Category Archives: Health

Sweet Service Award goes to Discovery; Sour Service Award goes to Standard Bank!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Discovery, for paying all the costs associated with my recent eye operations, including the opthalmologist cost the day hospital expenses, and the cost of a PCR Test which I needed prior to the first operation. While I realise that I have paid for the insurance costs, and have never previously claimed, it was an effortless process, the staff of Dr Vayanos doing the paperwork with Discovery. All that was required was my Discovery number.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 153 of Level 1, 2 March 2022


Wednesday 2 March 2022, Day 153 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a Wednesday with a difference; for feeling right as rain again this morning, getting a little more sleep than in the past week; for rain this morning; for getting my work done calmly and efficiently, despite a little explosion Camps Bay related; for the excellent news that Rhode Snyman our very non-efficient ‘Chairman’ of EbbTide is selling her apartment – hallelujah – illegally having a For Sale sign erected on Body Corporate property; for preparing for the status meetings this morning; for bravely sticking my neck out in asking Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis on Facebook why no Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Bernard Coppez Optometrists; Sour Service Award goes to Discovery!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Bernard Coppez optometrists, for assisting me in getting an appointment today, to test my script for a new pair of glasses, written by my ophthalmologist, following two eye operations. I was checking the prices of two optometrists, and the waiting time for the checking of the script, apparently a standard procedure, was one week at Riaan King Camps Bay optometrist, its prices going up each time I spoke to them. The  receptionist at Bernard Copper tried her best to find me a 15 minute slot, squeezing me in for today.  Continue reading →