Midday loadshedding, and I could be in the gym doing my 10km resistance biking for the day. But I’m inside playing Geoguessr and writing a blog post. I’m just not feeling it today, and I’ve decided to give my legs a day off. No excuses tomorrow, though (not that I really had one today).

The long weekend in South Africa (Freedom Day yesterday, pseudo-holiday today, Worker’s Day on Monday) allows for a braai this evening, an anniversary meal out tomorrow evening, a recovery day on Sunday and then lunch in the Winelands on Monday. While everything else is falling apart in the country, at least the lifestyle continues to deliver the goods.

There are, of course, a few jobs to be done as well (plus those workouts), but I will fit them in around the food and the football. Blog posts will continue on a daily basis, because what would you do for entertainment otherwise?

Oh, and just a little reminder:

Still bouncing…

So many plans

I’ve been sharing my lungs with several billion bacteria this week, and it’s meant that the evenings have been spent being lazy and recovering from the strain of lab work.

I did feel a bit better this afternoon, and instantly planned a billion things to do this evening.

Many of them involved my computer, but it’s decided that switching on requires too much effort, and it literally can’t be arsed.

And now…?

Never mind, the Mavic needs updating with the scary new firmware that all the Facebook groups and online forums have been talking about. So I did that.

It was fine.

And now…?

I’ve lit the fire. I’ve fed the beagle. I’ve got a coffee.

And now…?

I think I’ll be lazy and recover from the strain of lab work.

Just for a change.

Rolling Stone

Lying in the cool of the cottage, the sun beating down outside, the turquoise blue of the ocean out of the window, and this playing on my 1995 JVC hi-fi:

The perfect soundtrack. This morning’s spring tide gave us some remarkable rockpooling opportunities, but with a few days more here before we can back to the hullabaloo of city life, there’s no reason to rush to get anything much done. And so, the lazing and the music continue.