Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 3, 26 June 2020.



Friday 26 June 2020, Day 26 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 4 and 5. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a most fabulous day, everything just falling into place; for being so happy with my 🐱 family; for the rain and clouds clearing after rain overnight; for a busy work morning; for the most stunning rainbow 🌈 I saw on my way home, when it started raining, but the end result pic of it was so amazing that it did not matter at all that I got wet; for a good walk to Clifton Fourth Beach; for tea with Debbie, the owner of Sorbet Camps Bay, who showed me the new protocols in her shop; for having the most amazing luck with my photographs, the sunset ones earlier this week, and the Rainbow one today, posting them in Facebook Groups which are just about pretty pictures, not having known about them before, having massively high member numbers (in the 30000s) so it is not hard to get over 1000 likes for a photograph (In my next life I’m coming back as a photographer 😱); for boldly and professionally writing to Sandak-Lewin, our apartment block managing agents, documenting all the issues we have with our Portfolio Manager, a huge relief when I got this off my chest; for dancing 💃 to Kfm out of happiness this afternoon; for a lovely honest chat with Stuart Bailey; and for being very happy and healthy. 🙏💙

I didn’t sleep long enough, having to write a story about the first Restaurant regulations announced late last night, after midnight. These were a massive disappointment, so the Tourism Minister elaborated on the exact regulations this afternoon, and announced the reopening of restaurants on Monday 29 June. I wrote that story this afternoon, directly after her speech …. boy she speaks at a speed that makes it almost impossible to take notes. 😱

Regulations for Restaurants for Sit-Down dining finally announced, Restaurants reopen on Monday 29 June.

The letter to the managing agents had a promising response.

Minsky went on a walkabout this morning, and returned without her collar and bell and nametag. My Cat Consultant Michele Antelme had warned me about the danger of a cat wearing a collar, so now it is off, and it won’t be replaced. She and I had a long chat on the phone today.

Sorbet Camps Bay has made a number of changes since I went there on Tuesday, on their opening day. Owner Debbie is very good at customer interaction and feedback, and showed me the changes she made, almost happy that it happened on day one, so that everyone can learn from it and that they could make changes.

An early night tonight 😴

SA Corona Status : 124590 cases 2340 deaths 😷😢

FitBit 12000 steps 9 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, 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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