Tag: self-isolation

  • Relaxing with Language Learning

    Relaxing with Language Learning

    Today I practiced vocal German and I found it relaxing compared to being with people in person. This pandemic sees the opportunities almost impossible. When I played with voice recognition on the laptop it failed but when I use it on the phone it works fine. Practice speaking with a phone, when you’re in a […]

  • The Bike Ride

    During a pandemic one of the safest places to be is on a bike on quiet rural roads. The only people you meet are sporty so there is a higher likelihood that they are sporty. Today I had to be respectful when passing two horses. They can often be afraid when they see cyclists, as […]

  • Justified Self-Isolation

    Justified Self-Isolation

    It is important to know that you are in Justified Self-Isolation. Over the last three or four days I have felt like an idiot for self-isolating, but I now see that this is entirely justified. The R number for some canton went from 0.70 or so up to 1.4 or higher in recent days. This […]

  • Four Hundred And Sixty Eight Days Of Self Isolation

    The pandemic is still alive and well and the hope that we might have had that the pandemic would end has been scuppered because governments refuse to work towards COVID-Zero, and they refuse to be cautious. It is disheartening to see with which complacency governments are sleeping back into exactly the same mistake as last […]

  • Day 65 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Coping with Solitude

    Day 65 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Coping with Solitude

    Coping with solitude is one of the challenges that we, people who live alone, are going to become familiar with. It’s 65 days since I’ve had skin to skin contact, sixty-five days since I’ve given or received a hug. It’s sixty-five days since I’ve had a meal with anyone. Happiness, whilst entirely and easily accomplished, […]

  • Day 64 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – “When I’m 64”

    Day 64 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – “When I’m 64”

    Earlier today or yesterday at some point I was thinking of the song When I’m 64, and that I should share it. I’m not 64. Quarantine hasn’t aged me so drastically. I felt the need to make that joke. Recycling For the first time in two months I went to the recycling centre today. For […]

  • Day 63 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A 15 Kilometre Loop

    Day 63 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A 15 Kilometre Loop

    Today I walked a 15-kilometre loop because I saw people walking two abreast and decided to retrace my steps a short distance before trying a new bifurcation. By the end of this walk, my legs were starting to get tired. I walked non stop for over two hours before a quick stop at a petrol […]

  • Day 62 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – A Bee In My Helmet

    Day 62 of Self Isolation in Switzerland – ikers, cyclists and cross country skiers move in single file. In some portions of society being single file while doing exercise is normal.

  • Day 60 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Sixtieth Day of Solitude.

    Day 60 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – The Sixtieth Day of Solitude.

    It’s the sixtieth day of solitude for some of us and if we look at Twitter we see that people in other countries are suffering. One person spoke of the dark dog whilst another expressed distress. A third expresses another emotion. Around the world we see people suffering and trying to cope in their own […]

  • Day 59 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Thunder As I Got Home

    Day 59 of Self-Isolation in Switzerland – Thunder As I Got Home

    For once I walked in the drizzle, rather than the rain but I could hear thunder as I got home. I have almost reading Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home during this walk. Poetically I was listening to her about walking with a storm on its way whilst a storm was thundering over the Jura. The […]