Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 23 of Level 3, 18 August 2021



Wednesday 18 August 2021, Day 23 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a wonderful organized day, starting early in the morning, getting ready for two client meetings; for it pouring early this morning ☔️ but having cleared up when I left for town; for my Dinkel rolls waiting for me; for presenting Top 10 Woman Chef Judi Fourie of Pilcrow & Cleaver her prize of a bottle of Adhara Extra Virgin olive oil, and receiving discount vouchers for her Fideli’s and Pilcrow & Cleaver to hand out to vaccinated persons as a thank you; for a quick spoil at Labotessa Café for my favorite apple tart; for my haircut by Isabella Page Morgan after I ran out of time last week ❤️; for a pop in at Woolies at St John’s Piazza in Sea Point, succumbing to some early summer clothing shopping, and seeing the construction work for a new Coco Safar having started; for popping in at Frosted with the always bubbly Celia Mauerberger showing me the pics of her fashion shoot, looking not a day older than 16 years 💙, and buying cupcakes for my Utopia and Anatoli Status meetings; for productive Status meetings; for a very efficient service experience at Woolies in the deserted Waterfront, picking up a shirt at the Customer Service Department, arranged by the Sea Point branch, as they no longer send products from one branch to another; for an afternoon breakfast spoil at WCafe in the Waterfront with a smoothie which was so thick that I could not drink it with a straw, sadly with poor service and very noisy; for a beautiful cloudy sky and sunset at Mouille Point, stopping there for some photographs, fascinated by a man skipping; for getting home just as it started to rain again; for being happy to see my cats after a long day away; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

My Blogpost today was about the Waterfront commemorating its 30th Anniversary, making me nostalgic about memories of its early beginnings, meeting Alex’s dad at Bertie’s Landing, one of the first restaurants to open there.

V&A Waterfront celebrates 30th anniversary, SA’s Top tourist attraction!

I briefed the Utopia Manager about the Kfm Best of the Cape Awards, so that he can brief the staff and they can request our diners to vote for us in the Best Date Night Restaurant category on

PS An accident across the road after Curfew started tonight, a Mercedes hitting the pavement and barrier with a bang.

SA Corona Status: 2 638 981 cases 78337 deaths 9 962 111 vaccinations

FitBit 8500 steps 6 km 👣


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.

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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