Tag Archives: Bakoven

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 12 of Level 3, 23 September 2021

 

Thursday 23 September 2021, Day 12 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a good night’s sleep, with a good time of deep sleep, being more of a light sleeper; for preparing for my client meetings today; for a walk through Bakoven; for my rolls waiting for me at Dinkel and succumbing to a Berliner, the best I’ve had in years, oozing lots of apricot jam; for a shopping trip to Hartlief; for good Status meetings for Anatoli and Utopia, the latter being full for dinner tonight, and for lunch and dinner for the next two days, and introducing a new Tasting Menu Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 7 of Level 2, 19 September 2021

 

Sunday 19 September 2021, Day 7 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a cool day in more ways than one, only 16C but the promised rain never arrived, but it is forecast for tomorrow; for a day of food and connection, having breakfast with Mullerie Taljaard at Labotessa Café, catching up, receiving good advice, and being spoilt rotten with more Diptyque shampoo, soap and conditioner, gifted to each of us by owner Johan du Plessis ❤️; for a quick vegetable shop at Fideli’s; for lunch with Jenny Stephens at Zest, having the Spring Menu of 5 courses at R198, a catch up after three months of not seeing each other, also meeting diners who Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 6 of Level 2, 18 September 2021

 

Saturday 18 September 2021, Day 6 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a great day to be in the outdoors and to give back to Camps Bay, hosting a Community Beach Clean in International Coastal Cleanup Day, so delighted with the fabulous turnout, including Gary Peterson and Nicholas Fjord, the latter two graciously allowing a dad with two daughters to win the prize of two burgers at The 41 💙, one of them offering her future beach cleaning services for her German School community project; for fabulous service from Manager Emma with tea served on the lawns opposite The 41; for Camps Bay being so nice and busy, with walkers and beach goers, it Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 4 of Level 2, 16 September 2021

 

Thursday 16 September 2021, Day 4 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a very quiet industrious day, as one of my clients asked to postpone the status meetings to tomorrow, making tomorrow an action packed day; being able to catch up on writing work; for a call from Stuart Bailey, such a shock to hear about his health problems but he sounds like he is on the mend again; for a challenging walk up my favorite little Bakoven lanes, a route I haven’t done in ages, and seeing such beautiful flowers on the way; and for being happy, healthy and happy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 2 of Level 2, 14 September 2021

 

Tuesday 14 September 2021, Day 2 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another wonderful day, starting early, so that I could fit in all my work into the morning; for a Bakoven walk; for productive meetings with newkings boutique hotel and Zest; for a quick shop at Woolies in Piazza da Luz; for a lovely outing to Hout Bay with Gary Peterson, invited to attend the preview of Vida Nova Retreat in Hout Bay, a hotel, spa, an indoor and outdoor bar, restaurant, pool, the facilities open to use by locals and hotel guests, invited by Kirsten Reyneke, loving her organizing us each a foot massage at the Spa…… 👏 ; for a quick walk on the beach near Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 1 of Level 2, 13 September 2021

 

Monday 13 September 2021, Day 1 of Level 2

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a continuous 8 hour sleep, a luxury I haven’t had in ages, feeling energized for what I knew was going to be a busy day; for a sunny day with a mild South-Easter; for work work work work work, Mondays always being busier and closing times having to be changed on all our platforms when we go into a new Lockdown Level; for a maintenance contractor coming to quote on a balustrade at the apartment, something I have begged Sandak Lewin to do for the past 2 years, the contractor sounding very knowledgeable, so much Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 47 of Level 3, 12 September 2021.

 

Sunday 12 September 2021, Day 47 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a rainy morning, ideal for staying in bed and to catch up on a very busy and at times stressful week; for the weather clearing, with a lovely sunny afternoon; for surviving a shortage of sleep after a massive noise disturbance by the Nigerian tenant of Rhode Snyman’s Ebbtide 101 apartment after midnight, having to call the police and the security company; for a lovely refreshing longer, more exerting walk in Camps Bay; for starting to write some Blogposts for the week ahead; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

Super excited that Utopia is one of three nominees for the World Culinary Awards’ Best Rooftop Restaurant in Africa! Just a few weeks after making the Kfm Top 5 Date Night Restaurant in the Cape. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you Kelly Szabo for spotting it. 🙏

The President’s Speech starts at 20h00. Holding thumbs for Level 2 with a later Curfew start.

President Ramaphosa moves SA back to Level 2, and Curfew start to 23h00!

SA Corona Status: 2 858 195 cases 84877 deaths 14 690 586 vaccinations  

FitBit 8000 steps 6 km 👣

Lovemylifeandlovegaryslife💙❤️

The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July, and returned to Level 3 on 26 July, is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 46 of Level 3, 10 September 2021.

 

Friday 10 September 2021, Day 46 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a cold overcast day turning into a sunny warmer day, but only 17C; for an early start to the day, having to be at Zest at 10h00, breakfasting with Gary Arendse, Department Manager at Woolworhs Piazza da Luz, trying a new bagel and smoked salmon dish; for meeting Lynne Rattray Mathias, a member of the International Women’s Club, who came to lunch at Zest with 23 fellow members, she knowing all about me even though we had never met, and she will invite me to their next lunch 💙; for seeing Tessa Booysen after a long absence, she and Alta Auret lunching at Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 44 of Level 3, 8 September 2021.:

 

Wednesday 8 September 2021, Day 44 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful day at 19C, tomorrow promising to be a first summer day at 24C; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, receiving a Woolworths voucher; for a working morning, grateful for a meeting being postponed to next week; for a walk to Bakoven, with a Vit D dose; for three meetings at Zest, back to back, one being learning how to add pics and copy to our website; for seeing Florence Poretti and her Continue reading →

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

 

Tuesday 7 September 2021, Day 43 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day that just got better and better, starting with a 7 1/2 hour continuous sleep; for it being nice and warm at 19C, a tiny taste of summer after the cold weeks; for a hard-working morning preparing for two Status meetings; for a Bakoven walk; for two excellent meetings, at Newkings Boutique Hotel and at Zest; for being able to get a gap at my dentist to fix my implant, which came loose again, without being charged ❤️; for a visit to Chocolate by Tomes in the Waterfront Continue reading →