Thursday 11 March 2021, Day 11 of Level 1, Day 351 of Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a lovely day, starting early as I was planning my work around a Stage 2 Loadshedding when it fell away when the City of Cape Town dropped it to Stage 1, meaning I could catch some more sleep; for getting my work finished in good time this morning; for returning the Woolworths trolley, combining it with a walk to Maiden’s Cove and back, earning 300 Discovery points; for the lovely clouds today; for fetching my Mohnbrötchen from Dinkel; for a good client meeting at Utopia Cape Town; for a fun afternoon and evening in the excellent company of Gary Peterson, surprising him with a visit to Lazari in Vredehoek, enjoying delicious tapas at Fat Harry’s in Kenilworth but missing seeing its owner Stuart Bailey, and for an interesting educational evening about Wagyu Beef at Rare Grill; for ending our evening off at Fat Harry’s; for getting home safely; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙
My Blogpost today was about the new Vegan Menu which Anatoli launches tomorrow.
Lazari Café hosted a Neighbourhood market inside and outside the restaurant, selling spices, jewelry, soaps, plants, and Cape Town prints, amongst others. The leek and mushroom pies looked delicious and cost a ridiculous R13 each, so we had two more.
Fat Harry’s is vibey, and its Chef Gareth Wever came to our table to welcome us, offering to bring us their new Vetkoek tapas with an onion gravy, to try. Pumi looked after us, with excellent service, so we ordered more tapas, sharing Tempura prawns and Amazeballs cheese balls. We returned to end off our evening with a Jack Daniels Chocolate Mousse and ice cream .
I was invited to a Wagyu steak evening, co-hosted with Boekenhoutskloof wines, at Rare Grill, inviting Gary to join me. We were spoilt with droë wors made from Wagyu, soft and moist. We started with Wagyu tartare and mince bites. Then brisket slaw, Wagyu rump, and then Wagyu sirloin followed. The electricity didn’t work properly, so the photographs of the steak were not presentable.
What a lovely day. Just hit by Loadshedding now, just after midnight.
SA Corona Status: 1 525 648 cases 51110 deaths 😷😢 138 014 vaccinations
FitBit 10000 steps 7 km 👣
The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 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, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, 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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