Lockdown in South Africa – Day 9

I have not participated in the Saturday Stream of Consciousness challenge for a while but as part of my Lockdown routine, I am blogging more so here goes.   This week’s word is ‘deep’.

After waking from a night of deep sleep we only arose at 9 am this morning.  The sun was shining brightly and I could not resist setting the picnic table and eating breakfast outdoors.


Fried eggs, bacon, banana, mushrooms and tomato with a little bit of basil pesto on the side

The rabbit that uses my garden as his home digs deep burrows now and then but because we love him deeply we forgive him.  It was a glorious day today and he greeted Lollz and sniffed her fingers as if to say, “what have you done with my snack?  Is it hidden in your deep pocket?”IMG_0981

Last night Lollz brought up the topic of her visit to Greece sometime in the deep past.  My ancestors come from Ithaca and Kefalonia and she’d visited these islands in 2006 while the Earl and I had been there in 1997.   From the depths of a cupboard, I brought out my trip report and photo record of our trip.  This got the Earl to reading it out loud and reminiscing about everything else we did on that trip too.  Deep nostalgia set in and he started on about all the places we’ve been and the fun that we’ve had.  “We need to go somewhere again,” said he.  I got back to the deep cupboard and took out some more of the places we’ve been and the fun that we’ve had.   These have kept him in deep silence, reading and planning for next time!   Yes, this deep, dark time will pass.  We will get back with feet in our shoes to finding any new direction we choose. (with apologies to Dr Seuss.)

oh the places you'll go

Latest statistics of Coronavirus in South Africa

Total in the country is 1505 an increase of 318 since Day 3 of the Lockdown

Western Cape 374 an increase of 103 since Day 3 of the Lockdown.

A total of 7 people have died.

It seems that our government has acted in time to prevent too deep a disaster in our country.  However, we have been warned to continue to be vigilant as the real battle lies ahead and the real test of the country’s health system has yet to begin.

Trevor Noah has a message for all South Africans.

6 thoughts on “Lockdown in South Africa – Day 9

  1. Mary Craig

    How lucky u are to have such a lovely garden to go and have breakfast. We are indoors all day. I do venture out about 4pm to walk around the complex. I’m suffering from sinus and finding it so annoying. My head and nose are aching. The weather is cooler a bit cold and a few drops of rain. Hope we get more our garden are finished… Haven’t got the energy to re plant everything. We have wonderful memories of beautiful Greece. Did in 6 times in all visited 27 Islands.. Oh to go back again.

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  2. joey

    We had beautiful weather yesterday, warm and sunny. We got hot and opened windows. Then we had a thunderstorm and now we’re running the heat because it’s cold outside. Still, it was awfully nice to be outside in the spring weather. Good for all who could manage.
    I predict when it’s safe, travel will SURGE!



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