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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journey, Day 54 of Level 1, 23 November 2021


Tuesday 23 November 2021, Day 54 of Level 1. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day with a difference, with a 4h30 start, cramming in a day full of work until I left home at 10h00; for proudly wearing my Tourist Badge for the first time; for my first Tourist Guiding in 19 months, fetching German couple Cornelia and Wolfgang from the V&A Hotel and walking towards the city centre through a very quiet Silo District, they having a glass of bubbly at Utopia, showing them the wonderful 15th floor view and giving them an overview of ‘my Cape Town’ from the map of our city; for a walk through Bo Kaap, still very quiet, only seeing one tourist group at Atlas Continue reading →

Corona Virus Lockdown: Restaurant deliveries by third party partners like Uber Eats getting the cold shoulder locally and internationally!


Since the world went into Lockdown, restaurants that were allowed to offer Take-Away food delivery to customer homes have increasingly used Third Party Delivery companies. Uber Eats probably is the world’s largest Food Delivery Company, having added this service a few years ago to its standard driver service. In our country it competes alongside MrD, a company belonging to TakeaLot, masters in e-commerce home delivery. Yet, during Lockdown the tide is turning, one reading an increasing number of warnings against third party delivery services, restaurant patrons being encouraged to order food from restaurants which use their own staff to deliver, locally and internationally. What has caused this negative sentiment! Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26, 21 April 2020.


Tuesday 21 April 2020, Day 26 of SA Lockdown, Day 37 of SA Corona Virus. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a warm sunny day with an active ocean; for being able to walk to the shops for Essentials, the staff in our local shops being exceptionally friendly, such a lovely change; for my sunshine terrace allowing me to gain some Vit D; for a chat with Stuart Bailey; for Dinsdag Dansdag dancing on Kfm, and its heartbreaking stories about financial devastation of locals, the station and Lotto Star giving away R10000 each to 50 locals desperately needing some money 👏; for the gracious professional manner in which Nomsa received the A & G insurance cancellation of my policy, although she did offer me reduced premiums – not sure why they didn’t do this proactively as other Insurance companies are doing; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →