Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 41 of Level 1, 10 April 2021



Saturday 10 April 2021, Day 41 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Gratitude for a cooler cloudy day; for a busy day, starting with a leg wax at the Skin Studio, for the exceptional service from Nicholas at the iStore in the Waterfront, in transferring my photographs and files from the old to the new iPad, for a German shop at Hartlief in Gardens, and fetching figs at Peppertree Café; for a power walk on my secret Bakoven path, with the 300 points earned finally getting me to reach my goal of exceeding the Discovery Points halfway mark of 25000, now reaching Silver ; and for being happy and healthy 🙏💙

If anyone needs assistance with an Apple product, book a free tech session with Nicholas Gomes at the iStore in the Waterfront. He is patient, smart, and became excited seeing the photographs of my travels. 👏👏👏

I had my worst ever service at Peppertree Cafe today, waiting almost half an hour for an omelette and toast. They have opened a second branch in Burgundy Estate in the Northern Suburbs, and it shows. Only two staff, noisy in packing bottles on the shelves, and cups and saucers, with no proactive service at all. I rarely eat there, and don’t know what made me do so today. Won’t be making this mistake again.

Someone in our EbbTide building is Vaping, the smell and fumes coming in through the lift door, as I don’t leave my doors to outside open to keep Earl Grey inside. It’s making me asmathic. 😡

SA Corona Status: 1 557 527 cases 53256 deaths 😷🥲 288406 vaccinations

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, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, 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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