Keeping Up with CoViD19: Day 1

17/03/20

A day spent in pyjamas, replying to emails and confirming my return to the UK. In disbelief that I am back, this feels like a dream? Last week, we were discussing ‘in which country would you rather be stuck’ half-jokingly during lunch, not realising just how soon this would be our reality.

Things I already miss:

  • The view from my bedroom
  • Fresh Brezel for breakfast
  • Coffee breaks and Mario kart
  • Working with three screens
  • The gym
  • Drinking wine with my French housemate

Despite this, my main feeling has been relief. I am by the sea, my friends and family are all well, my job is unaffected. I feel safe. I don’t underestimate how fortunate I am.

Things I’m grateful for:

  • My health
  • My cats
  • The food in my house
  • Having a whole house to roam rather than just my flat
  • My job
  • Having more time to write
  • Having time to read 
  • Not drinking is going to have my skin glowing 
  • Netflix

In other daily news, I ate a whole garlic bread for lunch, realised I don’t have an EU-UK plug adapter just as my work laptop died and started two new projects- this blog series being one of them! 

My dad is also working from home, so it’s been a day full of dad-jokes and hourly offers of tea. My mum, however, is still going out to work and after dinner we had an exhaustion driven fight. The issue being that we have spent the last few weeks in countries with very different attitudes towards the coronavirus- I am still shocked at the speed everything changed in Germany whereas for her, nothing in England has really happened yet. After some talking (and yelling) we hugged and made up, lesson learnt that we need to be kinder to each other during this strange time.

I hope you are all well- stay safe, wash your hands.

Lots of lots,

Ana xxx

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