Over the last two weeks we have had lots and lots of rain. In the last week the rain was non stop, day and night. I couldn't believe the clouds could hold so much water. We had a rain bomb hovering over South East Queensland all week. It caused much flooding in country towns and Brisbane. The road we live on had water across it in places but it never closed. We were safe the whole time but kept inside similar to when we had pandemic lockdowns.
Monday, February 28, 2022
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Sick of staying home and staying safe we decided on a walk in Underwood Park instead of around the village. I still walk in the forest early in the morning but I try to get you know who on his feet in the afternoons. It was a beautiful afternoon stroll around the lagoon. It was very peaceful and calming getting away from covid and war news. Come with us.
Monday, February 21, 2022
It was Bill's Birthday this month. He didn't want a big celebration so we just went to a local Thai Restaurant with a few friends from the village. But first thing in the morning he is greeted with birthday Balloons tied onto our gate by the Balloon Fairies, a volunteer group of villagers, who sneak around in the night and deliver the balloons to anyone having a birthday.
The day before his birthday he had his hair cut by a retired hairdresser, who lives in the village.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Our Singaporean, Chinese managing director and owner of our village, Chiou See, has bought another village to add to our family. It is called Elements@ Con Noi, Carindale, which is a Brisbane suburb not far away from us. The hand over date was 1 Feb so Chiou See organised a Chinese New Year celebration as an event to mark the hand over day as something special. Residents from our village were invited to attend and meet the residents of Con Noi. Although, Bill and I are hesitant of mixing with a lot of people in these Covid times, we bit the bullet and attended.
It was an interesting morning meeting the other residents and comparing notes. Naturally, they were very keen to find out what it is like having the dynamo, Chiou See, as the managing director. We calmed their fears. They seemed pleased because their last manager didn't do anything to enhance their living conditions.
We enjoyed the lion dance and the Chinese snacks.
Friday, February 4, 2022
I have been walking in the forest in between showers of rain by myself because we are at the peak of the Omicron wave so we have not been mixing with people very much. Hopefully, next week we will try walking with friends again. It is so nice and green and calm in the forest. I love seeing the towering trees, the wallabies and the track disappearing into the forest.