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Stellenbosch explodes with new restaurants, and more to come!

 

I had not been to Stellenbosch since the beginning of Lockdown in March 2020. Last week I spent a day in the town, to walk through its centre, and updating my information of restaurants that have opened and closed in the town since my last visit.

 

I discovered multiple new coffee shops and informal eateries, and a growing number of wine bars. And the start of a challenge to Chef Bertus Basson’s dominance of the university town as far as fine-dining goes.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 18 of Level 4, 15 July 2021.

Thursday 15 July 2021, Day 18 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful day, feeling like summer at 17C, wearing shorts and a sleeveless top on my midday walk; for an uninterrupted sleep last night 🙏; for packing in a lot of writing and client work this morning, preparing for two Status meetings this afternoon; for my Dinkel poppyseed rolls being ready for me; for meeting a wonderful Facebook Friend Celia Mauerberger for the first time, who is so kind, supporting my Facebook Stories in the early hours of the day, at Frosted in Sea Point, where they make delicious cupcakes ❤️❤️❤️; for making myself the most cosy bed with a second duvet Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 91 of Level 1, 20 December 2020

 

Sunday 20 December 2020, Day 91 of Level 1, Day 270 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a fabulous day of birthday celebration, first with my Camps Bay Cleaners, who joined me for cupcakes & tea before we did a clean up in the lanes of Upper Bakoven this morning, for Jenny Stephens coming for Pink Gin and Christmas cookies; and for my friends coming to celebrate my birthday, 4th Advent, and Christmas with me; for the beautiful sunny 27C day, the wind picking up but still allowing us to sit outside; for my Alex calling me for my birthday ❤️; for hundreds of birthday messages which I haven’t yet all read; for Brian Van Hansen taking fabulous pics, which I’ll post tomorrow; and for feeling happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 4, 22 May 2020.

 

Friday 22 May 2020, Day 22 of Level 4, after 35 Days at Level 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another beautiful day, at 20C, and the 12C when leaving home for Exercise Time didn’t even feel cold when I started walking; for getting as far as Clifton First Beach, with far less litter to pick up along the way, making 9000 steps and a good Cardio workout, bumping into Mahmud Fredericks on the way; for a peaceful day spent at home; for some Vit D therapy on the terrace; for reaching a total of 502 Continue reading →