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Lockdown Deadline

For the first time in eighteen months, I went for a swim in a “proper swimming pool”. In fact, it was the very pool where I learned to swim fifty years ago. I rememer my swimming teacher was “Mr Oag” and the pool was managed back then by “Mr Grew”. The pool was somewhat different …

My Heart Sunk

My heart sunk when news came through this afternoon of a confirmed COVID case in Lismore. According to the local area health service, someone who attended Goonellabah Public School on Monday has tested positive. The school has been closed for deep cleaning. And there’s a feeling in the community (as evidenced by Facebook comments), it’s …

Walking Sounds

The other morning I was LISTENING to the ABC program, “Insiders”. Though it’s ostensibly a TV program, they also broadcast it on ABC NewsRadio, and sometimes I listen there, in preference. The only segment which doesn’t work that well as audio is the cartoon segment! But for the most part, it works as audio, even …

Garbage Bin Art

While most garbage bins are dominated by advertising or messages from the local council, there’s a handful of garbage bins in Lismore featuring the work of local artists. I noticed them only today, having walked through the Back Alley Gallery which I’ve previously blogged about. There was an article in a recent edition of the …

Lismore Lockdown Lifts

“I’m not your first customer, am I?”, I said to one of the bar staff at the pub in Lismore. It was 11.45am, and even by my standards that was a little early. But I figured after five weeks lockdown in Lismore, I was doing my bit for the local economy by popping in for …

Growing Expectation

There’s a growing expectation this weekend may see the end of the hard lockdown here in Northern NSW. Or maybe not? Aside from the case the other week involving the family from Sydney, and the occasional trace in sewage, we’ve (so far) managed to avoid the worse of the current COVID outbreak. And even though …