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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 59 of Level 1, 18 November 2020


Wednesday 18 November 2020, Day 59 of Level 1, Day 238 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful sunny 21C day, despite the South Easter blowing all day; for an early morning meeting which I linked to a first Camps Bay walk, bumping into German swallows Haakon and Thomas at okja; for a spoil breakfast of a croissant and Dilmah Earl Grey Tea at Firefly Café, with a fabulous connection; for a second walk to Camps Bay this afternoon, popping in at Absolute Pets to buy a cat treat, and receiving two sample packs of their house brand Lokuno chicken and rice dry food to test on my cats; for a day of past connections, all of which I have let go of; for dancing to Kfm; for two Discovery Game board plays, totalling a lucky 470 points; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

The first branch of The Deli Coffee Co opens on Kloof Street, formerly Melissa’s!

After a two week renovation period, the first branch of The Deli Coffee Co has opened, on Kloof Street, home to the former Melissa’s, ironically the first outlet which Melissa van Hoogstraten opened twenty years ago. Melissa’s has closed down all its company-owned stores, while most franchise stores have changed their names, and are continuing to operate, the company having gone into liquidation.  Continue reading →

Failed Le Chocolatier interdict against WhaleTales Blog sets Social Media defamation precedent!

Last year I was subject to an urgent interdict in the Western Cape High Court with a demand to remove a Blogpost about the misleading packaging which Le Chocolatier had used for its chocolate slabs, claiming them to be sugar-free and Banting-friendly. In a landmark case in terms of freedom of speech and defamation in digital Social Media, Judge Dennis Davis refused the demand for my Blogpost to be taken down, with only two sentences required to be removed from the Blogpost. The case sets a precedent for future cases regarding defamation on Social Media platforms. Continue reading →