Category Archives: curfew

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 98 of Level 1, 6 January 2022


Thursday 6 January 2022, Day 98 of Level 1, birthday of Alex von Ulmenstein and Mullerie Taljaard 🌹🌹

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful 27 C degree day, making Camps Bay very busy, with a very strong late afternoon South Easter, meaning it will be even warmer tomorrow; for a birthday call to my Alex, starting to plan his visit to Cape Town in 15 days ❤️; for preparing for my client meetings this afternoon; for a successful visit to the Civic Center, to renew my car license, but annoyed that one has to enter from the back of the building without any signage, and answer numerous questions just to be allowed in, for being able to jump the queue of persons who had waited for 90 minutes into the red Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 97 of Level 1, 5 January 2021


Wednesday 5 January 2022, Day 97 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely day, combining work with leisure; for a longer sleep than usual, just over 7 hours; for getting my client work completed; for meeting Gary at the newly opened Cabo Beach Club , the former Shimmy, having been so badly destroyed that its interior was completely redone, but it still looks familiar, having a second birthday lunch, Gary Peterson insisting that I should be spoilt with such a generous treat 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏; for a shorter meeting today, only meeting with Zest as my newkings hotel client was ill; for fabulous service from Jared of Camps Bay Hardware, having a Continue reading →

Is lifting of the Curfew a good omen for the Restaurant Industry? Restaurant Update January 2022!


The lifting of the Curfew late on 30 December was the best gift that the Restaurant industry has received in the past 21 months. It meant that restaurants could remain open late on New Year’s Eve, and that income was boosted by the longer trading, and better bookings for the evening, one which saw bookings sluggish until the announcement was made.  One hopes that it is a good omen for the restaurant industry for the year ahead, coupled with the recent reversal of the travel bans instituted by the UK, the USA and Germany, being our major tourism source markets.

For the first time the number of restaurant openings exceeds restaurant closures.
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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 91 of Level 1, 30 December 2021


Thursday 30 December 2021, Day 91 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a more relaxed yet working day, preparing for my Status Meetings this afternoon; for a coolish day at 21C, the South Easter blowing now with a cold bite; for a midday Bakoven walk; for buying two poppyseed rolls at Dinkel, for oulaas in 2021, so nice to see Cain again; for a reasonably empty city while driving to Utopia for my two meetings, happy that its New Year’s Eve bookings picked up so nicely, interesting that diners Continue reading →