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Sweet Service Award goes to Hartlief; Sour Service Award goes to Deus Café!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Hartlief in the Garden’s Centre, for its friendly staff in the cold meat section and at the till, noticing when once has not shopped there for a while (for dietary reasons). On my last visit I was warned that their droëwors was drier than usual, and I was given a piece to try. Compared to its Constantia Branch, and Continental Butchery on Kloof Street, it is the most pleasant and least expensive German Deli to shop at in my experience. One can pre-order telephonically, one’s order being ready and waiting when one arrives!

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 170 of Level 1, 19 March 2022


Saturday 19 March 2022, Day 170 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely day, at 30C plus in parts of the city, a strong wind coming up late afternoon; for doing some work this morning; for a Hartlief shop in the Gardens Centre, so lovely when the staff asked where I’ve been; for finding tiny figs at Food Lovers Market, amazingly priced, not going there regularly enough; for attending a charity German Rotary Club Garden Party at the residence of Madam Consul of Germany in Bishopscourt, selling Bratwurst and Leberkäse on rolls, and beer, Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 132 of Level 1, 9 February 2022.


Wednesday 9 February 2022, Day 132 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a reasonably peaceful day, hard working this morning; for a Bakoven walk; for a check up at my Opthalmologist Dr Vayanos, all looking good, going back in two weeks to get my prescription specs updated; for popping in at the new mini Coco Safar at Hertex opposite the Gardens Center, sadly with very poor service; for only one Discovery Gameboard play; for receiving my German birth certificate translation from Astrid Hambrock; for a Camps Bay walk; for Pick n Pay keeping Whiskas cat food for me, to collect this afternoon;  and for being Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 70 of Level 1, 9 December 2021


Thursday 9 December 2021, Day 70 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day turned on its head, my Thursdays usually having a status meeting afternoon, requiring a preparation morning, but as my client could not meet with me today, things turned out differently, a visit to my dentist in the Waterfront at 12h00 influencing my time plan today; for a walk through Bakoven; for finishing a Blogpost this morning; for getting an implant affixed again, it coming out in Gary’s funicular 😂; for Minsky coming back home safely this morning after a night out on the town 😻; for a shop for cat food pouches at Woolies, their afternoon treat; for getting my postal Address changed at Continue reading →