The Menkins family of Ballarat North moved to a new house just as lockdown was about to start. There has been a lot of unpacking of boxes and settling into the house during lock down, and it has been handy having time to get the house sorted.
Brandon has been spending time cooking in the kitchen with his mum, and picking up skills along the way.
The kids have been homeschooling of course. And Steve, the dad in the family, is quick to point out that it is challenging. The kids go to three different schools and so they have to navigate three different platforms. Not easy.
The family have been getting out in the garden and tidying up. They have cleared out a garden bed at the front of their house and have planted roses and daisies. Even the youngest member of the family has been helping here with sweeping paths.