Since arriving in Melbourne at the end of May, I’ve unfortunately had my travels curtailed due to the current lockdown situation.
Never mind – it’s not really as bad as it sounds. Thankfully I’ve been fortunate to overcome the Melbourne winter cold and cough bug and tested negative to COVID19.
As from tomorrow we all have to wear a mask when we leave the home and many people are already wearing many different varieties of these. The queues in stores like Spotlight and Lincraft, with people carrying armfuls of material are quite amazing. Lots of folk are busying themselves making their own face coverings.
I did contemplate taking down my gutzygranny blog but decided that I will continue to add to it, but perhaps in a different way. I do intend returning to Queensland when the borders re-open, but in the meantime, every day I discover interesting things to write about, which I hope others will also enjoy reading.
And after all, I am still a Granny, despite my wee grandson being so far away!
And remaining gutzy – well, I hope that spark will never ever fade!
So today I went to the Telstra outlet at Karingal because I’ve been using up heaps of mobile data on my phone. Not only did I end up with a satisfactory solution, but I had a most interesting conversation with the young man who assisted me. What is particularly pleasing is that often, younger people are not that keen to involve themselves in conversation with the older generation. So I have to say I felt very happy to be discussing Tom’s desire to write, travel and talk to people along the way. From Buddhism to backpacking and life stories to lockdown … I think we covered them all in about half and hour.
And it made my day!
In the meantime, here’s a travel flashback photo from December 1970, when I sailed to the UK on the Shaw Savill liner Northern Star. It was her last voyage and I recall that we were quite excited to be invited to the Captain’s cocktail party.