#Grateful for a rainy and sunny day, colder today at 14 C but reasonable; for a peaceful sleep, waking early and starting to work; for a lot of emails to and from Sandak-Lewin, showing them that I have had enough; for finishing off the legal dispute communications, happy that its done; for posting my SwitchBitch book to Gloria Janse van Rensburg and buying sisal rope from Camps Bay Hardware, always with fabulous service, to bring my cats’ scratch tree back to its original condition, it having been destroyed in the past year that Minsky has been here, the cats being very happy 😻😻; for a refreshing walk to Bakoven, it being cold now; for great Dansdag music 💃💃💃 on Kfm; and for being happy, healthy and free 🙏💙 Continue reading →
The City of Cape Town has announced that Cape Town is to be one of the host cities of the Formula E racing tournament, in February 2022. The event for electric-powered cars is likely to be one of the first international events to be hosted in our city, after two devastating years of no events during Lockdown.
This is excellent news for the Event, Restaurant, Accommodation, and Tourism industries in general. Continue reading →
KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces are in a war zone, a politically motivated looting and arson at factories and shopping malls in the main. These provinces are already running low on petrol, and basic food items. Residents are standing in long queues at supermarkets, to stock up.
Fortunately the Western Cape is reasonably peaceful, and the only incidents which are occurring are related to a Taxi war, two associations being in conflict with each other. This is affecting the travel of staff to and from work. Continue reading →
#grateful for a beautiful sunny day, at 16C, ahead of a severe weather system arriving tomorrow 😱; for a good night’s sleep; for getting some work done; for pre-writing my Blogpost about President Cyril’s Speech 🤓; for a walk through Camps Bay and grateful to the City of Cape Town staff for having mowed all our Camps Bay lawns along the ocean yesterday; for another walk this afternoon, picking up something at Pick n Pay; for an entertaining chat with journalist Lin Sampson at the Tidal Pool, who has swum in it for 40 years, we sharing some life experiences; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
Wesgro is actively working on attracting cruise liners to Cape Town, and has proudly announced the booked arrival of 83 cruise liners before the end of this year. The local cruise season is set to begin in October.
Last year it launched Cruise Cape Town, a collaboration between a number of role players such as Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT); the City of Cape Town (CoCT); V&A Waterfront; Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA); the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA); and Wesgro. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Audi in the Waterfront, for having returned after an absence of a year or so, after having moved to Century City. They now have a shared facility in the same building with VW, which meant that I could easily go there to have my tyre pressure message removed (still cannot do it after 5 years), and a new battery fitted in my key, at no charge and within 10 minutes. The only thing that is missing there is the fabulous former Service Manager Hennie Kriel, who has left the company. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town and volunteer firefighters for their dedication and hard work in combatting and finally extinguishing the devastating fire at Rhodes Memorial, UCT, and Mostert’s Mill from Sunday – Tuesday this week. The helicopter water bombers must be commended too, as is every person who assisted in accommodating and feeding UCT residence students, for donating animal food, and for other acts of kindness. Continue reading →
Monday 22 March 2021, Human Rights Day 2, Day 22 of Level 1, Day 362 of Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a lovely hot day at 26C without any wind, the beginning of a week of summer catch-up; for a writing morning; for Banele coming to work, sending him off in sign language to Clifton and back; for the two of us tackling Bakoven, always having litter problems, followed by the Tidal Pool, far less busy than I expected, given the warm day and public holiday; for a lovely sun snooze on the terrace; and for being happy and healthy 🙏💙 Continue reading →
Wednesday 17 March, Day 17 of Level 1, Day 357 of Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a beauty of a day, summer coming back at 26C and not a breath of wind, with hordes of beachgoers in Bakoven; for getting the bulk of my writing work done when Loadshedding hit us at 12h00, a critical time for me as I had a client meeting this afternoon; for a good client meeting, loving the brainstorming every week, and excited about our very humble Chef Jacques du Toit likely to soon becoming famous; for a lovely energetic walk on my new Bakoven walking way; for a lovely sunset; for Minsky coming home safely this morning, after a night out on the town 💙😻; for gaining two Discovery Gameboard plays, enabling me to buy a Woolies R100 voucher; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
Sunday 28 February 2021, Day 65 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 340 of Lockdown 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#Grateful for a total of 9 hours of sleep since last night, in three sessions, obviously needing a catch up after yesterday’s sleep deficiency; for the terrible muscle pain behind my left knee having gone 💙; for Imtiaz returning to work; for seeing Barbara Lenhard for a very short while when she came to fetch her car from my garage; for an afternoon cleanup at the Tidal Pool but beyond the capability of Imtiaz and I; for finally washing my dishes from Wednesday, despite having a never-used dishwasher 😱; for the most beautiful peace in our building today, with the lift barely used, the silence feeling loud… ; for happily kissing my Vodacom contract goodbye; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →