Aussie Life

‘I Do’ Take Two!

Not wanting to tempt fate, I’ve kept schtum over the last few months, but with just one week to go, I can now confidently announce that we finally have a family wedding on our hands. “Lucky you!” I can hear the collective misery of thousands of people around the world. Yes, we are lucky, Covid-19 has had less of an impact on our country compared to others, but has luck played a part?

The greatest advantage for Australia is that we are a scarcely populated island compared to a lot of countries therefore social distancing has been possible. And with our international borders closed, we are what you would call – cut off. We are a nation of conformists (mostly) so we have done as we have been directed to (mostly). Mistakes have been made along the way, hence a second wave and a second lockdown – in some areas. Australia is now learning to live the ‘COVID-19’ way – and it is working. The word eradication, although not in the original plan, is now being talked about as a possibility.

We are in pretty good shape right now with state borders opening up and restrictions easing – we thank our blessings – for now.

Nuptials take 2 will be a smaller affair than the original version as sadly we have lost our international guests. However, the plan is to ‘live-stream’ the ceremony (did we even know what that was a few months ago?) so friends and family around the world can ‘attend’. It will be a wonderful day, and I look forward to sharing it with you.

So stay tuned folks!

By Waking the Wombat

Life - part two; Australia. Having spent the first 39 years of my life in England, with two adult children who don't need me so much, a workaholic husband and a head full of stuff waiting to be unleashed, Waking the Wombat is my place to share life's experiences with you.

3 replies on “‘I Do’ Take Two!”

Wow, that’s awesome news. I’m a bit envious of the countries with a mature enough populace to do the things necessary to restrict the spread of C19. The US seems to be a lost cause now, and in 2 weeks we’ll have a mass migration as families gather from various parts of the country. And then we’ll all congregate in shopping malls (if any are still open) for super-spreader events like Black Friday. As someone who works hard to do all the right things, it bothers me that now with my daughter coming home from college, we’ll all be risking infection.


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