Hello from a chilly and eerily quiet Spanish street.
How are you all doing? These are strange times, aren’t they? Trust me, for me to use a quote from Star Trek is just as weird. Although, being the geek I am, I double-checked it and found Mr Spock didn’t actually say it! Still, it’s very apt at the moment isn’t it?
Can you believe the last time I wrote to you, I mentioned my story about the Spanish Flu pandemic!
Freaky or what!
Next time, I’ll announce the lottery numbers …so be sure to open every message you get from me right away 🙂
While I don’t wish to dwell on the topic, I have to admit to being in a real quandary about the situation here in Spain. Yesterday, we hit a new milestone: 10,000 deaths. It takes your breath away, especially when everyone is trying to be positive about maybe hitting the peak and hopefully a decline. On the plus side, recoveries are doubling, but it still feels bittersweet.
Wherever you are in the world, COVID-19 will have impacted on your everyday life, and who knows what the future holds. All we can do is hunker down and follow the guidelines. Personally, lockdown is not a huge problem since I already work from home. Now, if you take my WiFi away, then I’d notice 😉
I do feel a need to be tackling all those jobs that everyone else is doing – sorting out those overflowing drawers, and baking banana bread (I just got baking powder yesterday, so I might get round to that one!). I did find some wool and a crochet hook. The thought crossed my mind to make a mask …although it might be too holey …and possibly suffocating!
Luckily I’m not bored enough to do any of those thing because there’s always Netflix.
Talking of which, if you have Netflix , have you seen Money Heist? It’s a Spanish series, the original title is La Casa de Papel, and season 4 starts today! Check it out. I can recommend it.
If that’s not your thing, then I can offer you a couple of short stories for free. Perfect to take your mind off world events while you have a cup of tea or something stronger.
Magic O’Clock, and the sequel, Magical Memories are both free on Amazon from today until 7th April. Family life in all its glory – sad & happy, heartbreaking & heartwarming!
I’m going to leave you in peace now. I have an article to write about my favourite books in a foreign language.
If you have any recommendations, please shoot them my way.
Let me know what you’re doing to avoid those chores too – it can’t be just me, can it?
Until next time, stay safe. Stay at home if you can, otherwise keep your distance, and wash those hands (I forgot to say, I made my own hand sanitiser. Go me! That said, I was a bit heavy-handed on the tea tree oil!)
Rusty and Toby send their woofs. We had to go and see the vet on the second day of lockdown. At first, they said I would have to wait outside and someone would collect Rusty at the entrance and take him to the cardiologist for his check-up. I did wonder how that would work, especially as …spoiler alert …Rusty doesn’t talk!
In the end, they let me in too! 😉
He’s fine, by the way, for a soon to be 16 -year-old.
Stay safe everyone! Feel free to drop me a line anytime, about anything and everything (apart from cleaning out my drawers!)