It’s strange. Now that things are getting worse in the West there’s lots more for me to read about it. Like this article on Kottke about social distancing. Here in China we had no choice.

I saw this article titled “I have come to dread looking after my grandchild each week” recently.*

It doesn’t apply to me, my parents live an 11 hour plane ride away (neither of those places being the UK). Then, I was talking to a former colleague about it and how there are pros and cons of living near your parents.

It was just strange, because for the people I know it’s a real conversation. However if I lived in the UK a 2 hour car drive would feel like a really long way.

*The article isn’t really relevant to me, both by the distance to my parents and the cultural difference of my wife’s Chinese parents.