Another Lockdown Birthday

My guy turned 12 today. Where does the time go? I will tell you – many sleepless nights turned into tired days, running all over town between school and activities, meals, household duties and voila, there goes a decade. This is our family’s third COVID-19 isolation celebration. Low key, full of fun playing together, chatting…

Tarting with Reece Hignell

Stephen treated me to an online cooking class with Master Chef contestant, Reece Hignell. Reece lives in Newcastle, NSW, owns Cakeboi Bakery and is known for his love of baking tarts. Reece is very cute and young. His playfulness, youth and innocent wit reminded me somehow of comedian and actor, Josh Thomas. In the online…

Watercolours

Caroline and I are taking an online watercolour painting class. It’s really for her, my budding artist, but I play along in case she needs assistance. The class is offered via Zoom and there are probably 10 other people in addition to the instructor. It is a very relaxed 75 minutes of wetting the paper…

Brain Injury

I think I must be having a stroke. Maybe it’s the lack of socialising or mental stimulation but something is clearly wrong. For the last week or so I’ve had nothing but 80’s tv show theme songs rattling around in my head. It all started with The Greatest American Hero. I loved that show when…

Hello Stage 4 Lockdown

The government today declared the state of Victoria a disaster. Community transmission of Covid is out of control and untraceable. As a result, new lockdown rules announced at 3pm today come into effect at 6pm this evening. Gone are the days of giving people 48 hours warning before new rules come into play. We’ve been…

It’s The Little Things

In March, when the world began to shut down we all watched in fear as we distanced ourselves from one another. We tried to figure out how to continue life with our new normal of staying at home. The kids studied remotely, we shopped once a week to decrease time spent out of the house,…

Qantas Domestic

I’ve just read a recent Conde Nast Traveler article that states Qantas will not be flying any international routes until March 2021. In order to survive the fallout from COVID-19, the airline is cutting it’s losses and will focus on domestic routes only with the exception of a few New Zealand flights. The carrier has…

School Holiday Extended

Horny security guards “working” quarantine hotels, a reopening of the country, large family gatherings and now our COVID-19 cases have gone from single digits to double every day for two weeks to now tripling. Our postcode was one of the first in lockdown and now all of Melbourne. Every state in Australia has closed their…

Day Tripping: Kyneton, Macedon Ranges

Our neighbourhood is scheduled for lock down once again. The current outbreak of the virus in our area has increased by double digits every day for nearly two weeks. For us, this means we will return to our original lockdown rules of staying home unless we need to shop for food, see a doctor or…