We Never Expected This // New Zealand Lockdown

We Never Expected This // New Zealand Lockdown

can you hear all the birds i’ll never ever get over the sounds of the birds nhere in new zealand especially in the morning good morning little one   good morning bigger one it’s early here we go it’s nlike 5 30. no it’s not it was like 10 minutes ago   before you started vlogging no i woke up at 5 n30. it’s past six now i’m still ready for us it’s actually 6 10 i was up at five already working i got up nand like went straight to work that’s kind of   how it is these days with being on different time nzones i work a lot still with people in the us of   course and so um i am always calculating the ntime differences right when i wake up i’m like   okay what time is it there okay and then i’ll ncheck my emails everybody’s already been working   for like half a day in la by the time i wake up nso there’s immediately stuff to respond to and so today i’m getting up a video that is na sponsored job and then also a tick tock   which i never normally have two going up nthe same day so there’s just a lot of stuff   going on so i’ve just been up super nearly sitting by the fire with lanky   made some coffee and it’s an early start to nthe morning i haven’t been waking up this early   lately but this morning i knew that there was nso much to do and we were in bed by 7 00 pm alex   was reading i just ended up passing out and so ni got amazing sleep last night normally lately   i’ve been waking up with a bit of a neck ache i ndon’t know why i had been sleeping wrong on it   but i finally woke up this morning feeling nrefreshed so good no neck ache didn’t wake up   one time last night while i was sleeping and ni’m feeling good this morning i’m getting little   cuddles and kisses from this one so can’t ncomplain it’s a good start to the morning frozen blueberries are the key nto all smoothies in my opinion spinach yum some kefir it is probiotic yogurt i showed nyou guys this in my grocery haul do some water   to make it a little bit more liquidy little scoop nof maca for women like probably like that much   banana banana i think alex wanted me to make banana nbread with this banana so i don’t think   banana bread is going to happen this time nbecause we went through all the bananas   all right let’s try this again with banana keeping it simple with an avo toast this morning ni kind of like the chili flakes where are those yes okay yes okay i think that’s good and then ni’m gonna grab some of alex’s famous coleslaw   yum colorful breakfast it’s a gorgeous nday today we have been cleaning up for   probably like the last like 30 minutes we vacuumed nin the kitchen we cleaned all the countertops and   pillowcases got rid of dog hair cleaned around nthe fireplace because just suck and dust gets all   around that when you’re lighting it every evening nwe are currently in a three-day lockdown here in   new zealand which is interesting because those of nyou who aren’t from new zealand and may or may not   know new zealand hasn’t really experienced ncovet the way the rest of the world has   we’ve essentially been living life as normal here nin new zealand meaning like of course new zealand   knows what’s happening in the world and there nhave been some cases over the last six months i   think there’s been one case in auckland and there nwas a lockdown just in auckland so auckland’s the   biggest city in new zealand and then the rest of nthe country right so right now the rest of the   country is in a three-day lockdown auckland’s in na seven-day lockdown because all of the cases that   they’ve found which today seems like there’s nabout 22 cases are all out of auckland that’s   the biggest city that’s where we did our managed nisolation when we first came into the country and   that’s another way that new zealand has been able nto keep cove it out and has been able to live life   you know pretty much normal and i’m comparing this nto coming from la where every decision you made   every single moment of every day you were making ndecisions based off of the virus because it was   wreaking havoc on the entire city coming here nit hasn’t had that effect and it hasn’t had that   effect because the country came together and was nable to stamp it out really early on by having   a intense lockdown when it first happened and nthey’ve also been doing the border control the   managed isolation so any citizens that come into nnew zealand who have been traveling or out of the   country have to do a managed isolation that’s nwhat alex and i did because he’s a citizen here   we were able to book manage isolation it took a nlong time to get a booking we were able to do it   and we did our 14 days back in january and it’s na really great system i personally think that   the way that new zealand has handled all this nis pretty commendable and just honestly it’s   to me i’m like three days of lockdown no problem nat all if they extend it even no problem at all   because it’s just been honestly really nice nto be living in a country where you feel so   much more you just i just feel so much more safe nfrom the virus um and secured just because it’s   not as intense here at all and the country nyou know people still like shake hands and hug   because they haven’t been affected nthe way that we have in the us um   with the virus so right now auckland the nbiggest city in new zealand is locked down   for seven days and the rest of the country which nincludes us is locked down for three days this   is the third day of our lockdown so we find out nthis afternoon which is probably in about like   five or six seven hours or something like that nif we are going to have it extended i know all   of the cases so far have been confirmed out of nauckland so i don’t know if anything’s changed   or what it will look like but we’re happy to just nchill and see how it goes it’ll be interesting to   see if it affects our move-in date because we’re nsupposed to move in about a week and a half so   if it’s extended past beyond that and kind of i ndon’t know exactly how all of that’s going to look   um moving forward so hopefully it doesn’t naffect our move-in date we can just get over   to the homestead and start doing what we need to ndo and we can still make those appointments that   i booked that you guys saw me book in a previous nvlog but we shall see and we just kind of have   to roll with the punches take it all day by day nthe next thing on my list today is i’m going to   tape up some boxes and start putting stuff in nthem i’m just going to begin the process because   we’re out of here like i said in a week and na half and we have some items that you know   we’ve purchased over the last eight months or some nthings that were in our suitcases that we want to   pack up to bring on over to the house so we didn’t nget a lot of boxes i got eight medium boxes like   you guys saw in my last vlog i was getting them nat mitre10 and i realized that the medium size   here in new zealand is very different from the nmedium-sized boxes in the u.s once i opened   them up and we got home so i probably should nhave got a large here or like an extra large   i got eight boxes so i’m just crossing my fingers nthat’ll be okay we don’t have that much stuff   we have made some progress i have two boxes here nright now everything is just pretty random with   what’s in there i also just took everything out nof here cleaned each surface layer and then added   everything back in again and organized it so nwe’ve got seasonings more seasonings and then   bottles of like vinegar balsamic vinegar and nthen i lined up all these seasonings together   so that you could see what they actually are the ngoal is to just get this place feeling like an   airbnb because family comes here a lot and just nstays the weekend to enjoy it so when we move out   family will start to do that again and we want nto leave it sparkling clean let’s go check on   alex i’m pretty sure he is at the caravan right nnow doing some vacuuming i’m pretty excited to be   back in this little thing again it’s so cute ni want to do a lot of traveling in this baby   this spring and summer i want to get back in it nhow are things going in here good just vacuumed   vacuumed okay found a pair of warby parker glasses nthat would have been good for you oh my glasses   i could not find these glasses for the longest ntime i just got myself some new glasses   and they’re the ones that i’m wearing but nthey’ve been in the caravan this entire time   it’s okay though it’s okay i’m making nmyself feel better about it because   having two pairs of glasses is better than none because this happens you misplace one   every once in a while so there we go now i nhave two i kind of miss these glasses actually   all of this work around the house and packing nboxes and everything is making me very hungry   we are going to make some wraps i have to lean nover here right now because i’ve got some boxes   full of stuff here which is always good we’re nmaking progress here so i have to lean over   them but it actually works out so that you can nactually see me in the frame so i am going to cut   this lemon and i’m going to squeeze some lemon non to the chickpeas here that i just washed and   drained and i’m pulling the little seeds out of nthe lemon just to give the chickpeas a nice little   taste i think i’ll add probably some seasoning non there too maybe we’ll do a little paprika   and do paprika salt and pepper let’s njust keep it let’s keep it simple all right this box needs to slightly move nso i’ve done the chickpea seasoning like i   showed you guys and then i grabbed some ncucumber i’m gonna dice some cucumber and whatever we don’t put into the wrap nright now we will just keep as a salad   and we’ll just maybe have it for ndinner or have it tomorrow for lunch   we’re all about cooking efficiently throughout nthe week whenever we have extras if anything we   sometimes just tend to cook it up right in that nmoment and keep it for leftovers the next day   because when you’re working throughout the week nit’s so nice to just open the fridge and see   something that you could just warm up or if you nhave a salad already made something you can just   throw on a plate just looking out for your future nself because your future self is probably going to   be busy and your future self is going to thank nyour past self for taking care of the food the   day before we are waiting to hear the live stream nabout whether or not we are locked down for longer i’m adding in some yogurt a little bit of duka for some moroccan flavor a little bit of this coconut amino we’re nalmost out of it so healthy for you though so that is what the gorgeous like yogurt nsalad looks like i’m just going to grab this   throw it on the wraps i like this spoon because nit allows all the extra juices to fall out the   bottom because it has some holes but it’s nkind of nice to have some juice in there so   juicy wrap this is gonna be good i’m gonna nadd some spinach as well so we have some   fresh lettuce and some feta ni got some goat’s milk feta which is really delicious i’m just going nto do a touch of this organic vegan   garlic aioli just to give it a little nbit of like a nice little garlicky taste so on that basis the director general of nhealth has recommended and cabinet has agreed   to keep all of new zealand at level n4 until 11 59 pm on tuesday august 24   with a cabinet meeting on monday for us nto determine the next steps thereafter   going to tuesday is a full seven days from our nfirst case returning a positive result and gives   us that extra time i mentioned that we believe nwe need it’s much better to assure ourselves now   that there aren’t further cases in the rest of the ncountry than allowing the virus to spread easily   at a lower alert level and we’ve all seen what nhappens when you take that path but we need to   use this time wisely too and so here is our ask nof the team of five million number one please   check the locations of interest and if you were nthere at the time and date set out then get a test   i would put emphasis on there at the time and ndate um because there is a level of specificity   in our locations of interest and we don’t want npeople having to get tested because they were   there the day prior or even hours prior so we are nin lockdown for four more days here in new zealand   there are 30 cases they said 31 cases i ncan’t yeah 31 community cases of cobid   in auckland and wellington which nare on opposite sides of the   north island but they’re saying that they’ve nreached contacts of these people and some of   them have gone all the way to the south island nwhich is yeah essentially the entire country   so they’re just wanting to keep us all nlocked down till the 24th which honestly   i feel more comfortable with that anyways nlike i’d rather us do that and everybody be   in their bubbles instead of us releasing too early nand then it just spreads more i think that making   sure people are safe first and foremost is the nimportant part so we’re gonna be locked down   for four more days but it’s okay also that wrap nwas delicious we were both like oh so good so   if you feel like having a wrap for lunch nor anything i highly recommend making it   one of the best feelings ever in the nworld fresh out of the shower putting   on the comfiest clothes possible pardon nthe pile of laundry all over the bed   this all needs to go away i actually think we’re njust going to fold that stuff up and put it in   suitcases because we’ve got to get it out of here nbut we’re just going to like take fresh batches of   laundry and just start folding them and nputting them in suitcases so that’s the plan oh my goodness alex took it upon nhimself to just go for it and that looks   so good creamy chicken and mushroom   pasta with butter sauteed onions garlic mushrooms nand olives oh my gosh i’m so ready for it
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We Never Expected This // New Zealand Lockdown

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