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11 Hidden joys of quarantine

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Cerith Gardiner - published on 03/31/20

And it's not all about lounging around in your pajamas!

It’s now three weeks since the French government ordered everyone to stay home in a bid to contain COVID-19, so for three weeks I’ve been in my apartment with my four children, ages 12-21. It’s been an experience that has brought so much stress (I’ve suddenly become a middle school teacher specializing in subjects I never understood myself!) as well as incredible joy that has taken me by surprise.

Although the worry of the virus and its potential impact on loved ones is a huge concern for all of us, if we step away from the stress we’ll see that life under lockdown can be a blessing in disguise and an opportunity for important life lessons. Click on the slideshow to be reminded of some of the bright sides to this trial we’re all experiencing…


Matty Merry and Sam Hornsby

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