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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 🙏

#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 🙏 ; 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. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 2 Level 4, 2 May 2020.


Saturday 2 May 2020, Day 2 of Level 4 Lockdown, after 35 days of Level 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for starting the day with a 90 minute walk, up to Glen Beach, with far fewer walkers and joggers and more cyclists, and few Cliftoners; for long chats to Jan de Wet, Haakon and Thomas Bauerkämper, and Shelley on the way, just getting back home in time; for feeling more comfortable and less claustrophobic in wearing my masks, being grateful to not have to wear lipstick and for them hiding most of the wrinkles 😱 ; for the lovely mist this morning, making for unusual photographs compared to all my sunshine ones up to now; for having a little terrace garden, to which I could pay some attention before the rain comes; for being able to buy the last figs at The Olive Branch Deli at Lifestyle on Kloof, popping into Woolies, and getting a treatment at my podiatrist in Sea Point, only my third car trip in 37 days; for my favorite song ‘Burn’ by Mathew Gold making number one on Kfm’s Top 40 this morning, with six SA songs in the Top 10, and 13 SA songs in the Top 40. Bravo Kfm and Martin Myers, who are doing so much to promote local music, on radio in particular 👏👏👏; for 145 Restaurants on the Take-Away Food Delivery List, with over 1800 members; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus Lockdown: Food Offering and Delivery very tightly controlled, yet some chefs and restaurants have found ways to do it!


I have written previously how the restaurant industry is suffering tremendously, both in being able to pay its bills due to lack of cash flow, and the responsibility it has to keep paying staff, receiving UIF payments for staff appearing to be a difficult process, understandable as every employer in the country is trying to keep head above water and therefore submitting claims. From wanting to jump in to prepare meals to deliver, and thereby keep some staff employed and some cash flowing, most restaurant were disappointed to discover that this was against the Lockdown Law.  Yet a handful of chefs and food suppliers have managed to receive an Essential Service certificate, and are preparing food offerings, which they are delivering to clients’ homes or offering on a collection basis. Licensed alcohol-selling restaurants appear to be experiencing the biggest problems when it comes to food delivery permission, even though they do not offer alcohol delivery. Continue reading →