Hi!Good Evening from The Covid Capital of OZ! Nothing much has changed here, except that tenants. from 8 of the 9 H.C apartments have been released from their special lockdown and allowed to go outside, but are now subject to the 6 week lockdown like the rest of us!
“Cases” were 288 yesterday, (Thursday), that’s after 165 the previous day! so not yet under control.
Glad to say our granddaughter in Bideford phoned this evening to say all is well. Her dog, parrot and Joe her tortoise are all doing fine too! Had to laugh when she said that her parrot passes the time talking to her dog!. Joe doesn’t have much to say, apparently! I’d love to get involved in that conversation; probably more enjoyable than some others I’ve had to put up with lately! Perhaps she can send me a tape or USB stick!
She’s just started 2 weeks leave and has been catching up with things she couldn’t normally attend to whilst at work, such as car MOT test . Fortunately her hospital has had hardly any Covid cases, but they wonder what visitors to the area will bring with them on their holidays Our phone call lasted 1hr. 48min. so plenty of reminiscing!
Grandmabatty I wasn’t going to say anything about your grandson’s ark on wheels; I’m sure his imagination will turn it into a lifeboat, hovercraft or anything really! And you’ll probably get as much fun out of them too, but don’t let him operate the cement mixer with the real stuff. Play it safe and spare him some of your flour!
“neb”? Haven’t had much time to decipher this, but working on a theory that it would have a silent “p” or “k” up front. !?
Just noticed my internet warnng light is flashing amber telling me we’re off- line, but I’ll add a few more words just in case it comes back! (That was Thursday)
No it didn’t, so shut down and Hey presto it was back this morning, so just doing a bit of editing on yesterday’s message. Can’t afford to waste it. Our Premier today, in announcing the latest “cases”, said things will get worse before they get better and recommended we all use masks when out-of-doors! Sounds as if we will be obliged to wear them when things do get worse!. Govt. has ordered several million of them, so don’t bet against it!
Ellen Vannin We’ve had more railway entertainment this week with another Michael Portillo episode which held special interest involving Guildford; He “de-trained” to visit Dennis Bros., makers of one-off specials of buses, fire-engines etc and from where Dad retired. I never got to visit inside the place so the prog. held added interest.
Then it was Chris Tarrant's turn and he “did” Flinder’s Street station last year, “the busiest station in the Southern Hemisphere” which by comparison with his recent progs on Mumbai, Hong Kong, made Flinder's look like a country halt! His presentation was rather unusual in that he never appeared in front of camera once,: it was as if he was reading his script from somewhere else! Normally he and all the other star presenters are forever off the train dancing around with locals or shown feeding their faces!
Talking of feeding: TV News tonight reported a case where somebody ordered 20 take- away meals from a fast-food establishment which aroused the suspicions of staff, who reported it to police, who found a party and fined the lot about $13,000 for breaching Covid rules. Knowing the suburb they were very probably Vietnamese or Chinese, so could plead ignorance perhaps! I'd agree with that!
So far so good! I’ll scram whilst the going’s good!
Megs Just about to post then spotted your message!
Yes thanks, keeping well! It was the ISP who spoiled the party last evening; when that happens all services drop out Internet and phone leaving me with just my mobile which is mainly for emergencies in such situations. Not too cheap either, except for local calls, but free for 000 (your 999)
Hope you and DH are keeping as well as can be expected and enjoying more walks, weather permitting.!
Cheers! and Good Health.
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