I’m a homebody at heart but I must admit, now that I no longer have the option to do certain activities, I am starting to go a little stir crazy. The novelty of life in lockdown is already starting to wear off, and it’s not even that extreme here. Like a lot of people have reiterated over the last few weeks, when this pandemic is over I am never going to take the simple freedoms in life for granted again.
The above photo was taken a few weeks ago, the day before our Prime Minister made it explicitly clear to avoid leaving the house except for the necessities: food, medical appointments and exercise.
The weather in Townsville is finally starting to get less humid and this picnic should have been the first of many to come. It’s the little things like this that make me feel immensely sad. How many experiences are we going to miss out on this year because of COVID-19? No one can say, but it’s useless to dwell on it. In the meantime, we’ll simply have to make the most of our backyard. Which I have yet to really fix up…
Ordinarily, I would find the loud voices of our neighbours annoying, but now that we’re all stuck at home it’s kind of nice to hear the sounds of human life. Sometimes they hang out the front of their houses in the evening and talk to one another from their porches, watching their kids scoot up and down the street. There’s a sense of community in the suburbs here that Jordan and I have always liked about Townsville.
Whenever there is a slight breeze in the morning, I like to open up the front windows and let some air flow in. This, combined with the morning light, a cup of coffee and some tunes is my favourite way to start the day.
We celebrated Jordan’s 30th birthday last week and I made this chocolate cake with peanut butter icing for the occasion. I highly recommend trying it. If you’re a fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, it was basically one of those in cake form.
I’ve only just recently started going for walks around our neighbourhood in the early evening. If we can’t go as a family it’s nice that I still have the option to go solo. We live near the beach and it’s been nice to reconnect with nature in these strange times.
How is life in lockdown going for you?