Good things I’m enjoying right now.

The world sometimes feels like it's splitting open at the seams. The first half of the year has certainly been eventful. How will things pan out the rest of the year? I feel as though life with the threat of COVID-19 marks a new era. We need to learn to navigate this post-COVID world. By…

June wrap up: Life after lockdown.

Current COVID situation Social restrictions have eased recently in Canberra, where there has been no COVID cases for weeks now. Canberra feels like a safe place to be and we all need to maintain social distancing practices so it stays that way. But our state to the south hasn't fared so well. As I write…

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…

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…

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…

Corona time: is this the real life, or is this just fiction?

If we'd heard during the bushfire crisis in early January that by March we'd be battling a global pandemic with intense restrictions to the way we live, we'd never have believed it. At the end of February when we were hanging with the masses on the Gold Coast, fear of the virus was vaguely hanging…

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…