Operation Oysterhood: 27 August

OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.

— @HaggardHawks


I haven’t embroidered anything since high school, but muscle memory kicked in even after twenty-five years. It’s not exactly a great work of art, but I have a Karavan mask now :) Thank you, Melissa, and Megan Smith of Cloth and Print!

Thursday (it is Thursday, isn’t it?) was a blur of emails, phone calls, organising, reading, writing and one manuscript meeting – social distancing on the stoep. By the time I arrived for dinner at my love’s house, I was exhausted. But an end-of-the-day chat next to the braai fire with a glass of smooth wine drained away the tensions and responsibilities of the day.

Back at home, a bit of TV, and now early night.

Tomorrow, another busy day, but in the middle, an exciting lunch date. Yay!

And then: weekend! Double yay!

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”


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