So today was a bit 😔... I received the news that my cycling sportive in September has been cancelled. Basically they are taking a super early decision before any significant financial outlay, and recognising where so many other things are being postponed to the autumn people were dropping out of the event due to clashes. I’ve deferred my place to 2021... so cycling past Corfe Castle, the bit of the route I was most looking forward to, will have to wait until next year... Despite this I did a quick 5.8 miles around the block tonight, and did my fastest time to date. Even set that speed detector off in Enham Alamein doing 26mph! Had to be quick as we had a family fish and chip night tonight (takeaway collected and parcels were of course duly left on doorsteps!). I’m thinking this is now the chance to really get some serious training in, as I’ve now got 17 months to go!
Torö Stenstrand, in English Torö Rock beach. They named this magical place quite correctly. It's not often that I've seen such white rocks by the Swedish shores.
Torö Stenstrand, Stockholms biggest surfbeach. Camping 2014.
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LOCKDOWN DAY 8
So if I had to sum up day 8 in one word, it would be called: TELEPHONE
I was on my phone for close to 5 hours today.
And when I wasn't actually on the phone, I was on a video conference with Minister Dlamini-Zuma, regarding the role of municipalities during the lockdown period.
Needless to say i did not achieve any of my initial goals but... 1. Phone Dr Olivier that was forcefully removed from her home to the MDR hospital in Modimolle - done. I have also spoken to her attorney, and have put her in contact with @our_da for additional assistance and support. Shocking story of poor support from government.
2. Try to get 9 residents from my municipality repatriated from Angola 🇦🇴 - not done. Took me a lot of phone calls and messages but for now it seems it will take at least another 5 days to get clarity on how they will be able to return home.
3. Issue permits for informal food traders - done. Applications ready and permit templates ready. Now we need to process all applications.
4. Improve water service delivery - the first 16 Jojo Tanks have arrived at our municipality and is ready for installation from tomorrow. This will assist to alleviate water problems in all wards.
#luanvanstaden was a star today and played for hours on his own while I was busy working. Funniest moment... When he took my seat during the video conference with the Minister. I quickly ran to the kitchen to switch the stove off, returned to the office to find Luan happily taking my place during the video call 😂😂 #Covid19inSA#COVID19#lockdown#lockdownSA#day8ofquarantine#day8#day8quarantine#mayormarlene#videoconference#telephone#myfoonmaakmymal#ekprobeer#inperking#isolleer#stayathome#staysafe#alldressedupandnowheretogo#autumn#workfromhome#werkvanuithuis#werkhard
Tomorrow afternoon! Be there or be square. I'll be hanging with @spookylittlehalloween tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. CST. We'll chat Halloween, Tiger King, and everything else in between! Hope to see ypu there!
6 Minutes ago
Bored? How many horror movies can you name in the picture?