Category Archives: Discovery

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 59 of Level 3 Adjusted, 22 February 2021.

 

Monday 22 February, 2021, Day 59 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 334 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a 22 C day, with no wind; for Minsky coming home early this morning, after another night of galavanting πŸ™€; for a long writing day, having to first delete some Apps and videos from my phone so that my Instagrammed pics come into my camera roll; for a lovely snooze this afternoon after my disrupted sleep and worry about Minsky; for a late afternoon walk to Clifton and back, the first time since Wednesday that I have earned 300 Discovery points πŸ’™ ; for a very noisy apartment client directly above me having checked out today πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘; and for being happy and healthy. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 58 of Level 3 Adjusted, 21 February 2021.

Sunday 21 February 2021, Day 58 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 333 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for lovely rain overnight and this morning; for an energetic walk and litter pick up this morning with Imtiaz, challenged by 200 steps between Victoria Road and Kloof Road with lots of litter, making up my steps goal for the day; for a fabulous sleep this afternoon; for Minsky coming home early this morning, after having galavanted somewhere in the night, so scared that something had happened to her; for a clean up at the Tidal Pool late this afternoon, Bakoven brothers Marc and Finn joining us too; 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 →

Discovery updates its members about Vaccinations…. yet many questions remain unanswered!

 

In an email received as a Discovery member from Adrian Gore, the Medical Scheme CEO, it is clear that while Discovery will pay its members’ vaccination cost, it is awaiting Government action and announcement as to which of its members will be eligible for the vaccinations and when.

Not sharing how many members it has in total, Gore does reveal that 5000 of Discovery members and 12 of its staff have died from the Corona Virus. A Google search revealed that the company has 3,5 million members.

Discovery estimates that half of the South African population has been infected with the Corona Virus, vastly different to the official Health Department figures.

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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 48 of Level 3 Adjusted, 12 February 2021.

 

12 February 2021, Day 48 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 343 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a very relaxed and easy-going day; for the misty start to the day being great for photographs; for an early morning delivery of Mr Grey’s kitten food gift from Royal Canin; for an easy writing day; for a relaxed afternoon at home; for a Discovery Healthy Food payment; for a vigorous late afternoon walk to Clifton and back, earning 300 Discovery points for 40 minutes of Cardio 😱; for a loooong catch up call with my Bestie Llewellyn Lambert, triggered by a web address problem; for finally having terminated my Vodacom contract by 28 February; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 46 of Level 3 Adjusted, 10 February 2021.

 

Wednesday 10 February 2021, Day 46 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 341 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a relaxed smooth-flowing organized day; for no wind at all, on a 27C day; for a brisk uphill walk with Imtiaz, from Victoria Road in Bakoven Β to Ingleside Road and back, giving me a good Cardio workout and 300 points; for 2 Discovery Gameboard plays just after midnight and just before Loadshedding, not getting enough points to buy a voucher; Β for receiving just over R500 back from Discovery Insure for good driving and lower petrol usage; for getting some of my work for tomorrow done today; for receiving a R300 voucher from Royal Canin for kitten food, but how to cash it in is still a riddle; for a R50 discount voucher from Checkers60 which I used to buy Whiskas pouches, the favorite of my Kits, my total saving being R15 as they charge R35 delivery…. 😱; for an early morning call from Barbara Lenhard, who is back in Cape Town with her Flo for a few weeks, arranging a dinner date; for another walk during Loadshedding this afternoon, and using the time to do some non-internet admin; 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 →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 42 of Level 3 Adjusted, 6 February 2021.

 

Saturday 6 February 2021, Day 42 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 318 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a lovely 26C day, with little wind; for a slow lazy start to the day; for an energetic walk to Clifton and back (earning 300 Discovery points), with the beach and picnic areas packed, almost as busy as on public holidays and many walkers between Camps Bay and Clifton, the fewest wearing masks at all or correctly; for a lovely chat and water stop at The 41 with Emma and Marius Blanc, the Restaurant having reopened three days ago; for getting my Daily Maverick 168 at Pick n Pay via Odwa, not having to stand in the queue outside the store; for a little afternoon snooze; for the most amazing review of Utopia Cape Town on the Good, Bad & Nasty Facebook page πŸ‘; for trying my best to clean up at the Tidal Pool, having asked Camps Bay residents to assist me during our Loadshedding starting at 18h00, but no one came, yet there was a sweet young boy who picked up the litter in the stream for me πŸ’™; for bumping into Ashleigh Fleming and Dirk; for a call with Gary Peterson; for a call with my Alex earlier in the day; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →