On Monday 31st May, I woke up with a sore throat, messaged my colleagues if anyone could work for me, and from the 3 colleagues who didn't work that day, the reply was "they had other appointments". Oh well, I got dressed and went to work!
When I got there my boss was already there cancelling appointments for one of the Doctors who had called her to say he was sick. I told her I wasn't feeling too well either, but no one could work... She just sent me packing and said she would work at the front desk with the other colleague.
My colleagues must have felt guilty, as eventually two of them volunteered to go and work.
I went to the Doctor on Tuesday 1st at my clinic, and believe or not he sent me off for a covid test! I couldn't understand why, when at the time we had not a single case of Covid in the State, nor had I been anywhere outside Perth. All he prescribed was rest and hot liquids.
Both my colleagues saw one of the other Doctors who did not send them for a Covid test... Anyway, it was negative as I expected.
I returned to work the following Monday 7th. In the meantime 2 colleagues had fallen ill with flu over the weekend and I had to work every day for 9 to 10h a day to cover both their shifts! No fun at all, out the window went my restful week replaced with a lot of stress.
On Saturday 5th, feeling better I joined a group of 30 ladies, members of the WA Portuguese Women Association, for a screening of a French movie with English subtitles, and a couple of sentences in Portuguese - "La cage dorée" - (The guilded cage), about a Portuguese family of immigrants living in Paris, who inherit a property in Portugal and decide to return home. The main actors are all well known Portuguese actors, and we all enjoyed it.
|Actors from "La Cage Doree: (photo from net)|
On Sunday 6th Jose and I went to Burswood Park, by the Swan river and Crown Casino to join in the celebrations of WA Day (Western Australia Day) which is celebrated on the 7th, a public holiday. It was a wet day, but still lots of people filled the park. We arrived at about 2pm and spotted a South African food van - Big 5 - where we bought meat samoosas - I so missed these, and they were delicious.
|Big 5 food van, food area, swan people walking around, waffle with ice cream|
|A music box VW, more swan at one of the entrances, a swan statue and Dutch Captain Willem de Vlamingh|
|Panorama view of the Swan river from Burswood park|
|Sunset - the Matagarup bridge with 2 swans gliding by, and stadium on the right|
Saturday 19th my colleague Suzanne from French class delivered a chest of drawers to be painted. It belonged to her brother who passed away about 6 months ago and she wanted it to be revamped to pass onto the brother's partner. It wasn't in a very good state, drawers needed gluing, the back panel had to be removed and replaced with a sheet of plywood, an extra support was added to the back and I had to add another top too as too damaged with stains to be able to be stained.
Saturday 26th we went out to dinner with friends to the Italian restaurant Ruocco's in Fremantle. The food was fantastic, service was tops too.
|Jose's chocolate and orange mousse, starters, my Creme brulee, my octopus and chips dish|
Monday 28th we started administering the Astra Zeneca covid vaccines at the clinic. We just book about 10 people a day, but it makes a lot more work for us receptionists - booking, rebooking 12 weeks later, phoning patients from a list to ask if they would like to book, charging Medicare...
We've had plenty of rainy days, and as I roll out my painting projects from the garage to the backyard there hasn't been much of a chance to paint.
Apart from the yet to be finished chest of drawers, I painted another bedside table, this time in pink :)
Shelley and Twiggy ....
And I end the month of June with a visit to Bunnings, a hardware warehouse after another big downpour that left the parking lot flooded, but the sunset sky was pretty.