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Sweet Service Award goes to Camps Bay Hardware; Sour Service Award goes to 95 at Parks!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Camps Bay Hardware, and its owner Jared Stein, a real Community-oriented business, in which customers are recognised and greeted by name, and are offered discounts. Should Jared not stock an item, he offers to obtain it from elsewhere, and has even dropped off some of my orders to my home! Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 2 of Level 4, 29 June 2021.


Tuesday 29 June 2021, Day 2 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another day of rain, rain, rain, and more to come until the weekend; for a better night’s sleep, with a very early working break in-between; for a hard-working morning; for a quick Bakoven walk at lunchtime, staying dry for half an hour; for getting my car filled up at BP President, missing the lovely Mike who was not on duty today, using slightly less than a full tank this month; for a client management meeting, organizing things for the next two weeks; for a cat food shop at Checkers, with much better service than I usually experience; for a good efficient shop at Woolies; for a good step walk in our garage; and for being healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

A Women’s Day salute to Women Restaurant Owners and Top Chefs in Cape Town and the Winelands, sadly only a handful!


Since having created a Facebook Group for Food Delivery and Collection during Lockdown, I have become aware of women restaurant owners, something I had never written about or even thought about, only being aware of female chefs in our part of the world. For Women’s Day I planned this article, to profile the female restaurant owners in Cape Town and the Winelands, sadly only finding a small handful of 12.

I have also compiled a list of the Top 13 women Head/Executive Chefs in Cape Town and the Winelands.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 63 of Level 3, 2 August 2020.


Sunday 2 August 2020, Day 63 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful 23C day, another sunny beach day in Camps Bay, the traffic snaking through from the Hout Bay side; for a morning coffee/tea and croissant meet with Lynne Gordon at Maison J, sitting in the sun across the road, and for meeting her friend Tourist Guide and Uber driver Brandon Platt, whom I had wanted to meet, only knowing him from Facebook; for two further Camps Bay walks, one a shopping one, mainly for cat food, and because I forgot the packet at Absolute Pets from talking too much, I had to go back again to fetch it, an easy way to gain more steps; for a peaceful rest at my favorite Bench at the Tidal Pool; for the Beethoven concert from Beethoven House in Bonn by Daniel Hope of Hope@Home on Tour, his very last one of 70 he has done during Lockdown, an amazing treat; for my Alex helping me to get my CV finalized, the first I’ve written in 30 years 😱; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →