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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 68 of Level 1, 27 November 2020.;


Friday 27 November 2020, Day 68 of Level 1, Day 247 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a busy and efficiently planned day; for a warm 26C day after yesterday’s wind; for being able to see the new Camps Bay Police Station crime victim support unit, which was launched today; for an amazing Black Friday, my first time ever making use of discounts offered; for cleaning up the stream with the Camps Bay cleaners this morning and in Bakoven this afternoon; for an interesting talk on Consumer Insights at Whitespace Creative, invited by Tania Harrison; for a Christmas shop at the German Food Shop above Dinkel Bakery, Dinkel keeping some poppy seed rolls for me, and I seeing a must-have Berliner; for an always friendly shop at the Continental Butchery on Upper Kloof Street; for dancing to Kfm 💃; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

UberEats launches in Cape Town, restaurant meals delivered faster!

On Thursday afternoon I attended the launch of UberEATS in a private home in Willesden Road in Camps Bay, with the backdrop of a beautiful sunset. The launch follows that in Johannesburg four months ago, the city having seen 200000 downloads of the UberEATS App in the first two months of its launch.  Continue reading →

A whale of a 19-year Guest House career comes to an end, a new Food career awaits!

imageIt was Futurist Faith Popcorn who predicted a trend of ‘Recareering’ back in the ‘Seventies, one having multiple careers in a lifetime, at a time when I myself was in my first career as a Futurist. I could not have foreseen that my career path from Futurist to Market Researcher, Marketing Lecturer, Research Consultant, Food PR Consultant, and then Guest House owner for the last 19 years would lead me to my new and seventh career, to that as a Continue reading →

VIP Locksmiths Sweet and Media 24 Sour Service Awards!

Mercedes-Benz keyThe Sweet Service Award goes to VIP Locksmiths, who came to my assistance when I called them to unlock my car boot, into which I had inadvertently locked my car keys in the V&A Waterfront.  My regular locksmith was unable to open a Mercedes-Benz, and recommended VIP Locksmiths.  I was quoted R850 for the job, for which I only had half the cash with me.  The owner was tough in demanding immediate payment in cash on completion, and I had no choice but to agree to their terms, even if it meant driving to my house to collect the balance of the money.  I asked a family of shoppers if their child could climb into the open-roof car, to unlock the door, which set off the immobilisor, and therefore did not allow me to release the boot from inside, or so I thought.  Only when the locksmith arrived did I test the boot again, and was delighted when Continue reading →