Tag Archives: Pick ‘n Pay

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 17 of Level 4, 14 July 2021

 

Wednesday 14 July 2021, Day 17 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a sunny day, but still chilly at 14C; for surviving on little sleep, with the Nigerian and friends partying from 1h30 until 5h00 this morning in Sacha Jack’s EbbTide Apartment 201 ; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, winning another Woolies voucher from points left over plus the new ones gained today; for walks to Camps Bay and then to Bakoven; for being able to share a not-good situation from yesterday with a wonderful client, a very good listener; for being safe in Cape Town; and for being healthy and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 14 of Level 4, 11 July 2021

 

Sunday 11 July 2021, day 14 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#grateful for a beautiful sunny day, at 16C, ahead of a severe weather system arriving tomorrow 😱; for a good night’s sleep; for getting some work done; for pre-writing my Blogpost about President Cyril’s Speech πŸ€“; for a walk through Camps Bay and grateful to the City of Cape Town staff for having mowed all our Camps Bay lawns along the ocean yesterday; for another walk this afternoon, picking up something at Pick n Pay; for an entertaining chat with journalist Lin Sampson at the Tidal Pool, who has swum in it for 40 years, we sharing some life experiences; and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Level 4, 7 July 2021

 

Wednesday 7 July 2021, Day 10 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

Grateful for a beautiful 17C day, third day in a row, before the rain hits us tomorrow; for a fabulously lucky Discovery Gameboard play, scoring 750 points on one of the two plays, giving me a Woolies voucher, a good omen for the rest of the day; for selling a SwitchBitch book tiday, thank you Gloria πŸ™; for a good working day; for a walk to Pick n Pay to buy some essentials, including batteries for my alarm sensors, an expensive exercise; for a Bakoven walk; for Minsky coping well in receiving her annual vaccination, I worrying about her being traumatized by being in a cat carrier for the first time Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Level 3, 25 June 2021

 

Friday 25 June 2021, Day 10 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#grateful for a day of rain, but with some dry patches in-between, the forecast thunderstorm not making its appearance; for surviving on 3,5 hours of sleep, after a very late night, with lots of photographs to Instagram; for a Bakoven walk during a first rain break, and a later walk to Pick n Pay for some chocolate to curb a crave; for a good houseclean, having been neglected in being so busy, the vacuuming giving a good step boost; for being warm and dry; for being home all day, and for being happy, healthy and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 11 of Adjusted Level 2, 10 June 2021.

 

Thursday 10 June 2021, Day 11 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a wonderful day; for a busy writing morning, bringing the good news that our Sandak-Lewin Portfolio Manager Greg Anderson will soon be moved off our account, after I have lodged complaints about him for more than a year; for a quick walk through Bakoven; for collecting my Dinkel rolls; for finding the new Paris Cape Town Boulangerie and PΓ’tisserie on Main Road in Sea Point which opened yesterday; for an unusual Utopia Status meeting, winemaker Ken Forrester popping in to see my client, and for finally meeting Rene Hurwitz who I know from Facebook, celebrating her 48th wedding anniversary with lunch at Utopia, and for a spoil glass of Bottega Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 6 of Adjusted Level 2, 5 June 2021

 

Saturday 5 June 2021, Day 6 of Adjusted Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a very hardworking day, catching up on admin, and doing my daily posting; for surviving two sleep disruptions caused by a group of new clients in our building; for a beautiful day at 20C, and forecast to be even warmer tomorrow; for utilizing Loadshedding this morning to do the non-internet admin catch-up, creating a Social Media posting schedule for June, and for a walk, up my secret Bakoven lanes and then to Woolies and Pick n Pay, the latter only because Woolies didn’t have what I needed; for a pop-in at Utopia, and then at Anatoli Turkish Restaurant, to photograph Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Camps Bay; Sour Service Award goes to Standard Bank!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Camps Bay, the store with the friendliest service of all that shop at, with a personalised greeting by name from most of its staff, a real community store. Compared to our local Pick n Pay, the Woolworths is an absolute pleasure to shop at. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to BP President; Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay Camps Bay!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to BP President petrol station in Sea Point, and its attendant Michael. Since switching to Discovery Insure last year, I have been filling up at this petrol station, and had the luck to be served by Michael on that day. Since then I have always requested him. Yesterday I went to do my monthly fuel up, and he proactively checked the oil and water, washed all four windows plus the windscreen, checked the tyres, and even found a little top for one of the tyres which an attendant at a Camps Bay garage had forgotten to put back on. Β What a pleasure to see and tip him each time. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 60 of Level 1, 29 April 2021.

 

Thursday 29 April 2021, Day 60 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for the unexpected rain overnight, bringing autumn/winter weather, with only 17C today, a chilly bite in the wind; for a productive writing morning, preparing for my client meeting; for a power walk at midday, taking my secret uphill Bakoven route, earning 300 Discovery points, and ending with a shopping stop at Woolies and paying the rates & taxes at Pick n Pay; for my weekly dose of Dinkel rolls waiting for me; for a good meeting at Utopia, celebrating my six month anniversary of working on the brand with a Kir Royale, Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 50 of Level 1, 19 April 2021

 

Monday 19 April 2021, Day 50 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#grateful for the fire having burnt itself out, and for the hard work done by firefighters as well as persons who have helped accommodate UCT students, and who collected and donated supplies for the firefighters, pets, and students❀️; for a fabulous continuous 7 hour sleep; for a fire starting at a homeless structure at Maidens Cove this morning being extinguished very quickly ❀️ ; for getting my writing work done smoothly; for a shopping walk to Pick n Pay and Woolies; for a much cooler day at 21C, and very windy, not good for the firefighting; for a second power walk, having to fit it in before a meeting, choosing two sets of steps, each with 100 steps, one uphill and another downhill, protected against the wind on the paths, but almost blown over on Camps Bay Drive, connecting the two paths, gaining 300 Discovery points; for a productive Camps Bay Ratepayers Association Committee Zoom meeting; for the good service from Charlene Shapiro of CNC Products, dropping off an ordered bulk pack of mini Smarties πŸ’™β€οΈ, and for being happy, healthy, and free. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →