Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.

It has been a distressing week here and across the world for many reasons. These troubles have been the subject of extensive reporting so I won’t go into those matters now. Instead, I would like to acknowledge the incredible work that everyone has been doing in Australia to respond to the growing Delta outbreak here.

The New South Wales government has made some mistakes which has allowed the virus to grow exponentially. We don’t know whether it would have been possible to contain it anyway, but they hesitated. This, however, in no way diminishes the huge effort of frontline and other essential workers, as well as Sydney residents who are turning out to get vaccinated, to try to minimise infections. Thank you all. Great jab.

Many will know that the Sydney outbreak has made its way to Canberra. Here in Canberra, we have just completed our first week of quiet time and movement restrictions. Canberrans have been re-organising their lives, monitoring the growing number of exposure sites, getting tested and otherwise staying at home.

I don’t often heap praise on politicians, but I hope you forgive me this one indulgence. I have been greatly impressed by the responsiveness and swift actions of our local government to keep Canberrans safe. It has been a huge effort and I really, really appreciate it. Of course, I cannot speak for those who have been in quarantine after having caught the virus or who have been a close or casual contact. Our youngest son’s timing was impeccable, missing “the excitement” by a mere hour. Commiserations to those who haven’t been so lucky. I hope you have friends and family who can keep the chips and chocolates flowing to you.

Speaking of chips and chocolates, my eldest son who is in his mid 20s, got tired of waiting for the Pfizer vaccine, so he got the AstraZeneca yesterday. He rang my GP and it took him less than 24 hours to get an appointment to get the jab. Despite my other son’s lucky escape, he has decided to wait for the former. It will be an experiment to see who is fully vaccinated first. There is one thing for sure, and that is, whoever wins will have to go out and get the chips and chocolates. Given the difficulties in obtaining grocery deliveries, I wonder whether this is a reason some people are breaking quarantine in Sydney?

Anyway, I need to turn off the wondering and the wandering for a while. Let’s have a song. Is Norah Jones singing Come Away With Me acceptable? Take us away, Norah.

Stay safe, stay sane, everyone.

Kind Regards.

34 thoughts on “Take Me Away

  1. I’ve always liked this song. It was so pleasant to listen to as the rain falls outside my open window. I hope your leaders are soon able to put an end to you current outbreak. Here in the US, I think the feds are getting ready to take more drastic measures.

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  2. Going to the supermarket is allowed as long as you aren’t infected so it’s not breaking out of lockdown. If in Quarantine I would thought you may have had a bit of a special chance at getting supplies or even neighbours and friends to shop for you. But then I forgot, it’s Sydney where you don’t know who your neighbours are

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  3. We’ve just been told we’ll be staying in our national lockdown until Tuesday next week when they’ll give us the next pronouncement. Cases could still arise in the South Island even though none have surfaced yet (three positive cases surfaced in Wellington today that’d been in Auckland prior to lockdown). There are possible contacts in the South Island that were in Auckland during the infectious period so I agree with their decision even though I don’t like it! Better safe than sorry. Your Norah Jones footage is beautiful, both listening and watching. Thanks Tracy, take care.

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    1. I think I heard that its effectiveness doesn’t decay as quickly either but don’t quote me on that. Ive been telling my sons about how your children are keen to get it. Please pass on my best wishes to your offspring for the events over the last few days.
      Norah is good and she comes from a very talented family.

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      1. You are right, its effectiveness lasts longer. My daughter got the shot a day after she turned eighteen. My son will have to wait till January, I believe. Thanks for your best wishes. ❤️
        Oh yes, a very talented family.

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