Tuesday 13 October 2020, Day 23 of Level 1, Day 201 of Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a very sociable day, with good food; for a lovely sunny day, following a rainy night; for having time to do a quick Camps Bay morning walk; for an easy drive to Diep River, to the home of Michelle Fioroni for lunch, with Brian Van Hansen (an amazing photographer) and Florence Poretti (aquarobics instructor and hike leader) to thank us for our Facebook posts during Lockdown, such a lovely gesture ❤️; for a quick visit to Fat Harry’s in Kenilworth, which Stuart Bailey has taken over and is opening shortly after an extensive renovation; for another walk in Camps Bay and a chat to Law Enforcement Officer Ivor Ramsay; for a lovely catch-up dinner with Katie Friedman, visiting from Durban, at Utopia; for receiving a Discovery Car Insurance premium Cash Back; for a call from Carte Blanche about a possible interview about one of my Blogpost legal victories; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙
My Blogpost today was the Review of Utopia, the highest restaurant in Cape Town.
Brian drove with me to Michelle’s home, and there we met up with Michelle, Florence, and Michelle’s friend Lillian Hellermann, whom I sat next to and loved chatting to, especially about the Enneagram, something I’d last done four years ago. We sat on Michelle’s terrace, ate healthy salads, lasagne, and had doughnuts and German Christmas Lebkuchen with our tea/coffee. A lively and lovely afternoon. 💙
GM Patso looked after us at Utopia, and I ordered oysters, a sautéed beef and mushroom starter, and couldn’t resist the Grand Marnier Soufflé again…. mmmm. I love meeting with Katie, sharing news of restaurant openings and closures.
SA Corona Status 694537 cases 18028 deaths 😷😢
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, and lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, 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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