Category Archives: Loadshedding

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 47 of Level 3, 11 February 2021

 

Thursday 11 February 2021, Day 47 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 342 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a fabulous day, peaceful, calm, with beautiful weather and no wind, and super organized; for having the chutzpah to address an email to the Sandak-Lewin MD very early this morning and receiving the most surprising reply almost immediately ๐Ÿ‘; for an easy-flowing Blogpost; for collecting my poppy seed rolls at Dinkel Bakery; for buying some German treats at Hartlief, for paying my Rates & Taxes at Pick n Pay, and some other groceries at Woolies, paying my last Vodacom account ever, all at the Gardenโ€™s Centre, for no Loadshedding when we were meant to have it from 8h00; for a lovely Client status meeting at Utopia, getting excited for a very busy weekend lying ahead for the restaurant; for a Camps Bay walk, asking a bride if I may photograph her, she knowing me from my Straatwerker cleaning more than a year ago, her name being Sarah from Seeff Atlantic Seaboard; for reaching 10200 Discovery points for this year to date, only needing another 40000 points to get to Diamond status; for only paying R5 for a 2 kg bag of Royal Canin kitten food with free delivery by Pet Heaven expected on Monday, thanks to Elize Skriker; for an ice cream treat and dancing at The Dairy Den; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#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 ย 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; ย 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…. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ; 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. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 43 of Level 3 Adjusted, 7 February 2021.

 

Sunday 7 February 2021, Day 43 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 319 of Lockdown. ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a beautiful day, but a little cooler at 24C; for Imtiaz being back at work, and having the assistance of Bakoven learner Marc to clean up the left over litter from yesterday plus the litter from the picnickers today; for finding F & L pink tonic at Pick n Pay, a surprise; for a walk to Clifton 2nd Beach and back, making so many chat and litter pick up stops that I could not get my heart rate up high enough, only receiving 200 Discovery points today; for a short snooze this afternoon; for another Camps Bay clean up walk with Imtiaz this afternoon; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#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 ๐Ÿ‘; 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 ๐Ÿ’™; 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. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 41 of Level 3 Adjusted, 5 February 2021.

 

Friday 5 February 2021, Day 41 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 317 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a beautiful wind free day; for an energetic walk with Imtiaz to clean up at the Caltex Garage on Rontree Road; for getting a noise problem in our sewerage pipes in our building fixed; for a Zoom meeting I was invited to by Tania Harrison about the impact of Lockdown on brand distribution and pricing; for an afternoon nap after a late night of Instagramming and having to redo my Facebook post after it crashed; for another walk with Imtiaz at the Tidal Pool and Promenade, seeing umbrellas everywhere, and so happy to see Law Enforcement Officer Ivor Ramsay back in Camps Bay for a visit; for being able to digest, pardon the pun, an absolutely generous box of organic vegetables, herbs and eggs which Rosy Krรคmer-Schrott of The Green Goddess had delivered to me; for being spared Loadshedding today; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 25 of Level 3 Adjusted, 21 January 2021.

 

Thursday 21 January 2021, Day 25 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 302 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a close to perfect day; for waking up early, and starting to write immediately, given that Thursdays are always my busy day of the week; for having an hour available for a Camps Bay walk before my Cleaning Team arrived, gaining 300 Discovery points; for finding a bush on Camps Bay Drive with hidden litter, which I showed Carmen and Imtiaz; for getting all my writing work done by 13h00, when I had to get ready to leave for town; for Miss M and Mr G being far more tolerant of each other ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป; for striking a compromise deal about Henryโ€™s salary increase; for a good meeting to present the Communication proposal for Client 2; for a very good Status meeting with Utopia; for meeting Jenny Stephens in Mouille Point, going for a walk and tea at Lillies afterwards ; for bumping into Tania Harrison at Lillies, celebrating the birthday of her son; for returning to Utopia to photograph an engagement, the lucky lady crying, being so moved; for the fabulous feedback about my work from Utopia Owner/Chef Pavel, and via their coffee supplier Ciro who told a manager that Utopia is the talk of the town in Cape Town, after 2 1/2 months of working with them; for Cain at Dinkel Bakery keeping my two poppyseed rolls; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 3 Adjusted, 18 January 2021.

 

Monday 18 January 2021, Day 22 of Levelย 3 Adjusted, Day 299 of Lockdown. ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a beautiful day at 28C without a breath of wind; for a very busy working day despite very little sleep; for putting up a good defence against the extreme rudeness and discrimination against Henry by one of our Trustees, who manipulated herself into becoming our so-called Chairman when I was overseas, the lack of sleep probably helping me in what I had to say to her; for the excitement of running a competition for HQ Utopia with Dineplan and InstaEats, the latter with 44000 odd Followers, entries flowing in like crazy, with hundreds of new Followers for us on our first day, carrying on until Friday, being on my Instagram all day; for a Zoom meeting of our Camps Bay Ratepayers Association this afternoon; for a very late walk to Camps Bay, with little litter to pick up and still only a 10% mask wearing ๐Ÿ˜ท๐Ÿฅต; for being able to type this during Lockdown; for a wow 500 Discovery points for my brisk Camps Bay walk, with an excellent heart rate; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 21 of Level 3 Adjusted, 17 January 2021.

 

Sunday 17 January 2021, Day 21 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 298 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#grateful for a 23C day, with the wind only picking up this afternoon; for both Imtiaz and Carmen of my cleaning team being at work today, tackling half of Geneva Drive with me; for getting some water to drink from WCafรฉ at Woolworths after our strenuous walk, with a 200 Discovery point bonus for me; for a snooze this afternoon with My Grey lying next to my pillow, his sleeping place; for a second Camps Bay walk with Carmen, in the greater Tidal Pool area; for a fabulous spoil by Pick n Pay of a bulk pack of Smarties at the promised Black Friday price of 33% off, the box arriving 2 1/2 months later; for not even being aware of Loadshedding starting at 12h00, not affecting me at all; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: My Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 20 of Level 3 Adjusted, 16 January 2021

 

Saturday 16 January 2021, Day 20 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 297 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a beautiful day after rain overnight, warming up to 23C; for a fragmented sleep of three parts, not enough in total; for a very very long Telegram call of advice with a local, helping me with an issue Iโ€™ve been dealing with this week, the quality of the call being excellent, with no reconnections like on Whatโ€™s App, my first one; for a walk up to Clifton 4th Beach, scoring 200 Discovery points; for a one hour Skype Committee session with my Canadian tour operator, so grateful to be part of this, and seeing a training video they have created for new tourist guides, in which I also feature; for a pop in at my client; for the Loadshedding scheduled for 14h00 not happening, as it would have affected the Skype call; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 19 of Level 3 Adjusted, 15 January 2021.

 

Friday 15 January 2021, Day 19 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 296 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a lovely rainy morning, helping me to get an 8 hour sleep, a good catch up ๐Ÿ’™; for a good writing and working morning in my bed, Mr Grey cuddled up next to me; for a good walk to Clifton 4th Beach, with a 200 point Discovery reward; for a successful working afternoon, getting me up to date; for Discovery Insure finally taking its payment ๐Ÿ˜ฑ; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →