New Restrictions

With recently announced new – or re-instated rules with regard to how many people can meet in homes, I have had to cancel my planned “Knit and Natter” session on Tuesday! So disappointed, but better to be safe than sorry! If things continue the way they are, and people continue to do the wrong thing, we will be seeing harsher restrictions again before too long.

That being said, I would rather isolate and have more restrictions in place than see the pandemic become like it has been in countries overseas. We don’t want that here!Whether you believe COVID19 to be a hoax, a determined effort by the one world government folks, or to be a real and present danger, the law is the law, and we all need to be obeying it! Not believing the virus is real, won’t make it go away, and does not excuse you from obeying the rules and restrictions set in place. They do not require your belief, just your compliance. Your failure to obey and to flaunt the restrictions, simply puts us all at risk. You have the right to choose for yourself, but you do not have the right to choose for the rest of us!

I don’t know if the virus is “real” or a fabrication of lies, and I personally don’t care, because there is nothing I can do about it either way, except obey what the Government is putting in place to keep us safe. If there is some other agenda, it makes no difference, we can’t change that anyway!

As long as the Government is not asking me to violate my faith in God, I am more than happy to comply with all requirements, and to believe that they are doing what is necessary to keep us safe.

Cape conran

Went for a drive yesterday. Lunch in Orbost at our favourite “Chooky’s” – their egg and bacon rolls are fabulous and make a very satisfying lunch!

Wintery Orbost

We left Orbost and drove around to Cape Conran. We had not been in this area since the fires, and it is heartbreaking to see the damage. Fire must have literally roared through here, over the sanddunes and right to the waters edge, destroying everything in it’s path. All the infastructure is gone, toilet blocks and picnic areas. Some has been replaced, but the blackened, dead trees stand mute and still, a stark reminder of the power of fire.

Road signs still not replaced at Cape Conran.

The scale of the fires here must have been enormous! Right down to the waters edge the trees and undergrowth are devastated. It looks to me like many of the trees are dead, completely burnt out and not likely to regenerate. I hope this is not the case. It is so sad to see so much of the area gone, I didn’t even take any more photos, I felt too sad. We love our East Gippsland areas of natural and wild beauty, and we stand in awe of the power of fire, way beyond our control. It is my hope that this entire area will recover, and become green again. It will take some time I’m sure and perhaps some help from us to plant new trees, shrubs and grasses.


So Funny

Actual Complaints Received By “Thomas Cook Vacations” From Dissatisfied Customers

1. “On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”

2. “They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax.”

3. “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”

4. “We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price.”

5. “The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room.”

6. “We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow.”

7. “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers to siesta in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during ʽsiesta timeʼ. This should be banned.”

8. “No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared.”

9. “Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers.”

10. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.”

11. “The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun.”

12. “It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair.”

13. “I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller.”

14. “The brochure stated: ʽNo hairdressers at the resort.ʼ We’re trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service.”

15. “When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners.”

16. “We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning.”

17. “It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel.”

18. “I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes.”

19. “My fiance and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you all responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked.”

(Not my original – quoted from Net Search)

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