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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 139 of Level 1, 16 February 2022


Wednesday 16 February 2022, Day 139 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day that became increasingly better, starting with some rain and a rainbow, seen on Camps Bay Whats App Groups; for preparing for my Client Status meetings; for a brisk walk to the Theatre on the Bay to buy tickets; for assistance from Discovery Sea Point, to send through my eye test proof (not charmed when I received a message this afternoon that an error was made😱), to find Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 136 of Level 1, 13 February 2022


Sunday 13 February 2022, Day 136 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a me-me catch-up day, starting with 10 hours of sleep over three sessions, an absolute tonic; for writing two Blogposts, having missed the writing in the past week; for a lovely sunrise, seeing a rainbow on the horizon, loving being outside with the cats; for a late afternoon Bakoven walk, once again seeing our garage door standing open when the guest of the renter of Sacha’s Jack Ebbtide apartment 201 left 😡, a security breach; for our garage door working all weekend, the first Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 76 of Level 1, 15 December 2021.


Wednesday 15 December 2021, Day 76 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a very organized day, starting very early, writing my Blogpost, and preparing Status Reports for all my clients for the rest of the week; for fitting in a quick Bakoven round; for the City of Cape Town removing the builders rubble x 2 which I reported to them yesterday; for buying balloons at RockaRolla in Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 57 of Level 1, 26 November 2021


Friday 26 November 2021, Day 57 of Level 1, #BlackFriday 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day of extreme contrasts, waking up to the dreadful news of the UK putting us back on the Red List, with the rest of the world (or so it seems) banning flights from our country, the UK, Germany, and the USA bans hitting our tourism industry particularly hard, my clients and tourism players devastated today, but we’ve been through tough times before and we will survive; for a wonderful 7 hour continuous sleep, and then firing away with the work which needed to be done this morning; for the rain holding off when I was in town to attend a Brand talk hosted by Tania Olivier, meeting such lovely marketing girls sitting next to me, exchanging restaurant news, especially about Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 24 of Level 4, 21 July 2021


Wednesday 21 July 2021, Day 24 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

Grateful for a storm day with rain and sun, rain and sun; for a peaceful sleep; for first reaction to my Door Lock moves, the Fire inspector making a first visit; for two Discovery Gameboard plays; for a busy working day; for a walk to the Camps Bay Hardware store, rewarded with a short-lived rainbow; for being warm on such a cold day, the cats even preferring to be inside 😻😻; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 67 of Level 1, 6 May 2021


Thursday 6 May 2021, Day 67 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a successful day; for getting up early to finish all my work so that I could squeeze in a power walk up 100 Houghton Steps, and coming down my secret Bakoven lanes with a total of 100 steps, being protected against the very strong Southeaster, receiving 300 Discovery points; for my Dinkel poppyseed rolls being ready for me; for an interesting meeting at Origin Roasting, drinking a lovely Nigiro Earl Grey Bloom tea; for a good Utopia Status meeting with Dilmah Earl Grey tea, crowned by a rainbow; for a quick pop in at Grand Pavilion, but the owner wasn’t there; for a cosy soup-in-bed evening; for Kfm playing great music to finish my steps for today; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 77 of Level 3, 16 August 2020.


Sunday 16 August 2020, Day 77 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for my warm bed on this very cold evening, and having my cat kids on the bed with me; for the sunshine day, making the 13C day feel warm in the sun when I went for a combined walk in Bakoven and Camps Bay, saying hi to the Bootlegger manager, with a catch up chat; for a day of laughter and eating with Jennifer Morris and her David, at Peppertree Café this morning and at Mozambik this evening; for such beautiful quietness in my building 🙏; for being calm and relaxed; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 65 of Level 5, 4 August 2020.


Tuesday 4 August 2020, Day 65 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for the rain which fell on and off today, lapped up by the vegetable and flower garden, catching me unawares when I did a quick walk to Maison J to get croissants 🥐, getting sopping wet but it was worth every drop in gifting Camps Bay with a beautiful rainbow 🌈 over Bali Bay; for Stuart Bailey coming to try to help me on his laptop with my Amazon job application; for the walk through the city centre, rediscovering it as a Tourist Guide, barely recognizing it, it being so quiet and so many business doors closed; for a indulgent Hot Chocolate at Honest Chocolate, nice and warm inside on this very cold 14C day; for collecting my tourist Guide card from the Western Cape Dept of Economic Affairs & Tourism on St George’s Mall, hardly recognizable without any stalls, looking like a European city pedestrian lane without any pedestrians 😱; for celebrating the two month battle of becoming officially registered as a Tourist Guide with an excellent lunch at Villa 47; for doing the Discovery Health Check at Clicks Glengariff Road 😱; for the assistance by Johan Prins and Bradley Moore to try to get the Amazon application completed; for getting into my warm bed already; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 33 of Level 3, 3 July 2020.


Friday 3 July 2020, Day 33 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 (99th day of Lockdown) 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a very up and down day, learning that one needs the bad to appreciate the good even more; for catching up on sleep during the early morning and afternoon after a very restless night, having terrible toothache, needing to take painkillers; for a good writing morning, getting back into my rhythm again; for a lovely walk in Camps Bay, initially feeling sorry for myself, but once the painkiller kicked in I was right as rain, meeting Chris Robson, a newish Facebook friend from Sea Point, he recognizing me 😱, and we will meet next week for a chat, as he is in the hospitality industry too, chatting to Juanita Sweeney from Rainbow, and Jameela and her husband, the couple I met yesterday about the shop they want to open, loving her confidence and negotiating power with the landlord, all three full of compliments, making me feel much better; for what was meant to be a quick terrace snooze in the sun becoming an hour long sleep, Minsky lying on the second lounger, just like her mom…. 🐱❤️; for the highlight of the day being a visit to Bidvest Bank in Sea Point , to cash in the few $€£ still sitting in a travel card from last year, with the most amazing service; for celebrating with an ice cream at The Dairy Den, even though the (cracked) cone broke and fell into my lap…. 😱; for a lovely visit to Café Charles in De Waterkant to meet Justine Bee and to hand her the bottle of ADHARA extra virgin olive oil which she won for the presentation of her delicious Lamb Curry and information provided with the Food Delivery; and for feeling happy and healthy 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 3, 26 June 2020.


Friday 26 June 2020, Day 26 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 4 and 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a most fabulous day, everything just falling into place; for being so happy with my 🐱 family; for the rain and clouds clearing after rain overnight; for a busy work morning; for the most stunning rainbow 🌈 I saw on my way home, when it started raining, but the end result pic of it was so amazing that it did not matter at all that I got wet; for a good walk to Clifton Fourth Beach; for tea with Debbie, the owner of Sorbet Camps Bay, who showed me the new protocols in her shop; for having the most amazing luck with my photographs, the sunset ones earlier this week, and the Rainbow one today, posting them in Facebook Groups which are just about pretty pictures, not having known about them before, having massively high member numbers (in the 30000s) so it is not hard to get over 1000 likes for a photograph (In my next life I’m coming back as a photographer 😱); for boldly and professionally writing to Sandak-Lewin, our apartment block managing agents, documenting all the issues we have with our Portfolio Manager, a huge relief when I got this off my chest; for dancing 💃 to Kfm out of happiness this afternoon; for a lovely honest chat with Stuart Bailey; and for being very happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →