Category Archives: Environment

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 28 of Level 3 Adjusted, 24 January 2021

 

Sunday 24 January 2021, Day 28 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 305 of Lockdown. ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for another beautiful day, the South Easter pumping now; for having been able to work with my Cleaning Team for the past three months, and having built up a great team, learning from them too; for two easy-going walks through Camps Bay; for my client receiving two fabulous reviews on the Good Bad & Nasty Cape Town Restaurants Facebook Group, the 11th and 12th ones since I started working on the marketing almost three months ago ๐Ÿ’™; for a lovely sleep this afternoon; for my Kits having kissed and made up, now accepting each other as baby brother and sister, an anxious 10 days for me ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป; for receiving fantastic feedback from the Camps Bay residents with my team for our cleaning work; for having such peace and quiet in our apartment block, only one other apartment being occupied ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ 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. ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#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 ๐Ÿ‘; for a spoil croissant at Firefly Cafรฉ, loving that Manager Jason came to sit down at my table to chat, not having seen each other in a month ๐Ÿ’™; for Vit D therapy on my terrace this afternoon; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 68 of Level 1, 27 November 2020.;

 

Friday 27 November 2020, Day 68 of Level 1, Day 247 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a busy and efficiently planned day; for a warm 26C day after yesterdayโ€™s wind; for being able to see the new Camps Bay Police Station crime victim support unit, which was launched today; for an amazing Black Friday, my first time ever making use of discounts offered; for cleaning up the stream with the Camps Bay cleaners this morning and in Bakoven this afternoon; for an interesting talk on Consumer Insights at Whitespace Creative, invited by Tania Harrison; for a Christmas shop at the German Food Shop above Dinkel Bakery, Dinkel keeping some poppy seed rolls for me, and I seeing a must-have Berliner; for an always friendly shop at the Continental Butchery on Upper Kloof Street; for dancing to Kfm ๐Ÿ’ƒ; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 66 of Level 1, 25 November 2020.

 

Wednesday 25 November 2020, Day 66 of Level 1, Day 245 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a lovely sunny day, not too warm at 18C; for a good nightโ€™s sleep; for diving right into my new Environment portfolio regarding cleaning the Camps Bay Beachfront; for receiving two boxes of Vegan products from B-Well, promoting Vegan Month; for easily baking a Vegan Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake in a Mug, missing my MasterChick Jenny Stephens, it not being as fluffy and light as I expected it to be; for a walk to Camps Bay, including a Pick n Pay shop, being lucky to have the new nice cashier again, and for a walk in Bakoven, with little litter today ๐Ÿ™; for two Discovery Vitality Gameboard plays, scoring 360 points, enough to buy a R100 Woolworths voucher for only 750 Miles (R75) together with Miles left over from last week; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Tintswalo Boulders launches โ€˜My Octopus Teacherโ€™ inspired Marine Exploration Adventure Experience!

 

Tintswalo Boulders in Simonโ€™s Town has launched an innovative Marine Exploration Adventure Experienceย for its guests to explore the underwater world of False Bay, in which renowned cinematographer Craig Foster filmed โ€˜My Octopus Teacherโ€™. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 41 of Level 1, 31 October 2020.

 

Saturday 31 October 2020, Day 41 of Level 1, Day 219 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Gratitude for another day of abundance; for a beautiful warm sunny day, the wind only picking up late this afternoon, and an even more special day lying ahead tomorrow; for a successful litter Beach Clean today, with 20 garbage bags filled, one team of two filling four bags, and winning our The 41 Restaurant prize for most litter collected; for receiving a pot of tea from The 41, with everyone else that participated; for Colleen de Villiers coming to visit, so that we could have lunch at Tindlovu Camps Bay, joined by George Sax for a short while; for saying โ€˜goodbyeโ€™ to Maison J, which is no more, becoming OK JA tomorrow, everything changing except the coffee and tea; for Colleen coming to my home, and I then walking her back to her car; for an amazing Discovery surprise; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths; the Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths for removing all plastic shopping bags from its stores from 9 November. Shoppers will have to bring their own bags along when they go shopping from that date onwards, a commendable environmental step forward!

 

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Camps Bay celebrates International Coastal Clean Up Day with a Beach Clean Up in Cape Town, in royal company!

 

I heard about International Coastal Clean Up Day on Saturday 19 September, and spontaneously decided to organise a Beach Clean Up in Camps Bay, the Cape Town suburb in which I live and in which I have been picking up litter for the past eighteen months, under the CAMPS BAY CLEAN name. While the turnout was lower than I had hoped for, the twenty volunteer locals managed to fill 25 bags with litter, between Glen Beach and the Tidal Pool in Camps Bay. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 33 of Level 2, 19 September 2020.;

 

Saturday 19 September 2020, Day 33 of Level 2, Day 175 of Lockdown. ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a super sunny day, not a cloud, and a warm 19C in the sun, but chilly now as the wind has turned North-West, bringing us rain tomorrow; for a successful Camps Bay Clean this morning, with a lovely community spirit; for a two-hour Vit D sizzle in the sun on my terrace; for another Camps Bay walk this afternoon, to shop at Pick n Pay, disappointed that there was so much litter after we had cleaned it up so nicely this morning ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ข; for a catch up chat with Jenny Stephens this morning, not having seen her in a week, she being very busy; for dancing to Kfm ๐Ÿ’ƒ; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 27 of Level 2, 13 September 2020.

 

Sunday 13 September 2020, Day 27 of Level 2, Day 171 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for lovely rain today, less this morning but coming down regularly and heavily this afternoon, and more forecast for tonight; for bursts of sun in-between, yet the rain โ˜”๏ธ arriving so quickly that I had to take shelter at Kauai and drink a tea while waiting for the heavy rain to end ; for a very quiet start to the day, lazing in bed; for the highlight of watching โ€˜My Octopus Teacherโ€™ ๐Ÿ™ by Craig Foster, filmed in Simonstown, what a documentary, unable to eat octopus after watching it; for harvesting my first spinach from the veggie garden, adding it to a mushroom and port sauce I made with my pasta for supper; for dancing to DJ Fresh on Kfm; for having the ๐Ÿ’™ of KitKat for five months ๐Ÿ˜ป; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →