Tag Archives: First Thursday

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 40 of Level 3 Adjusted, 4 February 2021.


Thursday 4 February 2021, First Thursday, Day 40 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 316 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a fabulous day that just got better and better, ending off on a high note; for a lovely warm day with little wind, although the mountains were covered in clouds; for a brisk walk to Clifton, earning 300 Discovery points, being less stressed about mask-wearing as there were fewer walkers about; for a longer than planned Skype meeting with a representative of my Canadian Tour Guiding company based in India, talking about the company’s marketing and Social Media, which I will assist them with, and writing Cape Town content too; for my two poppy seed rolls waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery; for being healthy enough to donate blood; for a good status meeting with my client over lunch, I having a healthy delicious Caprese Salad; for a long-overdue session with my podiatrist; for popping in at the WCafé at Woolies in Sea Point for a juice; for being spoilt when I went to see George Sax at the new Kloof Street Hotel; for being thoroughly spoilt by Gary Peterson and Thomas, as well as by the new ëlgr, the restaurant with the most difficult name in Cape Town, meaning ‘moose’; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 11 of Level 1, 1 October 2020.


Thursday 1 October 2020, Day 11 of Level 1, Day 189 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a sunny day, even if it was accompanied by the most incredibly strong South Easter, a first sign of Summer; for a very relaxed day; for getting some end of the month admin done; for buying electricity at half the rate of the past; for our Kalahari Biltong shop having reopened, and going to support them with a droë wors treat, when I did a Camps Bay walk; for the City of Cape Town having repaired the leak on the Beachfront; for a lovely warming up snooze in bed, watching a movie, being so cold this afternoon; for the arrival of the first international tourists at Cape Town International today; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Unique Duvel beer glass transformed into an African design in celebrating ‘Art of Glass’!

On First Thursday earlier this month my Parisian friend Aurélie Jullien and I attended The Belgian Beer Company’s celebration of the ‘Art of Glass’ at the WORLDART Gallery on Church Street, an exhibition of the art by Lizette Chirrime, the first African artist whose work has been used on a Duvel beer glass. Continue reading →