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Week 52/2023: A very covid christmas

An uninvited guest Week of 25 December 2023 The last week of 2023 was supposed to have been a week of catching up with Slabs’s family for Christmas, a short break in Melbourne, and relaxing. We don’t always get what we expect though. A very covid Christmas Our Christmas...

Week 32/2023: The big clean out

Week of 7 August 2023 Clearing out family memories  If last week was frantic, and overwhelming, this week was a roller coaster that had a lot of steep descents. Everything had to be out of Mum’s place by Thursday so the cleaners could come in on Friday to have...

Week 25/2023: Winter solstice

Wintering doesn’t come easy Week of 19 June 2023 I like the idea of celebrating winter solstice in some way but it never seems to happen. The fault is entirely mine, of course. I don’t plan anything, and I certainly don’t like to go outside, which is what the...

Week 6/2023: Beginnings

Week of 6 February 2023 The 2023 school year begins This week Kramstable started his first year of college; the first year of his final phase of school life. My school experience has changed a lot since Kramstable started kinder in 2011. Primary school was eight very long years,...

Week 2: Window shopping

Week 02/2023: Week of 9 January 2023 Windows My house was built in 1951. It had steel window frames that opened sideways in the same way doors open. When we bought the house, the windows were one of the features I fell in love with. Unfortunately, the fames were...

The meh week got exciting

Week 01/2023: Week of 2 January 2023 The meh week If week 52 is the void week (a description I read somewhere that describes the week between Christmas and New Year for those of us who are lucky to have off when we don’t know what day it is...

Week 52/2022: It’s not the end

Week 52/2022: Week of 26 December 2022 It’s not the end I’m one of those lucky people for whom the end of the year is an enforced shutdown. My favourite thing to do during this week is to not do anything and not go anywhere. And that is precisely...

Week 19/2022: A fair to middling week

Week of 9 May 2022 A fair to middling week Nothing went horribly wrong this week and nothing went amazingly right. It was a week among many. Kramstable and I went in the City to Casino on Sunday, which was a nice Sunday walk for me and run for...

Week 17/2022: Hi-ho

Week of 25 April Hi-ho This was the last week of my extended Easter holiday. I’d decided not to go back to work on the day after Anzac Day, which was Tuesday, because Tuesday is my half day. I had a medical appointment in the middle of the day...