March Madness

15 Mar

I’ve just realised it’s been more than a month since I updated my blog. And what a month it’s been.

I spent 2 weeks in Tenerife mid-February. It was an opportunity to get back into a regular running routine and to get back into a regular writing routine. I would say I managed to achieve both of these goals. I ended up running more than 60km in total in February and I managed to write quite a bit too. I was pleased with some of the writing.

I then got caught up in the sandstorm in Tenerife that saw flights being cancelled but I go lucky because my flight wasn’t affected in the end. A day earlier and I would be stranded there.

The night the sandstorm hit

Of course, a few days later the news about the Coronavirus making its way to Europe hit. Since then madness has reigned supreme. Here in Switzerland we are in a semi-lockdown situation. Schools, libraries and restuarants and bar with a capacity of more than 50 people have been ordered to close. People have also been advised to stop using public transport. When the Swiss are stopping using public transport, you know that something serious is afoot.

We’ve had to cancel our trip to Dubai next week because the situation is so volatile and getting stranded abroad is not a situation I want to find myself in. Plus my employer has urged people not to travel unless 100% necessary.

Life is not going to be the same for a while. I just hope everything returns back to normal soon. In the meantime, I will be focusing on some of my challenges that don’t involve international travel. I have a stack of non-fiction and German books to read and that list of 250 films is not going to watch itself!

Stay healthy!

4 Responses to “March Madness”

  1. nikita2829 March 15, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

    I know what you mean, I think the next few months could be quite tough. Here in the UK, I think cinemas and theatres may soon close.

    Time to focus on writing again! Perhaps the next few weeks will force people to write the blog posts they keep putting off :p

    • ourgirlinzurich March 15, 2020 at 9:15 pm #

      This is so true! I think at this rate I might be able to write blog posts for the next 6 months! Stay healthy and keep up with the writing! 🙂

  2. Confuzzled Bev March 16, 2020 at 8:00 am #

    Basel-Landschaft have now closed bars, restaurants and non-essential shops until the end of April! Waiting for Basel-Stadt to follow suit (they currently still have the 50 people limit).

    • Confuzzled Bev March 16, 2020 at 8:01 am #

      (I am in Basel-Landschaft but the part that borders on Basel proper)

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