Tag Archives: Hemelhuijs

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 52 of Level 1, 21 November 2021.


Sunday 21 November 2021, Day 52 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely day, giving myself most of the day off, still responding to my client Restaurant reviews; for a great sunny 24C day, but the wind picked up this afternoon, reducing the number of picnickers, and hence the volume of litter around the Tidal Pool; for our apartment building being so well protected against the wind; for bumping into restaurant designer and Hemelhuijs owner Jacques Erasmus at the Tidal Pool, just having stepped out of the pool; for a lovely outing Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 79 of Level 1, 18 May 2021.


Tuesday 18 May 2021, Day 79 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely day, sunny and warm at 21C, and for feeling far more relaxed and less anxious; for a fabulous 6,5 hour continuous sleep; for being ahead of my schedule in getting my work done this morning, so much so that Stuart Bailey came to pop in, so that I could bounce the Maintenance quotation off him; for giving Sandak-Lewin stick about their inefficiency and unprofessionalism; for a meeting postponed to tomorrow giving me an hour tea time at Peppertree Café, catching up on calls and messages; for a productive meeting with my lawyer about the Maintenance quote, feeling much less stressed now; for a Camps Bay walk to Woolies at lunchtime, and a sunset one to Bakoven, with the most wonderful sunset colours; for welcoming Nicola Jowell to Camps Bay Continue reading →

Restaurant Review: Hemelhuijs still as heavenly as when it opened!


I invited my friend Jenny Stephens to a Birthday Breakfast at Hemelhuijs, not having been to the restaurant for a couple of years. Despite it being a wet and cold Saturday, the restaurant was full, and I was grateful that the manager had advised me to book when I popped in a day ahead.

Hemelhuijs opened almost eleven years, and remains a firm favorite, despite being under the radar.




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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 76 of Level 1, 15 May 2021


Saturday 15 May 2021, Day 76 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a day of wonderful rain; for celebrating the birthday of Jenny Stephens at Hemelhuijs, to which I hadn’t been in years, having a lovely breakfast, being gifted a glass of birthday bubbly each, and having the pleasure of owner Jacques Erasmus coming to our table to chat; for getting to the restaurant and back home without getting wet; for lovely afternoon rain; for a one hour dry gap to walk, doing a power walk along my secret Bakoven lanes; for writing Blogposts for next week already; for gorgeous (almost) peace and quiet in our building, most renters appearing to have left; for fabulous sunsets despite the grey sky; and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →