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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 148 of Level 1, 25 February 2022


Friday 25 February 2022, Day 148 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a warm day at 24C; for a working and writing morning; for booking my 2022 Discovery Health Check with DisChem for next week; for having the new spectacle script checked by optometrist Bernard Coppez, he being somewhat shocked that I’ve been driving without specs; for being delighted to hear that they offer a 20% discount for Discovery clients; for meeting a lovely lady at Coppez, possibly his wife, chatting to different clients in the shop, including me, saying she has seen me walking in Camps Bay on numerous occasions when she drives from Hout Bay to Sea Point, a fantastic ambassador; for surviving a 90 minute wait at Standard Bank Sea Point, to get a bank statement for the past year, the ATM only offering one going back for 6 months, not impressed to sit there until 16h30; for doing a retail therapy shop at Woolies at St John’s Piazza after that long wait, finding a perfect winter jacket and some food spoils; for spoiling myself with a scone, grated cheese and jam at WCafé .….. mmmmm 💙; for a sad/happy seeing of Celia Mauerberger as I walked past Frosted, for which she has been such an amazing ambassador ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️; for working on my return to home, going through a huge number of emails and messages; for a refreshing walk to the Tidal Pool, with a very strong wind; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

The Sweet Service Award went to Bernard Coppez optometrists, and the Sour Service Award went to Discovery…. again 😱

Sweet Service Award goes to Bernard Coppez Optometrists; Sour Service Award goes to Discovery!

SA Corona Status:  3,669,671 cases 99145 deaths  31,406,387 vaccinations 

FitBit 7500 steps 5,5 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 70 of Level 1, 9 December 2021


Thursday 9 December 2021, Day 70 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day turned on its head, my Thursdays usually having a status meeting afternoon, requiring a preparation morning, but as my client could not meet with me today, things turned out differently, a visit to my dentist in the Waterfront at 12h00 influencing my time plan today; for a walk through Bakoven; for finishing a Blogpost this morning; for getting an implant affixed again, it coming out in Gary’s funicular 😂; for Minsky coming back home safely this morning after a night out on the town 😻; for a shop for cat food pouches at Woolies, their afternoon treat; for getting my postal Address changed at Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 37 of Level 1, 6 November 2021


Saturday 6 November 2021, Day 37 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a mixed day of energy and of relaxation; for a cool day of 19C; for a light traffic drive to Harvest Culture Eaterie at Tyger Falls Waterfront for a Status meeting, served my favorite Dilmah Earl Grey tea with a slice of their newest Baked Cheesecake cake addition, so beautifully presented; for getting a Business Card designed at Wizardz in the Waterfront, using a special, realizing that for what I do I need a card, mine being at least 3 years out of date; for a shock discovery of the sign of the times that CNA and the Post Office have closed down in the Waterfront, although the post boxes are Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 23 of Level 3, 18 August 2021


Wednesday 18 August 2021, Day 23 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a wonderful organized day, starting early in the morning, getting ready for two client meetings; for it pouring early this morning ☔️ but having cleared up when I left for town; for my Dinkel rolls waiting for me; for presenting Top 10 Woman Chef Judi Fourie of Pilcrow & Cleaver her prize of a bottle of Adhara Extra Virgin olive oil, and receiving discount vouchers for her Fideli’s and Pilcrow & Cleaver to hand out to vaccinated persons as a thank you; for a quick spoil at Labotessa Café for my favorite apple tart; for my haircut by Isabella Page Morgan after I ran out of time last week ❤️; for a pop in at Woolies at St John’s Piazza in Sea Point, succumbing to some early summer Continue reading →