Four months ago it would have been almost inconceivable to believe that all of our lives and the functioning of every nation across the world could be turned upside down at lightening speed, courtesy of a virus we now know as COVID-19.
Whilst our daily routines have changed dramatically causing disruption, frustration and angst, this is minimal discomfort compared to those who are suffering badly with the disease, or for the families who have lost loved ones to the virus.
With Easter just days away, under normal circumstances, many of us would be deciding whether to hit the beaches, go camping, or stay at our favourite getaway destination, yet this year, none of that is possible, including spending time with extended family and our friends.
As tempting as it may be, straying from home for this traditional long weekend is strictly a no no if we are to keep people healthy and alive and that includes you, and the ones you care about most.
Despite this rightful sacrifice, the virus cannot stop every Easter tradition including our enjoyment of the humble hot cross bun, tucking into a chocolate egg or two, or more, and of course, the arrival of that lively little fellow with the floppy ears, Easter Bunny and his running mate, the Bilby.
Although we here at the Byron Bay Beach Houses normally look forward to welcoming guests to our accommodation, this will not be so for the foreseeable future, but if everyone follows the rules, the time when we can all freely move around again, will return much sooner.
In the interim, take heart that we do live in a great country and remember, as the saying goes, ‘we are all in this together’.