Tag Archives: Cyril Ramaphosa

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 67 of Level 1, 6 May 2021

 

Thursday 6 May 2021, Day 67 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a successful day; for getting up early to finish all my work so that I could squeeze in a power walk up 100 Houghton Steps, and coming down my secret Bakoven lanes with a total of 100 steps, being protected against the very strong Southeaster, receiving 300 Discovery points; for my Dinkel poppyseed rolls being ready for me; for an interesting meeting at Origin Roasting, drinking a lovely Nigiro Earl Grey Bloom tea; for a good Utopia Status meeting with Dilmah Earl Grey tea, crowned by a rainbow; for a quick pop in at Grand Pavilion, but the owner wasn’t there; for a cosy soup-in-bed evening; for Kfm playing great music to finish my steps for today; and for being happy, healthy and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 66 of Level 1, 5 May 2021

 

Wednesday 5 May 2021, Day 66 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a fabulous and efficient day, packing a lot in after a solid 6,5 hour sleep; for starting writing just after 6h00, getting everything done so that I could fit in a power walk on my secret Bakoven path, gaining another 300 Discovery points; for tackling the email of response to the R1 million plus maintenance quote for our EbbTide apartment😱; for 2 Discovery Gameboard plays, giving me a R100 Woolies voucher; for a lovely lunch at Roots CafΓ© & Kitchen at Roeland Square, across the road from Wembley Square; for a lovely client meeting at Anatoli, spoilt with Dilmah Earl Grey tea and lovely crunchy chocolate biscuits; for a fabulous hot restaurant news update; for a quick shop at Hartlief; for the weather being less dramatic than was predicted for today, without the thunderstorms forecast ; and for being warm in my winter pyjamas, happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 64 of Level 1, 3 May 2021.

 

Monday 3 May 2021, Day 64 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#grateful for a continuous 7,5 hours of sleep; for a busy working day, Mondays always being the busiest; for a hot 29C day, with thunderstorm-like clouds creating a beautiful sky; for a most beautiful red and pink sunset tonight ❀️; for a power walk giving me 300 Discovery points; for finding a new litter cleaner; for a Woolies shop; for bumping into Sherryl, a neighbour nearby, whom I hadn’t seen in months; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 63 of Level 1, 2 May 2021.

 

Sunday 2 May 2021, Day 63 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a very relaxed catch-up with myself Sunday; for it being surprisingly hot today, at 27C; for a power walk through my secret Bakoven lanes, scoring 300 Discovery points, feeling good in making up for zero points 😱 yesterday; for finishing off the litter hotspot of yesterday, filling a garbage bag with all the cardboard boxes that had remained; for having two Camps Bay brothers Ben and Troy McWilliam assist me in cleaning up litter at the Tidal Pool, doing this for their Rondebosch High school community project, lovely to see them so eager, and the luck that there were fewer picnickers and hence less litter, despite the heat; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 62 of Level 1, 1 May 2021

 

Saturday 1 May 2021, Worker’s Day, Day 62 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#grateful for a lovely relaxed day, after an unbroken sleep of six hours πŸ’™; for a Social Media morning; for putting my civic duty of cleaning a specific litter hotspot in Camps Bay ahead of my steps and points quest, being helped by Learner Marc from Bakoven; for a lovely dinner at Utopia with Tania Harrison, watching the sun set, meeting interesting diners, and being entertained by George Sax 🎷; for a pop-in glass of wine and belly dancing πŸ’ƒ at Anatoli; for my cats being happy to have me back home 😻😻; and for being happy, healthy and free. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 61 of Level 1, 30 April 2021

 

Friday 30 April 2021, Day 61 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Gratitude for a wonderful unplanned day, starting early at 5h00, and surviving the reduced sleep; for it being slightly warmer today, but still with a chilly wind this evening; for getting all my work done this morning; for getting the hacked Instagram account operating again; for a power walk with 36 minutes of Cardio from my home to The Roundhouse, half of it being uphill, earning me 300 Discovery points; for my tea/coffee date with restaurateur Ian Halfon at The Lawns turning into a 7-course 5 hour delight and indulgence at Salsify at The Roundhouse, Camps Bay’s secret best restaurant by far; for the lift back to home, receiving some wine from Ian too; for a quick walk through Bakoven, to catch the sunset; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 60 of Level 1, 29 April 2021.

 

Thursday 29 April 2021, Day 60 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for the unexpected rain overnight, bringing autumn/winter weather, with only 17C today, a chilly bite in the wind; for a productive writing morning, preparing for my client meeting; for a power walk at midday, taking my secret uphill Bakoven route, earning 300 Discovery points, and ending with a shopping stop at Woolies and paying the rates & taxes at Pick n Pay; for my weekly dose of Dinkel rolls waiting for me; for a good meeting at Utopia, celebrating my six month anniversary of working on the brand with a Kir Royale, Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 59 of Level 1, 28 April 2021

 

Wednesday 28 April 2021, Day 59 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a lovely sunny day at 20C, but with a touch of a winter chill coming through; for an efficient writing and working morning; for being able to register for my vaccination on the Discovery website, already having registered on the Government website; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, guaranteeing me a Woolies voucher next week; for a good Status meeting at Anatoli, it being two months ago that I started working on the account πŸ™; for an energizing and exhilarating two hours spent outside, first a power walk giving me 300 Discovery points, and 30000 points total for the year to date now, my goal for this week, and then bumping into Vivian Warby outside my door, the two of us doing a Bakoven walk as well as one up to the Tidal Pool πŸ’™; for an additional 160 Discovery points for balanced healthy food buying; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 58 of Level 1, 27 April 2021.

 

Tuesday 27 April 2021, Freedom Day, Day 58 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a lovely refreshing day after the overnight rain; for a good working and writing morning; for a wonderful kiss and make up with Jenny Stephens, celebrated with wine and snacks on the terrace, a lot to catch up on over the past month ❀️; for a short Bakoven walk, as well as a power walk up my secret Bakoven lanes, earning 300 Discovery points; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 56 of Level 1, 25 April 2021

 

Sunday 25 April 2021, Day 56 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a peaceful easygoing day; for it being warmer than the 18C forecast, cloudy with rain forecast for tomorrow and Tuesday; for a Social Media morning; for reading about β€˜Nomadland’, tipped to win Best Picture at the Oscars early tomorrow morning, having to go and see it at The Labia; for a lovely coffee ice cream at Unframed on Kloof Street, the World’s Best Ice Cream Parlour; for a quick speed power walk when I got home, just as the sun was setting, beautiful sunsets from Camps Bay Drive and Geneva Drive, lucky to get my 300 Discovery points; for buying two last boxes of figs from Peppertree CafΓ©, the fig season finished now; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →