The vaccine, the vomiting, The Voice and a visual disturbance.

Daily life is heading back to normal, but still a quieter normal for us, while the world is erupting. Even though COVID-19 restrictions have eased in the past couple of weeks, we are still only really going to work and school and slowly striking a few things off the to-do list. A tradesman came to … Continue reading The vaccine, the vomiting, The Voice and a visual disturbance.

Back to school: First day nerves, a DJ and the place where fruit goes to die.

"I know I can't..." George said as he got into bed the night before school went back after 7 weeks at home. "...but I wish I could have one more day's break... you know, because today was so bad". We'd had a dramatic day with a visit to the emergency vet for a guinea pig … Continue reading Back to school: First day nerves, a DJ and the place where fruit goes to die.

Edited highlights: Mother’s Day, social visits and bye bye home learning.

Lunar phases, as told in Oreo cookies. Life is getting back to some semblance of "normal" after restrictions and now that school is back and I'm working five days a week in the office things certainly feel that way. Thought it was time for a catch-up. Back to school Public schools in the ACT began … Continue reading Edited highlights: Mother’s Day, social visits and bye bye home learning.

April “school holidays” 2020 – Tik Tok, nature walks and essential slime

I'm loving our regular sunset walks on Red Hill. Term 2 started here in the ACT last Tuesday after a quiet and different "school holidays" which took in Easter at the beginning and Anzac Day at the end. My son George and I go to Sydney to see my family every holidays. We usually celebrate … Continue reading April “school holidays” 2020 – Tik Tok, nature walks and essential slime

Pre-corona era memories: George's wild night on the Gold Coast part 2 – "Saturday night – no social distancing!"

View from level 8 of Manta-on-View Hotel in Surfers Paradise Long title, but we're in complex times. As I typed this I could hear the title as a voiceover for a horror movie trailer. It's strange thinking that just over a month ago, when George and I were in the midst of a crush of … Continue reading Pre-corona era memories: George's wild night on the Gold Coast part 2 – "Saturday night – no social distancing!"