I don’t need to tell anyone that it’s a really really weird time at the moment right? For everyone, the whole world! Bizarre! I for one am quite happy to have said goodbye to the month of March and, like many wonder when this will all be over.
In February we’d obviously heard and were talking about the virus, and how terrible it was in China, but with it being so far away, we here in the UK got on with our lives whilst keeping a close eye on the news. Late February, myself and Jon set off on our booked holiday, snowboarding in Canada.
Glad to be back
We had a wonderful holiday, I wrote about ‘The long haul to Sun Peaks and a book dilemma’, as we set off, but I’ve yet to write about our actual experience there, (I guess it feels strange to write about wonderful holidays at the moment, so I’m leaving it for a while). We were due to be travelling back to the UK early March and although we were in our own little world, on top of a beautiful mountain in a small ‘out of the way’ resort having a fabulous time, we were, of course catching snippets of the news, all of which seemed to be about this horrible virus, which was creeping across various countries at quite a rapid rate. As we were sat in the local ‘Apres Ski’ bar, with other skiers and snowboarders after a great day boarding, enjoying our beers and nibbles, there was one TV screen with the news and one TV screen with Canadian curling matches, quite exciting I must say. Our heads were switching between the two screens, but on the news channel we were catching snippets of how many cases of Covid19 were in the larger cities of Canada. The virus was moving quickly and it didn’t seem so far away anymore and by then it was also in the UK.
We expected problems with our flights on our return, delays checking in at the airport and holdups as we landed in the UK for possible screening, but none of that happened. We had a great flight and were actually quite concerned that we weren’t screened at Heathrow, as we would have welcomed being checked. They obviously didn’t have any systems in place as yet.
After being home a few weeks it became apparent that COVID19 was now affecting the UK and obviously we are now, in a ‘lockdown situation’. Although we feel lucky that we had our holiday, it felt good to get home safely. A couple of weeks after we left Canada, Sun Peaks ski resort closed down due to the virus.
If I’ve seemed a little quiet in the blogging and social media world lately, it’s probably because all this has made me quite anxious and very concerned for friends and family knowing that this can hit anybody. At one point, I was struggling a little, feeling Continue reading “From Snowy Slopes to Lockdown Blues”