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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 50 of Level 1, 19 April 2021


Monday 19 April 2021, Day 50 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for the fire having burnt itself out, and for the hard work done by firefighters as well as persons who have helped accommodate UCT students, and who collected and donated supplies for the firefighters, pets, and students❤️; for a fabulous continuous 7 hour sleep; for a fire starting at a homeless structure at Maidens Cove this morning being extinguished very quickly ❤️ ; for getting my writing work done smoothly; for a shopping walk to Pick n Pay and Woolies; for a much cooler day at 21C, and very windy, not good for the firefighting; for a second power walk, having to fit it in before a meeting, choosing two sets of steps, each with 100 steps, one uphill and another downhill, protected against the wind on the paths, but almost blown over on Camps Bay Drive, connecting the two paths, gaining 300 Discovery points; for a productive Camps Bay Ratepayers Association Committee Zoom meeting; for the good service from Charlene Shapiro of CNC Products, dropping off an ordered bulk pack of mini Smarties 💙❤️, and for being happy, healthy, and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Devastating fire destroys parts of UCT, historical Mostert’s Mill, Rhodes Memorial Restaurant, not yet under control!


Yesterday a devastating fire started in Cape Town on one of the hottest days this summer, not only devastating in terms of the loss of vegetation and wildlife in the Table Mountain National Park, and buildings, but also the historical nature of these buildings, some with tourism significance too. Vagrants living in the National Park illegally are alleged to have caused the fire.

The fire continued burning on Devil’s Peak last night, and now has spread to Vredehoek, with certain parts of the suburb being evacuated this morning. Unfortunately it is being fanned by a gale force South Easter. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 49 of Level 1, 18 April 2021


Sunday 18 April 2021, Day 49 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for one of our hottest days this summer, at 31C, without a breath of wind; for the fantastic work done by the 200 plus firefighters tackling the fire 🔥 at Rhodes Memorial, the Restaurant there (which burnt down), Mostert’s Mill on the opposite side of the M3, UCT buildings including the Library, and now spread to Deer Park in Vredehoek; for an otherwise relaxed day, even vacuuming the carpets and gaining good steps for it; for there being less litter around the Tidal Pool than usual, and lucky to have learner Marc help me with the heavy littering around the swings, he doing so for a school community project; for three sets of Beachgoers thanking us for cleaning up, something we seldom hear; and for being happy, healthy, and free 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 8 at Level 3, 8 June 2020.


Monday 8 June 2020, Day 8 of Level 3, after 66 days of Level 4 and 5 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a peaceful organized day; for a sunny day, not too cold even though it only reached 18C, with midday mist; for completing the complicated 4-page Form of the Provincial Tourism authority, sending it with 5 certificates of support, after getting all the certificates stamped at the police station; for getting my admin work for the day done quickly; for a shorter walk than normal, my hip being very painful today, probably due to the change in weather coming soon; for a lovely snooze this afternoon; for a long chat to restaurateur Ian Halfon, who is opening a mega Food Delivery and Collection service from Friday onwards (Blogpost tomorrow); and for being fit and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →