You know on the late night American TV talk shows they take the mickey out of weird news items around the world. Right now, we’re probably lucky than there’s lots of other news.

Policing cauliflower pricing caught my eye and distracted me from what was otherwise another very busy day. All I could think of was mother’s white sauce and my stubborn refusal to eat the stuff! Much prefer Broccoli, but Cauliflower has gone very hot, so hot that we’re dobbing in the supermarkets for over-pricing. And that’s found its way to a press conference.

Other snippets from the press conference were that there were 61 new or probable cases with 2 people in serious condition and a further 12 also in hospital. Pretty soon, the entire New Zealand story on COVID-19 will be about two things: the border and the economy.

My local park had a relaxed pre Home-D feel about it this evening. Most people appeared ready to get back to normal life. What was being talked about today was the economic crisis that’s been created. This will almost certainly be the main conversation going forward, as we move to a more ordinary state of living and threat assessment.

Seven days! A whole full week and still going strong – felt a bit scratchy today – I think it was from too little sleep and non-stop video calls. A working from home challenge. And new ones will emerge. A friend tonight on a video glass of wine wondered how new people are integrated into the culture when everyone is working remotely. I’m not sure what the questions are on that one yet. But it’ll be a thing, with consultant methodology to go with it soon.

Eat ya veges!

Stephen

 

3 thoughts on “Day 7

  1. Thanks Stephen for these posts.

    For me I moved to the Otamatea Eco Village and retired last year. For us here in the village social distancing is the norm yet life continues much as usual but with fewer trips out of the village.

    As an example Bakewell Creamery are delivering weekly, so we order on line leave the bottles at the gate and they deliver the raw milk. Much like we used to have many years ago.

    The following interview with Nassim Taleb and this event being a white swan event, Worth watching and reflecting on

    Time to get outside and into the garden.

    Life will reinvent itself as we again discover the local aspects of common unity

    Te Waka
    he wa
    aroha

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