Friday April 8th.
Son John has just called me and let me know that he has had a close contact with a person who has tested positive to Covid-19, so he has to isolate until such time as he can organise to get tested himself. I guess that means we wont be seeing him this weekend. The covid cases continue to climb in South Australia and we are almost 7000 new cases per day, and the socialists want to remove masks next week and remove all restrictions. Civil rights groups are taking the Government to court for its imposition of mandatory vaccinations for certain job groups, police, teachers and school staff and retail staff. We are in a
situation one week before the end of term that schools are having to close down because there are not enough staff to cope with classes with so many teachers and support staff across the state testing positive to covid. They are practtically begging retired teachers to return to teaching to help them out and get them over the crisis. Perhaps if someone could give the socialists a good shake to waken them up to the fact that the previous government put the rules in place for a reason – to keep the people of South Australia safe. Up until now it has. Now with the continued increase in cases, coupled with the removal of almost all restrictions, SA is no longer the safe haven it was. Thanks guys!!
Things are strange. As the rain and rainstorms continue to bomb New South Wales and parts of Victoria with more flooding and much “re-flooding” South Australia has warm, sunny 30c weather yesterday, 32 tomorrow and 34 on Monday. After that we may have some rain, but not a lot. That’s good – a wee drop of rain is good for the garden.
On the subject of gardens, I have been taking Benji to the Ada Ryan Gardens most days. In this lovely weather I would like to drive out to the lighthouse or Port Douglas, but we are thinking about 130 klms round trip. I filled the car up on Thursday and that set me back $117 so can’t do that too often and drive back and forth to Adelaide. However, the gardens are still looking good despite the fact that a lot of the flowers have died, but it’s still a good walk in the shade of the big trees. It being, as I
said, a warm, sunny day, there were several picnics at the gardens and there was also a jumping castle. The barbecue area was empty but there were long tables set up with food and drinks and lots of coolers. The children seemed to be having a great time. Benji and I wandered away to the far side of the gardens and stayed away from that area.. However, I think it is good that the gardens are being used for what they were designed for more often.
The Boy and I comtinue our walks.In the morning we set off in a kind of half-light that brightens up fairly quickly and it’s saylight when we are on our way back.. The evening is dark all the way so I have reduced the distance and the overall time of our evening walk> I don’t think he is too bothered as long as we get out together.