Operation Oysterhood: 31 March

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

— @HaggardHawks

It was just me and The Cats waking up this morning in our old brass bed. My love’s houseguests have left and he could return to his own home again. I went to visit his house today to do my washing. He has a brand new, state of the art machine that I had no clue how to operate despite very careful instructions. My visit did not result in much laundry being washed, but I did have a great time reconnecting with my love’s feline family member. On Skype, my brother diagnosed that my washing machine’s pump must have given up its ghost – I have a feeling that there is a transcontinental Skype washing machine pump replacement session coming up … Watch this space …

In the evening, my love and I went to the Vineyard Hotel for Bon Appétit!

Bon Appétit!, a captivating pairing of music and food, is brought to you from the Vineyard Hotel show kitchen. The flavours of Bernstein’s “La Bonne Cuisine: Four Recipes for Voice and Piano”, Bach’s unique secular Coffee Cantata Schweigt stilleplaudert nicht (“be still, stop chattering”) and others will serve as hors d’oeuvres and main course. Dessert is Julia Child’s “deliciously decadent” chocolate cake recipe, reincarnated as a musical monologue by American Composer Lee Hoiby from a transcript of an episode of “The French Chef”. Join Chef Mike Basset and Cape Town Opera on this exciting culinary journey with musical direction from José Dias.

Book on Quicket

Superb voices, captivating performances, delicious food and ‘John Wick’ on the piano:

Loved it. I will be serenading my coffee tomorrow morning!

But first: sleep. Good night.

Be kind. Wear a mask. Support local. Get vaccinated, please. Live.

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

— NICD

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