This week Melbourne came out of their 6th Lockdown. This last lockdown was going to be a snap 7 day lockdown which ended up being 77 days. Gosh they have done it tough. My MIL said she has not had the family around since April and also does click and collect groceries with just popping into Aldi for 5 mins to pick her own fruit and veggies really early when no one is there. I can't imagine it to be honest and I'm very happy that restrictions have now eased for them.
Queensland on the other hand has had a really normal lifestyle and I'm very nervous about the borders opening and everyone heading North. I agree we can't keep the borders closed forever however the statement is "Delta is coming to Queensland" is a scary thought. Myself, my kids and all my family are all double vaccinated so we are protected however I still don't want to get Covid no matter what. If Queensland is 70% double vaccinated we will open the borders on the 17th December, 2021 which is great for everyone for Christmas but also equally scary if any of my family catch Covid for Christmas. It certainly has been a very trying 2 years for many people all around the world.
It's 9 weeks until Christmas and 10 weeks until 2021 is over. I still remember leading up to New Year's Eve 2000 it seems like yesterday however there goes a quick 21 years. I was working for an IT company and with Y2K approaching we were as busy as ever for the 2 years leading up to 2000. My family and I were in Pottsville in NSW for NYE which was one hour ahead of Queensland so if anything happened we could ring our Brisbane friends. My Mum bought all this 2000 memorabilia like plastic champagne glasses, funny glasses and the like. As you get older the time goes much quicker.
Anyway onto brighter pretty pictures of the lovely Jacaranda trees that are in flower in Brisbane.