Back to Normal?

Are we ready to go back to normal? I hope so. I trust New Zealand’s health department hierarchy and Government have interpreted all the available Covid-19 data correctly and wisely. While dropping to our Level 2 may not be exactly back to normal, it is allowing a lot more individual freedom. More important, its allowing most businesses to return to some form of trading. As this strange situation continues I watch the daily government briefings. I continue to appreciate hearing … Continue reading

Covid-19 is Contagious

There are crazy people out there who deny Covid-19 is contagious. Or they reckon that its no more contagious than the flu. I for one would not be risking my health or my nearest and dearest to test this theory out. Recently, talking to a cousin in Scotland, I heard a story I’d like to share. Surely it will prove these “there’s no reason for social distancing” theories false. My cousin’s nephew spent five weeks in Aberdeen hospital with Covid-19. … Continue reading

So Many To Thank

We have so many to thank as we ease back a little on lock down. Its been a harrowing four weeks for many. But we mustn’t forget all those who continued to provide essential services while others struggled to stay within their little bubbles. Those workers struggle had to be worse. Some made difficult decisions. For example, leaving their families so they could care for the less able during isolation. Or isolating themselves away from family so they could ensure … Continue reading

Biding Time

Do you feel like you are just biding time right now? As we enter into our fourth week of New Zealand’s lock down, we await word today of our Government’s decision. Will we continue biding time until life can begin to return to normal? Or are we going to remain in lock down for a while longer? Personally I’m ambivalent. Lock down for me hasn’t presented any problems. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say I’ve actually enjoyed the time. I … Continue reading

Leadership During Crisis

Leadership is vital. In any walk of life, the leadership we provide ourselves or that provided by those who are placed in a position of leadership above us is often what sees us through. During a crisis this is so much more necessary. I was surfing the net to find a definition of leadership which fit with my current thinking. Eventually I came up with a source very unlikely for me. From a blogger, digital marketer, television personality Lisa Cash … Continue reading

Coping With Isolation?

Coping with isolation isn’t easy. What are you doing during the lock down? How are you keeping yourself busy and free from boredom? I know it is much more difficult for some people than others. Extroverts likely struggle to abide by the enforced isolation. But their effort is making a difference. Kiwis avoiding any social interaction are saving lives. Are you coping with isolation? What are you doing to while away the hours and days? I believe renovations/redecorating homes or … Continue reading

Bear Hunt

We’re going on a bear hunt. Come along too. Wherever you are, join in and participate to ease a little boredom of the lock down. I’m uncertain whether this bear hunt is a New Zealand phenomenon right now or whether its being done overseas as well. But I reckon its a great idea. It definitely makes going for a walk around one’s neighbourhood much more interesting. My Bear Watching the Passers By Certainly I applaud whoever came up with idea … Continue reading

Stay Calm Be Kind

“Stay calm, be kind” have turned into a slogan for us all right now. Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern mentioned the phrase a few days ago and its stuck. No matter what happens over the next few weeks, as long as we stay calm, be kind to each other and obey the rules we’ll see a light at the end of this virus tunnel. I do appreciate how fortunate I am. During this national lock down our lives have not … Continue reading