Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 86 of Level 1, 15 December 2020.



Tuesday 15 December 2020, Day 86 of Level 1, Day 265 of Lockdown😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, at 21 C, with a South Easter building up, getting us ready for 10 days or more of wind; for being taken a step closer to my promising Horoscope for today, when a headhunter for a (different) German Amazon job did a telephonic interview with me; for the honour of being invited to join the international Tourist Guiding committee of my Canadian Tour Operator, having our first Skype meeting on Saturday; for a good walk through Camps Bay, with barely any litter; for a quick call with Jenny Stephens; for a winetasting followed by a cocktail tasting at Utopia, so happy to hear that they are fully booked tonight, so much so that Vivian Warby and I couldn’t get a table for tonight, booking for next week instead; for dancing to Kfm’s Dansdag; and for being happy and healthy.

Camps Bay is getting ready for the expected crazy crowds of beachgoers tomorrow. I’m very sceptical about them wearing masks, social distancing, and leaving the Beach at 18h00, as the regulations dictate now. 😷😱

The City of Cape Town has repaired and repainted many park benches on the Camps Bay and Clifton scenic route.

Utopia invests in its staff through training, and I sat in too, to learn more about the wines on their winelist, as well as their Cocktails, my experience and knowledge lacking for the latter. Izak Niewoudt of Siris Vintners runs the wine training. We tasted MAN Vintners, Berrio, and Arendsig wines. Despite no longer drinking coffee, I loved the taste of the Espresso Martini, which they offer at the end of the meal.

I’m enjoy shopping at the Pick n Pay at the top of Strand Street, compared to the Camps Bay branch at this time of year.  In general their service is much better, and there is hardly anyone shopping there.

A faulty DayNight switch was efficiently replaced by an electrician at our apartment block this morning, a relief as our staircases have been in complete dark since Friday evening. 🙏

We lost our KitKat today two weeks ago 😿😿😿

SA Corona Status 873679 cases 23661 deaths 😷😢

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, 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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