Thursday 16 December 2021

Slippery Slope

What a strange fortnight. Saturday two weeks ago, I was thrilled to be back at The Factory and starting the rounds of Christmas parties. Not worried about Covid at all. We were pinged the next morning so I used my first home test (I was a 'do nothing, wait for symptoms' but I think that requires you to do at least a home test).

A week ago I went to town to see the Hot Potato Band for their opening of Sydney's Open For Lunch - the long lunch on George St. 

(Yes, it worked Tourism NSW. I went, watched and then shopped - even treating myself to a  delicious sit down lunch at David Jones). I was masked but relaxed and not particularly worried about Covid. 

Literally 7 days later, we are up the back at Furnace and the Fundamentals, deliberately on the raised balcony, away from everyone with no one behind us. It made me sad as I like to be up the front in the crowd. It was fun but felt weird. And now I'm just waiting to be pinged.

Grown from my seed bomb

I will be home testing for the 5th time, before my Mah Jong Christmas party tonight (there's only 5 of us), as another local school has had a case but I'm feeling conflicted about what we are meant to be doing. 

I'm slightly confused that the rise in cases is due to Omicron when that variant is not even a tenth in total of the cases reported yesterday, so doesn't that mean Delta has blown up? I've booked my booster when it falls due in Jan but still keen to get it in before xmas should they shuffle it forward.

Am sticking with the masks in all settings and trying to create spacing where possible.

Having missed two school holidays this year, wondering if this is the beginning of the third one snatched away?

Most of all, may the smart doctors and scientists nip this thing in the bud. Stay safe everyone.

Sharing an old #Allseasons post because I like the first two photos a lot. Linking with #WWOT #WWOAT  #ThruMyLens #WordlessWednesday #HappyTuesday #MySundayBest #TheRandom



  1. That lunch looks really good. We've just had our few omicron cases turn up in the last few days, I'll be waiting to see what sort of effect it has.

  2. Haven't had any Omicron cases at my school yet but when we get from Winter Break, it would be interesting.

    Looks like such a wonderful time. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a wonderful week.

    Happy Christmas

  3.'s difficult for the smart doctors and scientists to nip this thing in the bud with so many stupid people in the world.

  4. Aaargh, it ate my comment! Thank you for hosting, Lydia, Happy Christmas!

  5. Linky is on the blink, I think, Lydia. It was refusing to link up one of my entries yesterday. Now all OK :-)

  6. OMG! That mural is so cool. Happy Holidays and safe New year!

  7. best to you for a Happy New Year.

  8. Lydia, all the best for the Festive Season, thank you for graciously hosting the Seasons meme. May 2022 be a better year for all of us!

  9. And the New Year starts... Here we go again on this merry-go-round! :-)

  10. I got stuck on the food and it looked like you had a great pre Christmas fun things. Good for you.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

  11. LOL I liked the pics, I was stuck on the food too heheh :-)

    Have a funtastic week 👍

  12. This looks like such a fab place to visit! Thanks for sharing and for linking up with #MySundaySnapshot.

  13. Welcome back, Lydia!
    Thank you for taking part in the "My Sunday Best" meme.