The last weekend before normality returns

23 – 24 May 2020

As of 1 June life will largely return to some form of normality for us here in New South Wales. Bars and restaurants will be able to cater for up to 50 patrons, recreational sports facilities (e.g. swimming pools) will re-open, we can even go on holiday within the state.

The economy is still in tatters and job opportunities are limited – a recent report I read stated that marketing job adverts are down 70% year-on-year – but at least there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

This weekend was wet. Very wet. It felt like being back in the UK again. There was lots of good food, relaxing in front of the TV and a few bottles of vino. The highlight was a Korean feast at our friends house for which we made our own xiao long bao (soup dumplings).

The finished article

Until the 1st of June restaurants are only permitted to seat 10 customers at any one time, so we were fortunate enough to snag a table at our favourite Manly burger joint, JB & Sons on Sunday afternoon.

By the time we got home, the rain was pouring down, so we had the perfect excuse to stay inside with a bottle of wine and some rubbish television.

Relaxing whilst the rain pours down

Whilst there have been over 5 million coronavirus cases globally, here in Australia we’re only seeing a handful of new cases daily despite the loosened social restrictions. We’ll see how this unfolds over the next couple of weeks as the schools re-open, workers return to the office and larger groups begin to socialise.

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