Not much really. It was lovely to surprise Father Bear’s sister for her birthday. She was so happy and surprised to see us so it was worth it for that. It was cold and rainy (really? in Melbourne?) but we braved the weather to have a birthday lunch at Chew Chew’s in Moonee Ponds. Nothing like a toastie when you are cold! Confession….that’s not my photo, its from their Facebook page, but ours looked every bit as delicious as this!
By the time we got home news was breaking of more Covid cases and we started getting emails from the WA Police and the G2G Pass team about our approved pass. The information was quite confusing, we had emails to say our pass was approved, then it had been rejected, so I was quite worried as to whether we were going to be able to get home.
The next day was the same, we couldn’t seem to find any clear direction from WA agencies. Usually I go to the bulk food and spice places in Melbourne, I was keen to get some different flours for making bread, but we decided that it was best to just stay put in case somewhere we visited appeared on the hot-spot list.
By the time we got on the plane we were reasonably sure that we had an approved pass and would be able to travel home where we would isolate until we could provide a negative test. Of course the rules changed mid-flight so by the time we got to Perth we were told we could get in the car, which thankfully we had at the airport, drive home and stay there for 14 days, Covid test at Day 11.
We had a test at the airport which was relatively painless and were on the road with our bottles of water and bag of chips. It was lovely to get home to spaghetti made by our wonderful D1. I would have loved that served with a hug, but that will have to wait.
I didn’t even remember to take a photo of Father Bear and the birthday girl, but here’s one from S1’s wedding in 2012!