Life feels normal again

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”

The perfect Sunday session

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”

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”

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”

Giant jellyfish and fancy dress Zoom calls

21 April 2020 It’s been a couple of days since I’ve done a true daily update. So here we go. Nothing much has changed here to be honest. The number of coronavirus cases in Australia and New South Wales in particular have dropped dramatically – just six new cases for each of the past twoContinue reading “Giant jellyfish and fancy dress Zoom calls”

Looking back at better days

19 April 2020 We’ve now been in Australia nearly five years having arrived in June 2015. Making the move was a tough decision – leaving our family and friends and moving to the other side of the world is a big call. But it has without doubt been the best decision we’ve ever made. Today’sContinue reading “Looking back at better days”