The Sweet Service Award goes to my new web hosting company Xneelo, formerly Hetzner, and its customer and technical service teams for holding my hand during the transition from my previous web hoster. Jessica was especially patient with me in getting the size of my file reduced to meet the 15 MB limit, very kindly done for me by my friend Llewellyn Lambert, organising a time extension for this onerous task. Continue reading →
Whilst Discovery Vitality is the most motivating system to stay healthy that I have ever experienced, it is most frustrating that it changes its rewarding of members for staying healthy ever so often. On Saturday 11 January the Discovery Vitality system changes radically again, now awarding Discovery Miles and no longer Vitality points, and demanding more effort for the same rewards. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Pick n Pay Camps Bay, for supporting my Camps Bay Clean initiative to clean up the Camps Bay Beachfront by employing disadvantaged persons, offering us Garbage bags for the approximately 100 bags per day we fill with litter, at half price. The retailer’s generosity is much appreciated. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Marion Taylor Properties, and its owners estate agents Marilyn and daughter Caitlyn, who were the first and most generous Camps Bay residents in responding to my request to Camps Bay residents to support a Camps Bay Clean initiative I have launched, employing homeless persons to clean up litter on the Camps Bay Beachfront area every day over the Festive season, and carrying this through until Easter on a reduced scale. Marion’s motivation is as follows: ‘I am very happy to help and greatly appreciate your efforts and interest in our beautiful suburb. I make a living within the community and feel very happy to give back’. The company has very generously pledged a contribution of R1000 per month until Easter.
On Facebook I saw an article that attracted my interest and attention, being a proud litter cleaner in Camps Bay, about Pick n Pay trialing the use of paper bags in its fruit and vegetable departments, and selling these items loose and not pre-packaged, in 13 of its stores around the country.
Few of my Blog readers will know that I have taken the stream near the Camps Bay Tidal Pool under my wing, cleaning it twice a day. One piece of paper or plastic litter in a stream has made me see it all over Camps Bay, when I walk the Promenade twice a day, and sadly everywhere I go in Cape Town. I was delighted that Adidas and Parley have joined forces, to turn ocean plastic into shoes. Continue reading →
This coming weekend Cape Town will be bursting at the seams, with thousands of Cape Town Cycle Tour riders descending on our city, for the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday 10 March. Continue reading →
A rumour that Woolworths is set to open a Food branch in Camps Bay in the next three months is finally set to become a reality, having been promised over many years. On Monday I saw the first sign of some action. Continue reading →
It is an exciting achievement to have published the second book in my SwitchBitch trilogy, entitled ‘SwitchBitch: My journey of transformation in Walking the Camino, Sole to Soul’, following in the footsteps of SwitchBitch Book 1, which I launched a year ago. SwitchBitch Book 1 focused on my Physical transformation, in losing 45 kg, while Book 2 is focused on the Spiritual transformation after walking the Camino. Yesterday the Book was presented at a Preview launch at Stargarden Boutique Café in Fish Hoek. Continue reading →
In the 2018 Brandz study by Kantar Millward Brown it has created a list of ten most trusted South African brands, a list which includes mainly food products, the 75 year old KOO one of these and right at the top on Trust, and the very new online shopping brand Takealot.com, already ranked third. None of the country’s largest value brands appear on the top trusted brand list. Continue reading →