Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 119 of Level 1, 27 January 2022



Thursday 27 January 2022, Day 119 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a busy and successful day; for posting for my clients this morning and preparing for two Status meetings; for Alex finally getting hold of BA via Twitter, all other phone call attempts failing, and costing R300 in holding on and on and on, or the calls unanswered, with the sad news that they cannot delay their flight by one day, so it’s back to the UK tomorrow 🥲; for getting my restrung pearls delivered to my home by Timeless Pearls ❤️; for collecting my post at Vlaeberg Post Office and leaving a message with the Manager of the Branch from ‘Box 20’ (previously at the Waterfront); for getting my booster vax done quickly and efficiently, with hardly anyone at Somerset Hospital, with no sore arm at all; for risking fitting in a visit to the Department of Home Affairs to see the Citizenship man (only one there), who decided to take lunch from 14h00 – 14h45, so I tried to wait patiently, receiving forms to complete, getting to my client meeting 5 minutes late; for Utopia being fully booked for Valentine’s Day before we even posted our menu and price 💙; for rushing off to Gibson’s at the Waterfront, it being our inaugural Thursday Happy Hour and Sax in the City with George Sax, weekly for the next three months, with a wonderful vibe and good support, seeing Rufus Scholtz and his wife at Mitchell’s on my way, stopping for a chat; for a calamari starter and salad at Gibson’s, not having eaten all day; for rushing to Zest Restaurant, to meet Ute Hermanus and her mother Marjorie, Ute being a part-time presenter of ‘Cape Town After Dark’ on Good Hope FM, sleeping over at newkings boutique hotel and eating at Zest this evening, sitting with them for a while; for a very beautiful sunset on my way home; for an increase in the repo rate; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

SA Corona Status: 3,594,499 cases 94651 deaths 29,702,542 vaccinations

FitBit 5000 steps 3 km 👣

LovemylifeandloveGaryslife 💙❤️


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,  returned to Level 3 on 26 July, returned to Level 2 on 13 September, returned to Level 1 on 1 October,  and the Curfew Curfew lifted on 30 December 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.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein, My Cape Town Guide/Mein Kapstadt Guide Instagram: @Chrissy_Ulmenstein @MyCapeTownGuide



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