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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 31 of Level 1, 21 October 2020.

 

Wednesday 21 October 2020, Day 31 of Level 1, Day 209 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a warmer day today, at 23C, lovely to be in the sunshine; for being able to write this morning despite numerous noise disturbances caused by workmen replacing an outside aircon unit alongside my apartment for the apartment above me, with lots of other noisy workmen on site too; for a longer walk up to 4th Beach Clifton, for which I was well rewarded by Discovery; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, allowing me to buy two Pick n Pay shopping vouchers with my accumulated Discovery Miles; for writing a proposal for a prospective client, for which I am holding thumbs; for a treat at Maison J; for shopping at Hartlief, Clicks, and Pick n Pay at the Garden Centre; for being spoilt a second time in two weeks by Chef Matt of Homespun in Blouberg, who invited me to try their regular Tasting Menu with a wine pairing, sharing this spoil with Stuart Bailey; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 28 of Level 1, 18 October 2020.

 

Sunday 18 October 2020, Day 28 of Level 1, Day 206 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, but cooler than most days of the past week; for a Camps Bay walk, stopping at Pick n Pay to buy the Daily Maverick 168; for being driven safely to Hout Bay and back by Johan Prins; for a generous Sunday Roast Lunch at Quentin at Oakhurst Barn, seeing Melanie Davidow briefly for a hello; for a Bakoven walk; for dancing the rest of my step quota to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 1, 12 October 2020.:

 

Monday 12 October 2020, Day 22 of Level 1, Day 200 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for surviving 200 days of Lockdown, the ‘new normal’ of our life; for a beautiful sunny 22C day; for a hardworking writing morning; for harvesting my first cauliflower, and more parsley and nasturtiums, from my Vegetable garden; for a peaceful walk through Camps Bay, noticing only three new car guards today (they take Mondays off, but they forgot to tell us locals, and so all the illegal car guards are back); for posting my SwitchBitch Book 1 to Marianne Busche in Johannesburg via the Aramex courier service at Pick n Pay 🙏; for a second walk through Bakoven; for a chat with Officer Ivor Ramsay at Law Enforcement about persons selling insurance policies on the pavement at the Promenade, which is not allowed; for such a calm ocean; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 20 of Level 1, 10 October 2020.

 

Saturday 10 October 2020, Day 20 of Level 1, Day 198 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another lucky day of this lucky week; for meeting the team of 18 Camps Bay Car Guards when they were introduced to us as residents (all 4 of us who pitched) this morning, and spoilt with a donut treat; for an invitation to lunch at Utopia on the 15th floor of the Mirage building in De Waterkant, to try out the restaurant with a view, the highest restaurant in Cape Town, a lovely lunch with generous portions; for a second Camps Bay walk to buy the third Daily Maverick 168 to date; for dancing to the Kfm Blok Party; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Sweet Service Award goes to City of Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to Checkers Sea Point!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town, for its Cleansing team coming specially prepared last Sunday to clean up the glass pieces from a Camps Bay Drive balcony which had landed on the opposite Victoria Road pavement in Camps Bay due to a gale-force South-Easter. They brought a canvas sheet and placed the glass on it, and then lifted the glass into their truck, as it was a danger to have the glass lying there over a busy good weather weekend. Coming on a Sunday morning and so quickly after the incident happened deserves a special applause, made possible via Councillor Nicola Jowell. Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 15 of Level 1, 5 October 2020.

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Monday 5 October 2020, Day 15 of Level 1, Day 193 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for such a fabulous Monday and start to a new week; for being spoilt with two restaurant invitations for today, the reopening day of Yumcious of Chef Jennifer Morris, and at Homespun by Matt in Bloubergstrand; for Henry finding Maya’s Sarong at the bottom of the pool when he cleaned it today; for a lovely weather day after a misty start; for a short sunset walk in Bloubergstrand, my only walk of the day; for a quick catfood shop at Checkers in Sea Point, offering by far the best Whiskas prices compared to Pick n Pay and TakeaLot, but such a pity that the service is so bad; for meeting such nice persons at our joint table at the Secret Supper Club at Homespun by Matt; for getting home safely from Blouberg just before curfew; for there being no damage to my car after last night’s taxi incident; and for being happy and healthy.🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 13 of Level 1, 3 October 2020.

 

Saturday 3 October 2020, Day 13 of Level 1, Day 191 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a near perfect weather day, after what we have been through this week, with only a slight breeze, at 22C; for a peaceful first walk through Camps Bay, with a Pick n Pay shop, spending my Discovery voucher on cat food in the main; for a lovely Vit D snooze on the terrace; for a surprise visit from Anne Marie von Tielmann and her son, whom I hadn’t seen since the beginning of the year, seeing her when she walked past while I was dressing Maya in a new Sarong; for a crazy second Camps Bay walk; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 9 of Level 1, 29 September 2020.

 

Tuesday 29 September 2020, Day 9 of Level 1, Day 187 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a relaxed unstressed day, my Resting Heart Rate dropping even further; for a 17C sunny day on the slightly chilly side, especially when the South Easter picked up this afternoon; for writing an interesting story about the new Daily Maverick 168 newspaper; for seeing Henry again after he had five days off; for a littered walk through Camps Bay, lots to pick up; for fabulous service from the Pick n Pay Manager, to refund an overcharge on a cash payment, not having kept the slip and finding it via my Smartcard swipe ❤️; for a second walk to Camps Bay to have dinner with Vivian Warby at Tindlovu in Camps Bay, serving South African cuisine; for an amazing call just received (21h00) from the City of Cape Town Water Department to establish the exact location of a water leak on the Victoria Road pavement, which I reported to the office of Nicola Jowell earlier today, to fix it tonight, a huge wow 👏; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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Launch of Daily Maverick 168: from daily online into weekly print during Covid Lockdown – does it make sense?

 

I am a daily scanner of Daily Maverick, receiving the daily online newsletter in my email inbox, reading the headlines, and opening those stories for further details which attract my attention. For a daily digital publication going into a weekly newspaper during Corona Lockdown, after begging daily for financial support from its digital subscribers, nothing about the Daily Maverick 168 makes sense to me! It is a short-lived disaster in the making, in my opinion. Continue reading →

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 6 of Level 1, 6 September 2020.

 

Saturday 26 September 2020, Day 6 of Level 1, Day 184 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a weather transformation from rain and cold this morning to sunny and warmer this afternoon, accompanied by a mood lift; for a later lie-in, until I had to leave for Sea Point, with a number of chores and treats; for a Vit D dose and doze on my terrace; for a refreshing late afternoon walk in Camps Bay, sounding like one continuous Disco from the Hard Rock Café down to Mynt, with Tiger’s Milk the busiest of them all; for dancing to the Kfm Blok Party; for seeing so many 💙 clouds today; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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