Out of lockdown, returning to life: Melbourne emerges to a season of hope and relief

  The Guardian 

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After months that passed in a haze of isolation, Melburnians are reconnecting with the places and people they love In the depths of Melbourne’s lockdown, time began to pass differently. The days and weeks dragged as the year slipped by, as all the usual markers – celebrations, family dinners, holidays – were stripped away. Suddenly, it was spring and there was welcome news:the lockdown had worked . Theborders between city and country , and between Victoria and New South Wales, were lifted soon after. When Melbourne’s ring of steel came down on 9 November , Emma Jacques packed her 10-month-old son in the car and headed for the coast. After five months of being confined to the city, and two months where she was unable to go more than 5km from her home in Warrandyte on Melbourne’s north-eastern fringe, she was desperate to introduce her son, named Ben Ocean, to the water. “I literally craved the water,” she says. Continue reading... ▶ Full story on theguardian.com
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