Today - we should have spent the morning wandering around Helsinki, after landing there at 6.30am and not being able to get in to our apartment until 1pm. But of course, that's not what happened.
We slept in, looked out the window to see if there was a frost or not (there wasn't); and after a leisurely breakfast walked down to the station. I left Alison there and took the train to Malmsbury; and rode my bicycle back home, over a lot of hills and past a lot of people camping; it's the winter long weekend and the first time since the lockdown that going out and camping has been allowed again. So I've had enough exercise, but Alison hasn't; she is much more affected in this way, with circus and gym still closed.
And we also have people staying in Finsbury again. After 3 months of the lockdown it's strange to see the lights on there in the evenings, but good that it's becoming more normal. We are lucky that we are not financially dependent on letting it out, though. We have taken advantage of this in having the garage door replaced (we managed to find a garage door maker who made us a tiltadoor, which we were able to put the old door's windows in, and made it look very similar to the old tri-fold door), and then cleaning out a lot of the junk inside. It was full of bits and pieces from the house's renovation which may have been handy for something - but as after 3 years they hadn't been used, out they went. Some we advertised on the internet, but the most effective way of having it recycled was to put it out on the nature strip with a "Free" sign.
This evening, we though about a little holiday again. It's winter, and we are stuck in Victoria and New South Wales - the other states have closed borders. So we can't escape to somewhere warmer. But I realised that we've not had a holiday since our trip to Sri Lanka last August; too long ago. So we plan to take a couple of weeks off and go away - somewhere.
Our 2 days of work a week continues, but it also continues to be a bit weird with Covid-19 fears. Alison, working in the middle of the city, has been very quiet - though the city is beginning to open up a bit.
And we finally found somewhere to put the panels depicting the seasons, which we bought in Hobart in 2014 and have been sitting in the shed ever since.