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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 55 of Level 1, 24 April 2021.


Saturday 24 April 2021, Day 55 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a cooler day today at 22C, clouds this evening showing that a weather change is on its way; for being able to catch up on sleep; for a Camps Bay Community Beach Clean, with low but quality attendance; for being spoilt with breakfast and Dilmah Earl Grey tea on the Beach by Emma of The 41 Restaurant, our Camps Bay Clean sponsors; for three walks today, the second a power walk through my secret Bakoven lanes, giving me 300 Discovery points, and for a walk with Vivian Warby to Bakoven, tempted to join a party with fabulous party music, enjoying chatting on the beach, and finding two heart stones embedded in the Beach sand; for seeing a Moon two days away from being Full; for wonderful music played by Kfm Blokparty now, just wanting to dance 💃💃💃; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 40 of Level 1, 30 October 2020.;


Friday 30 October 2020, Day 40 of Level 1, Day 218 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a record unbroken sleep of 8 hours 🙏; for another day of abundance; for a sunny day, slightly warmer than yesterday, but chilly now as the South Easter picks up; for a promising response to a Camps Bay Beach Clean tomorrow; for being able to get a website glitch of my new client fixed today; for tea with the always entertaining George Sax at Firefly Café; for a challenging walk, uphill to Camps Bay Drive via Geneva Drive, the 300 Discovery points well worth the huffing and puffing; for achieving 1300 points in the past week, the most in a week ever, with only 8000 points still needed to get to Diamond; for an efficient Commissioner of Oaths stamp by the Camps Bay police station; for the delivery of a new Boston Distillery Gin with Hops gift 🙏; for dancing to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙

The Sweet Service Award went to Woolworths, and the Sour Service Award to Pick n Pay Camps Bay.

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths; the Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay!

The new Boston Distillery Gin with Hops is small-batch artisanally handcrafted in Cape Town with Amarillo Hops. The gin contains five botanicals: coriander, orris root, liquorice, cardamom, and Angelica, with the zest of lemon, orange, and grapefruit. 🙏

I’ve now learnt that while I must reach the minimum number of steps to gain any Discovery points, exerting myself for one hour per day, instead of two half hours spread out over the day, earns me a minimum of 200 points, and if it is an uphill walk it goes up to 300 points. It’s taken me a long time to work out 😱👣.

My Apple phone required a software update to version 14.1. Oh my goodness, a whole new phone. Many of the Apps have disappeared from their usual location, and are now in an ‘App Library’, all on one page. Why do they need to change things that work and don’t need to change?

Early to bed to watch TrumpFlix …. 😱😂😂😂

SA Corona Status : 723682 cases 19230 deaths 😷😢

FitBit 14000 steps 14 km 👣



The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 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, and lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, 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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