Tag: How to survive Coronavirus

Living the Dream in Lockdown – Our First Month in Italian Isolation

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Living the Dream in Lockdown – At least we have each other!

I vowed always to be honest in my blog and not to pull any punches. Our ‘dream’ lifestyle has many advantages, but it is not always sunshine and rainbows.

Living the Dream in Lockdown has not been too bad, but three weeks in, I did have a little wibble. Continue reading “Living the Dream in Lockdown – Our First Month in Italian Isolation”

Stuck at Home and Running Out of Ideas? 5 More Things To Do in Lockdown

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The days are getting longer; keep busy! Self-Improve as you Self-Isolate.

Coming up to our fourth week in isolation in Italy and unable to leave the house for over a week, we have had to get creative. Here are a few more ideas to help you while away those hours productively!

In case you missed them, you can also check out 10 Tips to Make Covid-19 Isolation SPLENDID! and “Do More, Feel Better” – Why Not Learn A Language?  Continue reading “Stuck at Home and Running Out of Ideas? 5 More Things To Do in Lockdown”

“Do More, Feel Better” – Why Not Learn A Language?

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In Lockdown? Learn A Language Free At Home

On Tuesday 24th March 2020, the UK followed many other countries around the world and went into lockdown. With so many of us forced to find a way to cope with isolation, I hope to offer you some ideas, support and puppy love from Mark, myself and The Fab Four.

I was privileged to make a contribution to this article on learning a language, published on the excellent website, TravelAwaits; ‘A website by the 50+ Traveller for the 50+ Traveller.’

Please click the link to find out more about…

Social Distancing? Here’s How To Learn A Language At Home During Your Downtime”!

Continue reading ““Do More, Feel Better” – Why Not Learn A Language?”

Life In Lockdown – Our Coronavirus Quarantine in Italy

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On Tuesday, 10th March 2020, Italy was locked down in a bid to control the largest Coronavirus outbreak outside China.

According to Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, ‘locked down’ means, “I stay home.”

The borders are closed and there are restrictions on all but essential travel. Pretty much everything is closed, other than food shops and pharmacies. Although tourists will apparently be allowed home, they have to justify their movements.

But just because we could move, does that mean that we should?

Continue reading “Life In Lockdown – Our Coronavirus Quarantine in Italy”

Locked Down in Italy – Our Novel Coronavirus Survival Strategy

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Sunday 8th March 2020, in Northern Italy, I awoke to the headline;

Coronavirus: Northern Italy quarantines 16 million people

Outside China, Italy has the largest number of confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus, nCoV, and Covid-19 disease and it is spreading rapidly.  Overnight, the President of the Council of Ministers issued a new Decree. The extraordinary decision had been taken to lock down one quarter of Italy’s population to contain the spread. The measures will remain in place until 3rd April 2020.

By the evening of March 8th, the decision had been taken to close public spaces such as museums – along with all the ski resorts in the Val d’Aosta. Continue reading “Locked Down in Italy – Our Novel Coronavirus Survival Strategy”

How to Survive Coronavirus – Even If You’re Caught in a Hotspot

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Coronavirus – so called because it looks like a crown

I try to find a balance between sense & sensational

Life was normal a couple of weeks ago. Then, the new strain of Coronavirus landed in Italy. Subsequently, everywhere north of Pisa was declared a Coronavirus hotspot.

Unwittingly, Mark and I are caught in the epicentre. We are spending our winter skiing in Northern Italy, which makes us extra keen to appraise ourselves of the facts relating to Coronavirus and how to keep ourselves safe.

Precautions have been put in place by the Italian authorities, although life in Italy continues pretty much as normal. The British media, on the other hand, seems to have launched into the usual Doomsday frenzy of hysteria and scaremongering. Continue reading “How to Survive Coronavirus – Even If You’re Caught in a Hotspot”