Operation Oysterhood: 20 February

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

— @HaggardHawks

A spoiled szczurek – that’s how I feel today. After completing my work for the morning and visiting the post office and the Protea Bookshop in Zonnebloem, my love whisked me away to the Waterfront where we spent the entire afternoon swimming, sunbathing, eating and relaxing at The Silo Hotel. They have some incredible specials on at the moment: Local Love at The Silo Hotel. Pure bliss.

The pizza they serve on their rooftop might be one of the best, if not the best, in town. And the views – oooooh, they are hard to beat!

For the first time in forever my cheeks are, finally, not sore. A change of perspective, some relief from the stresses of the everyday. A deep, content sigh.

What else?

Naomi Osaka has her fourth grand slam title. What an amazing achievement – a beautifully bright star on the tennis firmament.

Apart from all this happiness, is it just me or is anyone else sad thinking about this quote from the official Twitter account of NASA’s Perseverance: “Hello, world. My first look at my forever home.”

The top of the Waterfront for one day is a great escape. An eternity of service for humanity on Mars does not sound like great fun. Thank goodness rovers have no feelings and don’t understand the concept of loneliness.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

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


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