Tag Archives: Sweet & Sour Service Awards

Sweet Service Award goes to Dinkel; Sour Service Award goes to Woolworths!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Dinkel Bakery and its staff member Cain, who regularly offers fantastic service. Recently he was on leave in Zimbabwe. I messaged him via Messenger, not knowing that he was on leave. He passed the message on to his Dinkel colleague, who had poppyseed rolls ready for me to collect.  Whenever I want rolls, I message him. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to City of Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to WP Blood Service!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town and its Mayor Geordin Hill Lewis, for lighting up the Cape Town City Hall, as a symbol of our city’s solidarity with Ukraine on Wednesday. While the city’s residents would have liked to see the City Hall to be lit for longer than just one day, and ideally our city icon Table Mountain too, it was a symbolic gesture that has made Capetonians proud of its city leadership, given that our national government is supporting Russia, it would seem! Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 1, 22 October 2021

 

Friday 22 October 2021, Day 22 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a cold wintry day, with rain threatening, but only a few drops have fallen so far; for making it easy to do my client posting this morning; for the surprise call from Viv, meeting at Bootlegger Bakoven, for a catch up lunch meet, having to leave when the first drops of rain started falling, so excited for her good news 👏; for finishing my Bakoven walk steps, but needing more dance steps to get to a minimum of 5000 steps today; for my three city clients fully booked tonight Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 46 of Level 3, 10 September 2021.

 

Friday 10 September 2021, Day 46 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a cold overcast day turning into a sunny warmer day, but only 17C; for an early start to the day, having to be at Zest at 10h00, breakfasting with Gary Arendse, Department Manager at Woolworhs Piazza da Luz, trying a new bagel and smoked salmon dish; for meeting Lynne Rattray Mathias, a member of the International Women’s Club, who came to lunch at Zest with 23 fellow members, she knowing all about me even though we had never met, and she will invite me to their next lunch 💙; for seeing Tessa Booysen after a long absence, she and Alta Auret lunching at Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 39 of Level 3, 3 September 2021.

 

Friday 3 September 2021, Day 39 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another fabulous day, especially in having a wonderful undisturbed night using my secret anti-noise weapon 😻😂; for wonderful rain this morning and afternoon; for a very hard-working day, feeling squint now, getting up at 6h00 to not miss out on the Kfm Best of the Cape Awards; for my blood sugar level being down to 4,3 ❤️; for a walk to Woolies, shopping far more than I had planned, and met a lovely German lady there, she approaching me and saying that she had seen me walking past her apartment on Victoria Road, Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 4, 23 July 2021

 

Friday 23 July 2021, Day 26 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful sunny 14C day but with a cold start and end; for a good night’s sleep; for a good working day, catching up, and finishing the last edit of a new Anatoli Turkish Restaurant website; for a longer Camps Bay walk, loving the crisp clean air, and seeing a lot of ’non-alcoholic beer’ being drunk at two restaurants at the Clifton end of Camps Bay 😱; a quick shop at Woolies, buying the cats their favorite Sheba tins from my Discovery Woolies voucher; for being spared Loadshedding; and for being happy, healthy, warm, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths; Sour Service Award goes to Camps Bay Apartments!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths at Constantia Emporium, for the cashier’s friendly service (not always guaranteed at Woolworths stores), and proactive offer to clean my credit card and to sanitise my hands after I finished paying for my shopping, something I’ve never experienced before. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Audi; Sour Service Award goes to ESKOM!!!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Audi in the Waterfront, for having returned after an absence of a year or so, after having moved to Century City. They now have a shared facility in the same building with VW, which meant that I could easily go there to have my tyre pressure message removed (still cannot do it after 5 years), and a new battery fitted in my key, at no charge and within 10 minutes. The only thing that is missing there is the fabulous former Service Manager Hennie Kriel, who has left the company. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 89 of Level 1, 28 May 2021

 

Friday 28 May 2021, Day 89 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a fabulous smooth-flowing day; for five and a half hours of sleep, yet energized throughout the day; for officially being welcomed on board at the New Kings Hotel in Sea Point, my newest client, in which another client is opening his new restaurant on 15 June, a most exciting project; for shopping at Checkers and Woolies, I’ll be in this hood every Tuesday afternoon, a bigger Woolies than my Camps Bay one (but not as good service); for bumping into Rufus Scholtz, who moves to Joburg next week, having been appointed as GM of a new hotel there; for stopping at Bokhe Creative Studio on Regent Road, for a slice of the BEST chocolate cake in Cape Town, Continue reading →