Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 38 of Level 1, 28 October 2020.



Wednesday 28 October 2020, Day 38 of Level 1, Day 216 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another day of abundance 🙏; for a slightly cooler day but mostly sunny; for a perfect TakeaLot delivery of cat food; for Checkers 60 Minutes reversing the overcharge on yesterday’s changed delivery; for two Discovery Gameboard plays; for a walk to Clifton 3rd beach, with lots of litter around Maiden’s Cove, gaining 200 points; for an additional 360 Discovery points for my heathy food purchases this month at Pick n Pay, a very good start to my goal of reaching Diamond Status before the end of the year; for the film industry being fortunate to film a Vodacom TV commercial in Camps Bay for the past two days, I not seeing it yesterday as I was not in Camps Bay for most of the day, but Tracy Jackson sent me some pics, one with a ❤️; for the invitation to attend a launch of ‘Around My Table’ by Denise Cowburn-Levy of Ginger & Lime in Fresnaye, and the Kitchen Collective in Bo-Kaap, at Bokeh Creative Space on Regent Road in Sea Point this evening, being super lucky to win a prize ❤️; for rain having started falling ; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙

My Blogpost was short and sweet today, and I could not answer the question I posed :

Is Government realistic in speculation of opening SA borders to all international visitors by December?

Sections of Victoria Road in Camps Bay were transformed into a barber shop, and later I saw them filming at the Hop On Hop Off bus stop for the Vodacom commercial. Very exciting, with lots of trucks taking up the parking spaces. The producer I spoke to said they are so grateful for this film job, probably the first big one since Lockdown. 👏

I attended the first event since Lockdown this evening at Bokeh Creative Space, with only 50 invitees allowed in, after the Covid protocols. I had never met Denise, but knew of her Ginger & Lime cookery school and event venue. I had met Adrian Lazarus of Bokeh Fashion Film Festival, who owns the venue, at which one can have tea or coffee, and the most fabulous chocolate cake and carrot cake, and/or have one’s hair styled, an unusual combo. Tonight it was the venue for the book launch, our function treats by Ginger & Lime packaged in individual containers, all served with skewers to allow one to eat with one’s fingers: fish, meat, and a vegetarian offering. Pairing was with Piper-Heidsieck champagne. Denise’s book was introduced by Cathy Steed, who used to be the Manager of Blues in Camps Bay, and it became a question and answer session. It ended with four prizes being available to the attendees. I answered the question as to who Denise regards as her mentor, knowing that it is Chef Liam Tomlin. So I received a copy of the new book and a bottle of the Piper-Heidsieck champagne. So ironic…. 😱😊😂 Gary Peterson you’ll understand this. Adrian shared a past experience with the grumpy chef with me.

The book introduction is as follows:

‘Join Denise Cowburn-Levy at home in her kitchen as she reveals the stories, and shares some of her favourite recipes inspired by her passion for food and travel, and developed for her cooking school, Ginger & Lime. Denise invites you into her homes in Cape Town, the Cape West Coast and on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Travel with her to Greece and Thailand as she shares the best traditional tried and tested recipes from each region for you to prepare with family and friends. Feel her intuitive style of cooking and get a sense of her essence, as she pours her heart into these dishes. These recipes have soul, they have lived and evolved over time, they have brought joy to the hearts of both family and friends, as well as her loyal Ginger & Lime clientele. These will become your favourites too, as they encourage the age old ritual of gathering around the table.’

SA Corona Status 719714 cases 19111 deaths 😷😢

FitBit 12000 steps 8,5 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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