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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 47 of Level 3, 11 February 2021

 

Thursday 11 February 2021, Day 47 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 342 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a fabulous day, peaceful, calm, with beautiful weather and no wind, and super organized; for having the chutzpah to address an email to the Sandak-Lewin MD very early this morning and receiving the most surprising reply almost immediately 👏; for an easy-flowing Blogpost; for collecting my poppy seed rolls at Dinkel Bakery; for buying some German treats at Hartlief, for paying my Rates & Taxes at Pick n Pay, and some other groceries at Woolies, paying my last Vodacom account ever, all at the Garden’s Centre, for no Loadshedding when we were meant to have it from 8h00; for a lovely Client status meeting at Utopia, getting excited for a very busy weekend lying ahead for the restaurant; for a Camps Bay walk, asking a bride if I may photograph her, she knowing me from my Straatwerker cleaning more than a year ago, her name being Sarah from Seeff Atlantic Seaboard; for reaching 10200 Discovery points for this year to date, only needing another 40000 points to get to Diamond status; for only paying R5 for a 2 kg bag of Royal Canin kitten food with free delivery by Pet Heaven expected on Monday, thanks to Elize Skriker; for an ice cream treat and dancing at The Dairy Den; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 40 of Level 3 Adjusted, 4 February 2021.

 

Thursday 4 February 2021, First Thursday, Day 40 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 316 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a fabulous day that just got better and better, ending off on a high note; for a lovely warm day with little wind, although the mountains were covered in clouds; for a brisk walk to Clifton, earning 300 Discovery points, being less stressed about mask-wearing as there were fewer walkers about; for a longer than planned Skype meeting with a representative of my Canadian Tour Guiding company based in India, talking about the company’s marketing and Social Media, which I will assist them with, and writing Cape Town content too; for my two poppy seed rolls waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery; for being healthy enough to donate blood; for a good status meeting with my client over lunch, I having a healthy delicious Caprese Salad; for a long-overdue session with my podiatrist; for popping in at the WCafé at Woolies in Sea Point for a juice; for being spoilt when I went to see George Sax at the new Kloof Street Hotel; for being thoroughly spoilt by Gary Peterson and Thomas, as well as by the new ëlgr, the restaurant with the most difficult name in Cape Town, meaning ‘moose’; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 38 of Adjusted Level 3, 2 February 2021

 

Tuesday 2 February 2021, Day 38 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 314 of Lockdown.

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful 28C wind-free day, as if specially designed to celebrate the reopening of beaches today, the Camps Bay Beach and Tidal Pool being busy, as was Victoria Road; for the car guards smiling in being kept busy and earning tips, and no doubt the restaurants and supermarkets benefiting too; for a meeting with another prospective Communications client, which led to a second prospective client……. all too good to be true 😱; for fetching my laundry and shopping at Woolies on Regent Road in Sea Point; for a walk on the Camps Bay Promenade and Tidal Pool area with Imtiaz, there being lots of litter to pick up, there being so many picnickers; for lovely dancing music on Kfm Dansdag; for learning how business works, after many decades of not working for clients; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 33 of Level 3 Adjusted, 28 January 2021

 

Thursday 28 January 2021, Day 33 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 309 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely smooth flowing day; for it being a warm 24C day without wind; for a PowerWalk to Clifton and back, happy that it gave me 300 Discovery points after yesterday’s disappointing points; for a bonus 400 points for my healthy Pick n Pay purchases; for a good status meeting with my client, finalising the Valentine’s Day Menu ❤️; for collecting my poppyseed rolls at Dinkel Bakery; for shopping for my German treats at Hartlief; for a quick pop-in at the Waterfront, quiet this afternoon, paying my hopefully last Vodacom contract account ever; for a chocolate purchase at Tomes ❤️, and collecting my post; for a late breakfast at the WCafé at Woolworths; for collecting ordered lightbulbs at RG Jack for our apartment block; for a lovely dinner at Utopia with dear friend Charlotte Zachariou and her husband Nick, visiting our city from Knysna, being spoilt with oysters, they eating the Tasting Menu (5 courses at R195) while I had an octopus starter and ice cream dessert, playing Uber for them; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 27 of Level 3 Adjusted, 23 January 2021.

 

Saturday 23 January 2021, Day 27 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 304 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a wonderful day, my most sociable and restaurant dining day since the start of Lockdown; for a lovely cool start to the day, not becoming warmer than 24C today, and ending with a drizzle; for a huff and puff quick walk up to midway Geneva Drive, to show my cleaning team a project to tackle, only having an hour for them, giving me 300 Discovery points; for a delicious Breakfast at Quentin at Oakhurst; for a late lunch with Stuart Bailey at Utopia; for an early dinner with Katie Friedman and her son Iggy at NV-80, my first visit to the Sea Point restaurant; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 21 of Level 3 Adjusted, 17 January 2021.

 

Sunday 17 January 2021, Day 21 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 298 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a 23C day, with the wind only picking up this afternoon; for both Imtiaz and Carmen of my cleaning team being at work today, tackling half of Geneva Drive with me; for getting some water to drink from WCafé at Woolworths after our strenuous walk, with a 200 Discovery point bonus for me; for a snooze this afternoon with My Grey lying next to my pillow, his sleeping place; for a second Camps Bay walk with Carmen, in the greater Tidal Pool area; for a fabulous spoil by Pick n Pay of a bulk pack of Smarties at the promised Black Friday price of 33% off, the box arriving 2 1/2 months later; for not even being aware of Loadshedding starting at 12h00, not affecting me at all; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 18 of Level 3 Adjusted, 14 January 2021

 

Thursday 14 January 2021, Day 18 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 295 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another warm day, at 27C, and no wind, with rain forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning, fog rolling in now; for surviving the day with very little sleep; for getting my work done this morning, and still having enough time to go for a Camps Bay walk, it being very quiet, and The 41 being the first restaurant closing in Camps Bay, until 15 February; for collecting poppy seed rolls at Dinkel Bakery, which Cain kindly kept for me; for the best service ever at the Civic Centre to get my new car registration disc, I being the only person there, it taking no more than 5 minutes 💙; for a good client Status meeting; for popping in at Pilcrow & Cleaver, buying a wild mushroom Ragu dish to take home and some items from Fideli’s, bumping into Katie & Jonny Friedman there; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus, Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 15 of Level 3 Adjusted, 12 January 2021.

 

Tuesday 12 January 2021, Day 15 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 293 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a hot day at 27C, and forecast to be even hotter tomorrow; for a short writing working day, having done most of the preparation last night; for getting my car serviced at Audi Century City, the Service Manager Hennie Kriel looking after my baby and replacing the battery, the Maintenance Plan running out later this month; for a Canal Walk shopping morning while I waited for my car, Hennie driving me across to the Centre and fetching me; for a walk to Camps Bay to buy some Kitten wet food at Pick n Pay; for a catch up call with my Alex, hearing his exciting business plans; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Thank you 2020 for everything that you have taught me, my Top 20 of 2020!

 

I was very excited about the year 2020, having the 20th as a birthdate, and it being my lucky number. Despite the tragedy of the Corona Virus pandemic and the inconvenience of the Lockdown regulations at times, 2020 turned out to be one of my best ever, learning from it and growing through it.

On Facebook I have posted daily Corona Gratitudes, for the small and big things that have come my way in the past 9 months. There are far too many to mention, so I have turned this post into a Top 20 of 2020, an unforgettable year for all of us. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 3 of Adjusted Level 3, 31 December 2020

 

Thursday 31 December 2020, Day 3 of adjusted Level 3, Day 281 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another special day, the last one of this amazing year ❤️❤️❤️; for a cooler day, with a little rain this afternoon; for a Bakoven and Camps Bay walk with my Camps Bay Clean helper Carmen, back at work today while Imtiaz is still off ill, with lots of dreadful litter in Bakoven; for Woolies keeping a roast chicken for me until I could fetch it; for my SwitchBitch trilogy order coming through, so I collected a courier bag for it from Pick n Pay; for getting my preparation for my client Status meeting completed in good time, very happy with what I have achieved for my client, and what I have learnt too; for the amazing kind compliments paid to me by Utopia waitrons Ruramai and Alain, thanking me for filling the restaurant so well, it obviously affecting their tips too, so touched by this ❤️; for Hartlief keeping some German treats for me, all ready to collect at the Garden’s Centre; for a good efficient Status meeting, I being up to date with all our Marketing activities; for meeting and later sharing a glass of Lautus de-alcoholised red wine, with 0,05% alcohol, with Astrid Gillwald who lives a few blocks from me, and her friend Brandon from London, who were lunching at Utopia; for the treat of a movie and popcorn at The Labia cinema, just a pity it was such a disappointing movie; for a short burst of fireworks from Clifton/Bantry Bay, which I could see from my home, just before Curfew; for the fabulous dance music which Kfm’s Jonathan Duiguid is playing, such a pity he has to talk so much….🥵; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →