Lockdown no sweat for Amanda

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

ISAAC New­ton dis­cov­ered grav­ity while he was in lockdown dur­ing the plague but he has noth­ing on Du­rack res­i­dent Amanda Pernechele.

Faced with try­ing to set up an in­flat­able pool she bought to sur­prise her part­ner Rhys Jarrett for “iso date night” with­out an elec­tric pump, Ms Pernechele whipped out her hairdryer, some duct tape and a plas­tic water bot­tle to do the job.

“Blew it up in 12 sec­onds flat with my sweet lit­tle in­ven­tion,” she said. “You just have to make sure it’s def­i­nitely on the cool set­ting.”

Coro­n­avirus lockdown led the pair to come up with creative ways to spend time to­gether in their home, in­clud­ing an Easter Egg Hunt and a sur­prise pic­nic.

Ms Pernechele also en­listed the help of a pop-up bar service on of­fer by a Dar­win busi­ness so the cou­ple could have cock­tails by their new pool.


Amanda Pernechele had to “MacGyver” up her hair dryer to in­flate her fiance Rhys Jarrett's new pool

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