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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 36 of Level 1, 5 April 2021.

 

Monday 5 April 2021, Family Day, Day 36 of Level 1. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a peaceful day; it being a little cooler, and with an extremely strong South Easter blowing this afternoon, dissuading picnickers from coming to Camps Bay today, hence barely any litter; for a lovely lunch with Tania Harrison at Lily’s, both of us having similar histories, driving the same car, and growing up in neighbouring towns, #thankyou 🌹; for being able to fetch my laundry in Sea Point even though they were technically closed; for a power walk on my secret Bakoven path, sadly with lots of litter at its start, and giving me some protection against the wind, earning 300 Discovery points; for feeling warmed up on my return, the wind feeling chilly when I started walking; for Utopia receiving two excellent reviews on the Cape Town Restaurants: The Good; Bad & Nasty Facebook Group in the past two days; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 60 of Level 3 Adjusted, 23 February 2021

 

Tuesday 23 February 2021, Day 60 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 335 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely 22C day, with dark clouds when I went for a walk, as if rain was on its way, but they have almost blown away now; for a wow 500 Discovery points, not sure how that happened, as it’s the same distance to Clifton and back, but I’m not complaining, as it was a good walk; for a good writing morning, also writing for tomorrow already; for a terrace sun snooze; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Panic appears to be setting in at the SA Butler Academy in reaction to Carte Blanche program and student legal action!

 

On 27 December 2020 Carte Blanche broadcast its program about the South African Butler Academy (SABA), featuring former student Lin Yang, who has taken on SABA to get her money refunded, and to prevent potential Butler students from being misled by SABA. I was interviewed too, having identified in 2013 already that the marketing of SABA is misleading its prospective students and their parents.

I  summarised the interaction between SABA and myself, and between SABA and Lin Yang just after the Carte Blanche program was broadcast:

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President Ramaphosa announces alcohol sales permitted, Curfew starting later, and restaurants to be open until 22h00.

 

In an eagerly awaited speech by President Ramaphosa tonight, the country was delighted to hear that every resident in our country will be vaccinated, whether citizens or not. No one will be forced to be vaccinated.

Furthermore, alcohol may be sold again subject to certain conditions, beaches are opened, and the start to the Curfew will be from 23h00. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 34 of Level 3 Adjusted, 29 January 2021

 

Friday 29 January 2021, Day 34 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 310 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a fabulous day; for 24C which felt warmer, and no wind ; for a visit by Melanie Davidow, helping her with Facebook and less so with an Instagram challenge, spoilt with a most beautiful heart and a chocolate slab from her ❤️; for getting my work done on time; for a good walk with Imtiaz to show him an open field and a stream to clean on Fullham Road, the steep uphill gaining me 500 Discovery points 😱 ; for a good meeting with my prospective luxury guest house client in Camps Bay, with the good news message when I arrived home that I have been appointed to handle its Communication, as of Monday 🍾🥂; for a stop at Carne on Kloof Street for a delicious Tiramisu, because next-door Manna Epicure was closed already; keeping it Italian, for another fun bubbly dinner with Nick and Charlotte Zachariou, tonight at Villa 47, with an excellent 2 course special at R265 and good service, being spoilt by them yet again; for a lovely sunset as I drove through Mouille Point, having to stop to take photographs; for having such a good day that I danced in my car whilst driving home; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 12 of Level 3 Adjusted, 9 January 2021

 

Saturday 9 January 2021, Day 12 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 290 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day, cooler at 22C, will a light breeze, and clouds rolling in now; for being very relaxed this morning, writing most of a blogpost for next week, I often being under time pressure in my writing mornings; for a gorgeous snuggle on my bed with Minsky this afternoon; for a walk near the Tidal Pool with my cleaning team late this afternoon; for my own walk to 4th Beach Clifton and back, gaining 209 Miles; and for being happy and healthy 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 8 of Level 3 Adjusted, 5 January 2021.

 

Tuesday 5 January 2021, Day 8 of Adjusted Level 3, Day 286 of Lockdown 😊

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day, cooler than yesterday and windy, but not very strong; for an almost full day of writing and admin; for a lovely relaxing walk all the way up to 4th Beach Clifton, earning 300 Discovery points; for hearing from Hennie Kriel at Audi that I have one more free car service as part of my Maintenance Plan, so I have booked it for next week; for dancing the rest of my steps to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 98 of Level 1, 27 December 2020.

 

Sunday 27 December, Day 98 of Level 1, Day 277 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a cooler day, at 23C; for being relaxed, despite having to do some writing work for my client; for having Carmen assist in the litter clean up today, when Imtiaz was sent home, not feeling well after yesterday’s busy day; for there being fewer picnickers in Camps Bay today, but the litter did escalate by late this afternoon; for some first lovely compliments about the Carte Blanche investigative report into the SA Butler Academy, even though I have not seen it myself, not subscribing to DSTV ❤️; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →