We live in Canberra and my Nan was in Victoria. She suffered from dementia and diabetes and was being cared for in a nursing home. During the State border lock downs her leg was amputated. We were unable to visit her, and her health progres...
I delivered a eulogy to an audience in masks
From Toowoomba we went to Xmas in Wollongong 2020. Then we decided to move to Perth. Due to border closures we had to spend 2 weeks outside Wollongong to get to the Gold Coast, then we drove all the way to Darwin where we had to spend 2 wee...
Sandwiched between a cyclone and a lockdown
Last winter we had planned a visit to see Auntie Dulcie and our cousins in Queensland, then Covid happened and the borders closed. My cousin died suddenly in June. Watching my aunt at the streamed funeral service was heartbreaking. Her daughter dead. Her Victorian family so far away, unable to hold her, to comfort her.
So far away
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