My last week of (f)unemployment

9 – 15 June 2020

In my last post, I mentioned that I’d secured a job interview for a marketing role in Manly. Well the big news this week is that I got the job and I start on Monday. So this was to be my final week of unemployment. It also coincided with Tory’s birthday – so it was to be a week of celebration all-round. Here were some of the highlights.

Tuesday was a great day. A morning job interview was followed by an afternoon celebration at Chica Bonita as I received the news I had successfully secured the role.

Tuesday evening was fun too. We enjoyed a blind wine tasting evening at a friends place. Where we judged the colour, aroma, palate and overall quality of five different wines ranging from $10-$50 in value. Interestingly the $50 bottle was not popular with anyone.

Thursday was Tory’s big day and the sun came out for the occasion. It started with bubbles for breakfast and ended with an Italian feast. The highlight was toasting her birthday on Manly’s clifftops with a humpback whale joining in the celebrations with us.

The weekend involved some aggressive margarita drinking at another friends house on Friday night and Saturday was a write-off after rolling home at circa 3am.

After the past week’s festivities we’ve decided to knock the drinking on the head for the next month. It was definitely a fitting end to (f)unemployment, but with the new job starting next week I need the mental clarity that sobriety provides.

There have been 7323 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Australia thus far. The growth in new coronavirus cases in Australia is continuing to slow, predominantly due to the decrease in travel-related cases thanks to our strict quarantine measures for new arrivals. And an international travel ban is likely to remain in place until 2021 at the earliest.

Total Australian Covid-19 cases by state

Despite the decreasing number of new cases, there is still a long way to go in controlling the spread of Covid-19. Particular attention needs to be paid to the rate of community transmission, especially as the economy re-opens ‘in full’ on 1 July 2020.

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