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Restaurants offering Food Delivery/Collection during 2021 Level 4 Lockdown: Cape Town and Winelands.


Cape Town and Winelands Restaurants have been quick to set up a Delivery and/or Collection Service, since President Ramaphosa announced the Level 4 Lockdown on Sunday,  closing down all restaurants for Sit-Down Service in the country.

Whilst surviving two restaurant closures in Lockdown last year, this restaurant Level 4 closure appears to have caught many by surprise. Many restaurateurs have become wiser through last year’s experience, and have calculated the break even point in terms of minimum income to be made. Combined with the rain all week to date and freezing cold, and the fear of the fast-spreading Delta Covid variant, many restaurants are making losses by being open for Take-Aways. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 2 of Level 4, 29 June 2021.


Tuesday 29 June 2021, Day 2 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another day of rain, rain, rain, and more to come until the weekend; for a better night’s sleep, with a very early working break in-between; for a hard-working morning; for a quick Bakoven walk at lunchtime, staying dry for half an hour; for getting my car filled up at BP President, missing the lovely Mike who was not on duty today, using slightly less than a full tank this month; for a client management meeting, organizing things for the next two weeks; for a cat food shop at Checkers, with much better service than I usually experience; for a good efficient shop at Woolies; for a good step walk in our garage; and for being healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 52 of Level 3, 22 July 2020.


Wednesday 22 July 2020, Day 52 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a slightly cooler day at 18C, but perfect for holding the peaceful protest of the Restaurants around the country; for the amazing start to my day, receiving my Tourist Guiding registration confirmation and copy of the card at 7h45, and for so many messages of congratulations ❤️❤️❤️; for getting my writing done in time to walk to the participating Camps Bay restaurants, all ready to place their tables and chairs out onto the street at 12h00 sharp; for getting back home in enough time to get to Free Range jewelers at 13h00, and then meet Jenny Stephens at the Green Point Urban Park at 13h30 for a walk followed by tea, and then making the dentist for the continuation of the root canal treatment and a temporary crown; for buying food for Minsky, she lapping up her pellets and favorite sauces for an evening treat, and another multipack box of Smarties, enough to last for another month, the Pick n Pay order finally having arrived; for receiving a Gameboard play and winning 150 Discovery Miles; for Discovery covering the costs of a temporary repair of the storm damage too, an unbelievable insurance company; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 47 at Level 3, 17 July 2020.


Friday 17 July 2020, Day 47 at Level 3, after 66 days at Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for the Blessing of this beautiful 24C ‘summer’ day, with a light breeze, being able to wear a summer dress; for our flat calm ocean after it being so wild and angry earlier this week; for meeting dear friend Jenny Stephens here for a walk and then spoilt with a coffee/tea and a croissant 🥐 at Maison J; for a flood of amazing messages received on Facebook about the Camps Bay clean-up yesterday, very humbling how it is appreciated; for meeting Facebook Friend Lynne Gordon near the Tidal Pool, singing my photography praises to her friend Linda Gawronsky, asking me to photograph them in the Tidal Pool, and promising a meet up, she saying that we are both optimists; for heaps of praise from a fellow walker, who said she knew it was I who created the transformation in Camps Bay yesterday after the storm; for having so much to be grateful for, with the company of my gorgeous Minsky, so at home here, and to be able to live in this fabulous Camps Bay; for bumping into a German family on my walk which I used to see at classical music concerts, what an amazing reunion ❤️, the cherry on my day; for an efficient and friendly shop at our Woolies; for Loadshedding having disappeared as quickly as it arrived; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →