We’re allowed back in the pub (well, kind of)

12 – 13 May 2020 Positive news This Friday pubs and clubs will be able to provide dining, along with cafes and restaurants, as part of the state government’s push to boost the economy. It’s not perfect yet as the venues will be limited to a maximum of 10 customers at any one time andContinue reading “We’re allowed back in the pub (well, kind of)”

Leaving the Manly bubble: Watsons Bay to Circular Quay walk

11 May 2020 We love Manly and we’re incredibly grateful that we live in such a beautiful part of the world. Especially during the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 has affected our bank balance and our ability to go out and socialise, but to be honest, our lifestyle is probably better and more healthy now, than itContinue reading “Leaving the Manly bubble: Watsons Bay to Circular Quay walk”

A weekend of socialising

8 – 10 May 2020 The coronavirus restrictions have started to loosen here in Australia. Having previously been limited to groups of two (e.g. just Tory and I), we are now allowed to meet up with other households. We certainly made the most of this new found freedom this weekend with not one, not two,Continue reading “A weekend of socialising”

Manly’s secret hideout

6 – 7 May 2020 Manly – thus named due to the ‘confidence and manly behaviour’ of the Aboriginal people encountered on the northern side of the entrance to Sydney Harbour way back in 1788 – has been our home for the past five years now. Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has cost us our jobsContinue reading “Manly’s secret hideout”

The Great Aussie Outdoors – wildlife photos taken during coronavirus

5 May 2020 One of the positives of the spare time I have had during the coronavirus pandemic is the wonderful Australian wildlife I have seen. Today’s post showcases some of my favourite photos of Aussie animals – furry, scaly and feathery – since Covid-19 started affecting our lives. In no particular order… Echidna PhotoContinue reading “The Great Aussie Outdoors – wildlife photos taken during coronavirus”

Too much excitement

2 – 3 May 2020 This was the first weekend that we were permitted to visit another household in nearly six weeks. We definitely made the most of the newly loosened restrictions and enjoyed back to back dinner parties on both Friday and Saturday night. Saturday afternoon started with a beachside walk with some refreshments…Continue reading “Too much excitement”

May Day – the loosening of the cuffs

1 May 2020 A pinch and a punch “and all that jazz”. May Day is celebrated as the start of Spring in many European countries. Here, the other side of the world, the days are drawing in – perfect conditions for dinner and drinks with friends. Thankfully, as well as being the first day ofContinue reading “May Day – the loosening of the cuffs”

Multiple identical grey days

28 -30 April 2020 Isolation has finally taken its toll on my daily blog and I’ve had to combine multiple days into a single post. It helps that the days in question were all practically identical – grey and cloudy, with the rain coming yesterday. So this is what we’ve been up to over theContinue reading “Multiple identical grey days”

Today’s entertainment was a teddy bear hunt

27 April 2020 Wild scenes in Manly today, with a number of properties placing stuffed toys and ‘teddy bears’ in windows to give children a fun and safe activity while walking around their neighbourhood with parents. Note: This also works for adults exploring on their daily exercises. This is part of a global trend withContinue reading “Today’s entertainment was a teddy bear hunt”

A glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel

26 April 2020 Some good news came out regarding coronavirus restrictions in Australia today. Following a number of weeks of reduced cases across the country, both Queensland and Western Australia have announced that they’ll relax the social restrictions in place imminently. The new rules will allow the following: Increase in the number of people allowedContinue reading “A glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel”