How truly wonderful.

Someone from the Casula outbreak also came to Picton Hotel to gamble with their money, and apparently the lives of us who live nearby.

We opened most things too soon, including schools (our High School only a couple of weeks back) and especially absolute non-essentials like pubs and gambling venues, of all things.

Looks like these school holidays might be remarkably long.

Great watch. Interesting because a few years after this there was the oil crisis that this technology was well placed to shine in. And yet that didn't happen.
Now, 50 years later electric cars are ready, the battery issue is well and truly solved, and yet the naysayers (here in Australia anyway) say we will always need petrol and diesel to run our cars.

Latest research shows by 2026 100% of new car sales will be electric:

Our eldest is in this year at this school. She was off school Monday with flu-like symptoms, got tested Tuesday, still waiting for results Wednesday which came back Negative.
She was still sick yesterday so stayed home - looks like she dodged a bullet this time.

I've ranted here before about schools opening too soon. Yet here we are again.

Now I'm not known for leaning towards the Conservative side of politics. However I have somehow found myself on a mailing list for the Coalition For Conservation, who have a conservative yet forward-thinking following they run events for.

One such event was this that I watched last night where David Cameron shared his thoughts on how the UK Conservative party managed to break through the "just keep burning stuff" view that Australia's LNP still holds, to move the public debate beyond "only coal equals jobs". The UK is now powered by 2% coal, versus our at least 60%.

Malcolm Turnbull was also onboard lamenting the LNP's failures in this area - which of course means his as their leader for many years.

We could progress this country so much if we were only able to get our Conservative politicians (and their rusted-on followers) to adopt the excellent points David makes about how saving the planet is absolutely a Conservative view point. This is worth watching to see what a progressive Conservative (!) position on climate can be.

And of course, I have plenty of bad things I could say about both of these individuals, but the point of this post is that UK has moved well past where Australia still us, while also under Conservative leadership.

When our planet is no longer inhabitable, the position of "we need to vote these idiots out" won't matter much. This side is currently voted in, and our planetary clock is ticking.

So the local news has taken up the case of an offensive developer right near us who bought a rural property with remnant forest for $4M purely for the purposes of dumping soil from infrastructure builds such as WestConnex. No regard for anything but profit, with local roads, noise levels and the environment suffering of course.
I nearly got run off the road by one of these trucks, who give way to nobody as they are being paid by the load.

Here's the segment, opened by none other than pro cyclist Liz Gould !

2019 with cold symptoms: toughen up with your (wo)man flu there princess and get back to work.

2020 with cold symptoms: line up (yesterday) masked to have a nurse in full protective gear insert possibly the longest cotton bud I've ever seen into your throat then BOTH your nostrils for what the nearby Doctor describes as "like someone is doing a byopsy on your brain".
Then self-isolate for 24-48 hours until you get your results via SMS.

Today: two negative results. And Will was an amazing trooper through it all, but will be happy to get back to school tomorrow.

Not looking forward to the next time cold symptoms inevitably appear. It's someone else's turn next.