Australia closed its borders 20/3/2020

The states had reopened their borders at varying times.

The longest lockdown in the world was experienced by Melbourne.

Watch “Melbourne celebrates as Australia’s second biggest city ends 262 days of Covid lockdown restrictions” on YouTube

I usually love Cenk and Ana from The Young Turks. The Young Turks makes no secret of being left-leaning but Cenk shows he is prepared to try and understand the conservative perspective!

Are Conservatives v Right About Covid? The young Turks

I have zero tolerance for bull 💩 these days after virtually continuous gaslighting for two decades. The tiniest drip of bull 💩 is enough to tip my bucket right over the edge!



I know when people are lying to me and I am done hiding it. For decades I have sat and nodded politely but you should know I recognised most of you couldn’t tell the truth if your lives depended on it. I have an inbuilt 💩 detector.

I feel I have been told recently that my whole life has been a lie but am still amassing evidence. That is just the way I roll. I am now fairly certain I went back to see Mr Brexit one last time for example. Fairly certain our feelings for each other were genuine. He was quite shy really. I remember him sat on our coffee table, peering up at me sitting on my bed.

I am also certain The Beatles are in the mix somewhere. Real stuff happened in my life. Like Mr Brexit was ripped away when we had tried to listen to The Beatles together.

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Australia very sensibly, (or so it would appear currently) closed its borders relatively early. They have also put in place, strict quarantine measures, for those arriving from overseas

The England I grew up in, was well used to the idea of quarantine. In those days the big threat to public health was rabies. We were pretty strict about enforcing a lengthy quarantine period on animals from overseas.

Bringing Your Pet Dog,Cat or Ferret Into The UK( UK Government)

Australia too, has always had strict bio security measures in place. When I had first visited Australia, I remember being warned that everything would be sprayed.

Let’s not forget Barnaby Joyce and Johnny Depp’s dogs possibly my favourite tale involving a politician in recent years. Poor old Barnaby will probably always be known as the man who threatened to exterminate Johnny Depps dogs. However as we have seen recently biosecurity is no laughing matter, lives and livelihoods depend on it.

Johnny B Good – Men At Work

Source:Men At Work


Today I had the privilege of talking to an Australian, who has recently returned from the USA during the pandemic. I believe she said there had been a mere fourteen people on her flight. Just about everywhere she passed through had been eerily empty.

She was then placed in the obligatory quarantine. The government had clearly done their best to ensure people were comfortable and the experience had not appeared to be particularly unpleasant for her. See Johnny Depp’s dogs, you would have been fine too…

Of course it must have been a little more frustrating for those with young children. It has been challenging enough for me confined with my two college age youngsters. Had my two still been toddlers, I am sure I would have been begging for solitary confinement.

Remember This Poor Woman:

Woman silently asks for help in quarantine!”

We have all been placed in unusual situations in the last few months. I still suspect I made a starring, albeit brief, appearance in one of my son’s lectures, fully clothed fortunately.

We have been confronted with things like empty shelves and our own mortality. Let’s hope we retain the lessons we have all learned and remember that most of us have merely had to endure temporary inconvenience and not the permanent heart-breaking reality of those, for whom isolation and/or a struggle to buy daily essentials, is nothing unusual.

I found the screaming overseas headlines about how we were all being held captive, somewhat irritating!

Al Jazeera was relatively tame.

They did everything they possibly could for us. Look at us now. The country and economy bounced back quickly despite the dire predictions, compared to countries overseas where things were more relaxed. A friend of ours lost his father, who was living in the UK. I found The Young Turk’s coverage of our situation better than most.

Remember I have been imprisoned in a house and done hard labour for twenty years already. I have zero tolerance for bull 💩 these days.

Sometimes I was scared to go to the toilet because I knew by the time I got out, if he was supervising the kids would be rioting. It was actually easier on my own most of the time!

I maintain that other than finances, it is probably easier being a single parent and not having somebody continually undermine and gaslight you.