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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 50 of Level 1, 19 April 2021

 

Monday 19 April 2021, Day 50 of Level 1 ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#grateful for the fire having burnt itself out, and for the hard work done by firefighters as well as persons who have helped accommodate UCT students, and who collected and donated supplies for the firefighters, pets, and studentsโค๏ธ; for a fabulous continuous 7 hour sleep; for a fire starting at a homeless structure at Maidens Cove this morning being extinguished very quickly โค๏ธ ; for getting my writing work done smoothly; for a shopping walk to Pick n Pay and Woolies; for a much cooler day at 21C, and very windy, not good for the firefighting; for a second power walk, having to fit it in before a meeting, choosing two sets of steps, each with 100 steps, one uphill and another downhill, protected against the wind on the paths, but almost blown over on Camps Bay Drive, connecting the two paths, gaining 300 Discovery points; for a productive Camps Bay Ratepayers Association Committee Zoom meeting; for the good service from Charlene Shapiro of CNC Products, dropping off an ordered bulk pack of mini Smarties ๐Ÿ’™โค๏ธ, and for being happy, healthy, and free. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 4 of Level 1, 4 March 2021.

 

Thursday 4 March 2021, Day 4 of Level 1, Day 344 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a beautiful and cooler day; for getting my writing and meeting preparation done this morning; for a good Status meeting with my client; for a shop at Woolworths at St Johnโ€™s, bumping into soon-to-be birthday boy John French and Alan Hoffman, so kind with all their compliments, and inviting me to a pre-celebration tea with them ๐Ÿ’™; for my own celebratory ice cream at The Dairy Den, being spoilt with a huge portion; for an energizing brisk walk to Camps Bay and back, it being chilly with the wind having picked up and the sun having set just after 19h00, earning 300 steps; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Anatoli Restaurant celebrates sharing Mediterranean cuisine, one of oldest restaurants in Cape Town!

 

Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant has been serving Modern Turkish cuisine for the past 37 years in its home in Napier Street in De Waterkant. ย Originally created in 1984, Turkish Chef Tayfun Aras owned and ran the restaurant for many years. The restaurant changed hands more recently, the current owners having changed very little about the restaurant to date.

Anatoli has tweaked its menu, to add a broader Mediterranean touch to it, without losing any of its popular dishes such as the flat breads, the Mezze tray, and many of the main courses and desserts. And the belly dancing on Saturday evenings remains, adding a vibrant and colourful touch to the dinner. Continue reading →

Jacques Pauw Daily Maverick debacle: Version 3 reveals Den Anker as the Waterfront restaurant in the centre of the shitstorm!

 

On Tuesday I posted the story from Daily Maverick about investigative journalist Jacques Pauw claimed wrongful arrest for not paying his bill at an then unnamed Waterfront restaurant, arrested by the police, and spending part of a weekend in a holding cell. This was followed a few days later by a retraction of the story on Twitter by Pauw, describing a completely different set of circumstances, taking full responsibility for the events, and apologising to one and all involved.

Daily Maverick has been at great pains to explain its journalistic procedures and fact checking what took place when it allowed Pauw to post the story in its medium. Not only did Pauw not retract his story in the same publication in which his story first appeared, but Pauwโ€™s actions caused the publication severe negative publicity. It has parted ways with Pauw as one of its contributing journalists.ย  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 52 of Level 3 Adjusted, 16 February 2021

 

Tuesday 16 February 2021, Day 52 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 347 of Lockdown.๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for an energetic day in walking with Imtiaz up to The Roundhouse, the oldest building in Camps Bay, to clean up litter near the Camps Bay High School, loving its views from there, and a good heart exertion, earning 300 Discovery points; for a fabulous 8 hours of sleep; for finishing my writing in time for the walk; for a treat fruit salad and basil sorbet at The 41 for that exertion; for writing a second story this afternoon when the Jacques Pauw story broke about his 360 degree turnaround; for a relaxed afternoon; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 38 of Adjusted Level 3, 2 February 2021

 

Tuesday 2 February 2021, Day 38 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 314 of Lockdown.

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a beautiful 28C wind-free day, as if specially designed to celebrate the reopening of beaches today, the Camps Bay Beach and Tidal Pool being busy, as was Victoria Road; for the car guards smiling in being kept busy and earning tips, and no doubt the restaurants and supermarkets benefiting too; for a meeting with another prospective Communications client, which led to a second prospective client……. all too good to be true ๐Ÿ˜ฑ; for fetching my laundry and shopping at Woolies on Regent Road in Sea Point; for a walk on the Camps Bay Promenade and Tidal Pool area with Imtiaz, there being lots of litter to pick up, there being so many picnickers; for lovely dancing music on Kfm Dansdag; for learning how business works, after many decades of not working for clients; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 37 of Level 3 Adjusted, 1 February 2021.

 

Monday 1 February 2021, Day 37 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 313 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for an amazing day, with another new prospective Communications client in Ladiesโ€™ retail clothing requesting me to see her, when she is next in Cape Town in two weeksโ€™ time , needing to pinch myself โค๏ธ; for the wonderful support of Vivian Warby, cheering me on in this newfound luck; for a smooth flowing writing morning; for a blustery walk to Clifton and back with a 200 point Discovery reward; for a late afternoon snooze after a restless night, with toe pain, a first ๐Ÿ˜ฑ; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Shhhh itโ€™s a secret: Chef Cheyne Morrisby to open new Himitsu restaurant at Camps Bay Retreat!

 

One must applaud Chef and Restaurateur Cheyne Morrisby for his determination to continue running his restaurants, and to open a new secret restaurant in Camps Bay, the restaurant industry being down on its knees during the current Level 3 Adjusted Lockdown.

To be named Himitsu, meaning โ€˜secretโ€™ in Japanese, the new restaurant will open at Camps Bay Retreat, it itself being a hidden luxury accommodation retreat tucked away in Camps Bay. Morrisby will take over all Food and Beverage services for the Camps Bay Retreat, and local Capetonians will be encouraged to visit the restaurant. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served at Himitsu. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 23 of Level 3 Adjusted, 19 January 2021

 

Tuesday 19 January 2021, Day 23 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 300 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a cooler day, overcast this morning, and the wind picking up now; for a good return blast to the Trustee, who clearly is stalking me on Facebook; for an efficient writing morning, giving me time to walk to Clifton Fourth Beach and back, gaining 200 Discovery points; for efficiently setting up a Camps Bay Cleaning meeting for Friday; for meeting with my new second client at his restaurant this afternoon, liking its feel, not having been there for many years; for a spontaneous pop in at Cafรฉ Charles in De Waterkant, just after it closed at 3 pm, but its door was still open, so I had a tea with Justine Bee and some of my carrot cake, taking the rest home with me; for dancing to Kfmโ€™s Dansdag ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ’ƒ; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 78 of Level 1, 7 December 2020.

 

Monday 7 December 2020, Day 78 of Level 1, Day 257 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a cool start of the day with a light drizzle turning into a sunny afternoon; for surviving a short restless sleep night; for the luck of seeing a massive pod of dolphins close to Bakoven, taking a quick break in my writing to see it closer up, and for Henry videoing it; for attending a wine tasting at Utopia thisReenen ย afternoon; for indulging in a leg wax with Steffanie at the Skin Studio in Sea Point; for a shop at Woolies Sea Point; for a quick walk up a lane to check for litter I was told about; and for being healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →