Today was a beautiful spring day when the Idle Skiers flew into London bright and early, with the sun shining and the sky a brilliant blue. We are home again and will be here for some time, as the Government has this evening announced the “lockdown” of the U.K.
Yesterday was the strangest day; our flight was cancelled, but the rebooking was for early this morning, so we were forced to head for Zurich anyway. During our four hours travelling, we saw, possibly, fifty people. Switzerland had gone into hibernation.
Fortunately, the airport hotel was still open. There was one person working at the reception and a few other guests, but it was spookily quiet. London this morning was different as always; it was buzzing still, less so than normal, but a marked contrast to Berne and Zurich, which of course is the problem.
The Foreign Office has recommended today that all British subjects head home now, on the basis that it might not be possible at all in a few days time.
We wonder what the next few weeks will bring.