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Sweet Service Award goes to Dinkel Bakery; Sour Service Award goes to Audi Century City!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Dinkel Bakery on Kloofnek Road, and Cain, the coffee maker, waiter and Deli assistant, for his excellent service always. As I head to town weekly I have asked him to keep two poppyseed rolls for me on a Thursday. I don’t need to call ahead anymore, as the rolls are ready and waiting for me. The sweetest thing about Cain, a Zimbabwean, is that he can speak such good German, having worked at Dinkel for so many years already, serving many German customers. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to The Lawns; Sour Service Award goes to TELKOM!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to The Lawns at The Roundhouse in Camps Bay, for its excellent service in looking after our table of about 15 on Wednesday, at a meeting and end-of-year- function for the Management Committee of the Camps Bay & Clifton Ratepayers Association on which I serve. We ordered our individual breakfasts, and when I told the waiter that I had to leave half an hour later, he offered to separate my order from that of the group, so that it could be speeded up in the kitchen.  He was true to his word, I not having to wait very long, and neither did the rest of our group, their breakfasts arriving just as I had finished mine.  I love Dilmah tea, and always regard it as a sign of the quality of the establishment, so I was impressed to see that this is their tea brand. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths; the Sour Service Award goes to Pick n Pay!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths for removing all plastic shopping bags from its stores from 9 November. Shoppers will have to bring their own bags along when they go shopping from that date onwards, a commendable environmental step forward!

 

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Sweet and Sour Service Awards go to Discovery Vitality !

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Discovery, for lowering the bar for its members, having increased the value of the Miles which one can win on the weekly Vitality Gameboard play, and for discounting the ‘cost’ of its Rewards, by 20%. On Wednesday I only had to use 800 Discovery Mikes to buy a DisChem voucher of 1000 Discovery Miles, or R100. It has also lowered the number of steps one does per day to earn 100 points to 7500, from 10000. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to City of Cape Town; Sour Service Award goes to Standard Bank!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town, for its generous once-off donation of 2000 garbage bags to Camps Bay Clean, my litter clean-up initiative in Camps Bay, facilitated by Camps Bay/Sea Point Councillor Nicola Jowell.  Councillor Nicola personally delivered the bags to my home yesterday. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to KONG; Sour Service Award goes to Sandak-Lewin!

The Sweet Service Award goes to KONG Bar & Grill in De Waterkant, where I have watched the last two Rugby World Cup matches, have eaten a dinner, and went to dance yesterday evening. The service by the managers Dave Mitchell and Grant Grobbellar is beyond standard, always friendly, and checking that all is in order. Their chefs are amazing and last night sent a complimentary plate of Valrhona chocolate and beetroot as well as a cinnamon ice creams to where I was dancing upstairs, knowing my weakness for ice cream. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to A4 Arts Foundation; Sour Service Award goes to Woolworths Hermanus!

The Sweet Service Award goes to the A4 Arts Foundation, which I discovered on Buitenkant Street whilst going for a walk near The Fugard theatre last night. Despite being past 19h00, I was allowed to enter to view the exhibition, and then was offered a glass of Boschendal red wine as well as a bag of popcorn, a generous way to kill time whilst I was waiting for the show to start. The staff were very friendly and the exhibition impressive. The Foundation website  describes it as ‘a free to public not-for-profit laboratory for the arts of Southern Africa’Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to The Blanc Canvas; Sour Service Award goes to OLC Experiential!

The Sweet Service Award goes to The Blanc Canvas and its owner Lisa, inside Oxford Stationers at the Gardens Centre. I had three small paintings and drawings bought on my recent trip framed, and they were completed within a week, at a very reasonable price. 

 

 

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Sweet Service Award to Pilbeo; Sour Service Award goes to Alda Eustacion Pontevedra!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Pilbeo luggage transfer service in Portugal and Spain, and its operator Jesus Capeans Viña, for the excellent reliable service they offered in collecting and dropping off my suitcase on each of my 15 Accommodation nights in the Portuguese Coastal Camino, starting in Porto in Portugal until I completed the walk in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. When I developed a bad blister underneath my foot, I could be transported with my luggage to the next destination, at the cost of an additional ‘suitcase’. Two changes to my schedule/accommodations were efficiently handled. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Lisbon train service; Sour Service Award goes to Diana Tours in Lisbon!

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Lisbon train service, for its amazing train to Porto, and for the discount I received when making the booking at the Lisbon station, Initially the ticket seller told me that the second class tickets were sold out, and that I would have to buy a first class ticket at €85 for the three hour trip. He understood my question about a pensioner price, asked to see my passport, and lo and behold, I was given a second class ticket at €22! I mistakenly sat in the first class section initially, and the seats in both classes were almost identical, with footrests, and WiFi! South African trains have a long way to go! Continue reading →