OYSTERHOOD is reclusiveness or solitude, or an overwhelming desire to stay at home.
After a lazy morning in bed – during which I finished reading the wondrous The Gospel of the Eels by Patrik Svensson – I visited The Book Lounge to pick up a gift for friends and two books (Sindiwe Magona’s latest novel and Fred Khumalo’s latest story collection) for myself:
Then it was time for a sunflowery afternoon with my love at Vergelegen, where we listened to a talk about the farm by Rob Caskie and had a fabulous lunch with a few fabulous wines and listened to the winemaker André van Rensburg (an avid reader!) speak about the liquid magic in our glasses. The sunflowers are in bloom, the ancient camphor and oak trees provide shade and comfort, and the varied gardens are a feast for the senses. Vergelegen is a living legend, a place I enjoy returning to where lovely memories keep accumulating.
Rafa is in the Barcelona final! :)
Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.
“Physical distancing remains one of the key strategies to curb this pandemic.”