If for nothing else, this lockdown has taught me to utilise my kitchen. I am not going to lie – if The Cave didn’t come with a dishwasher included in the rent, I would be living in PB&J sammies, served on paper plates and drinking my coffee out of a paper cup.Continue reading
Friday, Day 8 of 21.
I didn’t feel much like coffee mug traveling this morning. I woke up with a jolt and started working seconds after I opened my eyes. I only had my wake-up-warm-beverage an hour and a half after I woke up. This morning it was a Red Velvet Latte from Woolies. It has beetroot in it. Delicious!Continue reading
The first quarter of the year is over. What a ride it’s been so far!Continue reading
T’was a few hours before lockdown, when all through The Cave;
A misfit was writing, thinking of a Knave
Her Macbook was charging with fans a-whir
Knowing that tomorrow work still awaited her
Her thoughts raced quickly on a track of their own;
She felt a foreboding about being alone;
Interesting times we’re living in, the whole wide world,
Much time we’ll be spending in bed, upcurled,
Thinking of life as it was before the virus,
No, my darling, COVID! Not meningitis.
An essence of fear hangs in the air,
We’ve a way to go, but we shall get there.
Our streets will be quieter with no cars on the road
Nature will heal and you’ll hear the call of a toad
Smile, because when confinement is over
You will appreciate everything, even a tiny clover
Lockdown’s a sacrifice, that feels unfair and untrue
But Cyril’s done it, for me and for you.
Be a good citizen now, don’t move around,
For if you do, you may be jailed to sleep on the ground.
Now, COLLEAGUES! now, NEIGHBOURS! now, FAMILY and FRIENDS!
In, HOUSEHOLDS! in, SHACKS! in, FLATS and BEDS!
Remain indoors between the walls! read a book if you so feel!
Don’t go out! stay at home! That’s the deal!
It’s 21 days, and yes they’ll be long,
But when you feel morbid, sing a song.
Lockdown your loved ones, don’t social, or mill
BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T, CORONA WILL KILL!
Copyright: Priscilla Fick
I was at work today, but I may as well not have been. I woke up to news from Charlie that the ship on which he works has been exposed to COVID-19. Isolation and quarantine are imminent. I am sad, anxious, and unable to concentrate. He was so close to returning home (albeit it to self-isolation here).
I can only hope that he isn’t infected and that once the mandatory quarantine has passed, the airlines will have resumed their international and regional flights that he can get home.Continue reading
I often used to be one that had an egg to lay about current events. Once I relapsed I stopped listening to the news on the radio and well, I don’t watch mainstream TV often. The only time I ever watch the evening news is if I’m with The Toppie and The Bean, and that isn’t often. I spend some of my lunch times with them, or stop by for a cup of tea after work, but I’m home by the time the sun sets because I have work to do.
The #CoronaVirus has hit the world hard, and as much as we’d like to deny it, everyone is scared. Sure, the memes going around are funny, but the fact remains, this is a pandemic. The first since the Spanish Flu a hundred years ago, the cholera outbreak a century before that, and the plague a century before that. Whatever Higher Power you believe in, there’s a mass clean-up-cyclone happening, and we’re in the eye of the stormContinue reading
I got my new passport on Monday! Judging by the photo, I look like the Godmother of a Mafia family. Seriously, the camera adds way more than 5lbs. Especially to my chin! If I was green, I could pass for a Raxacoricofallapatorian Slitheen. If you don’t know what that is, you need to find The Doctor, and soon!Continue reading
I’m having trouble sleeping again. As I stared at the ceiling in the deafening darkness last night, I found myself wondering about many things, but two stood out for me.Continue reading