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The Covid Diaries: Day 10 - Travel Edition

The Covid Diaries: Day 10 - Travel Edition

By Darren Isaacs - 8 October 2021

Our intrepid Covid-19 blogger, Darren Isaacs, picks up his blog where he left off as he sets off for 14 days of forced quarantine to visit his family in Australia. In this limited run of Covid Diaries, Travel Edition, he will share some of his travel and quarantine experiences alongside his musings on topical HR issues our clients are facing.

Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

And so to day 10, my final blog day of incarceration. I will keep it short.

I am out on Sunday morning, 9.30am local time (two more sleeps). And as Green Day once sang, it will certainly be good riddance (but I am not sure I have quite had the time of my life).

Here are some things I have learned from nearly two weeks in a lockdown hotel, single room, no outside space and no open windows:

  • It has not been ideal (who would’ve thought?) but it has not been horrific
  • I am more resilient in my own company than I expected
  • Working has been both a godsend (something to do) and a challenge (timezone issues)
  • You can never pack too much chocolate

See you all on the other side.

PS. The image is the view from my window – a lovely sliver of blue sky and a few trees in-between the apartment buildings. There is a cat that lives in the apartment next to the greenery, and his/her antics have been very entertaining.


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