Hello Canada friends.

Thank you for following me.

Also to my Dad’s dear friend Haley and her family. Thank you for your loving words of condolences. He spoke of you all often and when he received your beautiful photos two days before he went home to Jesus, he was full of smiles. -Chrissy

Lockdown Update

My dad passed away just after 2am yesterday, Saturday July 10th. The on duty RN was able to alert me in time for me to sit with him until he was gone. I didn’t have any sleep before or after, so I was exhausted by the time the undertakers left a 9.30am. With this horrid lockdown there will be just three plus the celebrant at the graveside funeral. Norm, myself and our son Ken, who lives within the lockdown boundaries, and where we’ll stay until we head home – outside the lockdown area. If the lockdown is just for another two weeks we’ll remain in the Sydney lockdown. If it’s for a longer period as they have predicted we’ll head home under the Covid rules at that time, including a self isolation in our own home and Covid tests. It’s difficult to plan anything beyond a day or two at a time with restrictions changing at short notice.

The last photo we took before Dad was bedridden a few weeks ago.

With most of my photos on my desktop at home, I won’t be able to add more until we return home..

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Update in Lockdown

Small but appreciated garden

Sadly, Sydney will not leave the lock-down this weekend. Maybe not even next weekend but here I am still in vigil beside my dad’s bed. It’s not good. Most of the day and night he comes and goes into such a deep sleep that it’s more than likely unconsciousness. His breathing is crazy and he hasn’t eaten. Perhaps a few teaspoons of apple juice that was more to wet his tongue than anything. I’m thankful for the management and staff, including those who work in the kitchen and cleaning areas of this nursing home. God bless you all abundantly.

I’ll post again when time allows.

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Lockdown – the good and the not so good.

Garden photos as promised in: Lockdown Accommodation and Fashion Statement | Riverside Peace

I’ll take more photos when Dad is sleeping after lunch and add them when time allows.

Be safe everyone.

Lockdown Accommodation and Fashion Statement

Here I am into my 5th night of Covid lockdown in the nursing home with my dad. Some days are good while other days/ nights are quite stressful but I’m glad I’m here for him. All the staff members are wonderful. I often wonder how they do this every day. My Dad’s care is quite intense now but they always have a smile for him and for me. Some of the Covid restrictions are quite annoying and the situation is not perfect but it could be much, much worse.

My bed feels like a hospital bed. No. Wait a minute. It IS a hospital bed.
At least I have my own bathroom and privacy. I also have a view of the garden courtyard of which I will take a few photos when time allows.
Wearing masks all day long, except when I return to my room, is quite irritating and not at or comfortable or fashionable. It’s a wonder I don’t freak Dad out when I visit him in the night.
Not a great diet for two weeks but I’m truly thankful for Norm’s front door deliveries and for friends who make sure I don’t go hungry.

Unfortunately, I’m not the easiest person to feed with my wheat and citrus allergies so I do understand why the nursing home won’t feed me and take responsibility. I do get the occasional steamed vegetables, boiled eggs of a piece of cheese to complete some of my needs. As I said, ALL the staff are very caring people.

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Lock down

While visiting my dad yesterday, (a Saturday here) the Premier of NSW announced a total lockdown for two weeks beginning 6pm. I decided I wouldn’t risk leaving the nursing home to return to our son’s home for my clothes, medications and, of course, my laptop in case I was turned away after the 80 minute round trip. And, I was right. But, God was good and within half an hour, and before Norm arrived at our son’s home, the nursing home manager phoned me. With Dad the way he is, and us not at all local, I was allocated a room near Dad’s for the length of the lockdown if needed. Norm was not given the same but he’s been honoured the role of delivery boy so he can regularly drop off gluten free foods and necessities. I probably could get a few meals here but they don’t have anything for my allergy diet. With our second Covid vax due this coming week, we’ll have to have it locally. However, I need some approval from the NSW Health to allow me to return to the nursing home after the vaccination as no visitors are allowed in except for special cases approved in special circumstances.

Now, I guarantee that you will only hear the media report all the bad stuff about the Covid restrictions but I for one so much appreciated the management and staff of this nursing home.

Be safe everyone.

Heads Up

Norm and I will be at my dad’s bedside for a few days by the time most of my loyal followers read this post. We came home late Sunday to prepare for our next trip down there but it’s been a much more hastier return than expected. It’s about a five hour road trip with a couple of comfort breaks. We’ll be staying somewhere within easy travel for long day visits and/or overnighters before the inevitable.

This photo was taken on the weekend. I’m not sure who was the happiest to see who. I know Dad was thrilled to see these two of his nine great grandchildren and almost cried.

I’ll have my laptop with me and I look forward to reading your new posts as time allows but I have just pre-schedule my posts until some normality returns.

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Glimpses of His Glory – (the book)

 Apologies: Due to the death of my publisher, the links are no longer available. As soon as I have new links, I will replace them.

  Glimpses of His Glory.

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I cant imagine this universe without being able to see Gods beauty all around me. Theres nothing more beautiful than Gods creation. Its as much a part of me as my Saviour himself. Everything he created was to His will and glory, and nothing was made by accident.

Chrissy Siggee

Discover how God works through his creation and Scripture to show us his love. This 100 page book has been given a new look and is now available in most countries. It will make the ideal gift for just about anyone who enjoys Gods creation and words of encouragement. Why not buy two and keep a copy for yourself.

Use this link: Glimpses of His Glory

Welcome, Thank you and Updates

I realised recently that I hadn’t updated my About Chrissy page for at least three years. I think it’s time to add and change where necessary.

I have also neglected to welcome new followers over the past few months to which I will do now.

Welcome all new followers. You are much appreciated and I will attempt to visit your sites very soon. Long time followers…Thanks for hanging around.

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Water, water, everywhere and a whole lot more coming.

As you can see, it’s extremely wet around here. This is the lowest part of the community where we live. We live on the hill side and should be safe from rising waters at least for now.
Who would have thought a view of bush-land would become a water front.
We’re so glad we decided not to buy this house.
We didn’t try and drive down this lane and this is after the flood receded. It’s expected to rise again tonight.
In town the water has subsided a little after the tide went out but the water levels are still claiming the roads and foreshores. Many shops and restaurants had sandbags everywhere.
The building on the right is a maritime museum and the pylons and wharf are also well under water.

We are in a safe place for now with our house situated on higher ground than many others. Some towns north and south of us are under water. Hundreds of people have been left homeless. See some of the latest news updates here:

Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret (the book)

 Apologies: Due to the death of my publisher, the links are no longer available. As soon as I have new links, I will replace them.

  Out of the Shadows Jennas Secret

JennaFinalFrontCoverIs the story of a girl who, at the brink of going too far, learns from her mistakes and from witnessing the devastating effects to those who crossed the line.

Note: Out of the Shadows – Jenna’s Secret was first published in 2009 and reprinted in 2018 with out-dated language revised for the modern teen reader.

The original cover design by Debbie Sickler, USA has been given a brighter appearance.

The back cover still exhibits a note about the author Chrissy Siggee and an update review by original reviewer Tammy Johnson, a pastors wife and teacher from the Northern U.S.

Tammy says: I couldn’t be happier with the latest overall presentation.

To order click the title above at the right of the butterfly. Follow the prompts to order. PayPal will convert the British pounds to your country’s currency.

Are We Killing Our Koalas?

The koala is a national icon on the path to extinction. Or is it? Professor Tim Flannery investigates the story behind the headlines, meeting researchers working to understand the threats koalas face, and how we can avoid them. Watch Tuesday 16 Feb, 8.30pm. 

After Tuesday night, the film will be available to watch on-demand at ABCs iview or their website.

Please Note: This is the Australian ABC and Australian Eastern Summer time.

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