It’s all fun and games until COVID-19 touches you on a more direct level. One of my friends that works away was tested as part of a mandatory reaction plan his employers had in place. He tested positive, despite showing no symptoms. He didn’t fall ill during his isolation period either. According to the doctors, he is one of the very few lucky ones. He is now waiting for this third set of swabs and blood tests to come back negative, while plans are trying to be made to get him back to SA. Not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about him and his colleagues. It has me wondering though – how many of us may be infected, but are asymptomatic?Continue reading
…Yet leave us with a wealth of contentment.
Last week I headed off to the The Mother City to write exams. My Herbalife-friend, Tina tagged along for the ride. I was so grateful because she drove most of the way and as a result I had a few extra hours to study.
We stayed in a delightful flat in Mowbray that I found on Airbnb. Our host, Noel, was absolutely amazing, adding a personal touch by including a small bottle of sparkling wine to the welcome basket in the flat, which we drank on Thursday afternoon after we’d spent the rest of the day at Signal Hill, playing silly buggers and The Company Gardens feeding the pigeons and the squirrels. A highlight was “The Perfect Cup” which was served at the coffee shop at the latter.
Other highlights included catching up with my friends, Jakes, and Alijay for quick coffees. Oh, and I had the best curry of my life the Wednesday night (yes, in Cape Town, not Durban!)
and a smashing Lemon Meringue with “The Perfect Cup”.
All in all, looking back, I am glad that I didn’t once, set foot in a mall and spend money on stuff that I not only don’t need, but can’t afford – and that will be fleeting pleasures. These #memories are forever!