Comparing lockdowns

We slog on in Level 3 style, while many countries talk about reducing COVID-19 related restrictions on its populations – how much, how fast? China was the lockdown model, they locked down Hubei Province from January 23rd to April 8th to control the spread of COVID-19, and many countries followed that lead as COVID-19 casesContinue reading “Comparing lockdowns”

A breath of fresh air

On March 22nd I wrote my first COVID-19 post, the day after Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand was on Level 2 Alert and the third day after the New Zealand borders were closed, on March 20th (after people entering being required to self quarantine from March 16th). On March 23rd it was announced that NewContinue reading “A breath of fresh air”

Still holding…

Loki and I sat on the fence today. It was the highlight of my day – getting dressed up to get my picture taken on the fence (Loki didn’t bother dressing up and demanded to be returned to the house very promptly). I am pretty good about not wearing a dressing gown all day butContinue reading “Still holding…”

Day 22 low-jinks

One has to find entertainment where one can these days, particularly if you want it in real life rather than on-line. Therefore, our friend Mandy’s challenge to take the Pure Bread Dog to another level was too hard to resist. Above we present Mixed Bread Cat. Any people willing to take this challenge further, pleaseContinue reading “Day 22 low-jinks”

Breathe in and hold…

As a country we are about to collectively hold our breath for the next four weeks; on an individual scale it is definitely time I return to some meditation techniques. Meditation or yoga is in that category of things that I think I will do when I have a bit of time, though when IContinue reading “Breathe in and hold…”

The storm before the calm

Today I am already hunkered down at home, preserving some more of the fruit that is falling off the trees. Chris is doing a last run to Cromwell, 25 minutes away, to stock up on hardware supplies so that we have plenty of woodworking projects to keep us occupied when the cold keeps us outContinue reading “The storm before the calm”