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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 106 of Level 1, 14 January 2022


Friday 14 January 2022, Day 106 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for the lessons learnt in a fabulous morning and a terrible afternoon, ending off on a good note; for a fabulous weather day, at 31C or more, perfect, with no wind; for an early departure from home, to take my car for a service to Audi in the Waterfront with barely any traffic on the way, with a very efficient car check-in; for a wonderful breakfast and temporary office table at The Granary at The Silo Hotel in the Waterfront, whilst waiting for my car for three hours, having the most 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 9 of Level 3, 24 June 2021


Thursday 24 June 2021, Day 9 of Level 3😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for an amazing day, how lucky l am; for a beautiful sunny day, warm in the sun but chilly in the shade, at 17C, ahead of a crazy storm day expected tomorrow; for getting all my writing finished in time, to fit in a Houghton Drive/Steps walk; for fetching poppyseed baguettes at Paris Cape Town just after 2 pm, their closing time too early for me, but they were still open, and owner Laurent was generous in gifting these to me as a thank you for my blogpost about his bakery which I posted yesterday; for a lovely status meeting at Utopia, which turned into a wine tasting when the Siris Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 43 of Level 1, 12 April 2021


Monday 12 April 2021, Day 43 of Level 1. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for one of the best Mondays in a long time, a day of leisure and dining indulgence; for getting my writing completed in time; for the treat of the company of Gary Peterson for 5 1/2 hours at the new Grand Pavilion Restaurant on Beach Road in Sea Point, and for getting such a fabulous table nearest the pavement, with the view onto the palm tree-lined Beach Road Boulevard; for a guided tour of Harry’s Bar by owner Michael Townsend; for meeting FaceBook Friend Johnny Snyman who was there too; for chatting to Brian Van Hansen who cycled past our table and came to chat; for lovely food, especially Gary’s rack of lamb and my Chocolate Torte dessert; for being spoilt with a cocktail/mocktail with the compliments of Michael; for just indulging in the lovely lounge seating area; for fabulous service from Charlene Shapiro of CNC Products, who dropped off an order of mixed nuts and cake mix at the restaurant, knowing that I was there; for a walk with Vivian Warby almost immediately after coming home, indulging in the most amazing sunset at Bakoven, sitting on the steps of a bungalow of a most kind owner; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →