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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journal Journal, Day 73 of Level 1, 12 December 2021.:


Sunday 12 December 2021, 3rd Advent, 🎄Day 73 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude🙏

#grateful for a peaceful day, catching up on sleep and on me; for writing a Blogpost for tomorrow; for seeing German swallows Thomas and Haakon walking past my apartment, flying back tomorrow; for a call from swallow Gabi in Germany, to check how things are going, she wanting to return to her apartment in Camps Bay; for a walk to Gibson’s to photograph the ice cream and Shake kiosk, seeing Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 46 of Level 3, 16 July 2020.


Thursday 16 July 2020, Day 46 of Level 3, after 66 days at Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful ‘Spring’ Day, wearing shorts and a sleeveless top, dressed for a hard day’s work; for the wonderful satisfaction of spending five hours in cleaning up the Camps Bay Beachfront, removing kelp and beach sand, with the help of local resident Haakon and a number of homeless persons, getting Camps Bay back into shape again after the winter storm; for Haakon’s generosity in buying coffee and croissants at Maison J, the homeless persons saying it felt as if they had come to Camps Bay on ‘holiday’, to be spoilt so ❤️❤️❤️; for the loan of a broom and spade from The Bay Hotel, and a broom from Vida é Caffe; for no Loadshedding;  and for feeling happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 30 of Level 3, 30 June 2020.


Tuesday 30 June 2020, Day 30 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a most wonderful day today, that just started off amazingly, carrying on throughout the day; for getting my writing work done early this morning, having written most of it yesterday already; for the most amazing friendly service at BP when I put in petrol early this morning, to avoid the queue later in the day; for a fabulous fresh and refreshing walk through Camps Bay, bumping into Thomas and Haakon yet again; for popping in at Sunset Sessions to buy a treat for Henry; for sitting 2 hours before the Body Corporate AGM to do my last preparation, Henry helping me to log into Microsoft Teams for the online AGM; for a surprisingly pleasant AGM, all my upfront preparation work paying off; for a lovely celebratory walk after the meeting, enjoying taking pics at Glen Beach and the Camps Bay Tidal Pool; for a celebratory glass of Shiraz; for dancing 💃 to Kfm Dansdag; and for being very happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 28 of Level 3, 28 June 2020.


Sunday 28 June 2020, 28th Day of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for all the rain overnight and this morning, the day clearing to a mostly sunny afternoon, perfect for going for a walk as far as Clifton 4th Beach, as well as a late afternoon one through Bakoven, bumping into Haakon and Thomas Bauerkämper, the most often seen exercisers since Lockdown began over 3 months ago, I wearing a short-sleeved top, it was so nice and warm; for being a busy 🐝 this morning, having a deadline by which the Body Corporate AGM queries had to be sent to Sandak-Lewin 48 hours in advance, despite their Portfolio Manager still not having answered all my AGM questions sent to him a week ago, earning him a big fat Sour Service Award 😡; for a long cat cuddle in bed this morning 🐱; for a long chat with my MasterChick Jenny Stephens; for dancing to my playlist and to Kfm; for my stress level dropping, measured by my Resting Heart Rate; for receiving a call from the lovely Law Enforcement Officer Ivor Ramsay, who is back to look after Camps Bay, even if just for a few more days; for another concert by Daniel Hope with his Hope @ Home on Tour, performed at the Monopol, formerly a Distillery in Berlin; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →