Category Archives: Loadshedding

Corona Virus:Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 5 of Level 2, 17 September 2021

 

Friday 17 September 2021, Day 5 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for an action-packed day, but well-timed with one exception; for a sunny warm 21C day but with the South-Easter blowing; for my rolls and also eggs waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery;  for good Anatoli and Utopia Status meetings, the first time we’ve held them in the morning, as the client postponed them to today; for dropping off Chef Prim Reddy Chapter prize of Adhara Extra Virgin olive oil as a 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef at her Indian Chapter restaurant in Blouberg, sadly she not there; for a good status meeting at Harvest Culture Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 3, 17 August 2021.

 

Tuesday 17 August 2021, Day 22 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a cooler day with some rain and clearing in the afternoon, with more rain expected overnight and tomorrow; for a busy morning, also preparing for two meetings; for excellent meetings at Zest Restaurant and newkings boutique hotel this afternoon; for a Bakoven Walk; for lovely Kfm Dansdag music; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 4, 23 July 2021

 

Friday 23 July 2021, Day 26 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful sunny 14C day but with a cold start and end; for a good night’s sleep; for a good working day, catching up, and finishing the last edit of a new Anatoli Turkish Restaurant website; for a longer Camps Bay walk, loving the crisp clean air, and seeing a lot of ’non-alcoholic beer’ being drunk at two restaurants at the Clifton end of Camps Bay 😱; a quick shop at Woolies, buying the cats their favorite Sheba tins from my Discovery Woolies voucher; for being spared Loadshedding; and for being happy, healthy, warm, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 25 of Level 4, 22 July 2021!

 

Thursday 22 July 2021, Day 25 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a good night’s sleep; for more sun today, on and off, and for not being as cold as it sounded when Kfm’s Brandon Leigh kept saying this will be the coldest day and night this year today, at 14C today and 7C tonight; for a visit by our Absolute Fire fire equipment servicing company, confirming that our smoke detector fire alarm system does not conform to SANS legal standards 😱, this company offering amazing service and advice, not charging for their visit today; for finishing off the Zest website today, selecting the photographs for it; for my rolls waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery; Continue reading →

Corona Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 15 of Level 4, 12 July 2021

 

Monday 12 July 2021, Day 15 of Level 4

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for the rain this morning, not so heavy here but causing flooding elsewhere in Cape Town, and even around the corner in Bakoven; for having a warm home on this freezing cold 12C day, with an icy wind; for a busy morning, announcing the opening dates for my restaurant clients, two opening today/tomorrow, and another two in two weeks, and for almost having completed a big writing project; for two Bakoven walks, but cutting the second one short, the wind being so extremely cold, so I carried on doing walking rounds in our garage and in my lounge, to complete my step goal; Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 16 of Adjusted Level 2, 15 June 2021

 

Tuesday 15 June 2021, Day 16 of Adjusted level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day that started off badly turning out to be so fabulous; for a busy work morning preparing for a client meeting; for having time to do Bakoven walk; for collecting my bed linen at the laundry; for seeing Zest Restaurant set up beautifully for the first time, with furniture, glasses, and cutlery; for an excellent status meeting of newkings boutique hotel and Zest restaurant, receiving compliments from both my clients for the awareness created in just two weeks since starting on the two accounts; for a Woolies shop in the Piazza da Luz; for getting the day off tomorrow by one of my clients 🙏; for a lovely releasing walk with Vivian Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 13 of Adjusted Level 2, 12 June 2021

 

Saturday 12 June 2021, Day 13 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful 22C day, with a misty start; for surviving new noisy renters of Sacha Jack’s Ebbtide apartment 201, partying until 3h00 this morning 😡😡😡; for getting most of my work done by the time I had to leave home; for a wonderful spoil 3 hour breakfast meeting at my client Harvest Culture Eaterie in Tyger Falls Waterfront, even taking a walk around the lake to walk off the breakfast; for a quick pop in at Utopia to do a World Gin Day shoot; for a Camps Bay walk with Vivian Warby, and for being happy, healthy and free.🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 12 of Adjusted Level 2, 11 June 2021

 

Friday 11 June 2021, Day 12 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a calm good day, steadily getting my work done, and preparing for a meeting tomorrow morning; for a walk up Houghton Road and down the Houghton Steps; for a second walk with Vivian Warby, to the Tidal Pool, such a good release of the week’s irritations 🙏; for a lovely warm 23C day, with beautiful clouds this afternoon; for receiving Cashback from Discovery Insure; for no Loadshedding today:  for being happy, healthy, and free.🙏💙 Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Audi; Sour Service Award goes to ESKOM!!!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Audi in the Waterfront, for having returned after an absence of a year or so, after having moved to Century City. They now have a shared facility in the same building with VW, which meant that I could easily go there to have my tyre pressure message removed (still cannot do it after 5 years), and a new battery fitted in my key, at no charge and within 10 minutes. The only thing that is missing there is the fabulous former Service Manager Hennie Kriel, who has left the company. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 11 of Adjusted Level 2, 10 June 2021.

 

Thursday 10 June 2021, Day 11 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a wonderful day; for a busy writing morning, bringing the good news that our Sandak-Lewin Portfolio Manager Greg Anderson will soon be moved off our account, after I have lodged complaints about him for more than a year; for a quick walk through Bakoven; for collecting my Dinkel rolls; for finding the new Paris Cape Town Boulangerie and Pâtisserie on Main Road in Sea Point which opened yesterday; for an unusual Utopia Status meeting, winemaker Ken Forrester popping in to see my client, and for finally meeting Rene Hurwitz who I know from Facebook, celebrating her 48th wedding anniversary with lunch at Utopia, and for a spoil glass of Bottega Continue reading →