Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 73 of Level 1, 2 December 2020.



Wednesday 2 December 2020, Day 73 of Level 1, Day 252 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful to all of you for your care and concern in KitKat having been taken away yesterday 😱😢😿; for the luck of having pre-planned a lunch today with Hanlie Theron and Johnny Nortje, which distracted me from my sadness, and got me out of my home; for a lovely sunny day, but the wind now blowing strongly; for the request by my Canadian tour operator to
produce a ‘Christmas in Cape Town’ video, what a fabulous challenge; for having my Community Cleaning team doing a deep clean with me this afternoon; for attending the celebration of the new showroom of Boutique Haute Horologie in the Waterfront; for Brian Van Hansen spontaneously saying yes to doing the Christmas video, with 15 minutes notice; for two Discovery Vitality Gameboard plays; and for being healthy. 🙏💙

I was so sad and upset this morning that I had no energy to write on my Blog, but managed to pull myself together, and wrote about the likelihood of the Western Cape being subjected to a higher Level of Lockdown, due to the rise in Corona cases 😷😱.

Will the Western Cape go into stricter Level of Lockdown due to rising Corona cases?

Johnny and Hanlie came to fetch me for our lunch at Fish on the Rocks in Hout Bay, very generous portions of hake, calamari, and chips, and very low in price. We ate with our fingers, and sat outside, sharing and enjoying our meal. Johnny is a cat lover too, and told me the comforting story about two Egyptian Geese and 8 chicks which he and a friend walked from their apartment block in Gardens to the Company’s Garden, having to stop traffic along the way to get them to cross streets. Two weeks later the Egyptian Geese family found its way back to the apartment block, sadly with four of the goslings missing. ❤️❤️❤️

We popped in at Delish in Hout Bay, for a coffee and glass of wine, admiring the new periwinkle blue paint which Michele Muller Verhave and her staff painted on the exterior of the restaurant.

Two of the Camps Bay Cleaners received new heavy-duty clothing today, overalls and boots. We did a deep clean of the embankment of Bali Bay, as well as outside the Homeless structures nearby.

I filled up my car with petrol, proud that I only used half a tank during November. The service from Mike is amazing, and I ask for him specifically. While he was busy, I called Brian, and he agreed to helping me to do the Christmas video, fetching him as soon as I was done.

We were generally disappointed with how unChristmassy the Waterfront looks. Woolworths looked better, with lots of Christmas trees. We were reprimanded for filming the Christmas decorations in the shop, saying that we had to request permission from Head Office. 😱 The best Christmas decoration by far was at the Table Bay Hotel.

Another dreadful account payment experience at Vodacom in the Waterfront. 🥵

In town we drove up half of Adderley Street, the Christmas decorations looking equally unexciting, and sadly not lit yet. We popped in at the Taj Hotel, with a lovely large Christmas tree. Brian plays the piano at the Taj and Table Bay Hotels again, so happy for him. 🎄🎄🎄

SA Corona Status 796472 cases 21709 deaths 😷😢

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, 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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