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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 68 of Level 1, 7 December 2021


Tuesday 7 December 2021, Day 68 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a peaceful relaxed working day, posting on clients’ Social Media; for doing some personal admin; for receiving delivery of a Christmas order I placed with Haack & Heart, so fabulous to receive it at home; for a walk to Bakoven; for collecting two 4 kg bags of Whiskas cat food, my CatKids’ favourite, which Pick n Pay Camps Bay had kept for me; for The Pottery Camps Bay confirming that they now serve tea 💙; for a meeting with Chef Pavel at Zest, so lovely to see so many diners enjoying the lovely view Continue reading →

The Pottery opens in Camps Bay, owned by locals; pottery, food and cocktails for Locals!


Last week The Pottery opened next door to Dizzy’s on The Drive in Camps Bay, after a much-needed renovation of the space, which served as Dizzy’s Bar for many years. Two of the three owners of The Pottery live in Camps Bay, and have promised that at least one of them will be at the restaurant at any time.

Camps Bay is the fourth The Pottery branch to open, other branches being in George, Ballito, and Jeffrey’s Bay.

The food and beverage offering is limited but its quality and pricing is excellent, a bonus for Camps Bay locals.

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Restaurant Review: Firefly Café in Camps Bay is no longer flying, shocking service!


When Firefly Café opened in Camps Bay just over a year ago, I was apprehensive about the future of the coffee shop, its service levels being variable, it taking me more than three months to write a review, feeling more confident about its future.

When co-owner Herman Bezuidenhout, who was often in the Café and with whom I enjoyed chatting, left Firefly Café and sold his shares to his business partner Luzaane Spoelstra, my confidence dropped to rock bottom and I did not return for at least four months, until a week ago! What a bad mistake it was! Continue reading →

‘Rooibos’ and ‘Red Bush’ Tea officially recognised by the European Commission, first African Food receiving recognition!


The Western Cape Minister of Agriculture Dr Ivan Meyer has announced that ‘Rooibos’ and ‘Red Bush’ were officially recognised by the European Commission on 31 May, thus officially protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications.  It becomes the first African product to be protected by the European Union.

Rooibos Tea is an iconic beverage of our country, originating from Clanwilliam in the Western Cape, as well as the Northern Cape.  Its name may not be used for Teas originating from any other parts of the world. It is widely available in Europe, as well as in other countries, known for its health benefits. Local Rooibos Teas will now be allowed to carry the EU logo.  Continue reading →