Operation Oysterhood: 16 June

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

— @HaggardHawks

Upper Austria in Summer

I spent nearly the entire day reading on my computer screen, so this is going to be short.

‘Level three,’ was the President’s announcement. ‘Lockdown or loadshedding?’ I saw someone asking online, and I just burst out laughing. Mad times. We need to laugh, because there is just so much weeping that one can do.

Author Penny Haw sent me the link to this wonderful article by an indie publisher – Louise Walters Books – in the UK: “Indie realities“. It made me feel less alone, and very much inspired.

I invited my love to a braai today. I set up two small tables outside and braaied lamb chops for us. It was weird to sit so far apart, but at least we could enjoy a meal ‘together’. Two more days. Although I think I will be living in semi-self-isolation for a while, at least until the third wave is over.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

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


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