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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 79 of Level 1, 8 December 2020.


Tuesday 8 December 2020, Day 79 of Level 1, Day 258 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a rainy start and end to the day, it clearing during the day, a pleasant 21C; for my housekeeper Portia coming to do a thorough Christmas clean of my home with me, long not done 😱, and always loving getting into a freshly-made bed; for Minsky and I grateful for Portia’s company, as Henry was off ill today, Minsky sticking closer to home today and not making any sounds and seeming to need a sleep catch-up after her exciting day yesterday; for receiving the Festive Season operating hours for Pick n Pay and Woolworths in Camps Bay; for a relaxed walk in Camps Bay, the Beachfront area being very quiet; for dancing to Dansdag on Kfm; for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Cape Town tourists miss out on Cape Festive season Minstrel Carnival highlight!

minstrels+xxxWhat a shame that the many visitors to Cape Town missed out on one of the city’s annual and unique highlights over the Festive Season.  The ‘Tweede Nuwe Jaar’ Minstrel march traditionally takes place on 2 January, but was postponed to 5 January (originally cancelled due to religious reasons, but then delayed again due to lack of parking, bus transport, and VIP seating), and then to 10 January (but this date clashed with the ANC 103rd birthday celebrations held in Cape Town, at which some Minstrel troupes participated).  Now the date of the Minstrel march appears to be set for Saturday 17 January, a date on which a minimal number of local and international tourists will still be in Cape Town!

In the last few years the minstrel parade association Continue reading →