The year 2020 is not the year I was hoping it would be. Yes I planned to get this blog going again which is now happening but I planned to do so much more. More travel, more volunteering, more getting involved in the things I love (theatre, reading groups, even the CWA!) and planning that big trip around the world that my partner and I were hanging out for.
Life over the past few months has certainly changed for us, no walks in National Parks, no trips away for the weekend, no visits to family interstate, no nothing really. And that hurts! But on the bright side Wayne and I still manage to have fun and laugh a lot! We planned our Saturday’s to be our big day out. Off to the shops to pick up some groceries, the newsagent to pick up a lotto ticket, the hardware store to get a few bits and bobs for the house and always a walk in the sunshine. We laughed (and had others laughing) when we raced to see who could get to the social distancing spot on the floor in the line for the checkouts first. We made sure we said hello to every single person we saw on our walks, some people were oblivious and rude, some surprised but most were pleasant and happy just like us!
One funny thing found in my Covid19 tidy ups around the house was a small booklet from the 1940’s that must have been given to Americans who were moving to Australia to help fight in the war. There were many parts of this booklet that made both Wayne (Australian born) and me (American born) laugh until the tears flowed but one of my favourites was about the language. It stated that we all (Americans, Australians and the English) spoke the same language, as such, but there were differences like….. “the habit Australians have in pronouncing ‘A’ as ‘I’ – for instance, ‘the trine is lite todi.’” Now I know that Australians will find this quite hilarious as we did but for those who may be confused it means ‘the train is late today’…. You really need the Aussie accent to get it right! Oh and the Americans think we have “funny animals’. Go figure!
So other than all the normal things like cooking, cleaning, rearranging my books in alphabetical order by surname, I worked on getting this blog back up and running and to keep it going this time. I have changed the layout slightly and the categories but I am still bringing you everything I love about life, cooking, food, travel, reading and walking in the great outdoors. I have numerous books to review that revolve around food, some fiction, some cookbooks and some travel. I have many memories and photos of past trips and walks to keep you entertained and I hope I can share more hints and tips with you about how to make life, cooking and travel that little bit easier.
So come along for the ride with me and thank you all for following me and sticking with me.
Enjoy life, enjoy good food and enjoy travel. That is what I live for!
Cheers for now and stay tuned for my review of Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran coming soon.