Voices from My Bunker 2020. Meet Steph. A quarantined life in South Africa today.

Meet Steph, living in South Africa during COVID 19. Send to anyone complaining about wearing a mask.

Think you are tired of your phase of reopening from quarantine in the US?

Listen to my guest, Steph, this week on the podcast “Voices from My Bunker 2020” (formerly known as PODSNACKS/Art of the Diet) speaking to me from her home in Stellenbosch, South Africa, (she grew up in Portland, Oregon) where she and her family are living while her husband finishes his graduate program there at the University.

I spent most of the interview going, “Really?” or “Wow!” She has a way of describing her life as if it was utterly normal and even mentioned that during the lockdown some of the animals from surrounding mountains feel free to emerge in parts of the town now quiet without traffic and crowds. What kind of animals? Leopards. Baboons. And, I thought seeing a fox in my yard was “wildlife”.

At any rate, click on the white arrow in the lower left corner to listen to Steph.

Steph wishes when she watches the US news that everyone realized that we are all in this together not just as separate individuals.

She is much more diplomatic than I am. Much More. In fact, I think she should receive a Ph.D in diplomacy. I “met” Steph after contacting the email for the company, simplepinmedia.com about some help in creating a Pinterest profile for all my creative “stuff” on patcoakley.com and thphotogardener.com I had listened to the podcast “Simple Pin Podcast” with Kate Ahl, the founder of Simple Pin and just decided I needed some help in getting started.

Here is the HaDeDa bird Steph mentions in the podcast. Good lord. Songbird is not how I'd characterize it but it would wake me up from a dead sleep.

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PS. I am going to start posting some same day/week/month, but different year posts from my archive as I've noticed throughout this period of being at home in 2020, although I've not wanted to write about the food management issues, I've often dipped into the archive for a bit of head tweaking. It is amazing how just a little reminder of something that worked years ago can help you. Hope you find it useful.

When Facebook , Google, and now Instagram send me these reminders, “6 years ago you posted this” I always look and sometimes repost and often someone reacts to it as if not seen before.

Maybe that will happen here, too. I'll never know until I do it!

Take care of yourselves and you at least be glad you don't have a HADEDA in your backyard.