Operation Oysterhood: 19-20 June

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

— @HaggardHawks

Franschhoek Valley is a magical place in any season, but during a balmy weekend in late autumn it is beyond magic. My love whisked me away to Franschhoek yesterday and we had an amazing time of laziness, great food and all-round beauty.


Walks, reading, trampoline jumping and a long bath were the non-culinary treats of the weekend.

The culinary treats included a visit to Tuk Tuk, Épice and Yama Sushi Emporium. All, sadly, half-empty even during the Father’s Day weekend. But all extremely well organised when it comes to social-distancing and safety. We did book but could have walked in to most restaurants in Franschhoek.

I have never been to Tuk Tuk and Yama Sushi Emporium before, but I am familiar with Épice and returned there with hungry anticipation. Once more, every single dish on their winter menu was a delicious delight.

Now, it is back home and back to reality, but with recharged batteries and renewed inspiration.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

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


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