Anno Covid – another entry

Black swans and Moorhens at Centennial Parklands: The Dusky Moorhen is found from Indonesia through New Guinea to Australia. It is widespread in eastern and south-western Australia, ranging from Cooktown to eastern South Australia and in the southern corner of Western Australia. The Dusky Moorhen is found in wetlands, including swamps, rivers, and artificial waterways.

The black swan ( Cygnus atratus) is a large waterbird, a species of swan which breeds mainly in the southeast and southwest regions of Australia. Within Australia, the black swan is nomadic, with erratic migration patterns dependent upon climatic conditions. It is a large bird with mostly black plumage and a red bill.

Took them last Tuesday the day before I had my first cortisone injection in my left hip.

O.K pretty beautiful aren’t they? Ever since I arrived in Australia on December 25th 1966 I have been fascinated by these swans- our first land fall was in Freemantle, western Australia from where these water birds hail. By the 1st January 1967 we were settled in NSW in a migrant hostile in Bradfield Park, did I say hostile? Well they were, old Nissan Huts, group showers and canteen and three rooms form the 5 of us.

Two marriages, two sons and 4 grandchildren later we appear and perhaps are living in a hostile world ruled by a virus yet still take the time out to do normal things like going to war over oil or gas.

You must have noticed that I have not been posting as often on any of my blogs apart from joining the photo challenges-

I have found, over the past three years a lethargy within and a brain like cottonwool when it comes to wanting to sit here and do much of anything.

I am now 68 – still young, well tell that to my body which seems to be peeling away in pain, a few weeks ago my left hip just sprung into the most horrendous pain I have ever experienced, yes worse than childbirth and I do know about that. I cannot keep up with Jessica – 72-in her Power chair and take 4 times as long to walk anywhere. Adding insult to injury the powers that be decided that we are not a very important little suburb and have truncated our bus service. Meaning that even at my snail’s pace I cannot justify waiting 40 minutes for a bus when I can still get home just under that.

The sneaky Politicians said the buses were being underused – because they locked us down and limited travel – so took their chance to remove buses, alter their routes and generally raise havoc among the carless.

Things are settling down though RAT testing before hospital appointments and the endless questions on the Dept. Health’s website one must scan before entering the hospital. We are still Q.R. coding with which I agree since I have received several notices of casual contact via the app.

Leaving you either on edge or bored… I must go to prepare dinner.


  1. Headed here after much delay, thanks to busyness.
    I hope your hip is okay now. My regards to Jessica as well.
    Termination of the bus service is certainly not a good act by the authorities.

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