Well my dear friends, it's been too long since I've put anything up here, as I mainly now work though Facebook, but find I still need to catch up some here. This is a long post.
2020 and 2021 were certainly years with ups and downs, unfortunately more downs than ups, but we have to move on. 2020 we lost a few very close friends and our beloved Beagle Miss Rosey. She had a good life with us I feel, and at the ripe old age of 15, that dreaded Cancer took her too soon. It also took 3 wonderful humans that year, that I miss everyday. Thankfully I can say we did not loose any family or friends to COVID, unlike many others around the world.We started our year 2020 on the road in Victoria, happily awaiting the arrival of our son and his wife from America to tour the Great Ocean Road. We did, and as we were saying our goodbyes, airports around the world were closing down. They made it home by a couple of days.
Michael and I continued to travel around Victoria, as we had house sits organised, but as the days progressed it became increasing apparent our travels were going to come to a halt. In fact they did, and as we had our house sits cancel and caravan parks and free camping areas closing down we only had one choice and that was go back to Sydney, Michael went back to work and wait it out. Unlike many people, financially for us, a good option. We have now been in Sydney since Easter 2020. We will finally be back on the road in a fortnight, COVID permitting.
Our trip back to Sydney we passed through the areas that were devastated by the Bush fires of late 2019-early 2020. The growth on the trees were just coming back, the ground scorched and black. It is so hard to imagine the lost to the wildlife in the area, not only the lost of homes and unfortunately some humans.
For the month of October-November we house sat again for our now friends at Razorback. I did a couple of more classes with Jane Nicholas whilst there too. (I will do a separate post for all my embroidery). We did some more rides down along the Wollongong bike paths as well as closer to Razorback at Camden. We stayed at Razorback until early December, when we did a short trip up to see Michael's family and spend a long weekend with them, whilst there we had a Video chat with our son in the States for his birthday, and were given the happy news we were finally going to be Grand Parents. Our little angel was due in July 2021. Even though the home owners were back from their trekking they allowed us to stay until we left for holidays.
So during our time in lock-down, Michael had many days off work due to COVID as nobody was allowed to go to work, so we did odd jobs around the house
As time past and the restrictions were finally being eased, in time for my 60th Birthday. Unfortunately it became a bitter sweet affair, as Christopher's Father-in-law, Grand father to our little Eliza, died suddenly. Making it very hard to celebrate. it was quiet a shock to all of us, and now I still struggle to believe this wonderful man will not get to see his little one grow up, be there to teach her life skills that he has to his children, who are all wonderful human beings, RIP Christian Thorikl Host.
October also saw our little Eliza christened.
We moved on the following weekend, (November) down to Wollongong, unfortunately the weather had not been kind, and it was cold and horrible whilst we were that close to the beach. We had two more house sits for the year, starting on the 11th December, taking us through to the 9th January, 2022.