How is everyone feeling? It is strange how this world is full of nations handling all of this so differently. Some still on lockdown, some more relaxed and without any more deaths… the UK seems to have handled this a lot worse than a lot of countries. I hope you are all keeping well, wherever you are reading this from.

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Times like these make me realise how strange life is. The past few decades- which isn’t very long in the grand scheme of things I know- have been relatively comfortable for most of us. This really makes me take a stable life for granted. And how crazy it would feel to have a spanner thrown in the works like so many have witnessed in the past.

War, famine, plagues, volcanoes, tsunamis, meteor strikes, genocide, holocausts… there are so many ways the world and it’s people can f*ck us up. In my 30 years of existence, a virus has been the biggest threat so far. And a virus that isn’t anywhere near as devastating as it could be, even if we could have handled it better. Although many have lost their lives to it, we have still been very lucky that this isn’t as devastating as so many events have been throughout our recent history.

And with this, I keep reminding myself not to be annoyed that the UK is still on lockdown, despite our screw ups that have cost the lives of so many which is tragic. We are still so much better off than so many of our ancestors.

I feel caged right now, but at the same time so very fortunate.

 


 

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak I am somewhat limited as to what I can do in London, but I aim to post as much as I can during this time. I promise to have some great posts coming your way once this is all over as I continue to explore London.

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  1. We’re feeling caged in in New York as well, but self discipline is keeping most of us in check. Fortunately, we can go out in the fresh air and enjoy the sunshine with some masks and distancing. But I do miss traveling. Stay safe!

    1. I can imagine, it is sad to hear of how bad NY got hit. Self discipline is important throughout this and I am glad it is helping. Stay safe on your walks, and I hope things improve for you soon!

      Have a great weekend.

  2. Well said, I for one am very grateful for the way Canada is handling its social distancing (albeit the horrendous outbreaks in many Senior homes) compared to other countries (especially just how scary the US 😱 is dealing with the present situation). I’m also so very grateful for our healthcare though we see the dire need for funding that has only further highlighted by this virus…i hope this realization brings about more positive changes.

    1. I think funding is an issue in so many countries sadly. But I too am very grateful for our healthcare system. I am glad to hear Canada is handling it well also and yes lets keep our fingers crossed that this will bring positive change.

      I hope you have a great week 🙂

  3. Sam please stay safe. I am in New York City also and it saddens me to see what’s going on here, as I am a senior and at high risk of the virus from hell. I had just gotten back from Las Vegas and San Francisco on March 3 when the virus really hit my section of the United States . I go out occasionally with my gloves and mask being my new BFF . New yorkers have dealt with a lot so this is just something else that we must deal with unfortunately . Please stay safe and take care. We will get through this . #goawaycoronavirus #NewYorkStrong

    1. We will get through this. Stay safe and it will pass. It is very sad to see what has been going on in so may countries, all we can do is be cautious and wait.

      I hope you had the best weekend you could, and have a great week ahead.

  4. People in the UK and USA aren’t happy with how their leaders have approached this issue. They are angry because the leaders denied the existence of problem and grossly miscalculated with their “stupid” approach (that’s how they say!). Stay safe, Sam

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  6. Being in Sweden, I could have coped with being inside better if it were winter. You just can’t do that to us in the summer. We’ve already been stuck indoors since October! 😉

    However, we have been lucky here in that we can still go out and move around. Most people work from home, many businesses are closed or just do take away or online at the moment. Example: Ice cream shops only allow one in at a time. You take a number outside and watch the outdoor counter – which is how we Swedes go about most of our business anyway (pharmacy, bank, butcher, etc). We never like getting close to people even during normal times, so it’s not so hard for us to social distance at all – contrary to the angled photos you might see in the news.

    The only hard part for me is being an expat and not being able to fly to go to a funeral. Otherwise, as long as we can go for walks in nature, it’s not so bad.

    1. Thank you for giving me an insight into what it is like for you, I have a friend in Gothenburg and she mentioned the lockdown is not as strict as the UK right now, which is good so close to summer! I can imagine you appreciate the summer as much as we do, maybe more so over there!

      I found it interesting that you say Swedes social distance in general anyway, that is fascinating to me. Is this to try and stop virus’ spreading? Or you just like more space in general? Living in hectic London, it sounds so surreal to me!

      And sorry to hear you are not able to fly for the funeral, I hope you are doing okay. Hopefully we can travel again soon and see our loved ones.

  7. I can understand feeling caged in. I am in the fortunate position of living on a large ranch, so I don’t feel caged in. I have used the time to catch up on my life.

    The only stresses for me have been, finding myself unemployed for the very first time in my life, and not being able to visit my family who live in another state. But these stresses are nothing compared to what others are going through.

    Hopefully, this will all be over soon. Stay safe.

    1. Perfect, ranch life is a life I would love right now! A break from the big city would be nice, even if I have more space to myself currently.

      Sorry to hear you are unemployed currently. It isn’t easy and I can understand any worry about what the future holds, but as you say others are going through similar struggles and we are not alone in this.

      It will be over soon, and normality will be restored I am sure. Stay safe in the meantime, and keep busy with blogging and everything else you love that will see you through 🙂

  8. well, I do not feel like being caged in. I think it is a sign for us, the people. To stop and think what we have been doing to our lives, our planet. I have been out every day during this pandemic. I have been very cautious (social distancing, no buses, no subway, no trams). I could see the ghosted city center, empty roads. But it all came back now. I am more afraid of what will happen next – unemployment, divorces, suicide attempts? And when we will be traveling again? Even if they open borders I think I would not dare to fly this year or even next. Prices have already went up for almost everything. Interesting but sad times. And I can see that I have been very productive with my blogs 🙂
    Cheers and keep on smiling people.

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