Category Archives: Paris

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 127 of Level 1, 4 February 2022


Friday 4 February 2022, Day 127 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny but windy day, the wind strong now in Camps Bay; for a well-paced working day, posting for my clients; for getting my German birth certificate translated, a bureaucratic requirement of Home Affairs!; for starting to do payments to confirm bookings for the Safari Tour next month; for a Vit D top up on the terrace; for finding baby figs at Woolies in Camps Bay, hearing from Sheryl Ozinsky that the fig season is two weeks late, and that the proper sized ones will only Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 13 of Level 3, 8 August 2021.


Sunday 8/8 2021, Day 13 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day opposite to that of yesterday, an energetic start and a relaxed rest of the day, Vivian Warby suggesting a very early breakfast at Paris Cape Town, sitting on the deck, enjoying chocolate croissants and tea/cappuccino, we not having seen each other in more than a month; for a working morning; for a Bakoven walk; for being inside my warm home, it really being chilly today; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 5 of Level 3, 20 June 2021.


Sunday 20 June 2021, Father’s Day, Day 5 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another fabulous day, a summer’s day at 26C, sunny and warm; for a good sleep in silence 🙏; for a pop in at Paris Cape Town, a growing addiction, sadly most of their breads sold out; for spending lunchtime at Utopia Cape Town, photographing happy families celebrating Father’s Day on such a beautiful day, and the handing over by GM Patso Ivanov of a Father’s Day prize of Bain’s Mountain whisky made in my hometown of Wellington as well as biltong, to Candice Mentoor who brought her family of 7, including her husband, father, and father in law 👏; for meeting Dawn Continue reading →

Restaurant Mosaic in Pretoria ranked in 2020 Top 200 Restaurant La Liste, top ranked SA restaurant!

Chef Chantel Dartnall of Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient outside Pretoria Facebooked her good news of making the 2020 Top 200 in the La Liste ranking of the 1000 top-mentioned restaurants in the world. Her restaurant was ranked around number 110 on this list, the joint highest ranked South African restaurant with The Yest Kitchen with a score of 94%. Four top restaurants, two of them from Tokyo, shared the number one ranking this year.  Continue reading →