Ned Martin’s Journal 2020 — Ned Martin’s Dot Org

Ned Martin’s Journal 2020

Welcome to my journal for the year of 2020.

Other available years are 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

There’s also a calendar or you can browse by category.

January

Sun 19th Jan 2020

Bronwen & I attend the Jungle Love WIRES Fundraiser & Jam Night.

Jungle Love WIRES Fundraiser & Jam Night

Bronwen & I attend the Jungle Love WIRES Fundraiser & Jam Night.

Mon 20th Jan – Fri 24th Jan 2020

Coronavirus escapes China & Bronwen & I chop up a fallen tree.

Coronavirus Escapes

Coronavirus escapes China & Bronwen & I chop up a fallen tree.

Sat 25th Jan – Mon 27th Jan 2020

Bronwen & I spend the Australia Day long weekend at Stradbroke Island.

Australia Day at Stradbroke Island

Bronwen & I spend the Australia Day long weekend at Stradbroke Island.

Tue 28th Jan – Sat 1st Feb 2020

I mostly stay home, while coronavirus arrives in QLD.

Coronavirus Arrives

I mostly stay home, while coronavirus arrives in QLD.

February

Sun 2nd Feb 2020

Bronwen & I fly Wallace at Enoggera Reservoir.

Enoggera Reservoir

Bronwen & I fly Wallace at Enoggera Reservoir.

Mon 3rd Feb – Sat 8th Feb 2020

Bronwen & I go to Halim’s, Maz’s & Bronwen’s parents’s place.

Coronavirus Spreads

Bronwen & I go to Halim’s, Maz’s & Bronwen’s parents’s place.

Sun 9th Feb 2020

Bronwen & I take Wallace to Cedar Creek, but it floods.

Flooding at Cedar Creek

Bronwen & I take Wallace to Cedar Creek, but it floods.

Mon 10th Feb – Thu 13th Feb 2020

I upgrade Exchange, visit Maz, eat Nando’s, but mostly stay home.

Coronavirus is Named

I upgrade Exchange, visit Maz, eat Nando’s, but mostly stay home.

Fri 14th Feb – Sun 16th Feb 2020

Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island & Brown Lake.

Stradbroke Island & Brown Lake

Bronwen & I go to Stradbroke Island & Brown Lake.

Mon 17th Feb – Fri 21st Feb 2020

Bronwen & I watch “Military Wives”, & there is a thunderstorm.

Military Wives

Bronwen & I watch “Military Wives”, & there is a thunderstorm.

Sat 22nd Feb 2020

Bronwen’s Dad helps us move sticks & we go to BrisAsia Dance-Offs.

Yard Cleaning

Bronwen’s Dad helps us move sticks & we go to BrisAsia Dance-Offs.

Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Cedar Creek Falls.

Cedar Creek Falls

Bronwen, Maz & I drive to Cedar Creek Falls.

Mon 24th Feb – Fri 28th Feb 2020

Coronavirus spreads around the world & Bronwen & I go to Bill & Benji’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Coronavirus Spreads

Coronavirus spreads around the world & Bronwen & I go to Bill & Benji’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Sat 29th Feb 2020

I go to Brisbane Holi & am covered in colour.

Brisbane Holi

I go to Brisbane Holi & am covered in colour.

March

Sun 1st Mar – Sun 22nd Mar 2020

I get sick while coronavirus starts to spread to Australia & people panic buy.

Coronavirus Panic Buying

I get sick while coronavirus starts to spread to Australia & people panic buy.

April

Sun 5th Apr 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Bribie Island to photograph the sunset.

Bribie Island Sunset

Bronwen & I drive to Bribie Island to photograph the sunset.

Mon 6th Apr – Fri 24th Apr 2020

Bronwen & I survive more coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus Lockdown Continues

Bronwen & I survive more coronavirus lockdown.

Sat 25th Apr 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Davies Park Markets, wander along the river, through the city, the ANZAC Memorial, & New Farm Park.

ANZAC Day

Bronwen & I drive to Davies Park Markets, wander along the river, through the city, the ANZAC Memorial, & New Farm Park.

Sun 26th Apr 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Cedar Creek Falls.

Cedar Creek Falls

Bronwen & I drive to Cedar Creek Falls.

Mon 27th Apr – Fri 1st May 2020

Someone breaks the gate at Mt Gravatt, & Bronwen & I–along with the rest of Australia–mostly remain in lockdown at home.

The Broken Gate

Someone breaks the gate at Mt Gravatt, & Bronwen & I–along with the rest of Australia–mostly remain in lockdown at home.

May

Sat 2nd May 2020

Bronwen & I celebrate the easing of coronavirus restrictions by driving to Davies Park, photographing Bronwen’s frizzy hair, & having a picnic at New Farm Park.

Frizzy Hair

Bronwen & I celebrate the easing of coronavirus restrictions by driving to Davies Park, photographing Bronwen’s frizzy hair, & having a picnic at New Farm Park.

Sun 3rd May 2020

Bronwen, her frizzy hair, & I drive to Ernest Junction Tunnel.

Ernest Junction Tunnel

Bronwen, her frizzy hair, & I drive to Ernest Junction Tunnel.

Sat 9th May 2020

Bronwen & I go for a walk around UQ

The University of Queensland

Bronwen & I go for a walk around UQ

Sat 16th May – Sun 17th May 2020

Bronwen & I go to Cleveland Point, eat at Halim’s for the first time since the lockdown, visit Maz, & try some light-painting.

Restaurants Reopen

Bronwen & I go to Cleveland Point, eat at Halim’s for the first time since the lockdown, visit Maz, & try some light-painting.

Sat 23rd May 2020

Bronen & I take some night photos of Brisbane’s smiley house building

Brisbane’s Smiley Building

Bronen & I take some night photos of Brisbane’s smiley house building

Sun 24th May 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Gold Creek Reservoir.

Gold Creek Reservoir

Bronwen & I drive to Gold Creek Reservoir.

Sat 30th May 2020

Bronwen & I drive into town & photograph “The People’s Revolution: Peaceful Picnic for our Rights.”

The People’s Revolution: Peaceful Picnic for our Rights

Bronwen & I drive into town & photograph “The People’s Revolution: Peaceful Picnic for our Rights.”

June

Sat 13th Jun 2020

I drive into Kangaroo Point & photograph “Free the Refugees: Brisbane/ Meanjin – National Day of Action”

Free the Refugees: Brisbane / Meanjin – National Day of Action

I drive into Kangaroo Point & photograph “Free the Refugees: Brisbane/ Meanjin – National Day of Action”

Sun 28th Jun 2020

Bronwen & I breakfast at Bronwen’s parents’, then I drive to Kangaroo Point & photograph “Community Rally: Brisbane Says Welcome”

Community Rally: Brisbane Says Welcome

Bronwen & I breakfast at Bronwen’s parents’, then I drive to Kangaroo Point & photograph “Community Rally: Brisbane Says Welcome”

July

Sat 4th Jul 2020

I drive to the city & photograph “Stop Black Deaths in Custody: Black Lives Matter Meanjin”.

Stop Black Deaths in Custody: Black Lives Matter Meanjin

I drive to the city & photograph “Stop Black Deaths in Custody: Black Lives Matter Meanjin”.

Mon 20th Jul – Fri 7th Aug 2020

Bronwen & I survive the most boring month of coronavirus so far.

The Most Boring Month of Coronavirus

Bronwen & I survive the most boring month of coronavirus so far.

August

Sat 8th Aug – Thu 3rd Sep 2020

I survive imaginary appendicitis, & Bronwen has a coronavirus test & goes for a bike ride.

Surviving Imaginary Appendicitis

I survive imaginary appendicitis, & Bronwen has a coronavirus test & goes for a bike ride.

September

Sun 6th Sep – Thu 10th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I have lunch with my sister.

Lunch with my Sister

Bronwen & I have lunch with my sister.

Sun 13th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I drive to the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival.

Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival 2020

Bronwen & I drive to the Tamborine Mountain Scarecrow Festival.

Sun 13th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Currumbin Beach & The Swell Sculpture Festival.

Swell Sculpture Festival 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Currumbin Beach & The Swell Sculpture Festival.

Sun 13th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Coolangatta & Burleigh Bongos & Fire Twirling.

Coolangatta, Burleigh Bongos & Fire Twirling

Bronwen & I drive to Coolangatta & Burleigh Bongos & Fire Twirling.

Mon 14th Sep – Thu 17th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I shop & look at some nearby house sales, but mostly stay home.

Nearby House Sales

Bronwen & I shop & look at some nearby house sales, but mostly stay home.

Fri 18th Sep – Sat 19th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I rush around Brisbane looking at many Brisbane Festival things.

Brisbane Festival 2020

Bronwen & I rush around Brisbane looking at many Brisbane Festival things.

Sun 20th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I photograph the ICB Interchange with Wallace the drone.

Photographing the ICB Interchange

Bronwen & I photograph the ICB Interchange with Wallace the drone.

Mon 21st Sep – Fri 25th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I shop & walk up Mt Gravatt, but mostly stay home.

Frozen Limited Edition Half Mars Bars

Bronwen & I shop & walk up Mt Gravatt, but mostly stay home.

Sat 26th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Mt Maroon & walk up it with Carissa, camping at the top.

Mt Maroon

Bronwen & I drive to Mt Maroon & walk up it with Carissa, camping at the top.

Sun 27th Sep 2020

Bronwen & I walk to the Lower Portals, which is very hot.

Lower Portals

Bronwen & I walk to the Lower Portals, which is very hot.

October

Sat 3rd Oct – Mon 5th Oct 2020

Bronwen & I spend the Queen’s Birthday long weekend at Stradbroke Island.

Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend at Stradbroke Island

Bronwen & I spend the Queen’s Birthday long weekend at Stradbroke Island.

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Toowong Cemetery & take some photos.

An Afternoon with the Dead

Bronwen & I drive to Toowong Cemetery & take some photos.

Sun 11th Oct 2020

Bronwen & I drive to Hamilton and look at Sculpture by the River.

Sculpture by the River

Bronwen & I drive to Hamilton and look at Sculpture by the River.