A few snippets of life in Perth on the blog this week.
Mlle (our daughter recently back from London) is now on Day 10 of her mandatory home self isolation period of 14 days. So far so good, fingers crossed. The police did come by last week to check up on her – fortunately this is the first time we have ever received a visit from the local constabulary concerning one of our offspring! All routine in this case – they are doing spot checks to make sure returned travellers are continuing to self isolate at the addresses they supplied to border control officers.
From midnight last night (Sunday 5th April) Western Australia is (for the time being) a separate country. We now have a hard border between ourselves and the other Australian states. Exceptions are made for freight and goods suppliers, some interstate essential workers and on compassionate grounds. However paperwork is strict and anyone coming into WA has to do mandatory quarantine for 14 days at a government supplied hotel. I believe people bringing in freight and provisions are exempt from this requirement though, in order to keep the supply chains going.
On our regular local walks, we have begun noticing teddy bears and other soft toys appearing in people’s windows along with pictures and drawings of rainbows. It’s a lovely initiative thought up to give children, in particular, something positive to focus on whilst out with their parents on walks and bike rides.
Monsieur is convinced he set the trend as we have had a toy panda head displayed in the window of our attic/studio room for many months. Every time I took it down it mysteriously reappeared (much to my chagrin) but now I have no excuse to complain!
The cuddly toy displays are definitely a Perth-wide initiative judging from social media posts and may indeed be a worldwide one! The rainbow drawings are also a good way for parents to keep kids distracted now that they are all staying home from school.
Another positive note has been the continuation (apart from a couple of weekend showers) of the glorious autumnal weather. Gardens are looking wonderful and the birds and bees are out and out about in abundance! Spot the little willy wagtail below!
Stay safe and healthy everyone! À bientôt!
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