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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 58 of Level 3 Adjusted, 21 February 2021.

Sunday 21 February 2021, Day 58 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 333 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for lovely rain overnight and this morning; for an energetic walk and litter pick up this morning with Imtiaz, challenged by 200 steps between Victoria Road and Kloof Road with lots of litter, making up my steps goal for the day; for a fabulous sleep this afternoon; for Minsky coming home early this morning, after having galavanted somewhere in the night, so scared that something had happened to her; for a clean up at the Tidal Pool late this afternoon, Bakoven brothers Marc and Finn joining us too; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 57 of Level 3 Adjusted, 20 February 2021.

 


Saturday 20 February 2021, Day 57 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 332 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a lovely relaxed day; for finding Version 3 of the Jacques Pauwgate story on Daily Maverick this morning , and having to post it, the Waterfront restaurant now named; for a litter clean up with Imtiaz, from Bakoven through the lanes and steps to Camps Bay Drive this morning, and cleaning at the Tidal Pool this afternoon again; for collecting my free copy of Daily Maverick 168 at Pick n Pay; for a Skype meeting with the Canadian Tour Guiding Tour Operator and fellow Committee members from around the world, making me grateful for the amount of Lockdown freedom we have in our country compared to many other countries; for Jenny Stephens joining me for dinner at Anatoli Turkish Restaurant, a fun evening with lots of good food; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 53 of Level 3 Adjusted, 17 February 2021

 

Wednesday 17 February 2021, Day 53 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 329 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a very relaxed day, spending it at home in the morning, Mr Grey keeping me company while I wrote in bed, he stretched out between the folds of the duvet, loving it; for being very happy to have Restaurant number 2 come on board, on the basis of the work I have done for Utopia in the past close to 4 months, having a very productive first meeting πŸ™ ; for a shop at The Olive Branch Deli and Woolies at Lifestyle on Kloof; for a walk to Clifton and back, not initially thinking that I would have the energy to walk the full stretch, but the more I walked the more energy I had, gaining 300 Discovery points; for two Discovery Gameboard plays today, just 5 points short of my next voucher; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 52 of Level 3 Adjusted, 16 February 2021

 

Tuesday 16 February 2021, Day 52 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 347 of Lockdown.😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for an energetic day in walking with Imtiaz up to The Roundhouse, the oldest building in Camps Bay, to clean up litter near the Camps Bay High School, loving its views from there, and a good heart exertion, earning 300 Discovery points; for a fabulous 8 hours of sleep; for finishing my writing in time for the walk; for a treat fruit salad and basil sorbet at The 41 for that exertion; for writing a second story this afternoon when the Jacques Pauw story broke about his 360 degree turnaround; for a relaxed afternoon; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 51 of Level 3 Adjusted, 15 February 2021

 

Monday 15 February 2021, Day 51 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 346 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a lovely day, at 22 C, the wind blowing since this afternoon; for reaching a compromise solution in my second challenge carried over from yesterday; for a walk to Clifton and back, earning 300 Discovery points; for a good Zoom meeting for our Camps Bay Ratepayers Committee meeting, especially happy that the Camps Bay Tidal Pool is one of three to receive a decorative upgrade to educate Pool users about fish and sea life, a request which I had made to Councillor Nicola Jowell soon after we met about one and a half years ago, I wanting a no-litter message included πŸ™; for replying to a message from a bully I had received quite some time ago, proud of standing up to him 😑; for being very happy to receive a meeting request later this week πŸ’™; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 50 of Level 3 Adjusted, 14 February 2021

 

Sunday 14 February 2021, Valentine’s Day ❀️❀️❀️, Day 50 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 345 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a most fabulous Valentine’s Day, getting dressed up for it, and spending an hour at Utopia Cape Town, interacting with romantic guests celebrating their love ❀️; for the amazing support I received when cleaning up Camps Bay late this afternoon, looking terrible with litter everywhere, having learner Marc join me, and an amazing surprise that two adult picnickers and two cousin boys helped us clean up near where they were picnicking, the little boys being particularly happy to bring us litter and endless bottles of alcohol empties, filling four garbage bags in an hour, there was so much; for the rain overnight and morning β˜”οΈ; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 49 of Level 3 Adjusted, 13 February 2021

 

Saturday 13 February 2021, Day 49 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 344 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for an amazing day with many surprises; for Imtiaz coming to work; for a leg wax at the Skin Studio in Sea Point, Stephanie always being gentle πŸ’™; for a lovely hair cut and colour by Isabella Page Morgan πŸ’™; for getting to my lunch date with Gary Peterson at the new Noah CafΓ© almost on time, spending a most wonderful lunch and afternoon there πŸ’™; for collecting the last three boxes of figs from Peppertree CafΓ© πŸ’™; for a quick clean up walk with Imtiaz, but we were far too early as the picnickers were still in Camps Bay in full force, so I’ll go and do the rest tomorrow after the rain; for a fabulous evening at Utopia, lovely to see that it was so full that reservations were closed for this evening; for a surprise gift pack of wines and a gin standing outside my door from the lovely UK clients staying in one of the apartments in our building, with whom I had such a lovely restaurant chat two days ago, who had to return to the UK today due to a serious illness of his brother-in-law; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ 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 πŸ™

#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 πŸ‘; 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. πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 46 of Level 3 Adjusted, 10 February 2021.

 

Wednesday 10 February 2021, Day 46 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 341 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude πŸ™

#Grateful for a relaxed smooth-flowing organized day; for no wind at all, on a 27C day; for a brisk uphill walk with Imtiaz, from Victoria Road in Bakoven Β to Ingleside Road and back, giving me a good Cardio workout and 300 points; for 2 Discovery Gameboard plays just after midnight and just before Loadshedding, not getting enough points to buy a voucher; Β for receiving just over R500 back from Discovery Insure for good driving and lower petrol usage; for getting some of my work for tomorrow done today; for receiving a R300 voucher from Royal Canin for kitten food, but how to cash it in is still a riddle; for a R50 discount voucher from Checkers60 which I used to buy Whiskas pouches, the favorite of my Kits, my total saving being R15 as they charge R35 delivery…. 😱; for an early morning call from Barbara Lenhard, who is back in Cape Town with her Flo for a few weeks, arranging a dinner date; for another walk during Loadshedding this afternoon, and using the time to do some non-internet admin; and for being happy and healthy. πŸ™πŸ’™ 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 πŸ™

#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 πŸ™; 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 . πŸ™πŸ’™ Continue reading →