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Celebrating the first anniversary of my career of Communications Consulting!

 

Today is a special day for me, in celebrating the first anniversary of my career as a Communications Consultant.

On 1 November 2020, in the midst of the Corona pandemic, I commenced working for Utopia Cape Town, taking my career path to new heights. It has been a fulfilling journey to see Utopia grow in its visibility, its Instagram following having grown to 7800, and its Facebook Page liking to 4800, a 150 % increase on each platform in the past 12 months.

The appointment at Utopia Cape Town was followed during the course of this year by that at Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant, Harvest Culture Eaterie, Zest Restaurant, and newkings boutique hotel. 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 →

Anatoli launches Mediterranean Tasting Menu, 5 courses at R195, a Taste of Authenticity!

 

Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant has introduced a new Tasting Menu, offering 5 courses at R195. It offers a Meat/Fish Menu, as well as a Vegetarian alternative.

Long-established Anatoli serves generous portions of authentic Mediterranean foods, including hot and cold magic Mezzes, aromatic main courses, and delicious desserts, all beautifully presented. One can end off one’s Mediterranean dinner with a Turkish coffee and Raki, a Turkish Aperitif.

 

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 44 of Level 3, 8 September 2021.:

 

Wednesday 8 September 2021, Day 44 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful day at 19C, tomorrow promising to be a first summer day at 24C; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, receiving a Woolworths voucher; for a working morning, grateful for a meeting being postponed to next week; for a walk to Bakoven, with a Vit D dose; for three meetings at Zest, back to back, one being learning how to add pics and copy to our website; for seeing Florence Poretti and her Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 32 of Level 1, 27 August 2021

 

Friday 27 August 2021, Day 32 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a wonderful day, coooooold at 12C max, with snow on the Winelands mountains, and rain this morning and again tonight; for getting my work done by lunchtime; for a walk to Camps Bay, Viv driving past and stopping for a catch up chat; for two clients paying me ahead of the end of the month 🙏🙏; for a quick stop at Zest; for a pop-in at Woolworths to return clothing bought, surprised at the poor service in their ‘Customer Service’ section, only having one person on duty; for another fun Cuisine Capers outing with Gary Peterson at Zeitz MOCAA and its Ocular Lounge on the 6th floor; for our Anatoli website finally going live today; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙

The Sweet Service Award went to Le Lude; the Sour Service Award went to Pick n Pay ASAP! for the 4th week running.

Sweet Service Award goes to Le Lude; Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay ASAP!

I received an invitation from Aleit Academy’s Nicolas Theron to attend their FOOD IS ART pop-up installation, a practical for their second year students. Chef Michiel Geldenhuys was challenged to express the essence of an art exhibition entitled ‘Home is where the Art is’ on the 3rd floor of the Zeitz MOCAA, in three themes, sections, and courses :

1. Oceans and pollution: salmon, avocado and orange, a blue ocean created via food colouring.

2. Time and separation during Lockdown; excellent medium rare beef fillet with a mushroom pea mash on the side, representing corruption via an ashtray.

3. Mzansi : Rainbow Peppermint Crisp – it was multi-coloured but I didn’t get the Peppermint Crisp in taste or appearance.

Our wine choice was a Lourensford The River Garden Chardonnay or a Kanonkop Kadette blend. Gary even had a little of the latter. A Jameson ended off the evening perfectly. 🥃

We were fascinated by a Mystery Lady sitting closest to us, on her own. Having traveled my life journey on my own and knowing what it feels like to eat alone, I invited her to join our table. She declined politely, saying that she was Romancing her Aloneness. When she left, she handed me a slip with a book name entitled ‘Romancing the Ordinary’, which she recommended that I read. She told us that she is an artist, and that she was in Heartbreak. 💛🧡

My FitBit strap broke today, luckily in my home. I was lucky to have a spare short strap and received assistance to get it clipped onto my FitBit, not easy to do. 🙏

SA Corona Status: 2 747 018 cases 81187 deaths 11 924 972 vaccinations

FitBit 8000 steps 6 km 👣

Lovemylife❤️

The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July, and returned to Level 3 on 26 July, is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 14 of Level 3, 9 August 2021.

 

Monday 9 August 2021, Women’s Day, Day 14 of Level 3😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely day, sunny but cold at 15C; for rain overnight and during this morning too; for a slow start to the day, spent writing; for a walk through Bakoven; for our Zest website going live, so exciting to have been part of it from the beginning; for a fabulous evening at Utopia Cape Town, surprising Johan Prins Riana Prins and Johan and Jenny Botha; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 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 →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 6 of Level 4, 3 July 2021

 

Saturday 3 July 2021, Day 6 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful day, relaxed, the sun being back, but with sudden showers in-between, with close to 8 hours continuous sleep, all making me feel on top of the world again, and just wanting to dance 💃; for spending almost all day writing the copy for the Zest website, now done and dusted; for a Vit D dose on the terrace with the cats, loving it; for a exerting walk in the sun, up the Houghton Steps and down my secret Bakoven lanes, when a sudden shower came from nowhere, getting Continue reading →

Is Chef Luke Dale Roberts scaling down his Restaurant Group? Salsify at the Roundhouse no longer part of the Group!

 

A surprise unplanned and delightful lunch at Salsify at The Roundhouse on Friday generated some surprise information from staff of the restaurant, based on questions I posed, hearing rumours about further plans for the restaurant.

Salsify at The Roundhouse is no longer part of the LDR Group, the name for Chef Luke’s collection of restaurants, exiting the Group since the end of last year the Salsify staff told us proactively. Chef Ryan Cole heads up the restaurant, retaining the same three backers who helped start the restaurant with Chef Luke almost three years ago. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 46 of Level 1, 15 April 2021

 

Thursday 15 April 2021, Day 46 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#gratitude for a beautiful day, cooler at 24C, and quite windy, but a rare South Wester for a change; for a good working morning, getting everything ready for my Utopia meeting this afternoon; for a surprise Discovery Healthy Food Cashback and Camps Bay Clean donation in my bank account 🙏; for picking up my rolls at Dinkel and getting German mustard at the shop above it; for a good client meeting; for a mini meeting with Councillor Nicola Jowell at Caprice; for a power walk to the end of Bakoven, and then up to the Tidal pool in Camps Bay, scoring on more beautiful sunsets and 300 Discovery points ; for making progress with the Anatoli website redesign, the temporary site going live this afternoon; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →