Tag: covid-19

  • Back on the beers

    Back on the beers

    There’s a pub at Taylor Square in Sydney called “The Oxford” which I’ve visited on many, many occasions. Back in the 90s, it was a gay pub and it was always packed to the rafters.… Read the rest

  • Lockdown Deadline

    Lockdown Deadline

    For the first time in eighteen months, I went for a swim in a “proper swimming pool”. In fact, it was the same pool where I learned to swim fifty-something years ago.… Read the rest

  • My Heart Sunk

    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.… Read the rest

  • Lismore Lockdown Lifts

    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.… Read the rest

  • Everyone’s Drinking

    Everyone’s Drinking

    “Have you printed off your vaccination certificate?”, I asked a family member earlier in the week. He’s a tradie who has been living and working in New South Wales for several months, and has been staying with us for about the last four weeks.… Read the rest

  • Are You Still Here?

    Are You Still Here?

    “Are you still here?”, I was asked earlier today by a former colleague from Sydney, now living near Lismore. “Do you really think I’d be heading back to Sydney right now?”,… Read the rest

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