Category Archives: Environment

Cape Town named one of 53 Best Cities in the World by TimeOut!


TimeOut has named Cape Town one of its 53 Best Cities in the world, nominated by 20000 city-dwellers subscribing to the publication.

I am proud to be one of the subscribers who nominated our city, asked to identify the top restaurants and bars, theatre, art galleries, the nightlife, and the cool neighborhoods. In its calculation of the  TimeOut Index 2022, the publication added the livability of the city as a resident as well as a tourist this year. Continue reading →

less wine brand launched, focuses on sustainability, less bottle, less paper …. and more!


Last week I met with Marlene Truter, owner of the new wine brand less, with Chardonnay 2021 and Pinotage 2020 cultivars. Its focus is more on sustainability, being sustainably grown, containing less alcohol, and uses the lightest glass bottles available.

The sustainability also pertains to the employee ethics, and so Marlene had a difficult task to find a wine producer who met her sustainability criteria, and would make the wine available in a smaller quantity, as she is starting off from scratch. Viljoensdrift in Robertson was chosen as a partnership that created an excellent fit, given her less brand values. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 107 of Level 1, 15 January 2022


Saturday 15 January 2022, Day 107 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for surviving a second challenging day, Nicholas Fjord and Gary Peterson and their whiskies coming to the rescue this evening 💙💙🥃🥃; for a busy admin and catch up client day, not getting as far as I wanted to; for Gift coming to clean up, on Camps Bay Drive and off Geneva Drive; for Henry coming to assist me for an hour 💙; for meeting the American client living next door to me at EbbTide apartment 101 belonging to Rhode Snyman, beside himself in anger at the Noise Disturbance caused by Sacha Jack’s Nigerian client Alex in Ebbtide 201 at 5h30 this morning when Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 101 of Level 1, 9 January 2022


Sunday 9 January 2022, Day 101 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a much cooler day at 24C, the rain still not having arrived, and fewer picnickers and hence less litter; for the City of Cape Town trying to catch up on litter cleaning today which they didn’t do overnight as they have done before, even running out of garbage bags, I discovered when I did a ‘litter inspection’ in Camps Bay and Bakoven, getting me close to my goal steps by lunchtime Continue reading →