Tag Archives: Hope @ home

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 11 of Level 3 Adjusted, 8 January 2021.


Friday 8 January 2021, Day 11 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 289 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a warm 27C day, for the wind blowing gently almost day; for a morning Camps Bay walk, taking my cleaning team to a new area for us, the Little Glen, in which I haven’t been since Alex finished Primary School in Camps Bay, and went to Scouts in the Hall nearby, happy that there was so little litter, a good uphill energetic walk giving me 200 Miles; for a good working morning thereafter; for a peaceful afternoon at home, having almost reached my step goal; for enjoying my terrace; and for being happy and healthy.🙏💙 Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Hope @ Home; Sour Service Award goes to Discovery!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Hope @ Home, organised by and performed at the Berlin home of violonist Daniel Hope, who entertained music lovers from around the world with classical music, swing music, and more genres, in performing with established musicians as well as new up-and-coming artists, broadcast by arteTV and streamed live, a weekend highlight initially, and a daily one in a second series. Daniel must be the busiest musician in the world, in making music and managing concerts and orchestras, writing books, broadcasting, recording music, and creating publicity for all of his endeavours in conventional media as well as in Social Media.  What made the concerts so special for me is that Daniel was born in Durban, and that his father used to live in Johannesburg,  Christopher Hope being an esteemed writer. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 89 of Level 1, 18 December 2020.


Friday 18 December 2020, Day 89 of Level 1, Day 268 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful 26C day; for the fire being brought under control in the early hours of this morning; for the forecast South Easter not having arrived (yet); for a busy working morning; for some excellent news, but not shareable ❤️❤️❤️; for a good beach walk with my Team of Cleaners, the beach not being very busy and there being little litter, my team members still on a high from their praise on Wednesday; for managing to organise refreshment and food donations from Pick n Pay and the Bay Hotel, respectively, in Camps Bay for a Christmas spoil of the 38 Community Stewards (car guards and my cleaners) planned for Monday, made so easy by both saying yes, I not being a good ‘beggar’; for a good walk through Bakoven; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 84 of Level 1, 13 December 2020.


Sunday 13 December 2020, Day 84 of Level 1, Day 263 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a busy weekend, now being able to catch my breath again, and grateful that the President’s Speech has been postponed to tomorrow; for a warm day at about 22C, with glorious sunshine; for a walk through Camps Bay this morning, surprised about the protection I received from managers of businesses across the road as well as our security company, when a drunk/tikked homeless woman threatened to hit me with a brick 😱; for having been invited by owner Judi Fourie to attend the opening of her wow Fideli’s Deli, next door to her Pilcrow & Cleaver on Parliament Street, formerly a branch of Kleinsky’s; becoming the new outlet’s first customer, buying an Argentinian mini cake to bring as a gift to my lunch hostess; for a lovely lunch out in Durbanville at the home of Lorraine Adam, whom I met in our Tourist Guiding class in January, meeting some of her friends; for another Camps Bay walk on my return home, shocked at the volume of litter; for a lovely online Hope @ Home concert from Berlin by Daniel Hope; for the launch of a beach clean initiative by okja, offering a free coffee for every bucket of litter picked up on Camps Bay Beach, to be launched tomorrow 👏; and for being happy and healthy but tired. 🙏💙 Continue reading →