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What an unusual Spring this is!

Posted by Mervi on April 2, 2020 at 1:15 PM

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Dear friends! In the previous thread I was wondering what the Spring would be like this year. Now we know it's most 'odd' due to the covid-19 virus. The world isn't the same it was only a few weeks ago. I hope we will all stay in good health and keep an optimistic mind. Better times will come - sooner or later!

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Reply ralph
11:18 AM on April 10, 2020 
Despite the warm sunny weather outside I am having a lazy afternoon on the sofa sorting books and magazines. BBC Radio 2 has an amusing programme about the 1980s seen through the television series of the time with sound clips and interviews.
For me the 80s was a busy time, though not with Polar Bears, at least not until I arrived in Berlin in Summer 1987.
I hope everyone is safe and sound and send soft hugs to Patricia.
I hope that Uncle Sergej will have an Easter cocktail for us.
Reply Britta-Gudrun
6:49 AM on April 10, 2020 
Hallo allerseits!

Ludmila, die Heilung ging aber schnell voran, Gottseidank!

Patricia, wie sieht es bei dir aus?

Wieder strahlender Sonnenschein, leider ohne Aussicht auf den dringend noetigen Regen.

Hoffentlich halten sich die Menschen an die Vorschriften des Abstands haltens bei ihren Spaziergaengen, damit wir spaetestens im Mai vielleicht wieder etwas mehr Bewegungsfreiheit haben.
Reply Mervi
6:10 AM on April 10, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! Again we woke up to a bright sunny day. I wouldn't mind some rain - the nature needs it!

Patricia - I was glad to notice you wrote a comment in KWM. I hope that means you're feeling at least a little better! Take care!

There are some news of NANUQ (Sesi's and Vicks' daughter) in KWM. I wish everybody a pleasant Friday!
Reply ralph
3:46 PM on April 9, 2020 
Ludmila Great News that Uwe is up and about. Hope building the terrace goes well.
Perhaps we can toast you with Uncle Sergej
Reply Mervi
3:32 PM on April 9, 2020 
Ludmila - Let's celebrate Uwe's recovery with a good drink. I'm sure Uncle Sergej will surprise us! :D

Annemarie - Good to meet you here, too. Paw wawes to Berlin!

Chris - I sure hope the hot weather is not coming here! - The Swedish government is totally without spine and doesn't have the guts to do anything drastic in the battle against the virus.
Reply Chris
3:16 PM on April 9, 2020 

Heute war der erste Tag, wo es mir zu warm war. :roll:
Sogar auf der Terrasse im Schatten war es schwuel.

Das warme Wetter und die Seuche, das passt alles
nicht zusammen. Die Natur bestraft uns fuer den
Raubbau, den wir in den letzten Jahrzehnten
betrieben haben. Und die Politiker sind
wie immer voellig hilflos. Sie reden und
sie tagen und bringen Papiere heraus,
die nicht die Tinte wert sind, mit
denen sie geschrieben wurden.
Es ist ein einziges Desaster. :roll:

Ich wuensche trotzdem geruhsame
Feiertage und bleibt mir gesund ! :)

LUDMILA - fein, dass es Uwe besser geht. :)
Ich bin an der Bar fuer einen Drink - CHEERS.
Reply Ludmila
3:14 PM on April 9, 2020 
Uwe geht es gut. Er war heute in Baumarkt und will jetzt unsere Terrase umbauen :)
I hope you doing better
We can drink something together
Reply Annemarie Berta
12:57 PM on April 9, 2020 
Patricia: Ich wuensche dir ganz schnell gute Besserung!

Ludmila: Hoffentlich geht es auch deinem Mann inzwischen besser !

LG an alle!
Reply Mervi
12:06 PM on April 9, 2020 
Ralph - I'm glad you like my humble story. I was thinking of Mirja when I wrote it. - You're right - this year is a year we will never forget! I just hope people will use their brains even during the Easter holidays and follow the rules!
Reply ralph
9:24 AM on April 9, 2020 
Thank you Mervi for the Easter treat in Knutis Weekly. I am sure Mirja would have enjoyed it too.
I hope that Patricia is still able to use the Internet to read even if she is not able to post.
There seems to be no likelihood of travelling in the foreseeable future. It may even be that with the need to counter climate change, governments will decide to reduce leisure travel, which will also prevent the spread of corona and similar viruses.
I fear the world may look more like 1950 than 2020.
Virtual travel like KWM may be the growth area of the future. It could be that online visiting with special filming and other technology may be possible. Seeing cleaner skies and breathing fresher air like we have now will be a reward for this.
Traditional ways of doing business which favour industrial muscle might be replaced by newer more creative ones which reduce the gap between rich and poor. Much depends on the young generation. Their chance to create a new world could be their reward for suffering the present chaos to protect older people like us. 2020 is already the most momentous year since 1945.
Reply Mervi
6:30 AM on April 9, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen! We took a little walk and only met a couple of other walkers in our path. I had hoped to meet at least a rabbit or two but they were hiding .... :D Everything looks very green now. Of course, it's nice but I still don't like it because it's far too soon!

Patricia - I'm sure we're all keeping our fingers crossed for you! Hopefully you will recover very soon!

Britta-Gudrun, Ludmila - We can only follow the rules and regulations and hope the virus will be beaten.

It's a long time ago I wrote a story but today I published a new. It's about SISU AND ARON VISITING THEIR NIECE FINJA IN VIENNA. I hope you like it!

Have a pleasant TDT and take care of yourselves!
Reply Ludmila
3:26 AM on April 9, 2020 
Good morning! Guten Morgen!
I am thinking on you.
Wirtschaftlich ist im Moment alles sehr schlecht. Ich hoffe "wir schaffen wirklich das".
Unsere Medizine funktioniert gut so lange das Geld da ist.
Herkules is ready
Reply Britta-Gudrun
3:12 AM on April 9, 2020 
Guten Morgen!
Patricia, hoffentlich ist es eine leichte Form des Virus und deine Lungen sind nicht vorgeschaedigt.
Ich denke an dich mit lieben Gruessen!
Reply Mervi
5:49 PM on April 8, 2020 
Patricia - I wish you a speedy recovery! Please, take care!

Britta-Gudrun - I hope you can sleep well tonight!

Ralph - Sometimes I feel I have to pinch my arm to believe this is not just a night mare - and it's a night mare anyway!

Chris - The weather in Frankfurt sure is too warm for this time of the year.

Dumba - I hope you have somebody to help you with the shopping!
Reply Dumba
4:15 PM on April 8, 2020 
OMG, dear PATRICIA ROBERTS, I am so sorry for you.
All fingers and toes are crossed that it will show to be a rather mild CORONA-course!
Sending you the best vibes and wishes (this also for anybody else - Please be very CAREFUL, DEARs!).
Reply Ludmila
3:26 PM on April 8, 2020 
Wir haben auch gegossen
Reply Chris
3:26 PM on April 8, 2020 
LUDMILA - ich bin jeden Tag unterwegs.
Meist erst spaet und auf Geheimwegen.
Es ist sehr trocken bei uns, ich musste
abends den Garten giessen. Wir hatten
heute einen Sommertag (25C). :)
Es ist zu warm fuer die Jahreszeit.

Ich denke, es nicht die Frage, ob
wir eine Wirtschaftskrise bekommen,
sondern nur, wie schlimm sie wird. :roll:
Je nachdem, wie lange der Zustand
noch andauert. Wenn Italien pleite
geht, dann sind wir alle erledigt...
Reply Ludmila
3:04 PM on April 8, 2020 
I keep my fingers cross for you.
I hope we will go through in not too very long time.
Warst du heute unterwegs?
Reply ralph
2:55 PM on April 8, 2020 
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Reply patricia roberts
1:59 PM on April 8, 2020 
Good evening Dear All, sorry for being so silent, but I am just not feeling well. According to my doctor, I have all symptoms and now, I definitely must stay inside, for my own safety and for others.