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Pandemic lockdown #2: Do it for Della

I have worked at the World Health Organization for 12 years, a fair amount of that time spent helping out in outbreaks, starting with the H1N1 flu pandemic. I also worked with the team dealing with the Middle East Respiratory … Continue reading

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Pandemic lockdown #1

I have actually been in lockdown since March 3, I think. Because I have extremely severe asthma, I got worried and decided to start working from home. Only a few days later, almost everyone at WHO started working remotely. Oddly, … Continue reading

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St Ives

The Tate. The Barbara Hepworth studio and garden. Glorious and inspirational.

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Who knew there were rhododendron TREES?

Today, Lanhydrock gardens and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Just stunning.   It is SO COLD in Cornwall that I had to buy a coat today. Am finally warm. Hooray!

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Around and about in Cornwall

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In Cornwall

For a week with old friends. Started out in freezing, icy London. Now in sunny but cool Padstow. We stopped for an excellent Sunday lunch at the lovely Coombeshead Farm. The bread was extraordinary. I wish I had gotten a … Continue reading

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Georgia, part 2

Of all the travels I have undertaken while living in Europe, Georgia felt most different, unusual and very far away–literally and metaphorically. It took about 8 hours to get there, starting from Geneva and transferring in Warsaw. From Warsaw to … Continue reading

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Pretty spectacular drive to work today

  And yes, that’s fresh snow on the Jura, and more headed our way next week. Happy Spring?!

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Around the office today. #spring

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From Georgia. Yes, the other one.

Part 1 of who knows how many posts about our Easter trip to Georgia, the former Soviet republic. First, the food! Did you see this excellent article in the New Yorker? Georgian cuisine is having a well-deserved moment. Southerners, take … Continue reading

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