Sydney is facing its second severe lockdown – third if you were one of the unlucky ones in the northern beaches during Christmas – since the COVID-19 outbreak first threw our lives as we knew them into full chaos.
Plans have been canceled, loved ones separated and the war for space at the kitchen table as we all strive to work for home has restarted.
Overall, it isn’t perfect.
The reappearance of Home And Away actor Sam Frost’s iso-diary, however, is a blazing light amid the darkness that is self-isolating.
The minor victories are what keep us going, and this is certainly one of them.
Fans may recall from the first lockdown Sam’s wonderfully frank and oh-so-relatable observations of the humdrum day-to-day that comes with life in solitude.
Sam’s funny stories of daily life in lockdown kept us chuckling in a dark period, from sleeping in piles of laundry to unintentionally putting her dog Greg in a cupboard.
Now, it’s back! And the actress kicked off the first weekend locked down in prime form.
Sam began, like many of us did, addressing those household chores and tasks we’d been neglecting. For her, that meant finally unpacking a blower vac she’d bought for cleaning her patio a while back.
She quickly realized that adulting wasn’t for her, which is something we well understand.
“I arrived home and realised there’s tons of bits I had to put together, and decided the adult life wasn’t for me,” she delightfully surmised.
After that, there was the mental battle of avoiding becoming one of the panic purchasers.
After realising she was, in fact, short of toilet paper Sam headed to the stores.
“When I was in the toilet paper section it occurred to me that people probably thought I was one of those panic buyers,” she wrote.
A thought that has surely passed through all our minds when making a similar purchase.
“I avoided eye contact, grabbed the toilet paper, and ran… then I realized me trying to not look like the panic buyers on the news, definitely made me look like the panic buyers on the news.”
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