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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 1 of Level 2, 13 September 2021

 

Monday 13 September 2021, Day 1 of Level 2

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a continuous 8 hour sleep, a luxury I haven’t had in ages, feeling energized for what I knew was going to be a busy day; for a sunny day with a mild South-Easter; for work work work work work, Mondays always being busier and closing times having to be changed on all our platforms when we go into a new Lockdown Level; for a maintenance contractor coming to quote on a balustrade at the apartment, something I have begged Sandak Lewin to do for the past 2 years, the contractor sounding very knowledgeable, so much Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 42 of Level 3, 6 September 2021.

 

Monday 6 September 2021, Day 47 of Level 3, Rosh Hashanah

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a busy working day, from 6h00 onwards, social media posting this morning and finishing a client newsletter this afternoon; for it being rainy every two hours, twice when I needed a walking break, so I had to wait until late afternoon to walk to Pick n Pay, chatting to the nice new Store Manager Domenico, a freezing walk at about 14C, rain not having been forecast for today ; and for being happy, healthy, free and cold 😱 🙏💙

My Blogpost today was a profile of Orangerie Chef Nicolene Barrow of Le Lude in Franschhoek, a 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef.

Meet Chef Nicolene Barrow of Orangerie at Le Lude: 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef!

SA Corona Status: 2 824 063 cases 83617 deaths 13 673 651 vaccinations 

FitBit 7500 steps 5 km 👣

Lovemylifeandlovegaryslife💙❤️

 

The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July, and returned to Level 3 on 26 July, is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: www.whaletalesblog.com www.chrisvonulmenstein.com/blog Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein, My Cape Town Guide/Mein Kapstadt Guide Instagram: @Chrissy_Ulmenstein @MyCapeTownGuide

 

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 33 of Level 3, 28 August 2021

 

Saturday 28 August 2021, Day 34 of level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a slightly warmer day today, at 14C; for a working day, only breaking it with a walk to Pick n Pay, where I met our new Store Manager, the Italian Domenico, which can only be good news given the poor service we have had to endure for ages; for a company contracted by the City of Cape Town trimming all the palm trees along Victoria Road, until late afternoon, and even removing the palm fronds 👏👏👏; for a Bakoven walk tagged on, to increase my step number before I dance the balance to Kfm’s Blokparty; for Zest receiving two reviews on the Cape Town Restaurants: the Good, Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Le Lude; Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay ASAP!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Le Lude wine estate in Franschhoek, and its Orangerie Restaurant Executive Chef Nicolene Barrow, for spoiling me with two bottles of Le Lude sparkling wine, my favourite bubbly, when I and a friend had lunch at her restaurant and I handed over a prize of a bottle of Adhara olive oil to her for being included in the 2021 Top 10 Women Chefs List. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 24 of Level 3, 19 August 2021

 

Thursday 19 August 2021, Day 24 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#gratitude for a sunny day but only 17C, and a very chilly evening and a strong Southerly wind; for a busy day to catch up on all my admin, not having any meetings today; for walking to Pick n Pay Camps Bay to get an Atlantic Sun, to see the lovely article written by Shahied Joseph, about my litter cleaning in Camps Bay 🙏💙; for a late afternoon Bakoven walk; for my right hip ache of the last few days having gone; for meeting German walkers walking their cat on a lead, a ginger too, so I had to photograph the cat 🙀; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 20 of Level 3, 15 August 2021.

 

Sunday 15 August 2021, Day 20 of Level 3. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a me-catchup day, writing two blogposts for the week ahead, tidying up my desk and planning the work week ahead; for the most stunning summer day at 21C, and tomorrow will be even better; with beautiful wisps of clouds this afternoon; for an afternoon walk to Camps Bay’s Woolies and Pick n Pay, happy to see a former manager back at the latter and told that all the previous new managers have left the store again; for an invitation to the lovely home of Shubha Shuckla, let as Aquatic Villa, with a beautiful view over Camps Bay, the ocean, and the spectacular sunset tonight, spoilt with bubbly, cheese, bread, crackers and dips, and a chocolate and fruit ending; for the loud music of last night and tonight finishing off at 23h00 🙏; for Pick n Pay ASAP! App delivering the cat food this morning; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙

SA Corona Status: 2 605 586 cases 77141 deaths 9 387 129 vaccinations

FitBit 8000 steps 6 km 👣

Lovemylife❤️

The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July, and returned to Level 3 on 26 July, is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: www.whaletalesblog.com www.chrisvonulmenstein.com/blog Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein, My Cape Town Guide/Mein Kapstadt Guide Instagram: @Chrissy_Ulmenstein @MyCapeTownGuide

 

 

Sweet Service Award goes to Dr Wim de Beer; Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay ASAP!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to my Dentist Dr Wim de Beer, in the Waterfront, who assisted me at short notice when a dental implant cracked, and came loose. I was on my way to Gordon’s Bay, and he was leaving for a two week break before I returned to Cape Town. I had to delay my departure to Gordon’s Bay so that he could reinstall the implant. Best of all is that he didn’t charge me a cent for this emergency procedure. It was done so quickly that I got to Gordon’s Bay before it got dark, despite late afternoon traffic.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 17 of Level 4, 14 July 2021

 

Wednesday 14 July 2021, Day 17 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, but still chilly at 14C; for surviving on little sleep, with the Nigerian and friends partying from 1h30 until 5h00 this morning in Sacha Jack’s EbbTide Apartment 201 ; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, winning another Woolies voucher from points left over plus the new ones gained today; for walks to Camps Bay and then to Bakoven; for being able to share a not-good situation from yesterday with a wonderful client, a very good listener; for being safe in Cape Town; and for being healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 14 of Level 4, 11 July 2021

 

Sunday 11 July 2021, day 14 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful sunny day, at 16C, ahead of a severe weather system arriving tomorrow 😱; for a good night’s sleep; for getting some work done; for pre-writing my Blogpost about President Cyril’s Speech 🤓; for a walk through Camps Bay and grateful to the City of Cape Town staff for having mowed all our Camps Bay lawns along the ocean yesterday; for another walk this afternoon, picking up something at Pick n Pay; for an entertaining chat with journalist Lin Sampson at the Tidal Pool, who has swum in it for 40 years, we sharing some life experiences; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Level 4, 7 July 2021

 

Wednesday 7 July 2021, Day 10 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

Grateful for a beautiful 17C day, third day in a row, before the rain hits us tomorrow; for a fabulously lucky Discovery Gameboard play, scoring 750 points on one of the two plays, giving me a Woolies voucher, a good omen for the rest of the day; for selling a SwitchBitch book tiday, thank you Gloria 🙏; for a good working day; for a walk to Pick n Pay to buy some essentials, including batteries for my alarm sensors, an expensive exercise; for a Bakoven walk; for Minsky coping well in receiving her annual vaccination, I worrying about her being traumatized by being in a cat carrier for the first time Continue reading →