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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 62 of Level 1, 1 May 2021

 

Saturday 1 May 2021, Workerโ€™s Day, Day 62 of Level 1 ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#grateful for a lovely relaxed day, after an unbroken sleep of six hours ๐Ÿ’™; for a Social Media morning; for putting my civic duty of cleaning a specific litter hotspot in Camps Bay ahead of my steps and points quest, being helped by Learner Marc from Bakoven; for a lovely dinner at Utopia with Tania Harrison, watching the sun set, meeting interesting diners, and being entertained by George Sax ๐ŸŽท; for a pop-in glass of wine and belly dancing ๐Ÿ’ƒ at Anatoli; for my cats being happy to have me back home ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป; and for being happy, healthy and free. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 57 of Level 1, 26 April 2021

 

Monday 26 April 2021, Day 57 of Level 1 ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a cooler day, rain forecast to fall tonight; for surviving a short nightโ€™s sleep, โ€˜watchingโ€™ the Oscars on Twitter until I fell asleep early this morning; for two more sleep catch ups; for a very busy morning, busier than usual, with phone calls interrupting my work, when I thought everyone took the day off today ๐Ÿ˜ฑ; for two walks today, a shorter Bakoven one with Vivian Warby, and a longer uphill power walk up Houghton Road; for a lovely tea meet with Adrienne Jacobson, a fellow Camps Bay resident; for lovely service from a shelf packer at Woolies, when I asked him what I should buy for my soup, recommending carrots, green beans, and butternut; and for being happy, healthy, and free ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 49 of Level 1, 18 April 2021

 

Sunday 18 April 2021, Day 49 of Level 1 ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for one of our hottest days this summer, at 31C, without a breath of wind; for the fantastic work done by the 200 plus firefighters tackling the fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ at Rhodes Memorial, the Restaurant there (which burnt down), Mostertโ€™s Mill on the opposite side of the M3, UCT buildings including the Library, and now spread to Deer Park in Vredehoek; for an otherwise relaxed day, even vacuuming the carpets and gaining good steps for it; for there being less litter around the Tidal Pool than usual, and lucky to have learner Marc help me with the heavy littering around the swings, he doing so for a school community project; for three sets of Beachgoers thanking us for cleaning up, something we seldom hear; and for being happy, healthy, and free ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to iStore; Sour Service Award goes to Shaw Academy!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Apple iStore in the Waterfront, and its Technical Advisor Nicholas Gomes, for his amazing service to transfer my photographs and files from my former very outdated iPad Generation 3 to a new Generation 8 iPad. He chatted away while doing the transfers, was super nice, and there was no charge for the service. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 42 of Level 1, 11 April 2021

 

Sunday 11 April 2021, Day 42 of Level 1 ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#grateful for a very relaxed and calm day; for getting work finished, addressing a feedback email which needed diplomacy; for having my cats sharing my bed when I write in it, Minsky being lights out after another late night of gallivanting; for a sleep catch up; for a snooze on the terrace on a lovely sunny 23 C day; for a power walk that I didnโ€™t think Iโ€™d have the energy for, tackling the 100 steps of Houghton steps, and incorporating the Camps Bay Promenade, very busy, DJs at Mynt, Caprice, The 41 and Tigers Milk trying to compete for the loudest and best music ๐Ÿ˜ฑ; for earning 300 Discovery points; for a beautiful sunset; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 40 of Level 1, 9 April 2021

 

Friday 9 April 2021, Day 40 of Level 1 ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for yet another beautiful day, at 23C, with no wind; for a busy writing day, feeling cross-eyed at the end of the afternoon; for two meetings cancelled, giving me more time and space to finish my work ahead of the weekend; for enjoying setting up my new iPad, luckily having all my passwords on hand; for a short snooze this afternoon; for a lovely peaceful walk with Vivian Warby, sitting at the Tidal Pool, so grateful for the sunset and catching up on each otherโ€™s day; for a walk to Bakoven after Viv left; for a very successful Blog week, with very good readership of my posts, especially the one of yesterday about KLEIN JAN having opened in the Kalahari; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 7 of Level 1, 7 March 2021

 

Sunday 7 March 2021, Day 7 of Level 1, Day 347 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a cool 19C light drizzle grey day, a first touch of autumn; for being relaxed, my first deep and long sleep night of the past week; for an amazing 3 hour catch-up tea/coffee and shared omelet with Vivian Warby at The 41, not having seen each other in more than two months, brainstorming and getting practical Social Media tips from each other, Emma of the restaurant spoiling us as always; for two Camps Bay walks, bumping into German swallows Thomas and Haakon on the first, and โ€˜buyingโ€™ the Daily Maverick 168 at Pick n Pay and Tex Chocies on the second ; for there being minimal litter today, with not too many picnickers; for a wonderful afternoon snooze; for a chat with Stuart Bailey, introducing a new service at his De Vleispaleis this week; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →

Panic appears to be setting in at the SA Butler Academy in reaction to Carte Blanche program and student legal action!

 

On 27 December 2020 Carte Blanche broadcast its program about the South African Butler Academy (SABA), featuring former student Lin Yang, who has taken on SABA to get her money refunded, and to prevent potential Butler students from being misled by SABA. I was interviewed too, having identified in 2013 already that the marketing of SABA is misleading its prospective students and their parents.

I ย summarised the interaction between SABA and myself, and between SABA and Lin Yang just after the Carte Blanche program was broadcast:

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 40 of Level 3 Adjusted, 4 February 2021.

 

Thursday 4 February 2021, First Thursday, Day 40 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 316 of Lockdown ๐Ÿ˜ท

Corona Gratitude ๐Ÿ™

#Grateful for a fabulous day that just got better and better, ending off on a high note; for a lovely warm day with little wind, although the mountains were covered in clouds; for a brisk walk to Clifton, earning 300 Discovery points, being less stressed about mask-wearing as there were fewer walkers about; for a longer than planned Skype meeting with a representative of my Canadian Tour Guiding company based in India, talking about the companyโ€™s marketing and Social Media, which I will assist them with, and writing Cape Town content too; for my two poppy seed rolls waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery; for being healthy enough to donate blood; for a good status meeting with my client over lunch, I having a healthy delicious Caprese Salad; for a long-overdue session with my podiatrist; for popping in at the WCafรฉ at Woolies in Sea Point for a juice; for being spoilt when I went to see George Sax at the new Kloof Street Hotel; for being thoroughly spoilt by Gary Peterson and Thomas, as well as by the new รซlgr, the restaurant with the most difficult name in Cape Town, meaning โ€˜mooseโ€™; and for being happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™ Continue reading →