Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 12 of Lockdown Level 3, 12 June 2020



Friday 12 June 2020, Day 12 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for more rain falling today, even though it wasn’t forecast; for finishing a Camps Bay Beachfront walk before the rain came along surprisingly, and it not being too cold to be outside, few exercisers being outside; for getting my writing done early this morning; for an interesting visit to the new The Slick Group central city kitchen for Deliveries and Collection, which commences tomorrow; for the cancellation of my trip to Stellenbosch, giving me time to discover some Lockdown Food gems in the City; for a fabulous lunch order I placed at Pilcrow & Cleaver, roasted tomato soup perfect for the rainy day, and an extra duck spring roll treat; for the weather clearing, allowing me another walk, through Bakoven; for a happy candlelight evening dancing 💃 to Kfm at home; and for being happy and healthy, my temperature reading being 37C at one of my stops. 🙏💙

Fridays are easier shorter writing days, which suited me fine today, as it was planned as a busy Friday. I wrote my Sweet & Sour Service awards, going to Woolies in Sea Point and my ‘friend’ Brandon Leigh from Kfm, respectively.

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Sea Point; Sour Service Award goes to Brandon Leigh of Kfm!

It meant that I had a one-hour gap to go for a walk. I love the puddles on the way, and the reflections in them, loving to photograph them. Something new on the pavement today was three words with meaning, starting off outside my home, spread out along Bali Bay: Friend, Giving, Caring, written in chalk. No clue who it is written by.

My first stop was in New Church Street, at The Slick Group central kitchen, where owner Ian Halfon showed me around, starting off with a sanitization blast from a foot-operated device and having my temperature taken. I love the packaging design for the five Restaurant brands they are launching with. Every Food Delivery parcel is sealed, to ensure maximum hygiene safety. Covid-19 Hygiene signs are all over the building, inside and outside.

I drove past a Deli/coffee shop, The Ladder, on Bree Street, which I’d never seen before. I stopped, and bought some Dalewood Fromage cheese, a croissant, and raw honey, all reasonably priced.

I was heading for FYN Restaurant, to drop off a prize of ADHARA extra virgin olive oil to the restaurant, Charmaine Nolan having won a prize for her review of the FYN Food Delivery. I had struggled to reach Jennifer Hugé of the Restaurant, as they are so busy, so we agreed that I would drop it off at the building reception. Janet Pillai Mayer Family

I had to walk past Pilcrow & Cleaver to get back to my car, so spontaneously popped in, never having eaten there and only having been there once before to take some photographs of their lovely interior. As it was raining, a roasted tomato soup sounded delicious, as did Duck spring rolls, prepared while I waited. Leigh handles Operations and the plant-based dishes, and was friendly and welcoming. A lovely Friday evening treat … enjoying it by candlelight, and with some red wine. 🍷😊

My final stop was at Dinkel German Bakery, looking for a poppyseed roll, my favorite. They had sold out, but I left the bakery with an unusual carrot rye bread. 😱 Cain’s Service is always special. 🙏💙

My steps for today are done, so off to a cosy warm bed with my Lady Minsky. She gets a little taste of being outside every day now, but I’m still nervous about her running around freely. She must love it, asking for more once I have lured her back inside. 🐱

The rain has just started again ☔️

SA Corona Status: 61927 cases 1354 deaths 😷😢

Apple Health: 10000 steps 7 km 👣



The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier this week to commence on 27 March and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, and lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, 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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