Tag Archives: tea

Sweet Service Award goes to EnMasse; Sour Service Award goes to Ink Cartel Tattoos!


The Sweet Service Award goes to EnMasse in the Garden Centre, and its staff member Lloyd. Rose and Hans-Werner Klein and I had a sit-down tea there, which was served in a paper cup. I asked for a tea spoon to remove the tea bag from my cup, and was given a plastic fork! Lloyd was very apologetic, and comped the teas, knowing that he had been forced to offer sub-standard service by his employers. I posted a message to EnMasse on Instagram, and the brand owner replied that all sit-down customers should have their tea served in double-glass tea cups. Well done Lloyd!  Continue reading →

Chef Liam Tomlin opens The Bailey on Bree Street today!


Chef Liam Tomlin is a doyen of the restaurant industry in the Cape, owning Chefs Warehouses in Franschhoek, Constantia and at Tintswalo, as well as Thali.
Chef Liam let go of all his restaurant interests in Heritage Square on Bree Street, including his very first Chefs Warehouse, earlier this year.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 125 of Level 1, 2 February 2022


Wednesday 2 February 2022, Day 125 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a cool misty drizzly day, continuing into tomorrow, after the heat of the summer days of the past weeks ☔️; for a meeting with Ryan Rudy to discuss a collaboration with Community Stewards to assist in cleaning Camps Bay; for being able to see far so well with my right eye, when I removed my Perspex patch, everything looking so bright and clear, having to add eye drops four times a day; for a productive work morning; for only one Discovery Gameboard play; for a check up Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 77 of Level 1, 16 December 2021


Thursday 16 December 2021, Day 77 of Level 1, Day of Reconciliation 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a very relaxed day; for a day starting off at a chilly 16C, reaching 19C, and falling back to 18C, blowing a storm; for the wind and cold keeping the crowds away from Camps Bay 💙, and hence minimal Litter, sadly some of it possibly having blown into the ocean 😱; for a good Status meeting for Utopia and Anatoli, my client making me laugh, a sign that he is feeling much better; for a spoil treat at Labotessa Café, needing a warm tea and their fabulous Appeltaart and cream, given the icy Continue reading →