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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 51 of Level 1, 20 April 2021


Tuesday 20 April 2021, Day 51 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day, at 28C, no wind, helping the firefighters to waterbomb the last bits of the fire this morning; for the firefighters who did such a fantastic job in looking after Cape Town in the past two days ❤️; for a long working and writing day, accomplishing my goals; for a long refreshing power walk, not thinking initially that I would have so much energy, gaining 300 Discovery points; for a lovely sunset treat in Bakoven on my way back; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 50 of Level 1, 19 April 2021


Monday 19 April 2021, Day 50 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for the fire having burnt itself out, and for the hard work done by firefighters as well as persons who have helped accommodate UCT students, and who collected and donated supplies for the firefighters, pets, and students❤️; for a fabulous continuous 7 hour sleep; for a fire starting at a homeless structure at Maidens Cove this morning being extinguished very quickly ❤️ ; for getting my writing work done smoothly; for a shopping walk to Pick n Pay and Woolies; for a much cooler day at 21C, and very windy, not good for the firefighting; for a second power walk, having to fit it in before a meeting, choosing two sets of steps, each with 100 steps, one uphill and another downhill, protected against the wind on the paths, but almost blown over on Camps Bay Drive, connecting the two paths, gaining 300 Discovery points; for a productive Camps Bay Ratepayers Association Committee Zoom meeting; for the good service from Charlene Shapiro of CNC Products, dropping off an ordered bulk pack of mini Smarties 💙❤️, and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 49 of Level 1, 18 April 2021


Sunday 18 April 2021, Day 49 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for one of our hottest days this summer, at 31C, without a breath of wind; for the fantastic work done by the 200 plus firefighters tackling the fire 🔥 at Rhodes Memorial, the Restaurant there (which burnt down), Mostert’s Mill on the opposite side of the M3, UCT buildings including the Library, and now spread to Deer Park in Vredehoek; for an otherwise relaxed day, even vacuuming the carpets and gaining good steps for it; for there being less litter around the Tidal Pool than usual, and lucky to have learner Marc help me with the heavy littering around the swings, he doing so for a school community project; for three sets of Beachgoers thanking us for cleaning up, something we seldom hear; and for being happy, healthy, and free 🙏💙 Continue reading →

New restaurants open, one Restaurant Closure, in Cape Town and Winelands since March! April 2021


The Level 1 regulations introduced on 1 March, with a restaurant closing time of 23h00, and the serving of alcohol being permitted since February, have been a boost to the local restaurant industry, one of the hardest hit industries since Lockdown started a year ago.

Despite the Lockdown regulations affecting restaurants so badly in the past 11 months, a total of 70 new restaurants have opened in Cape Town and the Winelands during Lockdown. Top chefs have opened new restaurants, including Chefs Peter Tempelhoff, Cheyne Morrisby, and Liam Tomlin. Chef Cheyne’s HIMITSU at the Camps Bay Retreat is one of the newest restaurants to have opened. Cape Town’s oldest pub, the Perseverance Tavern, has reopened with new owners. Restaurateur Michael Townsend has finally opened his grand Grand Pavilion in Sea Point.  Chef Michael Broughton has opened Cucina in Stellenbosch, and plans to open The Stud Burger, Ember, and a Tapas and wine bar, all in Stellenbosch, and all in conjunction with Brenaissance Wine & Stud owners Tom and Hayley Breytenbach. Chef Jan-Hendrik has finally opened KLEIN JAN at Tswalu Kalahari.  Continue reading →