*. Getting my cataracts removed and hence able to pass my driver’s license renewal
*. Getting my passport renewed, after a very long wait, having the freedom to travel this year
*. For buying a house, my passport to freedom from sharing a property with AirBnB renters, despite the noise disturbances having reduced vastly in the past few months and the first Trustee having sold her apartment…. two more to go… And for asserting Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Hartlief in the Garden’s Centre, whose staff took a telephonic order, and kept it for me despite arriving close to their closing time. The Manager Ben said that they knew that I would arrive, from the many years that I have supported the shop, and its predecessor Raith. Continue reading →
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!
#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 →