#isolife

Life at home has had me bored. And I’m a grown-up, with internet access, streaming tv and movie services, shelves full of books plus access to my local library’s e-book collection. I can run myself a bath, do exercise, bake to my stomach’s heart’s content, day drink, shop online or any combination of the above! I am dabbling in DIY, trying out craft and getting my garden in shape. But I’m still bored. I miss my friends. And yes, I know I’m very lucky, but I’m still fecking bored. And if I’m bored, kids at home are definitely suffering the same thing. Too young and too broke for online shopping and day drinking, the poor things. So I’ve tried to come up with a bit of a novelty activity to do at home.

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Social Distance

Stay home, keep 1.5 metres from people of you do go out, avoid public transport if you can, try to work from home…

It’s a weird time full of fear and anxiety and FEELINGS and also BOREDOM. Are you feeling that way? I’m gonna go through some of my feelings, particularly about social distance and what we should do. It might help me sort them out. It might help you sort yours out. Or maybe you’ll offer me some brilliant insight in the comments. Or I will shed some light for you, who knows? I’m just gonna tip my brain contents out on the table and sort into piles, so to speak.

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The Toilet Paper Dystopia

We are currently living in an alternate reality where people are fighting it out over the humble bog roll. No one really knows why the prospect of a virus not unlike the flu is inspiring such desperation. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. We know we might be faced with a couple of weeks quarantine and that we will therefore require 17 rolled of TP per person, per day. Or something. For reasons. Not sure. But everyone else is doing it. Maybe we’re gonna have to eat it?

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Are you caught up in the toilet paper panic? Wondering what sort of toilet paper alternative is out there as you stare in dismay at the empty shelves? Are you wondering how your family will polish their posteriors if the pandemic hits? Look no further, Aunty Amy has your back (or behind, if you prefer!)

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Australia: continent on fire

As I’m sure you know, we’ve got quite a a fire problem right now. It’s raging from Queensland right down the NSW coast and into Victoria and it’s horrendous. Homes and lives have been lost. An estimated half a billion animals have perished. During the most dangerous times, people have been forced to wade into the ocean and wait it out. Communities have been devastated and left without power or communications lines. As expected, just about everyone not directly effected is looking for a way to help.

You can give to WIRES or adopt a koala, give to the Red Cross, donate to the Rural Fire Service or the Country Fire Authority or even support fundraising initiatives like this one, to help fire-impacted First Nations communities. You can craft items to help injured wildlife. Some people are organising care packages for fire fighters. There’s always the helpers, right? And apparently, you can donate to the Hillsong Bushfire Appeal.

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