Are you wearing your mask?

Hello everyone!

Are you wearing your mask?

They got a bit expensive here in Croatia. I went to buy some more yesterday and was a bit shocked with the price. I think I have to get some cloth masks ASAP. And yes, I was coming home from work when I took this picture and I know it’s visible how tired I am.

So there are certain floods here in Zagreb because of the heavy rain and I am not surprised. There’s a pandemic and we’ve had an earthquake and now there are floods. 2020.

And I am working today and I have to figure out if I can actually get to my job.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Getting ready for Vacation

Hello everyone!

How are you doing? I hope you are well, healthy and happy. The situation with COVID-19 is taking a turn for the worse in Croatia. Zagreb is the epicenter of the illness, masks are becoming mandatory in all public transportation, stores and coffee shops. I can’t wait for the push back because of the last one. If you know anything about the Croatia people, you should know that we have  a coffee drinking culture. There are actual researches that show that the Croatian people are one of the people who spend the most time drinking coffee in coffee shops and bars. I am so interested to see how this will turn out.

I have actually been to a store this morning, buying a present for my sister and there were still people (older people) without a mask and on the entrance of the store there was no sanitizer. I have no words. I can understand that store workers are overworked and that they didn’t manage to refill the bottles or replace them, but I have no excuse for people not wearing a mask. I didn’t wear it until recently, but since the number of cases is spiking, we should all start wearing them and start behaving responsibly..

I went on a whole Corona rant for no reason, but do tell me how is the situation in your country?

I am actually leaving for my vacation tomorrow. I am still cautious and broke enough not to leave the country so I will be visiting the island of Krk in Croatia. I am so excited because I missed the seaside ever since I left Zadar and I am looking forward to relaxing and chilling and getting a tan and everything! I was also considering trying to film a little vacation vlog for you all. I think it would be a good way to connect with you and show you how pretty Croatia is. I have been thinking about creating videos for a while now and since we are approaching 6000 followers, I thought it could be our new thing. Also, if you would like to see more content about the little vacation, you can follow me on Instagram @luna.theblog.

Since this blog is my life at the end of the day, you know my laptop is coming with me. I will not let The Poetry Bar go out of business just because I am on the beach. I will still open every e-mail and post your work. Also, I have a little question for you.  Can you please tell me do you get like a notification every time I post your work, that I placed a link to your page or anything like this? Thank you in advance to The Poetry Bar crew who will let me know in the comments! I am asking because I don’t always have time to write an e-mail back to you and I would hate to have to send a generic template whenever I post your poem.

I will finish this post now, because you know I can talk and talk forever. Stay safe, healthy and happy!

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna

Coronavirus

Hello everyone!

I didn’t think I would ever do this type of post, but I think it was necessary. Just to point out at the beginning, I do not have Corona but my heart and prayers go out to everyone that is currently ill, in a hospital or in quarantine.

Croatia has been affected by the virus and it is spreading but the condition is not as bad and as devastating as in Italy. Our government is already agreeing to closing schools and kindergartens but we do have some issues with closing our borders because we import a lot of our food from other countries, Italy included.

I am not a doctor and do not have any expertise in this area, but please if your country or city have been affected by the virus, try your best to stay inside as much as possible and to wash your hands as often as you can. You can also buy sanitizers which are pocket size and carry them around in your purse or jacket. Please, follow the guidelines that your government has issued regarding your health and protection from the virus.

If you have a car, please use it to travel to work and avoid public transportation or any type of business trips. I think that the awareness is on a high level regarding this virus and that companies are being more careful. I know that in Croatia a lot of my friends who travel for business had their trips cancelled as a safety precaution. Avoid public gatherings, do not go out partying, avoid being in crowds in general.

If you have any type of flu like symptoms, please do not go directly to a hospital and please do not go to work or to school. Contact your doctor first if you are suspecting you have the virus and let him explain to you how to proceed. If not necessary, do not go to hospitals or spend any time in doctor’s waiting rooms.

If you notice that the virus spread in your country is fast, please do stock up on food and other items which will be necessary if you will have to go into quarantine. No safety measure is too much of a safety measure. Also, if you know of older people who might not be in condition to prepare themselves for quarantine, please help them buy groceries.

As I said I am not a doctor, these are just the guidelines that the Croatia government and all others have issued. I hope that you are safe and healthy and that you will remain that way.

Sending love and positive vibes,
Luna