My German grandparents told stories of going Tin-kettling in their community on the Darling Downs in the thirties and forties. It generally took place after a couple returned from their honeymoon. Their friends assembled with noise making o...
There have been very moving Anzac Day services across Australia with young and old playing the Last Post on all kinds of instruments including trumpet, cello and even bagpipes and standing outside homes or driveways, some in uniforms wearing medals. Families placed candles on the ground or held them and drew poppies on their driveways. Children made commemorative posters; others went to their elderly grandparents.
Snapshots of the world whilst in Sydney quarantine
Each day a nurse would ring to find out how we were and whether we had any virus symptoms. At this stage they were concentrating on high temperatures which neither my husband nor I had. We both had what we perceived as head colds and were permitted to contact a local pharmacy to obtain medication which was delivered to our room. We had three meals per day provided, no menu choice but like the accommodation at no cost and placed on a mat outside the door. Our window couldn’t be opened and a security person patrolled the floor 24 hours per day.
Cancelled cruise and quarantine to home in SA
I can tell you exactly when Covid started to bite. It was the day I decided the Stage 4 Melbourne lockdown would be the perfect opportunity to read A Tale of Two Cities. I ordered a copy from Book Depository, the first step, though I didn’t know it, in an inexorable downward spiral.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
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