#grateful for a beautiful day, feeling like summer at 17C, wearing shorts and a sleeveless top on my midday walk; for an uninterrupted sleep last night 🙏; for packing in a lot of writing and client work this morning, preparing for two Status meetings this afternoon; for my Dinkel poppyseed rolls being ready for me; for meeting a wonderful Facebook Friend Celia Mauerberger for the first time, who is so kind, supporting my Facebook Stories in the early hours of the day, at Frosted in Sea Point, where they make delicious cupcakes ❤️❤️❤️; for making myself the most cosy bed with a second duvet Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Camps Bay, and to its former Store Manager Gary Arendse, who headed up the branch for just over two years, and sadly has been moved to the Piazza da Luz Branch in Sea Point. From the messages members of the community posted in his honour in reaction to a Facebook post, and from my own experience, Gary was the perfect Manager, always professional, friendly, connecting with customers, knowing our names, keeping products for me when I could not get to the shop immediately, sourcing products not stocked in this small branch from other Continue reading →
Thursday 1 July 2021, Day 4 of Lockdown Level 4. 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for more rain, mainly this morning but raining again now ☔️, and wonderful to see the sun for a while for a change, with a wonderful sunset, creating lots of pink on the clouds over the Twelve Apostles and in Bakoven; for two heart clouds 💗; for surviving another apartment noise disturbance night 😱; for a good working morning, preparing for two client meetings; for two Bakoven walks, one at lunchtime, and another after my meeting late afternoon; for my rolls waiting for me at Dinkel Continue reading →
Cape Town and Winelands Restaurants have been quick to set up a Delivery and/or Collection Service, since President Ramaphosa announced the Level 4 Lockdown on Sunday, closing down all restaurants for Sit-Down Service in the country.
Whilst surviving two restaurant closures in Lockdown last year, this restaurant Level 4 closure appears to have caught many by surprise. Many restaurateurs have become wiser through last year’s experience, and have calculated the break even point in terms of minimum income to be made. Combined with the rain all week to date and freezing cold, and the fear of the fast-spreading Delta Covid variant, many restaurants are making losses by being open for Take-Aways. Continue reading →
#grateful for another day of rain, rain, rain, and more to come until the weekend; for a better night’s sleep, with a very early working break in-between; for a hard-working morning; for a quick Bakoven walk at lunchtime, staying dry for half an hour; for getting my car filled up at BP President, missing the lovely Mike who was not on duty today, using slightly less than a full tank this month; for a client management meeting, organizing things for the next two weeks; for a cat food shop at Checkers, with much better service than I usually experience; for a good efficient shop at Woolies; for a good step walk in our garage; and for being healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to the Somerset Hospital, and its efficient and friendly staff in doing my vaccination in only half an hour last week, from doing the paper work (I had registered on the Government and Discovery websites), to waiting my turn, to the vaccination, to the 15 minute wait after the vaccination, and confirmation by sms of the vaccination, and sending my second vaccination date. Continue reading →
In only two weeks Paris Cape Town has become such a hit that it was sold out of most of its breads when I arrived at the Boulangerie and Pâtisserie on Sunday. It is truly French, with French owner Laurent, and French baker Thierry, previously of Cassis.
I have been to Paris Cape Town three times, discovering a new treat each time.
#Gratitude for a gorgeous day of lots of rain, but it stopping just when I had finished preparing for my meeting at the newkings boutique hotel and Zest Restaurant, Tuesdays being my busiest client day, allowing me to do a Bakoven walk; for a full hotel meeting and a half Zest meeting, guests arriving to dine; for photographing the hotel staff for a post; for having amazing hotel and restaurant owner clients; for a shop at Woolies in the Piazza da Luz, spending my gift voucher I received on Sunday, buying the last two packets of butternut, all of Sea Point clearly making soup tonight 😱; and for being happy, healthy, and free. Continue reading →
Sunday 20 June 2021, Father’s Day, Day 5 of Level 3 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for another fabulous day, a summer’s day at 26C, sunny and warm; for a good sleep in silence 🙏; for a pop in at Paris Cape Town, a growing addiction, sadly most of their breads sold out; for spending lunchtime at Utopia Cape Town, photographing happy families celebrating Father’s Day on such a beautiful day, and the handing over by GM Patso Ivanov of a Father’s Day prize of Bain’s Mountain whisky made in my hometown of Wellington as well as biltong, to Candice Mentoor who brought her family of 7, including her husband, father, and father in law 👏; for meeting Dawn Continue reading →
Thursday 10 June 2021, Day 11 of Adjusted Level 2 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#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 Pâtisserie 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 →