowe especially, a master of tact and diplomacy and not accepting any of the discussion to go off the rails, and for reprimanding commenters and the Chef in the middle of the furore, the latter digging his Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 112 of Level 1, 20 January 2022


Thursday 20 January 2022, Day 112 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day that did not start off well ending on such a high note; for a working morning, posting for my clients, for a Bakoven walk and preparing for an afternoon meeting; for good Utopia and Anatoli Status meetings; for finding Lello’s Deli in De Waterkant but not finding anything to buy; for a shop at Pick n Pay on Strand Street, shocked that the 500 g ProVita has jumped in price from R39,99 to R49,99, a 25 % increase 😱😡; for a wonderful dinner at the home of John French Continue reading →

MasterChef Season 4 rolls out a completely new set of Judges!


MasterChef Season 4 is starting on 28 February, and slowly M-Net is revealing details about its new series.

Now the station has announced its three brand new judges, possibly a disappointment for many who loved the tough Chef Pete Goffe-Wood, the charming Chef Benny Masekwameng, and the grey-shoes grey-suit Chef Reuben Robertsons  Riffel.

Last month I shared the first details of the new Series. Now we know the names of the three judges, and that the winner will receive a R1 million prize and the MasterChef title.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 101 of Level 1, 9 January 2022


Sunday 9 January 2022, Day 101 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a much cooler day at 24C, the rain still not having arrived, and fewer picnickers and hence less litter; for the City of Cape Town trying to catch up on litter cleaning today which they didn’t do overnight as they have done before, even running out of garbage bags, I discovered when I did a ‘litter inspection’ in Camps Bay and Bakoven, getting me close to my goal steps by lunchtime Continue reading →

MasterChef SA to make a 4th Season comeback after a six year absence!


It was a chance remark from a chef that I was alerted to the news that MasterChef SA is to make a comeback…. but the news is scant!

The history of MasterChef SA : MasterChef had three seasons in South Africa, with Chefs Pete Goffe-Wood and Bennie Masekwameng as judges in all three seasons. Chef Reuben Riffel joined the third season as a judge. The filming took place at Nederburg. Robertsons was the main sponsor. Season Winners were Dean Naidoo, Kamini Pather, and Roxi Wardman (crowned in December 2014).  I covered each show of the three seasons on this Blog.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 75 of Level 1, 14 December 2021


Tuesday 14 December 2021, Day 75 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a smooth flowing day, despite it being an upside down one, feeling like a Friday already; for my Discovery medical package change made by Maki Chase today; for meeting one of my Camps Bay Ratepayers Association colleagues at the Promenade, buying an HTH floater at Pick n Pay, and a bib at Camps Bay Hardware (organised via owner Jared Stein on holiday in Mauritius) for my new Gift cleaning helper, starting on Saturday; for spoiling myself with a light breakfast (not the best scrambled egg I’ve had) at The Pottery, but Manager Shaun being very helpful, bringing me a charger for my phone, showing me how they glaze Pottery and fire it in their kiln, for showing me the jewelry Continue reading →