Week 64 | Brisbane

Day 442 – 448: Brisbane

The start of a new week and further restrictions on what we can and can’t do. On Saturday our local elections were held and we’ve been checking the results regularly to see who our Mayor and Councillors will be back home in our region. We’re also checking on the Cairns mayoral position as my uncle Robert Manning (aka Butch to us) is running for his third term.

Andrew was in charge of doing the essential shopping trip while we are waiting for Dave to be accepted as a priority shopper through Woolworths online shopping.  I’m pleased to say that online shopping is now set up and I’m showing Dave how to place an order.

Andrew has also been busy gurnying the pathways around the house. He needs some jobs to do so he doesn’t get too bored!  I can just hear my brother say “The Little General has been giving out orders again”.  Darts games continue and Andrew is beating me…


We’ve had another essential trip out and had our flu vaccinations this week.  This will be the third year that we have had the vaccination.  Whilst I was against vaccinating for many years we decided while planning for our trip that it was something we should seriously consider given that we would be travelling all over Australia.  I have to admit that I have become an advocate and I can almost here Mum saying; “I’m so pleased love”.  Fortunately neither Andrew or myself got a serious cold while we were travelling last year.  I also take a herbal immune system booster, which I’ve been taking for the past two years and I also attribute that to having good health.  Let’s hope we continue to have good health through this pandemic.

Each day we are all having an afternoon walk together and the kids in the neighbourhood have been drawing pictures and kind messages in chalk along the pathway.  It’s been really lovely to see and here’s a couple of photos below.

Andrew has been telling me that he’s seen a couple of great sunrises on his early morning walk.  I decided it was high time that I started dragging myself out of bed again so that I could see them too.  These photos were taken on the pathway just as we were about to head home just before 6.00am.

April 4th is a special day in our family this year for our sister Dot who is celebrating her 70th birthday in isolation.  It was great to have a catch up on video messenger today to wish her a happy birthday.  It will certainly be a memorable one for her.

I’ve managed to start a painting this week.  It’s a photo from our time in Tasmania.  Some lovely blooms on the bank, beside the ocean.  We’ll see how it progresses over the coming week.

What have you all been up to while isolating?  Leave me a comment below!  Have a wonderful week.  Keep smiling and stay healthy. #weareallinthistogether #selfisolation #covid-19

Week 64 total expenses: $425.18 – under budget.



That’s a wrap for Week 64 of the Lap of the Map.

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