Tag Archives: Hermanus

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 28 of Level 1, 18 October 2020.

 

Sunday 18 October 2020, Day 28 of Level 1, Day 206 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a sunny day, but cooler than most days of the past week; for a Camps Bay walk, stopping at Pick n Pay to buy the Daily Maverick 168; for being driven safely to Hout Bay and back by Johan Prins; for a generous Sunday Roast Lunch at Quentin at Oakhurst Barn, seeing Melanie Davidow briefly for a hello; for a Bakoven walk; for dancing the rest of my step quota to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 172 of Level 2, 14 September 2020.

 

Monday 14 September 2020, Day 28 of Level 2, Day 172 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for two seasons in one day, a wet rainy morning followed by a sunny afternoon, not feeling too cold at 14C; for a good writing morning; for walks through Camps Bay and Bakoven, the rain holding off; for dancing to Kfm; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 75 of Level 3, 14 August 2020.

 

Friday 14 August 2020, Day 75 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a fabulous day full of surprises and good news; for a warm sunny day, but changing late this afternoon, the rain clouds moving in fast and rain falling now β˜”οΈ; for a short writing day; for a cat requirement shopping at Pick n Pay; for a shopping trip to the Garden’s Centre, all smooth shopping at Hartlief, Pick n Pay, and Woolies; for a visit from Acting Judge Johnny Nortje and his friend Jacques, joined by German law students Kilian and Mareike, who chose to stay in Cape Town over Lockdown, bringing Linton too, feeling like a Tourist Guide when I showed them around Bakoven; for a great after-tour relax on the terrace with a bottle of Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc and Woolies Shiraz wines, even dancing on my terrace πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί, oh what fun, not experienced in a long time; for good Hermanus news; for Henry managing to get my pool full-up with the rim-flow water, which was starting to overflow; for the veg garden now having carrots added; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Snuffels in Hermanus; Sour Service Award goes to SABC !

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Snuffels second-hand furniture shop in Hermanus, for its prompt collection on the same day when called by my very efficient former Guest House Manager Carole Cessano, of furniture which was still in my house in Hermanus, and for depositing some pocket money into my bank account the following day. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 74 of Level 3, 13 August 2020.

 

Thursday 13 August 2020, Day 74 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4. 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful that I got enough sleep, after late Instagramming of my day yesterday, and then waking up at about 5h00, when Jennifer Morris was awake too, and we got into an amazing brainstorm; for being able to get some more sleep, yet having enough time to write my story about dinner at Mozambik last night, a first-time visit for me; for a beautiful sunny day at 17C; for getting the double charge to my credit card back from the DipnDip owner Zakir; for a lovely walk in Camps Bay, seeing Martin Myers at Mynt CafΓ©; for a second walk through Bakoven; for dancing the rest of my steps to Kfm’s β€˜Wanneer Laas’; for sorting out some problems in the apartment building, as Henry was off sick today; for the litter in Camps Bay being under control; for a short bout of Vit D on the terrace; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Discovery Insure; Sour Service Award goes to ADT!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Discovery Insure, for its amazing efficiency and generosity in sending an assessor to my house in Hermanus, which was badly damaged in the wind storm on 13 July, damaging two sliding doors as well as a bathroom window, at a repair cost of just over R40000. The assessor has been appointed by Discovery Insure to do the repair work. The invoice from a Hermanus builder to temporarily board up the damaged sections of the building was accepted by the company too, and is due to be paid out. What makes all of this so amazing is that I only switched to Discovery insure just short of three months ago.Β  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 52 of Level 3, 22 July 2020.

 

Wednesday 22 July 2020, Day 52 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a slightly cooler day at 18C, but perfect for holding the peaceful protest of the Restaurants around the country; for the amazing start to my day, receiving my Tourist Guiding registration confirmation and copy of the card at 7h45, and for so many messages of congratulations ❀️❀️❀️; for getting my writing done in time to walk to the participating Camps Bay restaurants, all ready to place their tables and chairs out onto the street at 12h00 sharp; for getting back home in enough time to get to Free Range jewelers at 13h00, and then meet Jenny Stephens at the Green Point Urban Park at 13h30 for a walk followed by tea, and then making the dentist for the continuation of the root canal treatment and a temporary crown; for buying food for Minsky, she lapping up her pellets and favorite sauces for an evening treat, and another multipack box of Smarties, enough to last for another month, the Pick n Pay order finally having arrived; for receiving a Gameboard play and winning 150 Discovery Miles; for Discovery covering the costs of a temporary repair of the storm damage too, an unbelievable insurance company; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 50 of Level 3, 20 July 2020.

 

Monday 20 July 2020, Day 50 of Level 3, after 66 days of Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for another beautiful day, but not as warm as yesterday; for an early wake-up, and a second snooze after having completed most of my writing; for a chat to a Camps Bay resident, who sought some advice of how we can assist families in our suburb that are struggling; for a good walk through Camps Bay and Bakoven done in one go; for catching up on my Food Delivery & Collection Group, having been very depressed about our poor Restaurant industry last week; for an amazing response time from Premier Alan Winde when I requested assistance for my Tourist Guide card and badge; for the fabulous news from Discovery Insure that they will cover the cost of the repair of the storm damage to my house in Hermanus, only having switched to the company two months ago πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘; for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 39 of Level 3, 9 July 2020.

 

Thursday 9 July 2020, Day 39 of Level 3, after 66 days at Levels 5 and 4 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for wind, wind and wind this morning, and then rain, rain, and rain, lots more to come tomorrow β˜”οΈ; for being a busy writing 🐝, despite only having three hours of sleep, but I did catch up this afternoon, not being able to resist a nap; for dancing πŸ’ƒ to Kfm in-between writing, and more to come; for being dry, warm, and safe; for not being Loadshedded as threatened; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Restaurants offering Sit-Down service in Cape Town and Winelands in Lockdown Level 3: a First List!

 

On Monday restaurants were allowed to reopen for Sit-Down Service, after having only been allowed to offer a Food Delivery service from May, and a Food and Alcohol Delivery and Collection Service from June onwards.

I have been requested to prepare a list of Restaurants offering a Sit-Down Service, in addition to the Facebook Group which I created of Restaurants offering Food and Alcohol Delivery and Collection. The majority of restaurants offering a Sit-Down service will continue offering a Food and Alcohol Delivery and/or Collection Service.Β  Continue reading →