A daily dose of life in Manly during the coronavirus pandemic
6 July 2020 Here in Sydney, life has returned to some sort of post-COVID normality. As of 1 July the economy has officially re-opened, albeit with physical distancing measures in place. I’ve even managed to secure employment again after my COVID-induced hiatus. But all is not well… Melbourne – Australia’s second most populous and fastest-growingContinue reading “The ‘second wave’? A tale of two cities”
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’sContinue reading “My last week of (f)unemployment”
1 – 8 June 2020 Our next door neighbour New Zealand has successfully eradicated coronavirus. With no active cases present throughout the country, they have announced that almost all restrictions placed upon residents will be lifted in the coming days. Here, the other side of the pond in New South Wales, no new community transmissionsContinue reading “Australia’s new look”
28 May – 1 June 2020 Is that it for coronavirus in Australia? I must say that the last few days have felt eerily normal. As of today, restaurants and bars can now host up to 50 patrons at any one time – albeit with some new rules and regulations. This is yet another stepContinue reading “Life feels normal again”
25 – 27 May 2020 As of 1 June, life will return to some sort of normality here in New South Wales. NSW residents will be able to take a holiday, pubs and restaurants will cater to up to 50 patrons, the kids will all be back at school and outdoor sporting facilities will reopen.Continue reading “Sewing pouches and circuits (with a furry PT)”
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.Continue reading “The last weekend before normality returns”
21 – 22 May 2020 My last post regarding the never ending summer was definitely a jinx. Over the past few days, the sun has been replaced by driving rain, the wind has picked up and the temperature dropped significantly. To put this in perspective, I’m writing this in a dressing gown with my feetContinue reading “Here comes the rain”
18 – 20 May As we approach the end of Autumn here in Australia, the sun continues to shine. Indeed, since I lost my job at the tail-end of March (some two months ago), the weather has been ridiculously good and I can count on one hand the number of rainy days we’ve had. SoContinue reading “The never ending summer”
17 May 2020 The highlight of the past couple of days has definitely been a ‘Sunday sesh’ with a group of friends in our favourite Manly establishment 4 Pines. A couple of months ago this was normal, but nowadays it is a real treat. Pubs and restaurants are now allowed to host up to tenContinue reading “The perfect Sunday session”
14 – 15 May 2020 Unemployment during the coronavirus in Australia is not all swims, walks and delicious home cooked meals. It is a concerning time. The facts are that whilst the infection rates here in Australia are low, the economy has suffered here as much as it has anywhere. We’re fortunate as permanent residentsContinue reading “Looking for work and a virtual house inspection”
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