Tag Archives: City of Cape Town

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 57 of Level 3 Adjusted, 20 February 2021.

 


Saturday 20 February 2021, Day 57 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 332 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely relaxed day; for finding Version 3 of the Jacques Pauwgate story on Daily Maverick this morning , and having to post it, the Waterfront restaurant now named; for a litter clean up with Imtiaz, from Bakoven through the lanes and steps to Camps Bay Drive this morning, and cleaning at the Tidal Pool this afternoon again; for collecting my free copy of Daily Maverick 168 at Pick n Pay; for a Skype meeting with the Canadian Tour Guiding Tour Operator and fellow Committee members from around the world, making me grateful for the amount of Lockdown freedom we have in our country compared to many other countries; for Jenny Stephens joining me for dinner at Anatoli Turkish Restaurant, a fun evening with lots of good food; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 55 of Level 3 Adjusted, 18 February 2021.

 

Thursday 18 February 2021, Day 54 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 330 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a very good food day; for getting my writing done before 10h00, attending a meeting with Councillor Nicola Jowell, Imtiaz, and Xolani Ngqakayi , City of Cape Town Head of Cleansing for an area which includes Camps Bay, long overdue; for a croissant treat at Firefly Café, and doing one Camps Bay walk; for my Mohnbrötchen waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery; for a very good Status meeting with my client, it feeling like ages since we had last seen each other, but it was just four days; for an amazing new food discovery, Parliament Street becoming a new food lane 💙; for another Camps Bay walk; and for being happy and healthy 🙏💙 Continue reading →

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

 

Sunday 7 February 2021, Day 43 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 319 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day, but a little cooler at 24C; for Imtiaz being back at work, and having the assistance of Bakoven learner Marc to clean up the left over litter from yesterday plus the litter from the picnickers today; for finding F & L pink tonic at Pick n Pay, a surprise; for a walk to Clifton 2nd Beach and back, making so many chat and litter pick up stops that I could not get my heart rate up high enough, only receiving 200 Discovery points today; for a short snooze this afternoon; for another Camps Bay clean up walk with Imtiaz this afternoon; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 3 Adjusted, 22 January 2021.

 

Friday 22 January 2021, Day 26 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 303 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a most interesting unpredictable day, turning out fabulously; for an early walk, loving these before writing time; for an organized morning, meeting my time deadlines; for a quick meeting with my Cleaning Team; for a fabulous outcome of a meeting, securing new funding for the next three months for my cleaning team; for receiving an apology from the Sandak-Lewin CEO Carl Smit for a ten day delay in sending Henry a Petty Cash top-up, after I gave his company a blast for its tardiness; for meeting the lovely Marlene’ Eggersglusz van Duuren, both having German roots and family connections with Hannover, and lots more in common, who came to buy my SwitchBitch Book3; for a Tidal Pool clean up walk with my Cleaning Team; for reaching my first 5000 Discovery points of the year, 45000 to go to get to Diamond; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Restaurant Association calls for Level 3 Lockdown Curfew to be ‘extended’, but means exactly the opposite!

 

The extension by 30 days of the Amended Level 3 Adjusted, until 15 February, is crippling the restaurant industry, and a number of restaurants have announced that they are closing their doors permanently, or are doing so until 15 February.

While the Restaurant Association of  South Africa is trying to support the Restaurant industry by creating a hashtag campaign on Social Media, its Communication wording is contradictory, requesting that the Curfew time be extended rather than that it be reduced, achieving exactly the opposite!  What the Association is actually trying to say is that the Curfew starting time should be later in the evening. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 19 of Level 3 Adjusted, 15 January 2021.

 

Friday 15 January 2021, Day 19 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 296 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely rainy morning, helping me to get an 8 hour sleep, a good catch up 💙; for a good writing and working morning in my bed, Mr Grey cuddled up next to me; for a good walk to Clifton 4th Beach, with a 200 point Discovery reward; for a successful working afternoon, getting me up to date; for Discovery Insure finally taking its payment 😱; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to Discovery Insure!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town Traffic Services Department, for the renewal of my motor vehicle license taking all of 5 minutes! There was no one else in the hall, and they have done away with the completion of the green form, the lady typing my details directly from my ID book and my proof of residence! Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 7 of Adjusted Level 3, 4 January 2020

 

Monday 4 January 2020, Day 7 of Adjusted Level 3, Day 285 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful 29C day, the wind picking up late this afternoon; for the Fire Department extinguishing a third fire in four days near the Kramat outside Bakoven; for a busy working morning; for an attempt at sleeping this afternoon; for a walk to Bakoven, which had little litter, and to Camps Bay, which had signs of persons eating and drinking on the lawns, just leaving their empties when finished 😱; for fabulous service from Pick n Pay Manager Odwa, inviting me to a special faster counter so that I could pay my City of Cape Town account; for my first 1000 Discovery Miles of 2021…. 49000 to go; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Have Cape Town’s beaches become a political beach ball, Film shoots cancelled by Police Minister Bheki Cele! Beaches quieter than expected!

 

Yesterday a visit to Camps Bay beach as well as eight other Cape Town beaches by Police Minister Bheki Cele appeared to develop into a political beach ball between the ANC-led Government and the DA-led City of Cape Town, a mask-wearing mission by the Minister resulting in him closing down a film shoot set up to take place just in front of the Lifesaving building on the Camps Bay Beach.

According to news reports the City of Cape Town is to seek a reversal of the film shoot ban in the High Court, via an urgent interdict! Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 86 of Level 1, 15 December 2020.

 

Tuesday 15 December 2020, Day 86 of Level 1, Day 265 of Lockdown😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, at 21 C, with a South Easter building up, getting us ready for 10 days or more of wind; for being taken a step closer to my promising Horoscope for today, when a headhunter for a (different) German Amazon job did a telephonic interview with me; for the honour of being invited to join the international Tourist Guiding committee of my Canadian Tour Operator, having our first Skype meeting on Saturday; for a good walk through Camps Bay, with barely any litter; for a quick call with Jenny Stephens; for a winetasting followed by a cocktail tasting at Utopia, so happy to hear that they are fully booked tonight, so much so that Vivian Warby and I couldn’t get a table for tonight, booking for next week instead; for dancing to Kfm’s Dansdag; and for being happy and healthy. Continue reading →