Brisbane hotel quarantine (live)

I feel exactly the same way about watermelon. I don’t consider myself a picky eater but have a few things I just can’t abide by too. Can’t stand the taste or smell of watermelon 🤢 and all those annoying seeds! 😂 I also can’t stand tofu which makes it difficult when travelling with my daughter and we can only go to eateries with vegan options. I just let her choose the eatery for the sake of peace and just hope there is something without tofu in it. Some places are more versatile than others. Having hypothyroidism I am supposed to avoid soy products anyway but that just annoys grumblebum 😏 She’s almost 25 but things are still all about her of course 🤐🙄

I got my daily menu and I was surprised to find that it is different to last Monday’s. I’ll keep you all in suspense and post it along with my meals once I get my tea 😜 It’s almost 11 o’clock so gotta go stretch for my hourly squats 🥳 Had yesterday off from them. Have a great day everyone. 😘🥰
sounding like you will have to be prized out of quarantine you’re having such a good time!!!!!
 
I feel exactly the same way about watermelon. I don’t consider myself a picky eater but have a few things I just can’t abide by too. Can’t stand the taste or smell of watermelon 🤢 and all those annoying seeds! 😂 I also can’t stand tofu which makes it difficult when travelling with my daughter and we can only go to eateries with vegan options. I just let her choose the eatery for the sake of peace and just hope there is something without tofu in it. Some places are more versatile than others. Having hypothyroidism I am supposed to avoid soy products anyway but that just annoys grumblebum 😏 She’s almost 25 but things are still all about her of course 🤐🙄

I got my daily menu and I was surprised to find that it is different to last Monday’s. I’ll keep you all in suspense and post it along with my meals once I get my tea 😜 It’s almost 11 o’clock so gotta go stretch for my hourly squats 🥳 Had yesterday off from them. Have a great day everyone. 😘🥰
tofu and coriander are the work of the devil
 
tofu and coriander are the work of the devil
Noooooo coriander is delicious 🤤 😆

Well today's menu was not a carbon copy of last Monday's. Some bits were the same but others different. Breakfast today was similar to another day but today was chicken snags. Last omelette day I got "normal" snags. I've had that same ham roll before but part of my snack was a cookie 🍪

As for tea the only thing I've had here before was the tomato soup. The Tandoori fish was lovely. I will admit I had to Google khichuri. Rice and yellow lentils - yum. Makes me extra glad to not be sharing a room 😳😏😆💨 We've been given cheesecake before but not a baked one.

After a break yesterday my exercise friend and I cracked on again today. Not feeling as seized up as I was last week 😏😁
 

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Good morning @Seat0B and everyone. I fell asleep quite early last night and then woke up around 3ish. This happens to me quite a bit at home so just like there I just got up and made a cuppa tea and watched something on my iPad. Fell asleep again around 5.30 and woke up around 8.30. I was a bit concerned that if brekkie was a “hot” one it would be pretty cold but it hadn’t been delivered yet and was a continental so it was all good. Yeah watermelon again but I just toss it as usual and swap in a mandarine or apple because I still have a stash of those. Yes I’m past the half way mark so not too long to go. I’m so lucky to have a wonderful friend who is taking such good care of my cats. Usually even if I go away a couple of days the cats don’t “talk” to me right away but they eventually forgive me but I’ve never been away this long since I’ve had them. Ahhhh look I was once very involved in a local cat rescue and fostered well over 100 cats and one thing I do know is they are fickle. As soon as I give them a treat they’ll love me again 😻
 
I'm not in any kind of quarantine, just lockdown, and I reckon your day just may have been better than mine, @oz_ally!

For various reasons, I have been chained to my computer all day. I literally did not leave the house, not even to bring in the bins, get the mail, or inspect the property boundary. I definitely did no exercise and feel cramped and crooked because of it! And no one brought me meals or offered to do my washing for me!

I'm just cooking dinner - crumbed fish burger, with chips and apple chilli coleslaw - yummy, and then will be doing a bit of TV binge watching.
 
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I'm not in any kind of quarantine, just lockdown, and I reckon your day just may have been better than mine, @oz_ally!

For various reasons, I have been chained to my computer all day. I literally did not leave the house, not even to bring in the bins, get the mail, or inspect the property boundary. I definitely did no exercise and feel cramped and crooked because of it! And no one brought me meals or offered to do my washing for me!

I'm just cooking dinner - crumbed fish burger, with chips and apple chilli coleslaw - yummy, and then will be doing a bit of TV binge watching.
Believe me if it hadn't been offered to me I wouldn't have even considered doing the squats but I felt like I'd look lazy and ungrateful if I said no. Yes it is wonderful to have meals and laundry done coz obviously I have to do them for myself at home. Even though the kids left home years ago it's still a chore just to do mine. Your meal and binge watching sound all good to me 😉

So Day 9 Hotel Quarantine. Still doing those hourly squats between 10 and 3pm 😁 Another day of a variety of food. Yes I've had the continental breakfast before but I like Weetbix.

Lunch was something new - they went a bit Aussie with a pie & chips with some dead horse, and a lamington 🇦🇺 😸 and balanced it out with some salad and a mandarine. Annnnd a little tub of ice cream 🤤

Tea was another new one with a spicy 🔥 beetroot soup and it did have a decent bite! Actually looking at the menu it says there was pepper sauce with the beef but either they forgot it or there wasn't much because I didn't see or taste it 😳🤔 I remember thinking as I was eating it "this would be much better smothered in gravy" 😏 I had a similar dessert last Tuesday 😋 Plus a Freddo Frog 🐸

As I now know I get an allowance to get up to 5 items laundered per day and I've used it once and it came back missing 1 item 😳. Receptionist Sally is on the case. We also got our one change of bedding and towels etc today which was very welcomed.

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable day. 😘
 

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I'm not in any kind of quarantine, just lockdown, and I reckon your day just may have been better than mine, @oz_ally!

For various reasons, I have been chained to my computer all day. I literally did not leave the house, not even to bring in the bins, get the mail, or inspect the property boundary. I definitely did no exercise and feel cramped and crooked because of it! And no one brought me meals or offered to do my washing for me!

I'm just cooking dinner - crumbed fish burger, with chips and apple chilli coleslaw - yummy, and then will be doing a bit of TV binge watching.
Since we're fellow Canberra residents, I can offer assistance with the meals to the door, but I'm afraid washing is right out!
 
Let me just say oz_ally you are wayyyy more laid back than me !! We are currently on Hayman Island and I have an appt with the F & B Manager tomorrow morning. !
Food & Beverage manager I take that means? You’re not in lockdown over there are you? Having not been to Hayman I wouldn’t know about their food but it can’t be good if you have to go talk to them about it.

Yeah I can be a bit backward in coming forward about confrontation and I guess I could have called reception about a few things but when it’s something I can just deal with I let it go. Like getting watermelon every day 😳 I could easily have called and asked to stop giving it to me but it’s just as easy to toss it and put in some other piece of fruit because they give plenty. We’ll see what happens regarding my missing item of clothing though. I wasn’t going to let that pass even if it was a Kmart brand item under $10 🙄😏
 
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Afternoon @oz_ally , loving the daily updates and I'm continuing to be impressed with the food (not that I often stay at a hotel in my own city but they've gone up in my estimation). Going back to sleep after waking in the early morning shows your body wasn't ready to stay awake for an extended period of time. Maybe it was ready for a binge session :D

So good to see that you instituted and have maintained a routine for the stay - that always makes it more worthwhile. Perhaps some of your new habits will stay when you finally get home (workouts). Yes, rattle the tin full of cat biscuits and they'll come running again, but it may take a day or two...well at least, that's what my cat Flora is like. That and the offer of a stroke/scratch under the chin, or a comfy lap in which to slumber.
 
Good morning @oz_ally Hope you are well.
I did have a slight headache today but thankfully it didn’t explode into a migraine but I made sure to take it easy(er) and draw the curtains to keep out any bright light just in case.

how many days now @oz_ally till you get to go home?
…..You do realise if this was an entry for the Turner prize in UK you’d win?!?! … entry titled ‘@oz_ally live streams her quarantine experience from the country formerly known as Australia’
have a great day
😂😂😂😂
I have 5 more nights here and my son wants me to stay over with him one night before flying home Tuesday. I’m keeping a close eye on the Covid situation though just in case things change and if so will change my flight to Monday. Admittedly I had to Google the Turner Prize 😳 That prize money looks good! 🤑💰

QF WP said:
Afternoon @oz_ally , loving the daily updates and I'm continuing to be impressed with the food (not that I often stay at a hotel in my own city but they've gone up in my estimation). Going back to sleep after waking in the early morning shows your body wasn't ready to stay awake for an extended period of time. Maybe it was ready for a binge session :D

(sorry I’ve stuffed up the multi quote thing here by pressing the back button 🙄) Yes The food has been awesome and I’ve been given a couple of things I’ve never eaten before so now I know I like them.

QF WP said:
So good to see that you instituted and have maintained a routine for the stay - that always makes it more worthwhile. Perhaps some of your new habits will stay when you finally get home (workouts). Yes, rattle the tin full of cat biscuits and they'll come running again, but it may take a day or two...well at least, that's what my cat Flora is like. That and the offer of a stroke/scratch under the chin, or a comfy lap in which to slumber.

Not sure I’ll be doing the squats every hour like here but maybe once a day?? Yeah I’m sure my cats will forgive me eventually - they always do 😻

So day 10 Hotel Quarantine. Not long to go now but still no complaints.

Another versatile and tasty daily menu. You might notice something missing from the breakfast photo that listed on the daily menu - no ice cream 😳😭 Apparently the kitchen obviously puts it in just before delivery and forgot everyone’s. But it was sent up not long later and made those pancakes 🥞 even yummier 🤤

The case of the missing laundry item (black leggings 🙄 ) was thought to be solved. The laundry is sent out to a private company. After a couple of phone calls today I was told my leggings had been found and on their way up to my room. Well they were the same colour and brand but not mine. Completely different style with thicker material than we’d ever wear up where I live; they had pockets, were faded (mine were new), full length (mine 3/4) and kinda lost their stretch. So mystery still not solved and detective work continues 🔎🕵️‍♀️ I’m just glad I didn’t send any undercrackers to be washed - I would just have left it 😳 I’ve been hand washing them in the bathroom sink 😂.

So yeah hope everyone’s had a good day. Thank you all for your continued interest and support 😘


Not sure I’ll be doing the squats every hour like here but maybe once a day?? Yeah I’m sure my cats will forgive me eventually - they always do
😻


So day 10 Hotel Quarantine. Not long to go now but still no complaints.

Another versatile and tasty daily menu. You might notice something missing from the breakfast photo that listed on the daily menu - no ice cream
😳
😭
Apparently the kitchen obviously puts it in just before delivery and forgot everyone’s. But it was sent up not long later and made those pancakes
🥞
even yummier
🤤


The case of the missing laundry item (black leggings
🙄
) was thought to be solved. The laundry is sent out to a private company. After a couple of phone calls today I was told my leggings had been found and on their way up to my room. Well they were the same colour and brand but not mine. Completely different style with thicker material than we’d ever wear up where I live; they had pockets, were faded (mine were new), full length (mine 3/4) and kinda lost their stretch. So mystery still not solved and detective work continues
🔎
🕵️‍♀️
I’m just glad I didn’t send any undercrackers to be washed - I would just have left it
😳
I’ve been hand washing them in the bathroom sink
😂
.

So yeah hope everyone’s had a good day. Thank you all for your continued interest and support
😘
 

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As we look at the numbers climbing in ACT, VIC and NSW; thinking of how lucky we are to be living in Qld. Quarantine in a hotel room, with dining delivered, laundry done and plenty of things to decide what to do next, I think @oz_ally mut be thanking her lucky stars.
 
Question oz_ally - do you think you are sleeping more or less in Q ??
I have spent the last 2 months at home by myself ( with drron working in Tassie,) and for sure I am sleeping less !!
Actually I think I’m sleeping less?? I usually have to have a nap during the day and sometimes I have done so here. Because I’m really trying to keep up with the hourly squats I’m keeping an eye on the time and although I might feel like I’m going to drop off just before the hour hits I make myself get ready. The lady who’s doing this with me is taking time out of her day for this and I don’t want to let her down. Plus I said I’d do it at the start and don’t want to give in.
Good morning @oz_ally. Just to let you know people on the outside are thinking of you today.
Thank you all so much. It’s really nice to know 😻😍🥰😘

As we look at the numbers climbing in ACT, VIC and NSW; thinking of how lucky we are to be living in Qld. Quarantine in a hotel room, with dining delivered, laundry done and plenty of things to decide what to do next, I think @oz_ally mut be thanking her lucky stars.
Yes I do feel lucky that QLD is doing so well. And lucky to be in this motel. I can’t speak of how things are in other motels but can only go on what makes the news or social media and of course that’s usually negative.
 

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