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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journey, Day 137 of Level 1, 14 February 2022


Monday 14 February 2022, Valentine’s Day ❤️, Day 137 of Level 1 ❤️

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a hot Summer’s day, peaking at 34C, therefore going for a very early walk to Woolies, only having slept for 4 hours, after so much sleep yesterday; for a mega security camera installation started in our Ebbtide apartment block today, allowed to help choose where the 9 cameras must go, this issue having caused great stress last week, more installation work lying ahead for tomorrow; for a busy work morning; for getting caught up in a Netflix series ‘Inventing Anna’, another swindle story; for photographing Valentine’s Day diners and dishes at Anatoli, Utopia, and Zezt, all three restaurants busy this evening; for a Valentine’s Day spoil Dairy Den ice cream ❤️; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

My Blogpost today was about the Breaking News that Chef Christiaan Campbell has moved to McGregor and opened at Temenos.

Breaking News: Top ethical food-sourcing chef opens in McGregor!

SA Corona Status: 3,642,905 cases 97250 deaths 30,627,415 vaccinations

FitBit 6000 steps 5 km 👣

LovemylifeandloveGaryslife 💙❤️


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,  returned to Level 3 on 26 July, returned to Level 2 on 13 September, returned to Level 1 on 1 October,  and the Curfew Curfew lifted on 30 December 2021 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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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 135 of Level 1, 12 February 2022.


Saturday 12 February 2022, Day 135 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for what felt like a cooler day, overcast, but humid, with a coolish light breeze; for working this morning and afternoon, and a snooze in-between, having to catch up on sleep from a very busy week 😴 ; for a walk to Woolies to buy up their last ❤️ stock; for Viv driving past and us having a long pavement chat; for getting my Tanzanite ring back, two stones replaced and so nicely polished, #thankyou Renate of Timeless Pearls 💙 ; for lovely Kfm Blokparty music; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 119 of Level 1, 27 January 2022


Thursday 27 January 2022, Day 119 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a busy and successful day; for posting for my clients this morning and preparing for two Status meetings; for Alex finally getting hold of BA via Twitter, all other phone call attempts failing, and costing R300 in holding on and on and on, or the calls unanswered, with the sad news that they cannot delay their flight by one day, so it’s back to the UK tomorrow 🥲; for getting my restrung pearls delivered to my home by Timeless Pearls ❤️; for collecting my post at Vlaeberg Post Office Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 50 of Level 3 Adjusted, 14 February 2021


Sunday 14 February 2021, Valentine’s Day ❤️❤️❤️, Day 50 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 345 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a most fabulous Valentine’s Day, getting dressed up for it, and spending an hour at Utopia Cape Town, interacting with romantic guests celebrating their love ❤️; for the amazing support I received when cleaning up Camps Bay late this afternoon, looking terrible with litter everywhere, having learner Marc join me, and an amazing surprise that two adult picnickers and two cousin boys helped us clean up near where they were picnicking, the little boys being particularly happy to bring us litter and endless bottles of alcohol empties, filling four garbage bags in an hour, there was so much; for the rain overnight and morning ☔️; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →