Tag Archives: Clifton

Cape Town named one of 53 Best Cities in the World by TimeOut!

 

TimeOut has named Cape Town one of its 53 Best Cities in the world, nominated by 20000 city-dwellers subscribing to the publication.

I am proud to be one of the subscribers who nominated our city, asked to identify the top restaurants and bars, theatre, art galleries, the nightlife, and the cool neighborhoods. In its calculation of the  TimeOut Index 2022, the publication added the livability of the city as a resident as well as a tourist this year. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 158 of Level 1, 7 March 2022

 

Monday 7 March 2022, Day 158 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a busy day, getting my client work done by 9h30, to leave for the City; for a 12 hour tour with my lovely young German client Josua, covering Bo-Kaap, Woodstock, Steenberg, Muizenberg, Boulder’s Beach, Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak, Camps Bay, Clifton, Signal Hill, and ending off the day with a lovely Tasting Menu dinner at Zest, Marlene Du Plessis-Zoetl eating there too; for surviving a very strong South Easter, especially in the deep south and at Signal Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 118 of Level 1, 26 January 2022

 

Wednesday 26 January 2022, Day 118 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a warm day with a moderate South Easter; for getting up early and posting for my clients, and preparing for client Status meetings; for a Jason’s croissant breakfast at home with the boys; for bravely going to my gentle ophthalmologist to book two eye ops a week apart, the first on Tuesday, my first ever use of Discovery to cover any medical costs 💙 ; for a lovely Zest lunch to spoil Justin Miller on his birthday, having helped him get the job at newkings boutique hotel 💙; for good Status meetings at Zest and newkings; for a quick shop at Woolies Piazza da Luz; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Camps Bay one of 51 Blue Flag Beaches in SA 2021/2022!

 

Camps Bay and Clifton 4th Beach have been announced as Blue Flag Status Beaches for the 2021/2022 season, two out of only ten Beaches 8n total in Cape Town, reports BusinessTech. 

According to The Wildlife & Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA), Blue Flags will be flown at 51 beaches, five marinas and by four sustainable tourism boats around South Africa over the forthcoming 2021/22 Blue Flag season.

The Western Cape province has 36 Blue Flag Beaches, with five new beaches added, including Onrus, Struisbaai, and WIlderness. KZN has 8 Blue Flag Beaches, and the Eastern Cape has 7 such Beaches.  Continue reading →

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

 

Friday 19 March 2021, Day 19 of Level 1, Day 359 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely day, the South Easter having picked up, and forecast to be with us for the whole long weekend, with rising temperatures; for Minsky coming back home after another night out, scary as it was 8h00 this morning, her latest return; for a lighter load of work today; for Balele my new cleaner coming to work punctually, the two of us doing a thorough litter clean up between my place and Clifton, a long walk of three and a half hours; for a lovely long sleep late this afternoon; for receiving an email from Discovery Insure to say that as I am on Diamond Status for my car insurance, my premium will not increase for the next year 💙; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 14 of Level 1, 14 March 2021.

 

Sunday 14 March 2021, Day 14 of Level 1, Day 354 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a relaxed day, catching up on work; for a grey overcast day, with a little rain this afternoon, and more expected overnight, with a strong Black South Easter blowing; for going for a walk to Clifton and back during Loadshedding this afternoon, struggling to walk against the wind on my way back; for picking up a copy of the Daily Maverick 168 at Pick n Pay; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 6 of Level 3, 6 March 2021

 

Saturday 6 March 2021, Day 6 of Level 1, Day 346 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a relaxed day, warmer than forecast, and quite humid; for a walk to Clifton and back, the first this week, gaining 200 Discovery steps; for a family afternoon sleep, Minsky and Earl Grey joining in; for a quick clean up at the Tidal Pool late this afternoon, lucky to have learners Marc from Bakoven, and Mia and her brother Kai with their mom Hayley in Camps Bay helping too 👏👏👏; for a fun evening photographing Mediterranean dishes at Anatoli, getting to taste the dishes too; and for being happy and healthy . 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 64 of Level 3 Adjusted, 27 February 2021.

 

Saturday 27 February 2021, Day 64 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 339 of Lockdown, 11 month of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day at 28C, with almost no wind; for surviving the day with only 2 1/2 hours of sleep after terrible noise disturbance by renters of the apartment above me until 3h00 this morning, as well as Full Moon; to Emma at The 41 for strengthening me and pulling up my spirits with a Dilmah tea, and a delicious croissant with egg and bacon, served on the beachfront lawn 💙; for a fabulous community beach clean up, with Camps Bay High learners and drama students from the LATMA Academy at the Theatre on the Bay joining in; for finally giving up on my Reebok shoes which I bought in Havana 20 months ago, easily having walked 4500 km in them, now for Mr Grey to play with, he loving chewing the shoelaces; for a high-cardio walk to 3rd Beach in Clifton and back, earning 300 Discovery points; for a second beach clean this afternoon at the Tidal Pool, two High School learners and a mom joining me in removing masses of litter; for the peace and quiet in our building tonight, as the noise creators checked out this morning; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 63 of Level 3 Adjusted, 26 February 2021

 

Friday 26 February 2021, Day 63 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 338 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a fabulous day, flowing smoothly, with more food indulgence and meeting new and old friends; for getting my work done early this morning; for breakfast at Firefly Café with Judy Lamprecht of Deja Brew in Strand, a member restaurant of my Lockdown Sit-Down, Delivery & Collection Restaurants Cape Town & Winelands Facebook Group, and her husband Michiel; for an energetic walk to Clifton and back, with good cardio, gaining a surprising 500 points; for getting overgrown tree branches from the next door erf cut back today; for a good meeting with a prospective client in Constantia; for a wonderful afternoon spent with Michele Antelme in her beautiful cottage and garden, having fabulous snacks, some Cassis treats, and gin and pink tonic, being unconnected from the Internet, a three hour treat ❤️❤️❤️; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 62 of Level 3 Adjusted, 25 February 2021

 

Thursday 25 February 2021, Day 62 of Level 3 Adjusted, Day 337 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a lovely day, super organized, and goals achieved; for sleeping well, having Minsky in the house last night; for a victory with the apartment Trustees today; for a walk to Clifton and back, earning 300 Discovery points, struggling to walk back against the strong wind; for picking up my poppy seed rolls at Dinkel Bakery; for a quick German Deli shop at Hartlief, and at Woolies, using my Discovery voucher and grateful for a number of surprise Woolies discounts; for a very good Status meeting with my client, ordering ice cream, having a craving; for another ice cream at Häagen-Dazs on Kloof Street, topped with Smarties; for a most wonderful evening again at ëlgr Restaurant, with Barbara Lenhard and Florian Gast; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →