Quarantine +7 Day 3&4 I managed to limit work to a few hours this weekend, and do a bit of sightseeing. I'm cognisant of the fact that it may be a while before I return given the current restrictions on travel. Saturday saw me depart for a long walk from my hotel to the Bund, … Continue reading Weekend in Shanghai
Quarantine +7 Day 2 Today was one of those days. I'd walked past a recommended clinic on Thursday to check where to have my D16 covid test and was referred to a local hospital. So I left nice and early at 7am to get it done before work. It was walking distance so I was … Continue reading Can Shanghai redeem itself?
Quarantine +7 Day 1 Freedom is a relative term - today I was surprised in the middle of a meeting by someone who actually wanted to come in and clean my room! After so many weeks of isolation it felt weird. And I could go out for a quick walk at lunch time ... So … Continue reading It ain’t over…
Quarantine D14 Let loose today and made the 80 minute trek across town to my new +7 location. It's great to be free - went for a nice long walk, and a meal with fresh salad! Even though I really appreciate being able to be "outside" and have some choice in my meals, the whole … Continue reading New digs
Quarantine D13 Tonight is my last night in the wonderful "Home Inn". So this morning I had the infamous double dipping covid test. For some reason we now have to have two separate complete oral and nasal covid tests that are submitted to two separate testing agencies - so it was double the discomfort. Does … Continue reading Last sleep
I came across this meme today. I've kind of wasted the day a bit - scrolling through 100s of memes on one of my librarian networks, having an afternoon nap - somehow the last week seems to have caught up with me with a bit too little sleep and quite a lot of work. I … Continue reading Memes and reality
Food that is almost but not quite, entirely unlike what it purports to be.
Quarantine D9 The NZ crowd outside the country are in a bit of a tizzy about the MIQ situation. All quarantines are not created equally and not all countries with quarantine have uniform policies by any stretch of the imagination. My hotel isn't great but at least it's not a repurposed youth camp or some … Continue reading Can’t compare
D8 Quarantine More adventures from the Quarantini's. I've had quite a busy day today and doing an Adobe Illustrator course was still on my "to do" list from the vacation and since I got a 24 hour expiring special offer to do a course via LinkedIn, I decided that now was the time to try … Continue reading You cannot make this stuff up!
D7 quarantine We're at the half way mark. I'm not saying much today - it's been super busy with the first day back for all faculty and staff and juggling lots of online meetings and presentations. Had my 7 day covid-test - literally feels like a roto-roota went through my nasal cavities. Maybe because I … Continue reading Halfway mark