Tag Archives: Pick ‘n Pay

Journalist and Restaurateur Jacques Pauw apologises for his Daily Maverick article about wrongful arrest after Waterfront meal!

 

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw had the Cape Town restaurant industry abuzz about an opinion piece he wrote in Daily Maverick last week about his arrest by the police in the Waterfront in 6 February 2021,  after his credit card payment for the balance of his R1600 restaurant Hill was declined. The article was shared in the Cape Town Restaurants: The Good, Bad, and Nastyyyy Facebook Group, and attracted more than 400 comments, almost all expressing outrage.  I and others called for the restaurant and its manager to be named and shamed!  Restaurant lovers were speculating as to which restaurant it could have been.

Today Pauw Tweeted a correction and apology to everyone involved, blaming himself for the events.

Pauw’s 360 degree turnaround story of the events sounds suspicious, as if he struck a deal with the Waterfront and the police. As a minimum his reputation as a journalist is severely affected.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 47 of Level 3, 11 February 2021

 

Thursday 11 February 2021, Day 47 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 342 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a fabulous day, peaceful, calm, with beautiful weather and no wind, and super organized; for having the chutzpah to address an email to the Sandak-Lewin MD very early this morning and receiving the most surprising reply almost immediately 👏; for an easy-flowing Blogpost; for collecting my poppy seed rolls at Dinkel Bakery; for buying some German treats at Hartlief, for paying my Rates & Taxes at Pick n Pay, and some other groceries at Woolies, paying my last Vodacom account ever, all at the Garden’s Centre, for no Loadshedding when we were meant to have it from 8h00; for a lovely Client status meeting at Utopia, getting excited for a very busy weekend lying ahead for the restaurant; for a Camps Bay walk, asking a bride if I may photograph her, she knowing me from my Straatwerker cleaning more than a year ago, her name being Sarah from Seeff Atlantic Seaboard; for reaching 10200 Discovery points for this year to date, only needing another 40000 points to get to Diamond status; for only paying R5 for a 2 kg bag of Royal Canin kitten food with free delivery by Pet Heaven expected on Monday, thanks to Elize Skriker; for an ice cream treat and dancing at The Dairy Den; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 45 of Level 3 Adjusted, 9 February 2021.

 

Tuesday 9 February 2021, Day 45 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 340 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day, warm, but windy now, making it hard to walk back home; for my housekeeper Portia doing a monthly spring clean, I doing so too on my desk, getting my admin work up to date; for Jared of Camps Bay Hardware delivering a new pool blanket, after the previous one disintegrated, at about one third of the cost of one bought via a pool company 🙏; for soon no longer being a contract client of Vodacom, receiving information about how to go about it; for a visit to CitiVet in Camps Bay, for Mr Grey’s vaccinations, driving with me in the car without a carrier, so well behaved there too; for a Camps Bay only walk, not feeling as energetic at the end of the day; for an uneventful shop at Pick n Pay, Camps Bay being quiet today with little litter; and for being happy and healthy . 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 43 of Level 3 Adjusted, 7 February 2021.

 

Sunday 7 February 2021, Day 43 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 319 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day, but a little cooler at 24C; for Imtiaz being back at work, and having the assistance of Bakoven learner Marc to clean up the left over litter from yesterday plus the litter from the picnickers today; for finding F & L pink tonic at Pick n Pay, a surprise; for a walk to Clifton 2nd Beach and back, making so many chat and litter pick up stops that I could not get my heart rate up high enough, only receiving 200 Discovery points today; for a short snooze this afternoon; for another Camps Bay clean up walk with Imtiaz this afternoon; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 42 of Level 3 Adjusted, 6 February 2021.

 

Saturday 6 February 2021, Day 42 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 318 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely 26C day, with little wind; for a slow lazy start to the day; for an energetic walk to Clifton and back (earning 300 Discovery points), with the beach and picnic areas packed, almost as busy as on public holidays and many walkers between Camps Bay and Clifton, the fewest wearing masks at all or correctly; for a lovely chat and water stop at The 41 with Emma and Marius Blanc, the Restaurant having reopened three days ago; for getting my Daily Maverick 168 at Pick n Pay via Odwa, not having to stand in the queue outside the store; for a little afternoon snooze; for the most amazing review of Utopia Cape Town on the Good, Bad & Nasty Facebook page 👏; for trying my best to clean up at the Tidal Pool, having asked Camps Bay residents to assist me during our Loadshedding starting at 18h00, but no one came, yet there was a sweet young boy who picked up the litter in the stream for me 💙; for bumping into Ashleigh Fleming and Dirk; for a call with Gary Peterson; for a call with my Alex earlier in the day; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 39 of Level 3 Adjusted, 3 February 2021

 

Wednesday 3 February 2021, Day 39 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 315 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a relaxed day, getting on top of my work; for a lovely 24 C day with no wind; for not winning high Discovery Gameboard points today but having enough left over from last week to just manage cashing in on a Pick n Pay shopping voucher; for reaching 5000 Instagram followers for Utopia today, receiving a huge boost through the Valentine’s Day promotion we are running with the Bush Radio DJ Mr Meyer; for a late afternoon walk to Clifton when it cooled down a little, with lots of litter to pick up on the way (including a freshly drunk bottle of Hennessy), rewarded with 300 Discovery points for my 70% heart exertion; and for being happy and healthy. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 35 of Level 3 Adjusted, 30 January 2021.

 

Saturday 30 January 2021, Day 35 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 311 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another fabulous day, with a later sleep-in than usual; for a 24 C day, the wind picking up in the afternoon as the rain clouds rolled in; for a lovely day in and out of Utopia, greeting clients who enquired via Social Media before making their bookings, for a fantastic buzz, the fullest that I have seen it since I started working with the restaurant three months ago, and with hordes of celebrations; for slipping out in between to put in petrol before the steep price increase on Tuesday; for dropping off my bedlinen at the laundry; for a lovely walk in Mouille Point at its Promenade, lovely so close to the ocean, catching its spray at times; for dancing while driving home in happiness; for a lovely sunset; for lovely dance music on Kfm and its Blokparty ; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 34 of Level 3 Adjusted, 29 January 2021

 

Friday 29 January 2021, Day 34 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 310 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a fabulous day; for 24C which felt warmer, and no wind ; for a visit by Melanie Davidow, helping her with Facebook and less so with an Instagram challenge, spoilt with a most beautiful heart and a chocolate slab from her ❤️; for getting my work done on time; for a good walk with Imtiaz to show him an open field and a stream to clean on Fullham Road, the steep uphill gaining me 500 Discovery points 😱 ; for a good meeting with my prospective luxury guest house client in Camps Bay, with the good news message when I arrived home that I have been appointed to handle its Communication, as of Monday 🍾🥂; for a stop at Carne on Kloof Street for a delicious Tiramisu, because next-door Manna Epicure was closed already; keeping it Italian, for another fun bubbly dinner with Nick and Charlotte Zachariou, tonight at Villa 47, with an excellent 2 course special at R265 and good service, being spoilt by them yet again; for a lovely sunset as I drove through Mouille Point, having to stop to take photographs; for having such a good day that I danced in my car whilst driving home; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Pick n Pay; Sour Service Award goes to Loot!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Pick n Pay in Camps Bay, and its Manager Odwa for his good service always. In November he had promised to organise a box of 40 Smarties at their special reduced Black Friday price. While it took about three months to arrive, Odwa kept his word, and I paid the reduced price.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 33 of Level 3 Adjusted, 28 January 2021

 

Thursday 28 January 2021, Day 33 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 309 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely smooth flowing day; for it being a warm 24C day without wind; for a PowerWalk to Clifton and back, happy that it gave me 300 Discovery points after yesterday’s disappointing points; for a bonus 400 points for my healthy Pick n Pay purchases; for a good status meeting with my client, finalising the Valentine’s Day Menu ❤️; for collecting my poppyseed rolls at Dinkel Bakery; for shopping for my German treats at Hartlief; for a quick pop-in at the Waterfront, quiet this afternoon, paying my hopefully last Vodacom contract account ever; for a chocolate purchase at Tomes ❤️, and collecting my post; for a late breakfast at the WCafé at Woolworths; for collecting ordered lightbulbs at RG Jack for our apartment block; for a lovely dinner at Utopia with dear friend Charlotte Zachariou and her husband Nick, visiting our city from Knysna, being spoilt with oysters, they eating the Tasting Menu (5 courses at R195) while I had an octopus starter and ice cream dessert, playing Uber for them; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →