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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 32 of Level 1, 1 November 2021

 

Monday 1 November 2021, Election Day, Day 32 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for good rain overnight, mid-morning and mid-afternoon, cooling things down, everything feeling refreshed, and good weather for work, work, work…. ; for a morning Bakoven walk with a few rain drops; for a walk in our garage as it started raining as I was about to go for another walk; for watching the voting from the outside, the Camps Bay What’s App Groups I’m in all writing about the length of the queues, even though they cannot change voting stations 😱; for Minsky being a real house cat today, curled Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 7, 2 April 2020.

 

Thursday 2 April 2020, Day 18 of SA Corona Virus, Day 7 of SA Lockdown 👏😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Gratitude for another beautiful 26C day; for a good dose of Vitamin D on my terrace today, boosting my immune system; for the news that the City is moving the refugees from the Methodist Church to Bellville; that there will be two DJs entertaining us 💃💃💃 on #FirstThursday this evening, from 18h00; that we will have a front-line medical and security staff drive-by in Clifton and Camps Bay this evening; that my heart is loving Lickdown; and that we have managed seven days of Lockdown, one third done, and that I can celebrate it with a beer. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Lufthansa Sweet Service and Discovery Sour Service Awards!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Lufthansa, for its excellent service on a direct daytime flight from Cape Town to Munich in February. It started with the check-in, where the very kind assistant Alex allocated a window seat to me. He saw me while we were waiting to board, carried my hand luggage, and took me to the front of the queue. Before the boarding had officially started, he walked me to the aircraft, so that I could be the first person on board. He even tried his best to speak German to me, but I told him that I lived in Cape Town. The service on board was excellent, contrary to past experiences of Lufthansa air hostesses. There was Continue reading →

Hôtel Beaumarchais (Paris) Sweet Service and Hotel Müller (Munich) Sour Service Awards!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Hôtel Beaumarchais in Paris, and its receptionist Emily, who went out of her way to make my two-day stay an absolute pleasure. I had booked the hotel via Booking.com, and had no personal experience nor recommendation for it. On arrival Emily offered me a room immediately, despite it not yet being 14h00, and told me that she had upgraded my room to a double – with annoyance I discovered on my travels that one sleeps in a single bed when one makes a booking for one person. I had not made a request re the bed type, and she did not know Continue reading →