It’s August and that means Cat Nights if you’re Irish – or follow Irish lore at all. Now being August and pretty damn close to mid-August, Cat Nights are associated with summer rather than our Southern Hemisphere winter.
Excitement is growing around a possible “My fellow South Africans …” because there is hope that it will be accompanied by a “we are moving to Level 2 of Lockdown”. That change would theoretically take place when the new month rolls around, so 1 September.
When lockdown began in South Africa, everyone went looking for things to do, either to fill the time while not being allowed to work or to feel productive. I joined in a bit of gardening, while others turned to art, dance, music or making videos. I found my groove when I turned to writing.