Operation Oysterhood: 9 September

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

— @HaggardHawks

We had a very slow beginning to our day today. It was wonderful to go to sleep last night and wake up only when it was morning again. No three a.m. insomnia blues.

Chocolate pastéis de nata from The Hoghouse – divine!

The day was editing, cover design, sunbathing, quick visit at The Hoghouse, a manuscript discussion with a writer whom I would love to publish at Karavan Press and then to crown it all: a live book event!

On Being a Writer in Kalk Bay

It was so heartwarming to chat to other writers and to be surrounded by readers in a space outside a screen. Now that all of us have had the opportunity to get vaccinated and so many of us have had our second jab (all I spoke to at the event), meeting people is so much easier, especially when it is on a beautiful, balmy spring day outside in a garden with a view. We must do this more often! (We might not be able to avoid the fourth wave, but we are so much more prepared now.)

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local.

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

— NICD

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