Lockdown in South Africa – Day 3

It is Sunday today.  The sun is shining brightly and oh how we would love to take a walk on the beach!

001 Christmas Morning Run on Struisbaai Beach

A memory!

Instead, we have taken a few turns around the garden and kept ourselves busy with the usual tasks we have set ourselves for the duration. Routine, it seems, is working well.

Our feathered visitor after spending the day with us yesterday has not returned from last night’s hunting excursion.  We’re hoping he will remember where we are and visit again some time.  We have contented ourselves by watching the smaller visitors to our bird feeder.


Cape White-eye (Witogie)


Cape Weaver


Cape Bulbul

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is rearing its ugly head in our household.   I am used to it from The Earl but I am usually a little bit more laid back.  However, this darned disease is making me paranoid.   Every surface, light switch and handle gets sanitised to within an inch of its life – just in case I missed a spot yesterday and the virus is lurking and ready to pounce!  Handwashing continues obsessively of course but that’s not a bad thing!

Wash hands

Breakfast this morning was at its usual excellent standard.  This time it was eggs scrambled creamily with tomato, bacon, banana, mushrooms and ricotta cheese.

Lollz did some research on the best times to Yoga – before or after a cardio workout.  Turns out that it’s best to do your cardio first and finish with stretching and strengthening exercises.  Warming up and cooling down is very important.  So now instead of starting the day with yoga we will do our cardio in the afternoons and finish with Adrienne


Lollz and me doing our cardio workout

This afternoon I had a long video chat with my friend in Teneriffe.  Things are not great in Spain but Teneriffe is not as badly affected.  I am so grateful for modern technology that even during a time like this we can keep in touch with friends far away.

Lollz also had a few online chats with friends both here and around the world.

Stats for today:-

Total in South Africa – 1187  – Western Cape – 271

Only one person has died.  At first, we thought there were two but the second is not confirmed. I don’t think it was from Coronavirus.

As far as I know, there are still only 7 cases in our district – The Overberg.

And so our first weekend on Lockdown ends. Tomorrow Lollz returns to ‘work’ online.  Our day should start a little earlier.   What new events will present themselves?  We need to go to the shop.  Watch this space for the next exciting episode!








4 thoughts on “Lockdown in South Africa – Day 3

  1. Anne

    I have to shop for food tomorrow morning – am not sure what to expect. You are right about the benefits of a routine. Enjoy the birds in your garden – they are a welcome distraction.

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