Operation Oysterhood: 26 November

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

— @HaggardHawks

Last night, another unforgettable feast at La Colombe. It was at La Colombe (at its previous location) that I first learned how to eat oysters on my twenty-ninth birthday many, many years ago. The restaurant has grown from strength to strength since then and it has survived the hard lockdown (!); I have also survived (lockdown, touch wood, and otherwise), and my love for oysters has also grown over the years. I am even writing Oysterhood diaries :) Yesterday’s extravaganza did not include oysters, though. Yet, every single bite was heaven in one’s mouth. Food magic! And now, La Colombe is running spring specials – still not exactly the cheapest meal in town, but you get an experience worth at million bucks for only a few hundred.

At the dinner, my love announced something spectacularly amazing. We are in for an adventure of a lifetime in December. Stay tuned for more details ..

And today? It was back to reality. A ten-hour working day and a simple salad for dinner with my love. I did go for a walk! The first one in forever. I seem to be chained to my computer most of the time nowadays (not good!). But, the end of this madness is in sight. And, throughout the day today, I have also been counting my blessings when it comes to the people I work with on a permanent basis. Today, everyone delivered on all fronts in ways that go way beyond what one could reasonably expect. We are living through an impossible time, and nearly every day when you think that it can’t get any harder or worse, something terrible and unexpected happens. And yet, and yet! Together, with the right people by our sides, we can make the impossible possible. And today was another example of it for me.

Our Covid numbers are escalating in the Western Province and beyond. The signs are ominous. All these months of horror behind us, and there are still people who think that the simple precautionary safety measures are beyond them. In most cases, all it needs is a little bit of care …

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

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


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