London | Hamburg | Moscow
Sophia (10) and Andrew (7) were on quarantine since mid-March 2020 in London. They have stopped going to school on 22nd March and have witnessed gradual closure of all public places since March 15, including our local tube stations. Within just a few days the ever busy London came to a full stop. While they have greatly enjoyed the surreal experience of riding bicycles on the empty streets of Central London, they have also missed being at school, seeing their friends and having play dates. They have diligently completed 10 weeks of home schooling and stayed positive throughout, but are also excited to slowly return to normality. Both parents have busy jobs in banking and have juggled home schooling the children, cooking healthy meals and working full time (which often extended into the late evening hours!)
Timofei 11, Yelisei 10, Yerofei 6 are three boys who live in Hamburg. They have found that quarantine is not so bad. Especially they liked not going to school. Who needs friends if you have two brothers, a courtyard and a house full of craft supplies. Their father continued working at his office and has hardly noticed any change. The mother was preparing for the final exam at her school, cooking three times a day , washing , cleaning and watching that the children don’t kill each other during their fights. And most importantly the mother was supervising the homework, Zoom meeting, Skype calls of three lovely children.
Matteo, 10 spent quarantine in his Moscow flat with his mother and grandmother. He stopped attending school by choice before the official lockdown. Isolation was a tough experience for Matteo who used to spend a lot of time with his friends. He found a way to direct his energy into baking, making bread, loaves and pizzas two three times a day. At some point he produced more that his family could consume and started sending his baking to friends to cheer them up on quarantine. Everyday Matteo would check world covid statistics and hoped for the borders to open as his father lived in Rome, Italy. They spend a lot of time on facetime dreaming how they would meet and have a wonderful seaside vacation. However it is unfortunately not certain if it would be possible at all this summer as borders are still closed as of the end of July 2020. To be in the fresh air, Matteo planted flowers and regularly washed the windows on the balcony