Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 37 of Level 1, 6 November 2021



Saturday 6 November 2021, Day 37 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a mixed day of energy and of relaxation; for a cool day of 19C; for a light traffic drive to Harvest Culture Eaterie at Tyger Falls Waterfront for a Status meeting, served my favorite Dilmah Earl Grey tea with a slice of their newest Baked Cheesecake cake addition, so beautifully presented; for getting a Business Card designed at Wizardz in the Waterfront, using a special, realizing that for what I do I need a card, mine being at least 3 years out of date; for a shock discovery of the sign of the times that CNA and the Post Office have closed down in the Waterfront, although the post boxes are still there – I’ve had mine for 30 years 😱, now needing to change to postal delivery to my home address; for finding a 2022 diary at Typo, something which will probably become obsolete too!; for a stock up on my Tomes chocolate stash; for a quick shop at Woolworths; for a scrambled egg treat at WCafé in the Woolies; for getting home to my cat kids 😻😻; for an afternoon of posting for my clients; for a gorgeous sleep during Loadshedding, waking up to a Utopia post I had posted just before my sleep having exceeded 200 likes on Instagram already in the short time ❤️; for wonderful music on Kfm’s Blokparty; for a FaceTime chat with Annette Krueck about their New Years Eve dining plans in Cape Town; for the wonderful peace and quiet in our building 🙏; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

Two hours in the Waterfront was too much. I couldn’t believe how busy it was getting to the parking, roadworks near the V&A Hotel causing a traffic jam, and everywhere I went it was busy. I was told that it isn’t like this every day. The WCafe was jam packed, one having to queue, with resultant poor service. 😱 I was very happy to get out of the centre.

I have just had a looooong chat with my Alex ❤️, he telling me how short the hospitality industry is of staff in London, and what salary inflation is doing to the industry, driving up restaurant prices, a cappuccino soon costing £12 = R240. Brexit is partly to blame. 😱

SA Corona Status: 2,923,751 cases 89319 deaths  23,137,914 vaccinations 

FitBit 6000 steps 4 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, and returned to Level 1 on 1 October 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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