Christmas Carols by the Beach was a highlight of my December.

It’s been two years since I’ve experienced a summer season.

My seasons in the past 18 months have been … winter – spring – autumn – winter – spring – autumn – winter – spring – finally summer … as I was in the UK in November last year until March.

So I’ve been making the most of blue skies, warm sunny days, visits to the beach, reading on our deck, a swim on Christmas Day.

I decorated our driftwood tree and created some other tree like ornaments.

Our office elves were back, bringing lots of fun and daily hide and seek.

Face masks are now mandatory here in Tassie so we are getting used to wearing them all day in the office. Our borders opened to all of Australia on 15th December when we had zero covid cases. Today we have 520 active cases, 137 new cases in the past 24 hours. Covid is here to stay and we’ll all have to get used to living with the virus in our community.

Saying “happy new year” doesn’t really feel right today. Instead, I’ll say best wishes for 2022. Let’s hope this is the beginning of the end of this pandemic.

This is my contribution to “Changing Seasons” hosted by Ju-Lyn and Brian.