11 Oct 2020


That’s a hotel room number I won’t forget, having just spent 14 days quarantined in it.

On the plane from Sydney to Auckland, I felt quite relaxed about it, to be honest, aside from the eeriness of being one of only twelve passengers on board. I had prepared myself by completing one simple task. I read the daily blog of Rebekah, an Australian woman who had just completed it with her husband and their two little kids.

Nothing like putting things into perspective – thanks Rebekah!

The short story is the days galloped by and the customs, health, police, defence, transport and hotel staff made it a streamlined process. That may not be everyone’s experience of being quarantined but it was mine.

A few reflections: