Last night, my former boss (he of the draining the swimming pool expertise, but who is actually one of the cleverest people you could meet as well) wrote to me with a long reasoning about the problems with putting everyone into lock-down and the economic effect of doing this. Only three weeks ago (three weeks? Feels like about 10 years!) I probably would have agreed with him – in fact, I posted on Twitter when I landed in a deserted Budapest Airport, that it is ‘not the Corona Virus that is going to kill us, but the economy’ (if you think I’m being a smug know-it all cow, you can check it!!) But then we got to Spain, and IRead more.

Saturday today. I pondered what our usual Saturday would look like – I would go off tennis training, Jan would go for a run, then we might go out for lunch. And then, usually, some form of ‘sports on TV fest’ in the afternoon (horse racing, any tennis, any cycling, etc). And then whatever the evening would bring. OK, not so exciting – I was a bit of a raver once, but not anymore! – so I figured it must be possible to come up with something not too dissimilar today…?? First, St Rostya sent me a photo of the view out of her window in the CR this morning (beautiful, but snow), so I couldn’t help but send herRead more.

Watching the BBC News last night, seeing the pictures of tanks taking coffins through various towns in Italy, and hearing that nearly 10% of the people getting the virus seriously right now are doctors, was beyond upsetting. The consequence of that is that we drank way too much red wine and woke up this morning feeling hideous. Unfortunately, the consequence of that was that when I started my now usual morning review of social media, I couldn’t help myself but to go off on a good old rant – on Twitter regarding the situation in the UK, and on a new Facebook ‘Corona Virus’ page directed at expats living in the Czech Republic. In the UK, there is a hugeRead more.