6 episodes

Lockdown Lessons: Coming out the other side –-- a guide to getting through lockdown from a South African couple living in China. Kirsty and Oliver Boyes have walked this road over the past few months, and will be sharing their learnings with us over the course of SA's lockdown.

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Lockdown Lessons: Coming out the other side –-- a guide to getting through lockdown from a South African couple living in China. Kirsty and Oliver Boyes have walked this road over the past few months, and will be sharing their learnings with us over the course of SA's lockdown.

    Episode 6: What to expect as lockdown eases

    Episode 6: What to expect as lockdown eases

    In Episode 6: Oli and Kirsty talk about their own experience in China when their lockdown was first eased. They had to have a valid access card and code to get into any bus or shop. Those in hotspot areas weren't given as much free rein as those on 'green' areas. Oli and Kirsty celebrated the wins though, and talk about how to dine out, wearing a mask; what getting a takeaway entailed - and having to have their temperatures taken three times a day. Listen to episode 6...

    • 10 min
    Episode 5: Teaspoon tears & how our photo became fake news

    Episode 5: Teaspoon tears & how our photo became fake news

    In episode 5: Small things become huge - after 2 weeks in lockdown, as Kirsty and Oli discovered during their own lockdown. They also talk about how a harmless photo they took from their apartment went viral in the worst possible way; look at some of the differences between their 51 day quarantine experience in China and what they're seeing happen in South Africa, Listen now...

    • 13 min
    Episode 4: Military escorts, food rations and boredom

    Episode 4: Military escorts, food rations and boredom

    Imagine venturing outside for a grocery run during lockdown and having 12 guards surround you as you leave your apartment; take your temperature and escort you to the shop? This is what happened to our Lockdown Lessons hosts, Oli and Kirsty during their 51 day quarantine in China. And in that shop, there was hardly any food and they were rationed. Very different to our well-stocked supermarkets. The South African couple talk us through what they were going through by the end of their first week. Plus they share great advice for couples - and take a look at the key differences they're seeing between the China and South Africa lockdowns!

    • 15 min
    Episode 3: Finding a routine and finding purpose

    Episode 3: Finding a routine and finding purpose

    Episode 3: Finding a routine and finding purpose - Kirsty and Oli talk to us about their experiences in lockdown, at around about the Day 4 stage, where we are in South Africa today. For them this was a time when they began moving to a state of peaceful acceptance about the situation in China. Listen to their latest episode.

    • 5 min
    Episode 2: Lockdown Day – It’s upon us!

    Episode 2: Lockdown Day – It’s upon us!

    Lockdown Day – It’s upon us! Kirsty and Oli take us through their lockdown day experience in China and how they found out that things had been shut down -- a very different experience to ours. Bear in mind, the pandemic began in China, so they had no experiences from other countries to learn from or follow.

    • 6 min
    Episode 1: Preparing for lockdown

    Episode 1: Preparing for lockdown

    Kirsty and Oliver Boyes are South Africans living and working in China. They've walked the coronavirus lockdown road over the past few months, and will be sharing their learnings. In Episode 1, they talk about the days leading to lockdown.

    • 4 min

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