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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 17 of Level 4, 17 May 2020.

 

Sunday 17 May 2020, Day 17 of Level 4, after 35 days at Level 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for my quietest day in the 52 days of Lockdown; for an energetic walk beyond Bakoven this morning, the Camps Bay Promenade being too full on weekend mornings; for Victoria Road in Bakoven having minimal dog poo; for a catch-up day back in bed for most of the day after the walk, catching up on the writing of others, and even a snooze, there being a slight nippiness in the air; for a shopping walk to refresh myself outside; for being rescued by PPA on my way home; for THE most amazing sunset tonight, listeners challenged by Kfm to send a pic, mine getting two special mentions, for 300 Discovery’s for my heart exertion rate for over an hour this morning; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Twelve Apostles Hotel Sweet Service Award; The Vineyard Hotel Sour Service Award!

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Twelve Apostles Hotel, and its F & B Manager Hilton Ruch. On my way home from dancing at Constantia Nek recently, I stopped by at their Café for a dry cappuccino. Not expecting Hilton to be at work after 22h00, I asked one of the staff to pass on my regards to him. She told me he was still at work, and called him. He chatted, and told me about their new Vegan High Tea, a first in Cape Town it would seem, as well as other news. The dry cappuccino was perfectly made, and they have marshmallows too, a weakness. When I requested the bill, I was told that Hilton had taken care of it,
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Eating with the locals in a Ligurian village square in Italy, celebrating Ferragosto!

Yesterday evening I ventured up the steep lane to the square in the village in which I am living in Liguria province, celebrating not only the Catholic religious holiday of Ferragosto, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, but also a successful first two days of writing my book.  Continue reading →

StreetSmart SA restaurant patrons donate over R1 million for the upliftment of street children!

imageOn Tuesday I was invited to attend the hand-over ceremony of StreetSmart SA, of the monies raised by the voluntary R5 added to the bill of 92 restaurants around the country. The more than R1 million raised nationally goes to social upliftment projects for street children. Continue reading →

Highest number of new restaurant 2017 American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards ever!

imageThe American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards were held last night for the 18th year, at the superb event venue The Olive Press at Boschendal. The highest number ever of first-time recipient restaurants received recognition. A total of 53 award-winning restaurants are from the Cape. Continue reading →

Hermanuspietersfontein undergoing a transformation, introduces Kaalvoet Meisie 2015!

imageOn Thursday I had the pleasure of lunching with Hermanuspietersfontein ‘Creative Maverick’ Gerrie Heyneke and his assistant Anika de Goede, at the colourful The Stack. They introduced me to their Kaalvoet Meisie Sauvignon Blanc 2015, and shared details of the exciting transformation lying ahead for the winery, which was established eleven years ago. Continue reading →

‘Chefs who Share – the ART of Giving’ grows to week-long event, in Johannesburg this year!

Chefs-Who-Share-2015-_emailer_02‘Chefs who Share – the ART of giving’ is hosting the fourth charity Gala Dinner in September this year, but has reinvented itself in changing its location, and in making an almost week-long event out of Chefs who Share! Continue reading →

Beluga Noble Russian vodka the best, says Russian Consul-General, launched at noble Nobu!

imageOn Thursday evening I attended the launch of hand-crafted Beluga Noble Russian vodka at the noble Nobu at the One & Only Cape Town. The Russian Consul-General in Cape Town described Beluga as ‘the best and the most popular‘ vodka in Russia! Continue reading →