Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 53 of Level 1, 22 April 2021



Thursday 22 April 2021, Day 53 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely spontaneous day which just evolved; for a misty start to the day but clearing by midday, cooler at 24C; for preparing for my meeting this afternoon; for a quick power walk before my meeting, gaining a wow 500 Discovery points; for a quick shop at Woolies and a cat treat at Absolute Pets; for a quick shop at Dinkel, fetching my weekly roll order, and for a cold meat shop at Hartlief in the Garden’s Centre; for a good meeting with my client at Utopia Cape Town, enjoying a yummy bowl of ice cream before the meeting; for a tea meet with Charlene Shapiro at Utopia, she giving me good advice; for the surprise pop in of George Sax at Utopia, not having seen each other in a while; for doing a photo shoot at Anatoli for the new website, I standing on a chair to photograph from the top; for the surprise reconnection with restaurant owners Rodney Woodley and his partner Robert, who came for dinner at Anatoli, inviting me to join them for dinner, a lively lovely time, chatting about restaurants in the main; for a further Smarties shop at FreshStop; for my cats being happy to see me again when I got home much later than usual; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

The Blogpost I started yesterday and finished today was a loooong one, a summary of the Tasting Menus offered by our Top Restaurants, the two most expensive ones costing R2400 and R2500. I calculated the per course cost, to compare apples and apples 🍎🍎🍎

Tasting Menu prices: which top restaurants are charging what, including wine pairings?

The funniest thing about my shoot was standing on a chair to shoot from the top, with clients walking in, a funny sight. Never could I dream that Rodney and Robert had walked in while I was concentrating on the shoot. I was requested to visit their table, have a glass of wine with them, and then to share Mezzes with them. What a catch up and lovely evening! 💙 They are opening The Monk’s Kitchen restaurant in Green Point next week.

SA Corona Status: 1 571 348 cases 53995 deaths 😷🥲 292623 vaccinations

FitBit 8000 steps 6 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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