20 March 2020

Weekend reading

We went to Bunnings during the week to buy plants, seedlings and seeds so we'll have a decent garden to tend in the coming weeks. I chose only one vegetable seed, rainbow chard, to plant in with what we have here now. I'll write about what we're doing in the garden soon and if there are some new or inexperienced gardeners out there, I'm happy to help with your questions if I can. The rest of the week, I took advantage of the time to think about our current situation and work out our best response. We won't be going out again for a while, Sunny and Kerry are doing most of our shopping, and I don't want to waste any opportunities provided by these extraordinary circumstances.

 Seedlings waiting to be planted.

It's a sign of the times but nevertheless, I apologise for so many references to coronavirus on my reading list this week.  In other news on the home front, I found this little chap on a chair on our front verandah yesterday; he was hiding under a very soft cushion. It's a pink tongue skink, cousin of the famous blue tongue lizard.  This fellow has a blue tongue when he's young and a pink tongue when mature. 

I hope you're well and safe at home and you're thinking about how you'll live through the next six months.  It's worrying to be going through this but it also presents opportunities. Each person will be different in that they have different expectations and responsibilities but most of us will have extra time. That time can be a gift. What have you been wanting to do at home but never had the time for?  Learn to bake, cook from scratch, declutter, develop routines, connect with family, start researching your family tree, start a garden, sit and observe, learn to draw, do online courses, listen to podcasts, explore YouTube. There are many things out there to enrich your life and now you have the time to dive into whatever takes your fancy.

And here is Gracie this morning with her typical terrier head tilt.  She does this when we talk to her.

Quarantine with Jam and Clare - This is a FB group run by two firecrackers, Clare Bowditch and Jamila Rizvi. They are running little singalongs and washing-folding sessions Wednesday nights on FB Live via a new FB group. You have to join the group to see it.
Here’s how to watch live music from home
Don't tinkle on my tinkle paper - Many of you already know grandma Donna, this link is to her last post with instructions on making paperless toilet cloths.
DIY Simple Play Kitchen Sink and Stove

Take it easy, have a good weekend and try not to worry. We're all going through this together so let's all help each other too. I send my love to you. xx

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