We Did it Melbourne

“But without darkness, we would never know the warmth of light.” – unknown

It is a joyous day for us Melburnians, as we have long been waiting for this moment to come. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the state’s reopening from midnight tonight. And further easing of rules to be announced on the 8th of November.


I know that this is good news, but my 62 year old me is feeling trapped. I had been used to lockdown rules for the past 7 months where I can just go to my usual friendly wetlands. I go to my local supermarket on Mondays to buy the week’s supplies and do my exercise online. I chat with friends and family online… So now you tell me that I change all that in an instant?
I know it is hard but I will try **wink wink

These are some windows and street art when I did my last walk about before lockdown… back in March of 2020 in Acland Street, Melbourne. Seems like ages ago.

Monday Windows

KinaSquare #27 – Squares in Melbourne

By the way, Happy, happy Birthday to Arlene …a friend that I met through blogging! Enjoy your special day though it is just a simple celebration!

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Lookoom says:

    Good news, but it is not over yet, stay safe.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I know, just a bit of freedom in the meantime. Knowing people, some might go over the top and we may go back to restrictions. I am just taking it one day at a time. Thanks my friend!

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  2. Alison says:

    Such good news..enjoy getting to know Melbourne again

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    1. Teresa says:

      Not quite yet…give it a few more weeks.

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  3. restlessjo says:

    It IS a long time, and hopefully it will have paid off. 🙂 🙂 It’s strange getting out into ‘the world’ again. On tiptoes! Good luck!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Hopefully it does pay off for all the sacrifices that all the people have done! Slowly but surely I guess.Thanks Jo.

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  4. margaret21 says:

    Gosh! That’s quite an image.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Margaret!

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  5. BeckyB says:

    sounds a cunning plan to take it one day at a time, no need to rush to change. keep the bits you like of lockdown and add on the bits you have missed. Fabulous street art btw

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Becky. At my age and with pre existing health conditions, I have no choice but to take it slowly.

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      1. BeckyB says:

        I know that well . . . slow is good though as we get to observe more

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  6. Toonsarah says:

    It’s great to hear things are easing for you a bit. I have a friend in Melbourne and I know how tough it has been there. It may feel strange at first but make sure you get out there and enjoy it while you can. We had a considerable easing during our summer, but things have been getting worse again here in the last couple of months, with cases rising, so we’re back into a form of lockdown, albeit less strict (for now).

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yes, Sarah, that is what we are looking forward to…summer and Christmas! Take care my friend, hope things will get better for all of us.

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      1. Toonsarah says:

        I know things have been especially tough there, but I have to say I envy you having Christmas in the summer. Normally that seems an odd concept to us Brits, but with all the restrictions we currently have on people meeting indoors everyone is worrying about whether they’ll be able to spend Christmas with their families. Now if only we could meet in gardens or on the beach it would be easier!

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        1. Teresa says:

          Well, that is one way of looking at it. But in ordinary times, I always hated having a warm Christmas!

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          1. Toonsarah says:

            I would hate it normally, but this year …

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  7. Some great street art. Thanks for sharing it. Stay safe.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

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  8. lolaWi says:

    that is good news and happy for you, T! always take care pa din.
    kami balik sa restrictions. sarado ulit ang indoor dining. so sad.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Until there is no vaccine, life will never be the same. Hindi na nga natin alam if there is gonna be such a thing as normal anymore. Stay safe, Wi.

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  9. 7 months of isolation is very difficult. I’m glad the situation has changed in Melbourne. Very beautiful photos!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thank you so much Milos, hopefully it continues to go well.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Some neat windows and fabulous sights! Thank you! Stay safe!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks fo the comment!

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