Yesterday Melbourne reported its first locally-acquired Covid-19 cases in two months. Today we found out the common link… a restaurant two suburbs away from me, back on December 21st 😐 Considering all the gatherings that’ve taken place since then, I’m suddenly a lot more nervous…
📷 Haven’t had the chance to walk down to the nearby beach lately, but I might have to plan on changing that soon, because it makes for some great views! Here are some pics I took back in early November.
Christmas was a busy day this year! We had lunch with (predominantly) my mum’s side of the family, and dinner with my partner’s family (although, while I say “dinner”, I personally was so stuffed from lunch I didn’t end up eating anything 😂). Below have some photos I took at lunch. For my mum, it was her first excursion out of the house since her mid-year health crisis, so it was a big relief that it was a resounding success! For the rest of us, it was a welcome chance to catch up after a very long and difficult year. Today we’re off to a Boxing Day picnic with my dad’s side of the family, which I’m also looking forward to.
📷 Even though the weather was cold by Melbourne summer standards, Viv and I went on a walk last night to admire all the Christmas lights up in our neighbourhood.
Apparently there’s a water outage in my local area and it’s doing my head in. Gotta ration toilet trips. Can’t wash my hands. (At least there’s hand sanitiser 😖) Can’t drink any water with my lunch. Southeast Water estimates it’ll be back in three hours… so far away, ugggggh
Every year I find Christmas shopping so stressful, but now that I’ve actually bought some nice things for the people I love, I feel so much better. Even… almost… excited? Like I’m looking forward to seeing them open their gifts, and hopefully liking them as much as I imagine 😌
🐈 When I’m feeling unwell (like today), my cat likes to curl up on my lap and administer the “cuddle cure”. But she’s also very impatient, so after 2–4 hours she decides I must be fully cured after all that, leaps up, and starts meowing at me to do all the jobs she’d been letting me slack on “while I was sick” 😂 It’s funny and cute, but at the same time, come on Gidget, let me rest!
📷 Today was a humid, overcast day, but the wind was fairly still and we enjoyed a scenic walk at the local dog beach!