Category Archives: Clifton

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 60 of Level 3 Adjusted, 23 February 2021

 

Tuesday 23 February 2021, Day 60 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 335 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a lovely 22C day, with dark clouds when I went for a walk, as if rain was on its way, but they have almost blown away now; for a wow 500 Discovery points, not sure how that happened, as it’s the same distance to Clifton and back, but I’m not complaining, as it was a good walk; for a good writing morning, also writing for tomorrow already; for a terrace sun snooze; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 55 of Level 3 Adjusted, 18 February 2021.

 

Thursday 18 February 2021, Day 54 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 330 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a very good food day; for getting my writing done before 10h00, attending a meeting with Councillor Nicola Jowell, Imtiaz, and Xolani Ngqakayi , City of Cape Town Head of Cleansing for an area which includes Camps Bay, long overdue; for a croissant treat at Firefly CafΓ©, and doing one Camps Bay walk; for my MohnbrΓΆtchen waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery; for a very good Status meeting with my client, it feeling like ages since we had last seen each other, but it was just four days; for an amazing new food discovery, Parliament Street becoming a new food lane πŸ’™; for another Camps Bay walk; and for being happy and healthy πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 53 of Level 3 Adjusted, 17 February 2021

 

Wednesday 17 February 2021, Day 53 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 329 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a very relaxed day, spending it at home in the morning, Mr Grey keeping me company while I wrote in bed, he stretched out between the folds of the duvet, loving it; for being very happy to have Restaurant number 2 come on board, on the basis of the work I have done for Utopia in the past close to 4 months, having a very productive first meeting πŸ™ ; for a shop at The Olive Branch Deli and Woolies at Lifestyle on Kloof; for a walk to Clifton and back, not initially thinking that I would have the energy to walk the full stretch, but the more I walked the more energy I had, gaining 300 Discovery points; for two Discovery Gameboard plays today, just 5 points short of my next voucher; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 51 of Level 3 Adjusted, 15 February 2021

 

Monday 15 February 2021, Day 51 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 346 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a lovely day, at 22 C, the wind blowing since this afternoon; for reaching a compromise solution in my second challenge carried over from yesterday; for a walk to Clifton and back, earning 300 Discovery points; for a good Zoom meeting for our Camps Bay Ratepayers Committee meeting, especially happy that the Camps Bay Tidal Pool is one of three to receive a decorative upgrade to educate Pool users about fish and sea life, a request which I had made to Councillor Nicola Jowell soon after we met about one and a half years ago, I wanting a no-litter message included πŸ™; for replying to a message from a bully I had received quite some time ago, proud of standing up to him 😑; for being very happy to receive a meeting request later this week πŸ’™; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 44 of Level 3 Adjusted, 8 February 2011.

 

Monday 8 February 2021, Day 44 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 320 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a 27C day, the wind picking up now; for the invitation to meet restaurateur Victor GonΓ§alves of NV-80 in Sea Point and have Dilmah Earl Grey tea with him; for finding three-quarter leggings next door at Pick n Pay Clothing, not being able to find then at Woolies; for getting my power bank cable problem sorted at a Pakistani cellphone shop on Main Road, and my glass protection screen replaced at a reduced price, feeling as good as new now; for sitting down and writing all afternoon; for an energetic walk to Clifton and back, gaining 300 points; for the delivery from TakeaLot of two generic Cannon printer cartridges, costing next to nothing by comparison and working perfectly; and for being happy and healthy πŸ™πŸ’™. Continue reading →

President Ramaphosa announces alcohol sales permitted, Curfew starting later, and restaurants to be open until 22h00.

 

In an eagerly awaited speech by President Ramaphosa tonight, the country was delighted to hear that every resident in our country will be vaccinated, whether citizens or not. No one will be forced to be vaccinated.

Furthermore, alcohol may be sold again subject to certain conditions, beaches are opened, and the start to the Curfew will be from 23h00. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 37 of Level 3 Adjusted, 1 February 2021.

 

Monday 1 February 2021, Day 37 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 313 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for an amazing day, with another new prospective Communications client in Ladies’ retail clothing requesting me to see her, when she is next in Cape Town in two weeks’ time , needing to pinch myself ❀️; for the wonderful support of Vivian Warby, cheering me on in this newfound luck; for a smooth flowing writing morning; for a blustery walk to Clifton and back with a 200 point Discovery reward; for a late afternoon snooze after a restless night, with toe pain, a first 😱; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Dinkel Bakery; Sour Service Award goes to Audi Century City!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Dinkel Bakery on Kloofnek Road, and Cain, the coffee maker, waiter and Deli assistant, for his excellent service always. As I head to town weekly I have asked him to keep two poppyseed rolls for me on a Thursday. I don’t need to call ahead anymore, as the rolls are ready and waiting for me. The sweetest thing about Cain, a Zimbabwean, is that he can speak such good German, having worked at Dinkel for so many years already, serving many German customers. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 19 of Level 3 Adjusted, 15 January 2021.

 

Friday 15 January 2021, Day 19 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 296 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a lovely rainy morning, helping me to get an 8 hour sleep, a good catch up πŸ’™; for a good writing and working morning in my bed, Mr Grey cuddled up next to me; for a good walk to Clifton 4th Beach, with a 200 point Discovery reward; for a successful working afternoon, getting me up to date; for Discovery Insure finally taking its payment 😱; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 13 of Level 3 Adjusted, 10 January 2021

 

Sunday 10 January 2021, Day 13 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 291 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a very relaxed day; for it being sunny, but a very windy day, so I walked with Carmen from my cleaning team up to First Beach Clifton, picking up litter from Glen Beach onwards, being more wind-protected in Clifton; for a quick pop in at Pick n Pay to get my Daily Maverick 368, with hardly any customers πŸ‘; for a spoil croissant at Firefly CafΓ©, loving that Manager Jason came to sit down at my table to chat, not having seen each other in a month πŸ’™; for Vit D therapy on my terrace this afternoon; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →