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Bars worse hit than restaurants in the past year of the Corona Lockdown! Fast Food Take-Away sales static!


In this weekend’s Daily Maverick 168 my eyes caught an article pertaining to restaurant and bar sales, and how they have performed since February 2020.

Interestingly Take-Away Fast Food sales barely increased, contrary to expectations. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 42 of Level 1, 11 April 2021


Sunday 11 April 2021, Day 42 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a very relaxed and calm day; for getting work finished, addressing a feedback email which needed diplomacy; for having my cats sharing my bed when I write in it, Minsky being lights out after another late night of gallivanting; for a sleep catch up; for a snooze on the terrace on a lovely sunny 23 C day; for a power walk that I didn’t think I’d have the energy for, tackling the 100 steps of Houghton steps, and incorporating the Camps Bay Promenade, very busy, DJs at Mynt, Caprice, The 41 and Tigers Milk trying to compete for the loudest and best music 😱; for earning 300 Discovery points; for a beautiful sunset; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 7 of Level 1, 7 March 2021


Sunday 7 March 2021, Day 7 of Level 1, Day 347 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a cool 19C light drizzle grey day, a first touch of autumn; for being relaxed, my first deep and long sleep night of the past week; for an amazing 3 hour catch-up tea/coffee and shared omelet with Vivian Warby at The 41, not having seen each other in more than two months, brainstorming and getting practical Social Media tips from each other, Emma of the restaurant spoiling us as always; for two Camps Bay walks, bumping into German swallows Thomas and Haakon on the first, and ‘buying’ the Daily Maverick 168 at Pick n Pay and Tex Chocies on the second ; for there being minimal litter today, with not too many picnickers; for a wonderful afternoon snooze; for a chat with Stuart Bailey, introducing a new service at his De Vleispaleis this week; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 1 of Level 1, 1 March 2021.


Monday 1 March 2021, Day 1 of Level 1, Day 341 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for having a relaxed day; for having written my Blogpost for today last night after the President’s Speech; for a few drops of rain after thunder in the distance; for Henry helping me buy my first airtime/data via the Vodacom App, much cheaper than buying it via my Standard Bank App; for a walk through Bakoven, looking for a spade which Imtiaz had left at the public toilets 😱; for an afternoon snooze, still needing to catch up on weekend sleep; for a walk to Camps Bay to collect my Maverick 168 which Odwa had kept for me, not having more energy than walking as far as Mynt, picking up lots of litter left over from yesterday; for the wow 500 Discovery points I earned nevertheless, 15400 points so far this year, perhaps getting far more speed in my new Adidas shoes; for a catch up sunset snack chat on my terrace with Jenny Stephens; for my Bestie Llewellyn registering the website address www.whaletalesblog.com for me; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →