Saturday 11 September 2021, Day 47 of Level 3 😷
Corona Gratitude 🙏
#grateful for a lovely day, spending most of it working, making bookings for my clients’ guests, changing bookings, replying to client reviews, posting in their Social Media channels, and photographing the Reddam Atlantic Seaboard Matric Dinner Dance at Utopia Cape Town, a non-alcoholic and non-partner one; for a walk to Woolworths to get a few things for my lovely picnic Abendbrot dinner with Gary Peterson, catching up on his exciting life and finishing his bottle of whiskey which had my name on it; for lovely rain which has started falling now; for dancing my last steps to Kfm’s Blokparty; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙
I was not allowed to photograph the Reddam learners.
I have an exciting feeling about tourism starting to pick up, seeing all sorts of signs today, including hearing Germans in Woolies, not having heard it spoken in quite a while.
I’m so proud of my clients’ restaurants having done so well today. 👏
News from Havana is not good, the locals really struggling. Like us they have had hardly any tourists. The cost of getting to the USA is $5000, money the locals just dont have. 🥲😱
I woke up to a party in our building at 7h00 this morning, and am going to bed with another, both in the Ebbtide apartment 101 of Rhode Snyman, Nigerian tenant and buddies completely drunk and abusive. Police and the Camps Bay CSI have just left, with a warning.😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
SA Corona Status: 2 854 234 cases 84751 deaths 14 670 161 vaccinations
FitBit 7500 steps 5 km 👣
The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December, extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July, and returned to Level 3 on 26 July, is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.
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