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07 February 2021 - 00:02

In December, I had one of those days that would have the Kanye West song All Falls Down as a soundtrack if it was depicted in a motion picture. At about 3am I was woken up by what felt like a sharp needle piercing through the flesh at the back of my upper arm. It was so painful I thought the Covid vaccine had come a few weeks early.

It turns out it was just a gluttonous mosquito defying the Peaceful Sleep I had smeared all over my body. I spent the next 10 minutes enacting the Afrikaans poem Muskiete Jag, standing on the bed seeking revenge on the insolent parasite. This is when I was attacked by a sharp pain on my left hamstring that made me straighten up and give my best impression of the mummies in Michael Jackson's Thriller video. Yes, a cramp...

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