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…

(Celebrating?) The 4th of July

I literally cannot remember a time we ever felt a patriotic need to participate in an American Independence Day. I suppose most people have a BBQ in the name of partying versus really embracing the meaning of the day. When discussing this last night on the eve of the holiday one us distinctly remembered one…

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…

Day Tripping: Great Ocean Road

School holidays just started for us here in Victoria but as the current pandemic confines us to our home country we decided we would explore our surrounds with day trips. Unfortunately, Melbourne’s recent outbreaks of the virus will soon confine us to our home again. Sigh. We managed to pack up and head out for…

Year of the Appliance

For the past decade we’ve shed most of our belongings to live abroad. We wanted to live more simply so that we could experience things rather than own them. We chose small apartments and systematically shed all of our belongings along the way. It was a bittersweet process of letting go and learning to appreciate…

Hermits – Exploring Nearby

Wow, my people are such homebodies. I always thought it was because we were so over scheduled that when the weekend or holidays rolled around everyone just wanted to stay put. Now that we’ve been home for months I am still finding it so difficult to talk anyone into leaving the house. I get a…