Operation Oysterhood: 9 April

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

— @HaggardHawks

I did not have much hope for this day, I just wanted to get through it somehow. Only the evening was something to be looked forward to.

In the morning, to keep myself on track, I compiled a to-do list and would have been happy if only half the items on it had been crossed out by the end of the working day, but I somehow, miraculously, got through it all and was finished by five-fifty p.m., just in time to change into fresh clothes and drive out to a friend’s house where she and her family prepared a delicious socially distanced dinner on their patio for us. It was wonderful: the company, the stories and the food. We had a really good time and a few great laughs.

Today was the day when I, or rather The Fifth Mrs Brink, became a bargain, selling for R70 at Bargain Books. The lovely news is that there are still readers out there eager to read the book. Thank you.

A prince and a famous rapper passed away today, but I hardly knew anything about them before this moment. I am just thinking about a woman who shared over seven decades of her life with a man, and now, she is alone, probably more than ever in her life.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

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


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