Hello Dear Readers,
What a strange fortnight it has been, as we have been enjoying the company of our daughter and two grandsons on their Australian holiday....
weirdly accompanied by the arrival and rise of Covid19 in Australia.
We took them to the Gold Coast for a few days, and the boys loved swimming at the beach at the ocean instead of a lake, Canadian-style..
They loved being on the 15th floor..
and climbing tropical breadfruit trees...
Back in Brisbane, we made good use of a local wildlife reserve..
See the little joey in her pouch..
They loved the lorikeets at our house, and even better at the zoo where they are accustomed to being fed by humans holding a feeding tray..
There was a visit to their cousin, Little Aussie, who lives in the bush:
Small boys love a waterhole..
Like all little Australians, the Koala Photo!
Here's another peek at mine:
The koala was hurting me with its claws!
And now they are safe home in Ottawa, commencing 14 days of isolation.
Air Canada excelled themselves, with a rapid transit through Vancouver.
There was no warm food or drink on the 14 hour flight from Brisbane, but plenty of pre-packaged muffins, yoghurt, sandwiches etc.
They were home only 21 hours after leaving Brisbane, the quickest trip any of us has done in 20 years of going to and fro.
And now, as I set the house to rights again, we really are in Self Isolation at the Red Cardinal nest.
Others seem so organised, doing their social media, finished their cupboards, working on crafts and sewing.
I am very tired. The strain of keeping two lively little boys and our dear daughter safe and well caught up in the end. We went through nearly all our disinfectants and wipes, and cannot buy more.
The essential items are never there when we try to shop.
Like everyone else, we will try to keep our spirits up, and tomorrow it is time to plan some happy activities here at home.
What are you doing? Please share, I'd love to know.
Meanwhile, my painting easel beckons...
Please take care, stay home, and be safe.