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Sweet Service Award goes to Labotessa Hotel; Sour Service Award goes to Constantia Fruit Truck!


The Sweet Service Award goes to Labotessa Hotel and Café and its owner Johan du Plessis, for his continuous generosity in spoiling me when I pop in there for their wonderful Appeltaart or all-Day Breakfast, sitting at their outside tables. It is a wonderful inner-City refuge with friendly Service, a Dutch-inspired interior design, and good food.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 36 of Level 3, 31 August 2021


Tuesday 31 August 2021, Day 36 of Level 3. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day that went from zero to 100 🙏; for being very organized in getting my work done this morning, preparing for two Status meetings, getting my blogpost posted; and even fitting in a Bakoven walk; for getting a pool problem attended to; for a quick shop at Checkers and Woolies in Sea Point; for excellent Status Meetings with newkings boutique hotel and Zest Restaurant, so happy that a former client is helping out at Zest, our meeting like those of old times; for doing my monthly petrol fill-up at BP President, my favorite attendant Mike unfortunately not there; for finally being Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 43 of Level 1, 12 April 2021


Monday 12 April 2021, Day 43 of Level 1. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for one of the best Mondays in a long time, a day of leisure and dining indulgence; for getting my writing completed in time; for the treat of the company of Gary Peterson for 5 1/2 hours at the new Grand Pavilion Restaurant on Beach Road in Sea Point, and for getting such a fabulous table nearest the pavement, with the view onto the palm tree-lined Beach Road Boulevard; for a guided tour of Harry’s Bar by owner Michael Townsend; for meeting FaceBook Friend Johnny Snyman who was there too; for chatting to Brian Van Hansen who cycled past our table and came to chat; for lovely food, especially Gary’s rack of lamb and my Chocolate Torte dessert; for being spoilt with a cocktail/mocktail with the compliments of Michael; for just indulging in the lovely lounge seating area; for fabulous service from Charlene Shapiro of CNC Products, who dropped off an order of mixed nuts and cake mix at the restaurant, knowing that I was there; for a walk with Vivian Warby almost immediately after coming home, indulging in the most amazing sunset at Bakoven, sitting on the steps of a bungalow of a most kind owner; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 51 of Level 3 Adjusted, 15 February 2021


Monday 15 February 2021, Day 51 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 346 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely day, at 22 C, the wind blowing since this afternoon; for reaching a compromise solution in my second challenge carried over from yesterday; for a walk to Clifton and back, earning 300 Discovery points; for a good Zoom meeting for our Camps Bay Ratepayers Committee meeting, especially happy that the Camps Bay Tidal Pool is one of three to receive a decorative upgrade to educate Pool users about fish and sea life, a request which I had made to Councillor Nicola Jowell soon after we met about one and a half years ago, I wanting a no-litter message included 🙏; for replying to a message from a bully I had received quite some time ago, proud of standing up to him 😡; for being very happy to receive a meeting request later this week 💙; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →