Operation Oysterhood: 19-20 November

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

— @HaggardHawks

Waking up in the Elgin Valley

I lost the plot. I have worked myself into a state of physical exhaustion and emotional paralysis, trying desperately to resolve one obstacle after another and not really succeeding (although an insane amount of stuff got done anyway). That is the reason why I did not post for two days; I just couldn’t think straight any longer.

But last night, after another day of fighting windmills, my love opened a bottle of Hoghouse beer for me, packed me into his car, and together we travelled to the Elgin Valley, where Karavan Press will be launching Let It Fall Where It Will at Elgin Ridge Wine Estate later today.

We had a simple late dinner and opened a beautiful bottle of red and let the tensions of the past few weeks drain away into the Elgin night.

I love this place. My love introduced me to it and we have been visiting here for as long as we have been together, which is four years today! We will celebrate: a wonderful relationship and a wonderful book – the miracles that make everything worthwhile, no matter what.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

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


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